SMASHBOX VS. MORPHE ➡️ THE $15.00 SHOWDOWN 

So today we are going to let two eyeshadow palettes fight it out and see what one comes out on top! We all know SMASHBOX cosmetics and we all know MORPHE for “quality but affordable” 

To be honest with you for a long time I didn’t really like MORPHE – I didn’t think it was as good as it was, and when offered a code I said no because I will never push something into you, ouuu into you 😉 I’ll push something into someone a little later haha no no seriously I wouldn’t push something ONTO you that I didn’t think was killer or on trend for the right reasons. 

IF you’ve been with me from the start OG makeupandthecity then you’d know that SMASHBOX was what kinda caught my eye in the beauty world first – I think it was the name. It’s the most perfect complimentary name for a company SMASHBOX COSMETICS and SMASHBOX STUDIOS alright so moving on to the to the palettes! 

(please remember that I said fight just as a joke there is not a brand fight or anything it’s just to see what palette comes out on top)

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So the MORPHE 12P – PICASSO PALETTE is what it is called or the 12P Palette which came out after SMASHBOX cover shots were put out. 

Sometimes a bit of bold color is all it takes to wake things up and change your makeup game. Whether you’re a beginner looking for a way to experiment without breaking the bank or a pro who wants to add a bit of fun to the mix, this palette gives you twelve eye-popping colors to turn your eye look into a work of art.

So having this in my hand right now I will say it does feel a bit cheap, the pigment in the eyeshadows are there 100% but it feels kinda chalky and not nice on the skin. They do hold up pretty nicely without a primer but – you, well, need a primer to put down for sure. Primer or not I will say the yellow (my favourite colour) in this palette is just a lost cause sadly. They do kinda stain a little bit I’m not sure if it’s because of the literal food colour added to the shadows once they are in pan. Also be careful for red and orange because they are also very chalky and will cause uneven application. 

It sells for only $14.99US 

Dimensions of Palette: Length: 3 3/4″ • Width:4 3/4″ • Thickness: 1/2″ • Number of Pans: 12 • Pan Size:1″ x 1″ • Number of Pans: 12 • Pan Size:1″ x 1″

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Now onto the SMASHBOX COVER SHOT in shade BOLD which is just one of theshade choices from the COVER SHOT palettes put out from SMASHBOX – SMASHBOX eyeshadows are hyper pigmented and they are super easy to blend they also thought outside the box and added in two base colors to change the intensity of each pigment. 

This collection of 7 high-impact eye shadow palettes is influenced by trends seen at our L.A. photo studio. Each slimline, portable palette has a curated mix of 6 shadows + 2 double-sized base shades that deliver beyond blendable color in velvety, fierce foil finishes you’ll obsess over.

Holding this palette in my hand it does not feel cheap it has beautiful graphics on it just like all the COVER SHOTS have but SMASHBOX always have nice packaging. 

It sells for $30.00US for 0.27 oz

SIDE NOTE ➡️ there is a $15.00 difference between SMASHBOX and MORPHE 
I don’t really find any of the SMASHBOX eyeshadows to apply chalky they apply perfect – they even nailed the yellow shade which is hard to do – also they don’t stain like a lot of electric eyeshadow or eyeshadow palettes out there which again was a plus. 

SO for $15.00 more is the SMASHBOX palette better then the MORPHE palette…yes it is boys and girls it is! But I will say if you are a beginner or just playing around with makeup grab the MORPHE palette and have some fun. 

➡️ SMASHBOX is the clear winner of this show down and receives the star! ⭐️ 

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LET’S GET ONE THING STRAIGHT – I’M NOT

I’m going to just do a touch base with you guys and say what’s going on! Happy pride boys and girls 🏳️‍🌈 it’s come to my attention that some of you are maybe a little confused so let’s clear the air – Hey, I’m Kameron Michael Jason Smith, I am a man. I am a man with a passion for beauty, not just cosmetics and but transforming yourself and understanding that beauty is not in the makeup you apply the beauty is in you – I am in public relations, promotions, media and marketing on a global scale. I have believed for a very long time that I was garbage and my life was worthless – I’ve always seen the beauty in the world but I never saw the beauty in myself it lead me down a path that I would do anything, anything to help someone never come close too. 

It wasn’t until I stopped and I looked in the mirror and said you are better then this and it’s time to make changes. I am a gay man kinda I guess, and I say I guess because I do like woman also but I would always say that I will fall in love with who I’m meant to, and, I’ve fallen in love with a beautiful man – who is the true definition of pure there is not take there is only give but I do not take, I only give. If that makes sense. It’s really sad to think about what I used to think was love and the abuse I would take – that’s not love.

I am not a flamboyant man (no hate to any feminine guys out there) I love hiking • having some beers with my friends • fishing • being with the people I love • my man • English literature • writing – the reason I’m bringing all of this up is because I am not only ONE thing there is so much that makes me, well, me. I got a comment and it was a nice comment and it ended in “you go girl” which made me think, do my followers, subscribers, viewers, even know who I am.

Yes – everything I review on my blog is sent to me by PR companies or artistry relations in the hopes that I will review it. I’m sent so much stuff that doesn’t fit into my brand and some things I’m scared to show because I don’t want to be judge like I don’t want to say oh TOOFACED sent me a really nice LV backpack for my birthday – my success came fast and came from a lot of work and self growth – people say to me you’re so lucky or my personal favourite “you have it all” when no I’m not lucky I worked my ass off to get where I am and do you want to know the complete and honest truth when I think about it I never used to think I’m lucky in life, until the day that I met Daniel – that is the day I felt lucky. That was the day that I knew I’d rather die then not be able to tell him I love him, or be able to marry him, wake up next to him, hold his hand. I think of all that’s happening in the world lately and it’s truly sad – love wins always. 

I have been very very personal on here and the amount of emails I get I love love love reading them and helping out if I can, please understand I AM NOT doing nice and good things for people now to try to make up for anything I’ve done in my past. I will say it first, I’m not perfect but if you want to come for me make sure you’ve stepped your game up and you’ve got the proof, because I do. I have made amazing well known friends along the way also who would all have my back, I’ve been given so many opportunities  and my blog now makes a substantial amounts of income which I never ever thought would happen, and I’ve done good things with that money giving back to the community and getting involved with projects like HOOKED by Max Emerson because I believe in the message and what he wants to do with his platform.

Some more things I bet you didn’t know about me I’m a on set* key makeup artist for Teen Vogue I’ve worked with countless big names and creative minds it’s been amazing – I have some really cool editorials coming out in July where it was my first full concept and control editorial and it happen to be with two (2) of the main girls from Pretty Little Liars. I am director of media photography for Charlie. I am producer rep for HOOKED and upcoming projects with Max Emerson. I have my own cosmetic line with brushes coming out end of summer and launching in a pretty massive makeup store.

I have an amazing assistant Kevin ➡️ kevinmakeupandthecity@gmail.com 

Day or night I am working my ass off because I love what I do.

I am Kameron Michael. 


I am a man. 

I am perfectly imperfect. 

I am MAKEUPANDTHECITY.