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Smashbox Crimson Chrome, Brains ‘n’ Bronze, Mauve Squad, Foiled Brat Be Legendary Liquid Lip

01/08

Smashbox Crimson Chrome Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Crimson Chrome Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Crimson Chrome Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Crimson Chrome Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Crimson Chrome Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Crimson Chrome Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Crimson Chrome Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Crimson Chrome Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Crimson Chrome

Smashbox Crimson Chrome Be Legendary Liquid Lip ($24.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium ruby red with fine, red pearl. The pearl was similar in tone compared to the base color, which gave it a stronger metallic sheen–it looked more foil-like than other shades. The consistency was smooth, not too thick or heavy but more substantial on the lips than your average gloss, with some tackiness. It was intensely pigmented with a bit of color that sat in my lip lines, though I did not notice that at a normal viewing distance. The color stayed on well for over six hours and was slightly hydrating.

The formula is supposed to have “the full coverage a lipstick” with “the high shine of a gloss” in “a single coat” and is available in two finishes (metallic and vinyl). To me, it felt more like a gloss than a lipstick overall, as it had the plushness and glossiness I’d associate with a gloss. The coverage was typically mostly opaque to fully opaque across the range, and they went on fairly evenly and smoothly. I noticed that a lot of shades emphasized the lines on my lips up-close, but I couldn’t tell just looking in a regular mirror, as there was such a strong shine. The wear ranged from five to seven hours, which I suspect is partially due to the slightly thicker, moderately tacky texture.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl Styrene/Indene Copolymer, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-1, Ethylene/Propylene/ Styrene Copolymer, Dextrin Palmitate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Dicalcium Phosphate, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Alumina, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Propylene Carbonate, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Flavor (Aroma), Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985).

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Smashbox Pearl Spotlight Palette

01/06

Smashbox Pearl Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Pearl Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Pearl Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Pearl Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Pearl Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Pearl Spotlight Palette

Pearl

Smashbox Pearl Spotlight Palette ($35.00 for 0.30 oz.) contains three highlighters: a pale yellow, peachy brown, and golden peach. Smashbox describes the palette as having three finishes–subtle glow, moderate, and super sparkle–and that the texture is “ultra-blendable, velvety smooth.” The first two highlighters were better performing than the third, which had a drier, stiffer texture that made it harder to apply and much less pigmented compared to the other two shades.

Pearl
Pearl
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette

01/06

Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette

Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette

Gold

Smashbox Gold Spotlight Palette ($35.00 for 0.30 oz.) contains three powder highlighters that are golden in tone/hue. Smashbox describes the palette as having three finishes–subtle glow, moderate, and super sparkle–and that the texture is “ultra-blendable, velvety smooth.” The first two shades are better in quality, while the last shade had a firmer, drier texture and was more sparkle than powder. Whether one prefers or steers clear of sparkle is one matter, but this type of sparkle did not apply well to the skin, as it was looser and did not spread evenly.

Gold
Gold
7
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total

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Sneak Peek: Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip Photos & Swatches

Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip
Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip ($24.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is a new product that’s supposed to a hybrid between lipstick and gloss with opaque, even coverage. Full reviews to come, but these have a moderate to heavy tackiness, which I know can be a deal-breaker for some, so heads up!

Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lipstick Now Available

Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lipstick
Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lipstick

Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lipstick is a liquid lip formula in a mirror-like metallic or fiercely pigmented finish that glides on maxed-out color in a single coat. Smashbox’s pro artists maxed out the metallic and vinyl-like shine in each formula with punched-up pigments and four levels of pearls that capture and reflect light from every angle. The result? A magic trick of light that make lips look fuller in any light and every pic.

Online 3/8, in-stores 3/12

The Details

Be Legendary Liquid Lipstick, $24.00 (New, Permanent)

  • Crimson Chrome Metallic true red
  • Foiled Brat Metallic burgundy
  • Haterade Metallic orange
  • Mauve Squad Metallic mauve
  • Moscow Muled Metallic copper
  • Petal Metal Metallic rose gold
  • Space Case Metallic grey
  • Iced Out Metallic royal blue
  • Mauve Wife Cool mauve pink pigment
  • Rose B4 Bros Cool blue/pink pigment
  • Girl, Please Pink/brown pigment
  • Pink Drank Mid-tone pink pigment
  • Crush It Deep magenta pigment
  • Brick Trick Deep red/brown pigment
  • Bad Apple Warm red pigment
  • Bad B Light cool pink pigment

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Palette for Spring 2017

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Palette for Spring 2017
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Palette for Spring 2017

Be Legendary Lipstick saturates your lips with show-stopping color while softening and protecting them with shea butter and vitamins C and E. This lipstick stays color-true in photographs and feels lightweight yet lush on lips. The pigment-loaded, satin-smooth formula hydrates and softens. A pro lip brush is included.

January 15th online, January 22nd in-stores

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The Details

Be Legendary Lipstick Palette, $75.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Cream Audition, Coffee Run, Cognac, Deal Breaker, Famous, Fig, Get Fired, Grenadine, Honey, Inspiration, Legendary, Nude Beach, Nude Mood, Nylon Nude, On The Beach, Panorama Pink, Phantom, Pink Petal, Primrose, Red Rage, Skinny Jeans, Straight Up, Tabloid, Temp Me, Witchy
  • Matte Bing, Cliff Hanger, Electric Pink, Femme Fatale, Fireball, Fuchsia Flash, Hot Seat, Inside Access, Latte, Made It, Mauve, Paris Pink, Pinch Me, Plum Role, Punch Drunk, Punked, Safe Word, Screen Queen, Stacked, Stylist, Talk to Me, Totes, Unzipped, Violet Riot, and Wrap Party