Training with Smashbox Cosmetics (How I scored $200 worth of free product!)

This two day event was absolutely incredible, to say the least. All of the makeup artists were super sweet, and absolutely gorgeous. I don't think I had ever been more excited to collaborate with other makeup artists in the business, it's always fun to work with other artists and learn a thing or two. First off, Smashbox contacted Ulta to see if we were interested in hosting them for a two day event, obviously we graciously accepted the offer. The two day event consisted of twenty minute (free) makeovers with a photo shoot to anyone that signed up. As a headstrong Aries, I took the liberty to get every client to sign up, a rough estimate of 96 people...however I knew the turn out would only bring in about 50% of those guests so I double booked most of the slots. My mangers were incredibly happy with my performance, and promised me that I would be receiving some goodies, awesome, right? The two day event flew by so fast, and I loved working alongside Smashbox, and having them teach me about all of their products. When it comes to anything makeup/skincare/beauty related, I'm a complete sponge and I love learning about new products so this was exciting for me. Any spare time the artists had, we got to chat with them about different techniques with makeup applications, skincare, just about anything and everything related to beauty. The girls were so nice and down to earth, it was a breath of fresh air to be surrounded by other makeup artists. Overall, I had a ton of fun, and the girls were also super impressed that I was the only one that took the liberty to sign everyone up and in return, gave me over $200 worth of free Smashbox goodies, how amazing is that? Great things come to those who work their asses off, that's for sure. 


  1. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
  2. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water
  3. Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer/Brightener
  4. Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream
  5. Smashbox Brow Tech Powder
  6. Smashbox Photo Op Eye shadow Trio
  7. Smashbox Always Sharp Kohl Eyeliner
  8. Smashbox Gel Eyeliner Pen
  9. Smashbox It's A Wrap Eye Makeup Remover
  10. Smashbox Mini Angle Brush
  11. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer (oil-free)
  12. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil
  13. (not pictured) 3 small makeup bags

I can't wait to try out all of these Smashbox products out, I'm already a die hard fan of their foundation primer, I'm excited to test out their "Primer Oil" and see how well that works. I will be doing a product review as soon as I get to try out all of these lovely products, so stay tuned!