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Smashbox Light It Up Be Legendary Lipstick Set

Smashbox Light It Up Be Legendary Lipstick Set
Smashbox Light It Up Be Legendary Lipstick Set

Smashbox Light It Up Be Legendary Lipstick Set ($29.00 for 0.64 oz.) includes six miniature lipsticks and a miniature Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer. I liked the set overall; I think it is a great value, and I like the addition of the Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer, which adds more versatility to the kit. Insta-Matte feels like a more slippery silicone-based face primer but for lips, which dulls the finish of whatever you already have on your lips to something more satin to matte. It did make whatever I had on slide a bit more initially, though it eventually seemed to wear down and feel more comfortable to wear. I’m a fan of the Be Legendary formula overall; it is typically pretty pigmented, comfortable to wear, and wears four to six hours, so getting six shades for this price point is great–it has just tremendous value, and the price is low, period, for mid-to-high-end makeup. I can easily see these being great for gifts to friends, especially as the shade range has some variety to it–neutral, cool, warm.

The Be Legendary Lipstick formula is supposed to be a creamy, long-wearing, and richly pigmented that feels lightweight and moisturizing. The Creams have a consistency that is light-medium in thickness–not thin but not heavy–that sits well on the lips and adheres for four to seven hours comfortably. Most of the shades had semi-opaque to fully opaque color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. Some shades were nicely hydrating while others were lightly moisturizing but none of the Cream shades were drying. There was a very, very faint vanilla scent to them (I could only detect when the entire tube is untwisted) but no discernible taste.

Value

  • Be Legendary Lipstick: $21.00 for 0.10 oz. or $210.00/oz.
  • Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer: $24.00 for 0.34 oz. or $70.59/oz.
  • Set Values: $100.80 worth of lipstick, $11.29 worth of Insta-Matte
  • Total Value: $112.09

Famous is a muted, medium peachy-pink with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly, though some color seemed to gather in my lower lip lines. The texture was lightly creamy, thin without being clingy, and was comfortable to wear. This shade lasted for four hours on me and was hydrating over time. bareMinerals Kitty (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Koi Coral (P, $17.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). MAC Jubilee (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Razzledazzler (P, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Touche (LE, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Snitch (P, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). YSL Le Nu (70) (P, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Lili Doree (P, $36.00) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Shy Girl (P, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Fig is a medium-dark, slightly muted, plum with subtle, warm undertones and ultra-fine pearl paired with a glossy finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied with smooth, even coverage. The consistency was moderately emollient and had a glossier finish as a result, so it had some slip and slide when worn. I did not personally experience feathering or bleeding, though. This shade wore well for five hours on me and was hydrating over time. Tom Ford Beauty Jack (2016) (P, $35.00) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Queen (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Backstab (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Heavy Petting (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bruise (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Spice It Up! (P, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Shoegazer (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Tutti Frutti (P, $25.00) is warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Merlot (P, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Make Me (Lip Color) (P) is warmer, darker (85% similar). MAC Party Line (P, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Spicy (LE, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate (P, $25.00) is warmer (80% similar). Burberry Oxblood (53) (P, $34.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Inspiration is a bright, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertone and a luminous shimmer-sheen finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a lightly creamy, emollient texture that glided on without tugging. The color wore well for five and a half hours and was hydrating while worn. NARS Fanny (P, $32.00) is warmer, less shimmery (95% similar). Bite Beauty #002 (LE, $36.00) is lighter, less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Lickable (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C208 (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Thrill Seeker (420) (P, $32.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Violet Fatale (P, $50.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Menace (P, $17.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Ultramarine Pink (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Anarchy (DC, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Girl About Town (P, $17.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel La Romanesque (50) (P, $37.00) is less glossy, warmer, brighter (85% similar). MAC Milan Mode (P, $17.00) is less pigmented, lighter (85% similar). MAC Hollywood Cerise (LE, $17.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (85% similar). MAC Catharina (P, $23.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Guerlain Neon Pumps (065) (P, $32.00) is less pigmented (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Legendary is a bright, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a luminous finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered the lips with smooth, even color. The consistency was lightweight, comfortable to wear, and had moderate slip but did not slide around or feather on me. This shade wore well for almost six hours and was moisturizing over time. MAC Authentic Red (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Estee Lauder Christmas Kiss (LE, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Life's Blood (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Rouge Saphir (821) (LE, $55.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Vivien (LE, $26.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Red Rage (P, $21.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Tony (P, $35.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Bloodstone (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alejandro (P, $35.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop JujuRouge (LE, $5.00) is less glossy, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Red Hot (328) (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Russian Doll (P, $35.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Prepare for Pleasure (LE, $17.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Revlon Flirtatious (125) (P, $8.99) is cooler, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty #009 (LE, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Maria Moretti (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Vampire Kiss (LE, $50.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (85% similar). MAC Oblivion (LE, $17.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Wonderland (P, $17.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Primrose is a soft, medium rose pink with warm, yellow undertones and a lightly glossy, cream finish. The pigmentation was almost full coverage–you can see my lip freckle barely peeking through, though. The lipstick was lightly creamy so it applied evenly and did not tug on the lips, but it was comfortable to wear and was hydrating. I noticed that some of the color pulled into lip lines, but this did not seem to worsen over time. This shade lasted for four hours on me. NARS Anita (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Wrong Number (P, $17.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). MAC I'm In (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Apoline (P, $32.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). MAC Peach Blossom (P, $17.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Perfectionniste (P, $34.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). NARS Last Tango (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Forbidden Pink (22) (P, $50.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Fling It On (Lip Color) (P) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pepper (P, $24.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Truth or Bare (P, $28.00) is cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals XOX (P, $20.00) is more muted, darker (85% similar). NYX Blush (P, $4.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C210 (P, $22.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). MAC Mystical (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Eat Cake (150) (P, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Hug Me (P, $17.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Jiffy (LE, $6.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). Estee Lauder Dynamic (P, $30.00) is warmer, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tabloid is a bright, medium-dark purple with warm, pink undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly, though this shade had more slip and showed “lines” if I pressed my lips together. The color wore well for five hours and left a slight stain behind, while the formula itself felt hydrating to me. Urban Decay Bittersweet (P, $17.00) is warmer, more muted (90% similar). Dose of Colors Love Potion (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Willful (248) (P, $30.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (DC, $22.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). MAC Seductive Intent (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Night Blooming (LE, $19.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (85% similar). MAC Stylist's Tip (LE, $17.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Dose of Colors Dark Secret (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Heroine (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Set Light It Up
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
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Smashbox Holiday 2016 Launches

