While it seems that no one can compete with Mac Cosmetics in the eye shadow arena, Smashbox Eye Shadows can definitely hold their own. Smashbox has awesome colors available in matte, shimmer, or soft sparkle. Combine colors to create a fun palate. I love the shimmer in “Champagne” as a base color and the matte navy blue shadow, “Concept,” is a great on blue eyes. Be sure to prep the eyes with a cream base so that the powder shadows stick longer. Smashbox eye shadows tend to come off without a something underneath. I also love the color combos in Smashbox Eyelights, they are basically three great shadows for the price of two.