Smashbox Master Class Palette: Lighting Theory is on sale at Sephora

About this Smashbox palette: 
A face palette to create an even complexion, add depth and dimension, cast a high-voltage glow, and achieve eye looks for any occasion.

This palette has everything you need to create pro makeup looks with a perfectly lit glow. Become a master at lighting with this palette for looks that flatter in any light. Inspired by pro-lighting effects used on set in Smashbox’s L.A. photo studio, every formula in this palette—from color-correcting and contour creams to high-voltage highlighters and velvety shadows—was designed to demystify contouring and simplify strobing for everyday looks that stand out under office or evening lights.

What's in it? 
-16 x 0.02 oz Photo Op Eye Shadow in Sand (pastel beige matte), Totally Nude (pinky beige matte), Nectar (peach matte), Almond (warm nude matte), Truffle (taupe matte), Light Wave (midtone brown metallic), Sunrise (warm gold metallic), Sunlight (rose gold metallic), Optics (deep gray metallic), Metallic Violet (deep purple metallic), Metallic Bronze (bronze metallic), Metallic Brick (red brown metallic), Nocturnal (navy metallic), Blackout (black matte), Sumatra (dark brown matte), Backlit (black with red pearl metallic)
- 3 x 0.09 oz Blush in Candlelight (midtone pink), Carnation (midtone pink with gold pearl), Spectrum (midtown brown pink)
- 4 x 0.04 oz Cream Color Corrector in Lavender (corrects sallowness/yellowness), Green (corrects redness), Peach (corrects dark spots for fair to medium skintones), Orange (corrects dark spots for darker skintones)
- 3 x 0.16 oz Contouring Cream in Contour (dark brown), Bronze (brown), Highlight (creamy beige)
- 3 x 0.15 oz Cream Highlighter in Luminous Gold (gold shimmer), Luminous Pink (pink shimmer), Luminous Peach (peach shimmer)
- 4 x Get the Look insert

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
Because Smashbox is always developing looks for the camera in its L.A. photo studio, their pro artists are experts at re-creating lighting scenarios on-set—from bright daylight and office florescence to magic hour and after-hours club lighting. This palette includes full face charts for every lighting look. Each palette pops in and out so you can take each of them on the go.

This product is free of sodium lauryl sulfate, fragrance, and talc.

My thoughts:

All right, so I like to keep an eye on sephora's sales to see if occasionally they will throw in a good product rather than all the products that did not do well on their stage. Stage, for example, is the word we were told to use when I worked at Sephora, and they have different names for common things. When you are in the back of the store, with your co-workers, being 'brain washed' each morning on how you must increase the sales on that day they would finish the meeting by saying now we can go to the stage and remember you have 30 seconds to accost a person who enters the store..
Anyway, this product caught my attention and it is currently retailing for $45 on sale down from $65 with a supposed value of $499. Yes you heard me well, they say the value of this is $499. Right. I know the value of this, it is no more than $10 or $12 when mass produced, but I looked at it and if you like what you see it may be worth checking it in person or ordering it online if you want to avoid the crowds at the mall these days.