Smashbox Holiday 2016 Sets
Smashbox Holiday 2016 Sets

Smashbox loves to celebrate creativity. This season, they collaborated with California neon artist Meryl Pataky to bring you limited-edition kits, featuring their bestsellers in an array of shades—from bold pops of color to chic neutrals.

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Light It Up Lipstick + Mattifier Set | $29.00 | Limited Edition

This set features six Be Legendary Lipstick shades that can be transformed from cream to a velvety matte in seconds with the no-mess, mattifying gel Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer. Each lush, pigment-loaded lipstick formula moisturizes and softens lips with shea butter and vitamins C and E.

  • Famous Pink neutral
  • Fig Red grape
  • Inspiration Bright fuchsia pink
  • Legendary True red
  • Primrose Mauve pink
  • Tabloid Vibrant purple
  • Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer

Light It Up Glossed to Go Set | $25.00 | Limited Edition

Flip the switch on lips! This gloss set lights up your lips with a seasonal mix of bold, saturated color and mirror-like shine to make your pout pop!

  • Bare Light Beige
  • Orange Light Orange
  • Fuchsia Light Fuchsia
  • Lilac Light Lavender
  • Ruby Light Red

Light It Up: Primer Set | $36.00 | Limited Edition

Prep skin for makeup application with this limited-edition, multitasking duo. The full size Photo Finish Foundation Primer was the first product created at Smashbox’s Photo Studios in L.A., and it blurs imperfections, smooths, perfects skin. It’s formulated with a blend of vitamins A and E, grape seed extract, and green tea. This duo includes a portable size of the Photo Finish Primer Water, formulated to leave skin hydrated, vibrant, and radiant for hours—without shine. Use it to restore your skin’s moisture and to refresh it throughout the day.

Light It Up: Mascara + Primer Set | $22.00 | Limited Edition

Light up your eyes—fast! This duo can take you from a classic everyday lash look to over-the-top volume. Includes a full-size X-Rated Mascara, plus another X-Rated Mascara and Photo Finish Lash Primer in easily totable to-go sizes.

Light It Up: Face, Eyes, Lips | $32.00 | Limited Edition

Celebrate the season, L.A.-style! These bestsellers always slay it in our photo studio. Try our iconic, #1 primer, a super-flattering lip/cheek color combo, X-Rated mascara and a lipstick that glides on easily and lasts all day. Includes Primer, L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color, Be Legendary Lipstick, X-Rated Mascara.

Light It Up Essential Brush Set | $55.00 | Limited Edition

Want to rival the makeup artists you’re obsessed with online? These precise, multitasking brushes were developed by pros in our L.A. photo studio. Gear up to get flawless application, ultimate blendability and a camera-ready look. Smashbox loves to celebrate creativity. This season, we collaborated with California neon artist Meryl Pataky to bring you these limited edition kits featuring our bestsellers in a range of shades—from bold pops of color to chic neutrals. “Light affects how we feel, how we look and how we see the world,” says Pataky. “When I plug in one of my pieces of art, it’s like magic!”

