ACW-exclusive SMH shades (plus sale code! plus giveaway!)

Many of you have probably already shopped from All Cosmetics Wholesale, a cosmetics resale e-tailer. They carry MAC, Chanel, and Bobbi Brown, as well as Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Sigma brushes, and Stars Makeup Haven. Things that you can’t find anymore (because they’re discontinued, because they’re not readily available in your country), you can often find on ACW.

Well because ACW has a relationship with Stars Makeup Haven, SMH created five new eyeshadow shades exclusively for ACW.

And since SMH has been gracious enough to let me swatch all their shades so far, ACW asked if I would like to complete my library by swatching these as well. You bet I would!
Stars Makeup Haven, SMH, All Cosmetics Wholesale, ACW, swatches, Squeak, Bayli, Ally Cat, 7, Seven, Taz, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar
The first four shades are pigmented, smooth, really soft, and shimmery/frosty. Squeak is peachy beige.  Bayli (my favorite) is a soft grey-brown. Ally Cat is also taupe, but it’s darker and more brown. “7″ is plum brown. As a matte, Taz is a little chalky; it’s a browned wine color. SMH shadows are $6 each, and they’re the same size as MAC’s eyeshadow pans.

But wait, there’s more!

ACW has created a sale code just for KarlaSugar.net readers! From now through midnight Pacific Time on September 26th, take $10 off your purchase of $100 or more with code karlasug10. This code is valid no matter where in the world you live.

AND (because I want you guys to try these new shades and tell me what you think), I have two sets to give away. Two randomly selected winners will each receive all five shades (though one of the prizes has been swatched… sorry).

To enter this giveaway, leave a comment on this post and tell me what you think of the five new shades. You may enter this contest only once, subsequent entries will be disregarded. Naturally, anyone in the world can enter. This contest ends at midnight Central Time on Sunday, September 26.

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131 Responses to “ACW-exclusive SMH shades (plus sale code! plus giveaway!)”

  • Jordan says:

    I love this shadows! Beautiful but interesting neutrals (my favorite)!

  • Vanessa V. says:

    Wow! These colors are gorgeous.. Love the taupes.. Perfect everyday colors!

  • Natalie says:

    Oh! 7 and Ally Cat looks so enticing! Thanks so much for holding this contest!

  • Samantha says:

    I love taupes so Bayli and Ally Cat are my favs!

  • rachel says:

    what do i think of these shades?…They need to be mine! totally beautiful :D

  • redetwhite says:

    Yummy they look great! I have been thinking about getting some of the colors from ACW, but I haven´t so far. Are they kind of the same quality as MAC?

  • Leona Lee says:

    Squeak seems to be a very sheer yet buildable shimmer shade that would be good for highlighting! Bayli kind of reminds of Smoke and Diamonds by MAC, but much more cool-toned. Alley Cat is gorgeous… it’s like a deep dark gunmetal color to me, with brown mixed into it. Taz would be a good crease color, to pull together a brown smokey eye. And “7″, well this shade just steals the show for me… it’s a mysterious intense plum-brown shade that subtle in shimmer, which I would just love to create a smokey look with this fall!

    Thanks Karla for this giveaway!

  • Mia says:

    Somehow the colours remind me a bit of the Chanel Enigma quad, except the right colour of course.
    They are really nice.

  • Diane C. says:

    Gorgeous! I want them ALL :)

  • Liliana says:

    They look perfect for fall, Bayli and Taz are my faves :)

  • Laura D says:

    Beautiful – I LOVE them!!! :)

  • Lori says:

    Love all the taupey/plumy colors! My favorite!

  • Natalie says:

    I think I need Bayli. All the colors look so beautiful and rich

  • Sylvia says:

    I LOVE these colors! They’d make a fabulous fall/winter smoky eye.

  • Jody says:

    Awesome for a smoky fall eye.

  • Magda says:

    Very pretty neutral autumn shades. Great for smoky eye…I like “7″ and “Bayli” in particular.

  • BeckBeck says:

    I profoundly want the first four!

  • Anna Phylactyc says:

    I really dig these new colors! As far as I’m concerned, SMH can continue expanding their neutrals forever!

