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I was doing my usual Sephora browsing and stumbled across Smashbox's newest collection.  Inspired by the Tudors, the "luxe, sexy, and indulgently sensorial" fall lineup features deep, rich colors housed in elegant faux-leather packaging.  The elaborate crest and tiny crown details truly make these items fit for royalty.  

Reign Jet-Set eyeliner palette and Monarch eye shadow palette:

Reign eyes

Crowned lip gloss and Regal blush:

Reign gloss
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The outer packaging really is very Tudor-esque - check out the dark oak paneling in this Tudor period room at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts:

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As for the colors themselves, they definitely are reminiscent of the decadent jewels and other adornments of the royal clan.  Overall I think this is a unique idea for a collection and very well-executed. 


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