Beauty: Spring 2008 Smashbox Green Room Collection

For Spring 2008, Smashbox will have you looking like a fresh-faced, effortlessly glowing Nature Girl. Their limited edition Green Room collection is both health- and environment-conscious: all the products are loaded with vitamins, formulated to be environmentally-friendly, and packaged in biodegradable or recyclable containers.

The collection features two unique "Hybrid 2 in 1" products. The 2 in 1 Luminizing Primer pairs Artificial Light, a tinted, oil-free, luminizing lotion, with Photo Finish, a colorless, complexion-smoothing primer that is really amazing. The 2 in 1 Lip Gloss pairs a luscious lip color with a clear, high-shine gloss. In both cases, a tube of colored product is completely encapsulated in a second tube that contains the clear product.

Although I do like the idea of 2-in-1 products that save you both time in the morning and space in your makeup stash, I'm not sure how these will hold up to use. The "tube within a tube" product packaging certainly looks cool, but I have yet to see whether or not it dispenses both products evenly and consistently.

The Eye Shadow Quad palettes, on the other hand, are a sure hit. The shades in each set are coordinated for a gorgeous, multi-tonal, eye "look". Honestly, I have never used a Smashbox eyeshadow palette that I didn't love! The Bronzers also look lovely, great for that just-so summer glow.

Here's the topper: for every Green Room product purchased, a Moringa tree will be planted in a developing country to serve as a self-renewing food source. Who can resist buying gorgeous makeup that will help build a more prosperous, greener future?

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