Smashbox Cosmetics Be Legendary Metal Liquid LipsticksRead More
Happy holidays! I wanted to create this very easy and quick red lip look that you can absolutely wear separately or if you're feeling daring...wear it with your favorite glitter topper.
Products used/mentioned: Smashbox Iconic Photo Finish Foundation PrimerAJ Crimson Foundation in Shade 4Coloured Raine Cherry Blossom Liquid Lipstick Use code SOPHIE for $$$ off Colourpop Cosmetics Bichette Lip Pencil OPV BrushesSigma Beauty E56 Shader Lid Brush Real Techniques Bold Metals 300 Tapered Blush Brush CoverFX Perfect Setting Powder Translucent Light Violet Voss Glitter AdhesiveViolet Voss Tickle Me Holo Glitter If this glitter is out of stock, you can try OPV Pressed Glitter in CharmedMAC Cosmetics Mineralized Skin Finish
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick is a range of cream lipsticks with a blend of intense pigments and luxurious emollients that saturate the lips with brilliant color that looks amazing and feels feather-light. It's been so long since I've actually purchased a regular lipstick (a non-liquid lipstick) that it honestly felt weird shopping around for these when looking for something else to review from Smashbox.
When researching the formula, I was intrigued by this line because of its formulation. It has a moisturizing satin-smooth formula that is designed to soften and protect your lips with shea butter and vitamins C and and it is formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, silicone & talc. They cost for $21.00 for 0.10 oz. of product and are available in two finishes - Satin and Matte. Here are two mattes to take a look at - Infrared Matte and Jam On It.
So even though these are from the matte line, it didn't dry down to a complete matte. They definitely hold true to the moisturizing and creamy light weight feel on the lips. As comfortable as they are, they don't fully set so the color does wipe off and you're going to have to reapply throughout the day. As for the pigmentation, I did have to build these up on my lips to get a full color payoff. I don't mind so much but since these do wipe off easily (when eating or drinking), keep that in mind if you decide to purchase. I recommend pairing them with a lipliner to make them stick a bit more.
Smashbox Cosmetics Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in Driver's Seat - It's described as a warm pink (kind of coral on me). Smashbox describes this as an eight-hour wear, liquid-matte lipstick with a featherweight, comfortable formula that stays put and keeps color looking as fresh and flawless as the first swipe. First thing first, the applicator for these liquid lipstick are by far the best on the market. The pointed tip is almost fool proof with how easy it makes it to get precise application. As for the formula - it is amazingly comfortable on the lips - like one of those creamy mattes that don't dry out your lips. It dries quickly and didn't transfer during my kiss test. I did have to build up the color as it applied a bit uneven upon the first swipe.
Have you tried the formula yet? What colors do you want me to swatch next?