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Shade Extensions | 120 Shades

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Shade Extensions
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Shade Extensions

Makeup artists in our L.A. studio were constantly blending colors to achieve lipstick nirvana. That’s why we expanded the line to include 120 jaw-dropping shades! Our creams and mattes stay put and pop on camera, delivering rich, vibrant color in just 1 swipe.

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Smashbox Punked, Violet Riot, Talk to Me Be Legendary Matte Lipsticks

Smashbox Punked Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Punked Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Smashbox Punked Be Legendary Matte Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark gray with neutral-to-warm undertones and a cream finish. It was more of a satin than a matte, as it had some sheen. The texture was lightweight, moderately creamy, and glided on without dragging on the lips. It had good pigmentation, which distributed evenly across the lips. This shade wore well for four and a half hours but had some color pull into lip lines over time. MAC Halsey (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Petit Four (P, $6.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smashbox Violet Riot Be Legendary Matte Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) id a medium-dark purple with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation, but some of the natural lip color was still visible. The texture was lightweight, lightly creamy without being too slippery, and comfortable to wear. On me, this lipstick wore nicely for five and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. Urban Decay Pandemonium (P, $18.00) is less glossy, cooler, more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Jawbreaker (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Pandemonium (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Notorious (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Punk Couture (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Recollection (P, $21.00) is less glossy, lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Violet Vixen (P, $7.49) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Hellebore (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Leather (P, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Leap of Delight (LE, $17.00) is more muted, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smashbox Talk to Me Be Legendary Matte Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, neon magenta with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good pigmentation, but it did not apply as well as it should have–it emphasized lip lines as color pulled into them and looked uneven along the upper lip. The color lasted for over six hours, and it was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Candy Yum Yum (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Flamboyish (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Tickler (P, $5.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Whipped Blush (LE, $14.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M202 (P, $22.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). MAC Doo Wop (LE, $17.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). MAC Fashion Tide (LE, $17.00) is glossier, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Backstage Bambi (P, $20.00) is less glossy, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Savage (P, $17.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Bachelorette (P, $12.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Buds (DC, $6.00) is less glossy, warmer (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Stupid Love (P, $19.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty #007 (LE, $36.00) is more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW |
Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to be a creamy, long-wearing, richly pigmented formula that’s lightweight and moisturizing. The texture has a more velvety feel compared to the Cream range, and the finish varied between matte and satin. The formula didn’t cling, but it often accentuated the appearance of lip lines and natural texture on the lips, and it was mostly a non-drying formula. The majority of the colors I tested had good pigmentation and longer wear. There was a very, very faint vanilla scent to them (I could only detect when the entire tube is untwisted) but no discernible taste.

Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick Punked
Punked
Punked
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick Violet Riot
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick Talk to Me
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
87%
Total

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Smashbox Unzipped, Jam On It, Femme Fatale Be Legendary Matte Lipsticks

Smashbox Unzipped Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Unzipped Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Smashbox Unzipped Be Legendary Matte Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep red with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff that applied with smooth, even coverage. The texture was lightweight, velvety, and didn’t slide around or feather over time. This shade stayed on for over six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Make Up For Ever C405 (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Rouge Charnel (56) (P, $37.00) is warmer (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Carina's Love (P, $32.00) is less glossy, lighter (95% similar). NARS Mascate (P, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dominic (P, $35.00) is warmer, lighter (95% similar). MAC MAC Red (P, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). NARS Rouge Improbable (LE, $28.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Firework (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Mochi (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop JujuRouge (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Chateau M (LE, $21.00) is less glossy, lighter (95% similar). Chanel Rouge Tentation (169) (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Perfect Score (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Candy Cane (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Ruby Woo (P, $17.00) is less glossy, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $26.00) is glossier, darker (90% similar). Tarte Cheerleader (P, $20.00) is less glossy, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Rich Ruby (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). MAC So Good For You (LE, $17.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M401 (P, $22.00) is less glossy, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smashbox Jam On It Be Legendary Matte Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep, reddish plum with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. The consistency was lightly creamy with a velvety slip, so it was very smooth and easy to apply. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, where you could see my lip freckle peeking through, but it covered evenly. This shade stayed on for over six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Colour Pop More Better (P, $6.00) is less glossy, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Hangry (P, $20.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Beetroot (P, $26.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Shard (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Hel's Bells (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Plum (LE, $24.00) is glossier, warmer, darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M102 (P, $22.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M501 (P, $22.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). MAC What Joy (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smashbox Femme Fatale Be Legendary Matte Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a very deep berry with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good color coverage, though not fully opaque, that applied evenly and smoothly. The texture of this shade was better than many in the range, as it was smooth, lightly velvety, but it didn’t cling or emphasize the natural texture of my lips. It wore well for over six hours, left a fuchsia stain behind, and was non-drying. MAC Babes and Balls (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M501 (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Hel's Bells (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Berry Bossy (P, $7.49) is cooler, brighter (90% similar). MAC Oh Lady (P, $21.00) is less glossy, warmer, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Rocker Chick (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Plastics (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Heroic Pink (212) (LE, $36.00) is glossier, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C506 (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Acid Wash (P, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Notion (P, $6.00) is more muted, darker (80% similar). Makeup Geek Vain (P, $15.00) is cooler, more muted, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW |
Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to be a creamy, long-wearing, richly pigmented formula that’s lightweight and moisturizing. The texture has a more velvety feel compared to the Cream range, and the finish varied between matte and satin. The formula didn’t cling, but it often accentuated the appearance of lip lines and natural texture on the lips, and it was mostly a non-drying formula. The majority of the colors I tested had good pigmentation and longer-wear. There was a very, very faint vanilla scent to them (I could only detect when the entire tube is untwisted) but no discernible taste.

Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick Unzipped
Unzipped
Unzipped
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick Jam On It
Jam On It
Jam On It
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick Femme Fatale
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Smashbox Mauve, Safe Word, Pinch Me Be Legendary Matte Lipsticks

Smashbox Mauve Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Mauve Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Smashbox Mauve Be Legendary Matte Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light-medium pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. It had a heavier consistency that was more cream-like than velvety, and it definitely was not matte. The texture caught on the natural texture of my lips, and the color pulled into lip lines over the four hours it lasted. It was neither drying nor hydrating, but it would streak anytime I pressed my lips together. MAC Please Me (P, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Heartless (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Tease (03) (P, $50.00) is brighter (90% similar). Burberry Fawn Rose (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Anna (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop 1st Base (P, $6.00) is less glossy, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Tiny Chum (LE, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Criminal (P, $17.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Kiss (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Backtalk (P, $17.00) is more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Virgin Rose (P, $50.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Sorbet (P, $26.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Lotus (P, $24.00) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smashbox Safe Word Be Legendary Matte Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rose-brown with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. This was one of the more matte shades in the range, as most were semi-matte or even satin. It had a velvety consistency that applied the full coverage color evenly and smoothly. On me, I was able to wear it for six hours, but it was lightly drying over time. Make Up For Ever C107 (P, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Spice (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Evan (P, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Nude (P, $24.00) is glossier, warmer (90% similar). MAC Whirl (P, $17.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M101 (P, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Indecent Proposal (LE, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Among the Fireflies (LE, $17.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). MAC Burnt Spice (P, $21.00) is less glossy, lighter (90% similar). MAC Taupe (P, $17.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (DC, $22.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Carnal (P, $17.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). MAC Dearly Beloved (LE, $17.00) is lower quality, cooler, darker (85% similar). Maybelline Nude Nuance (P, $7.99) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Mocha (P, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (P, $17.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). MAC Sweet Thing (LE, $21.00) is less glossy, cooler, lighter (80% similar). Bite Beauty Cashew (P, $24.00) is lighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Time Square (P, $6.00) is cooler, lighter (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Buff (P, $35.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smashbox Pinch Me Be Legendary Matte Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark orange-coral with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The texture was thicker, denser, and emphasized lip lines as the color settled there over time, so it wasn’t the most flattering shade to wear. I would recommend a lip primer or lip liner underneath to minimize settling. It had opaque coverage, though, and it was neither drying nor hydrating over the five hours it lasted. Makeup Geek Smarty Pants (P, $12.00) is brighter, lighter (95% similar). MAC Tropic Tonic (P, $17.00) is brighter, lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Gingersnap (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Vegas Volt (P, $17.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). NARS Juliette (P, $32.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Croisiere Coral (310) (LE, $36.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Peche (P, $24.00) is less glossy, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Instigator (LE, $6.00) is more muted, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW |
Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to be a creamy, long-wearing, richly pigmented formula that’s lightweight and moisturizing. The texture has a more velvety feel compared to the Cream range, and the finish varied between matte and satin. The formula didn’t cling, but it often accentuated the appearance of lip lines and natural texture on the lips, and it was mostly a non-drying formula. The majority of the colors I tested had good pigmentation and longer wear. There was a very, very faint vanilla scent to them (I could only detect when the entire tube is untwisted) but no discernible taste.

Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick Mauve
Mauve
Mauve
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick Safe Word
Safe Word
Safe Word
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick Pinch Me
Pinch Me
Pinch Me
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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