Lets get real. Women (and men) have very different tastes in makeup. We have all been there when your bombshell best friend tells you that you simply HAVE to try this new makeup product, and even though it's way too expensive and you can't afford it, you take the plunge in hopes of turning into Beyonce. Only to question your best friends sanity because said product is the worst thing you've ever tried on in your life, and you ended up looking more LiLo than Queen B. This problem has been testing friendships for years, but luckily the new Smashbox Be Legendary lipstick collection has something for everybody. Ten creams and ten mattes, with a wide range of colors for every mood (even your darkest!) Lets get to the swatches, we will start with the creams!
The cream formula is my preference between the two, especially because if it's a matte look you're after, you can instantly turn any of these into a matte finish with the new (amazing) product from Smashbox called Insta-Matte. Expect to read a full blog on that product alone in the next few weeks! (Spoiler alert, it's amazing. Buy it.) these lipsticks are creamy and have the perfect amount of pigment. They last for a decent amount of time without feeling overly dry and they do not feather on my lips. I have found that my favorite way to apply is in sheer layers, slowly building the color to the intensity I want and not piling on a ton of product right from the get go.
I love the color range of the matte line, Mauve has quickly become an everyday staple for me. These lipsticks (as expected) do have a better staying power than the creams, but still do not make your lips feel like the Sahara Desert. The bold colors in this line make me feel vampy, and let's all just take a minute to talk about the elephant in the room. Yes Punked is a charcoal grey lipstick. No it does not look flattering on me, but I have sold it to so many women and on the right person, it's amazing. When my hair transformation is done and I am rocking the silver ombre, I will definitely revisit this shade!
These lipsticks retail for only $23.00 CAD which in the world of high end, is amazing. And from demure to sex kitten, there is a shade here for everyone!
What is your favorite shade from this line?
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