  • Susan says:

    These look like good Fall colours for a neutral, smokey, plummy eye – would love to try these! :)

  • Agnes says:

    i loveeeeeeee bayli! it is such a pretty color! :D these colors are perfect for fall and they also look so buttery and pigmented! i’ve never tried SMH nor have i ever been to a ACW or an OCC :( (sometimes it sucks to live in canadaa!) but i would loveeee to try these shades! :)

  • Cassidey says:

    Love the dimension of these eyeshadows–neutrals, but so much more! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Shannon says:

    I love the shades because I’m a taupe fanatic and I’ve just discovered SMH shadows. HELLO BEAUTIFUL! Love the few I have and LOVE the new ones!

  • Sindy says:

    I love neutrals and esecially taupe eyeshadows! These will complete my first SMH palette!! :)

  • G says:

    I think these colors are just really lovely. I think the SMH line was really lacking in rich plum purples, so i am so excited to see these released as part of their brand.

  • HeyLeon says:

    They look great for everyday use, I’d especially love to try Bayli and 7.

  • Debbie says:

    I like that they are neutral. 7 is my fave.

  • MK says:

    Hey Karla! Thanks for doing this giveaway!
    These look amazing! If I’m not mistaken..the majority of them look like taupes! I’ve tried Satin Taupe by MAC but that did not go to well. I almost felt like it was too warm for me – it looked like I had blended a bunch of eyeshadows together and it turned into a “muddy” mess. However, these lovely shadows look cool toned (to me) which would be great to try. In addition I’ve been trying to swap for SMH e/s because I can’t order offline – Ive been really wanting to try these. Thanks Karla!

  • shyniz says:

    Hi,
    First excuse me for my english i hope you can understand me…
    I find these colors very pretty, is an alternative to the smokey black for example.
    I think the taupe color it’s THE best color of the year!

  • Brandi says:

    I think these eyeshadows look nice and chocolatey! Perfect for fall and a perfect present for my birthday on the 29th!

  • Tracy says:

    These are so pretty! I love the taupe colors. Thanks!

  • stickles says:

    Love taupes, especially 7, the plum brown one, since it’s not always easy to find “cool” neutrals

  • Mimi says:

    Oh wow, I really love the three taupey colors! The other two I’m not quite so excited about, to be honest.

  • Karli says:

    They’re beautiful! I’m not a huge fan of neutrals, but I think I can work these. Taz is beautiful, though.

  • Rose says:

    Wow, thanks for swatching those! They’re all gorgeous, but especially 7.

  • Verena says:

    I LOVE Bayli and Ally Cat – can’t have too many taupes in my opinion!

  • Enna says:

    I think this eyeshadows are awesome, right my kind of taupe-grey colors, and the browns are lovely! Let´s not even talk about the price, who can beat that?

  • Biba says:

    I like these new shades! Just my kind of colours :)

  • Victoria says:

    Great shades! love al fivem but i think that for myself i prefer squeak, 7 and taz. You could creat nice look with these three. TAZ is stunning!

  • Chiara says:

    I agree with you, Bayli is the most beautiful shade. but allseem to be so “fall/winter”, very very pretty!

  • Jess says:

    These neutrals are dark and essential for the perfect fall look! They swatch really prettily too.

  • Melissa says:

    I love the colours but it seems like the middle three colours are very similar.
    I guess I need to try them out to see how different or similar they really are! ;)

  • Ann says:

    I think they’re totally gorgeous, and I would wear them together and create a great look with them! I’ve actually been looking for a color similar to “7″!

  • Nicole says:

    SUCH pretty colors! Your swatches are always great. Deep taupes are right up my alley. Perfect for fall!

  • Ally says:

    Bayli and Ally Cat are absolutely gorgeous!

  • Luciana Lima says:

    Love them!

  • tpzhearts says:

    They are soo gorgeous! Not a fan of Taz but the rest are .. wow!

  • Mandy says:

    These are beautiful! I love the shimmer in all of them. The first 3 are perfect everyday colors and the last 2 are perfect for night!

  • Ali says:

    Love them! I have a few SMH shadows I bought from ACW, and they are fabulous. Can’t wait to try these new colors. I’m always looking for the perfect gray-brown color, and it looks like SMH may have it now!

  • Amanda says:

    I think that these new shades are absolutely gorgeous, especially Bayli! I’d love to work with them to create a fall smokey eye.

  • Victoria says:

    Squeak Looks a bit too sheer, but the other ones look gorgeous and excellent colors for fall! The pigmentation is stunning

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