We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
  • ClarisonicEnjoy 20% off your purchase with code FALL20, ends 9/30.
  • Macy's15% off beauty purchase with code VIP, ends 9/25.
  • Neiman MarcusReceive up to a $300 gift card with $250+ purchase with code SEPTGC (beauty/fragrance included!), ends 9/21.
  • SaksEarn a Gift Card up to $700* with code SEPT2017, ends 9/21.

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.

Shop This Post

The Details

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!”

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

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.

Now online at Smashbox

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, $17.50) is cooler (90% similar). Huda Beauty Silver Fox (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Petit Four (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Smoke (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (80% 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 Jawbreaker (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Pandemonium (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Pandemonium (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia #9 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Flamingo Road (LE, $21.00) is warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Leather (P, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Notorious (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Punk Couture (P, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Violet Vixen (P, $7.49) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Hellebore (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Recollection (P, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M502 (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Leap of Delight (LE, $17.50) is darker, more muted (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, $17.50) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Babe (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Orchid (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Flamboyish (LE, $17.50) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Tickler (P, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sephora Whipped Blush (LE, $14.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M202 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Doo Wop (LE, $17.50) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Crush (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fashion Tide (LE, $17.50) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Backstage Bambi (P, $20.00) is brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Makeup Geek Bachelorette (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Savage (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Buds (DC, $6.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty #092 (P, $18.00) is warmer (85% similar). Melt Cosmetics Stupid Love (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (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.

Punked
Punked
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
87%
Total

See more photos & swatches!

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

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, $34.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Chanel Nightfall (LE, $37.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Mascate (P, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dominic (P, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). NARS Starwoman (P, $26.00) is less glossy (95% similar). NARS Rouge Improbable (LE, $28.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC MAC Red (P, $17.50) is glossier (95% similar). Tarte Firework (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Burberry Ruby (434) (P, $35.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop JujuRouge (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Chateau M (LE, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Perfect Score (LE, $17.50) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Rouge Tentation (169) (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Candy Cane (LE, $17.50) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sour Cherry (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Primary #3 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Jouer Cabernet (P, $18.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $26.00) is darker, glossier (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. NARS Damned (P, $27.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop More Better (P, $6.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Under My Thumb (P, $26.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Illamasqua Shard (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty #100 (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Hangry (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). NARS Blindfold (LE, $27.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Beetroot (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Hel's Bells (P, $34.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Plum (LE, $24.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Lolly (P, $5.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M102 (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC What Joy (LE, $17.50) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M501 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC High Drama (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (80% 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, $17.50) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M501 (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Oh Lady (P, $21.00) is more muted, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Anastasia #10 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC High Drama (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Plastics (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass I Hide My (P, $34.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Makeup Geek Rocker Chick (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Hel's Bells (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Berry Bossy (P, $7.49) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Warm Leatherette (P, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C506 (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Givenchy Heroic Pink (212) (LE, $36.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Hourglass When I'm With You (P, $34.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Darling (LE, $6.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Acid Wash (P, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Notion (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Makeup Geek Vain (P, $15.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (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.

Unzipped
Unzipped
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Jam On It
Jam On It
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

See more photos & swatches!

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. NARS Anna (P, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Kiss (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Please Me (P, $17.50) is warmer (95% similar). Burberry Fawn Rose (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Heartless (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Tiny Chum (LE, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Tease (03) (P, $50.00) is brighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Dolly Bird (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop 1st Base (P, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Criminal (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Backtalk (P, $17.00) is more muted (90% similar). NYX Whipped Caviar (P, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sorbet (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Virgin Rose (P, $54.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Buff (P, $18.00) is darker, less glossy (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). Pat McGrath 1995 (LE, $38.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Mauve Mist (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Get It On (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Just What I Needed (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Spice (LE, $17.50) is warmer (90% similar). Burberry Nude (407) (P, $35.00) is lighter (80% similar). Make Up For Ever M101 (P, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Nude (P, $24.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Whirl (P, $17.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Evan (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia #11 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Indecent Proposal (LE, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Burnt Spice (P, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Anastasia Latte (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Among the Fireflies (LE, $17.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Mocha (P, $17.50) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Taupe (P, $17.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Dearly Beloved (LE, $17.50) is darker, cooler, lower quality (85% 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. MAC Tropic Tonic (P, $17.50) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Smarty Pants (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). NARS Juliette (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Givenchy Croisiere Coral (310) (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Gingersnap (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Vegas Volt (P, $17.50) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Peche (P, $24.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Sucker (P, $5.00) is more muted (85% similar). Makeup Geek Jitterbug (LE, $12.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Instigator (LE, $6.00) is lighter, more muted (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.

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

See more photos & swatches!

Smashbox Red Rage, Inspiration, Tabloid Be Legendary Lipsticks

Smashbox Red Rage Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Red Rage Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Red Rage Be Legendary Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark ruby red with strong, pink undertones and fine fuchsia shimmer sprinkled throughout. Though it wasn’t fully opaque, it covered evenly and smoothly as the lipstick glided on without tugging and sat well without settling into lip lines. The texture was lightweight, thin without being clingy, and comfortable to wear over the six and a half hours this shade lasted. It felt lightly hydrating overall. Urban Decay Psycho (P, $17.00) is brighter, less glossy (95% similar). MAC By Special Order (LE, $17.50) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Smashbox Legendary (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop London Fog (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alain (P, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty #012 (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Let's Play (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sour Cherry (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Kir Royale (LE, $24.00) is darker, brighter (95% similar). MAC Bloodstone (LE, $17.50) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Surprise (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Leonardo (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smashbox Inspiration Be Legendary Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark fuchsia-berry with cool, blue undertones and a dusting of fine, pink pearl. It had semi-opaque color coverage, so some of the natural lip color will come through. The texture was light-medium in weight with a moderately creamy feel–more emollient than the average shade in the range–that covered well and didn’t streak. This shade was still wearing well after six hours, and the formula felt lightly hydrating. NARS Fanny (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty #002 (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Lickable (P, $17.50) is darker (95% similar). MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson (LE, $17.50) is less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C208 (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Ultramarine Pink (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Girl About Town (P, $17.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Menace (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Violet Fatale (P, $54.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Thrill Seeker (420) (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Catharina (P, $23.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Anarchy (DC, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Neon Pumps (065) (P, $32.00) is less pigmented (85% similar). Chanel La Romanesque (50) (P, $37.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Milan Mode (P, $17.50) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). MAC Hollywood Cerise (LE, $17.50) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smashbox Tabloid Be Legendary Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark purple with warm, pink undertones and a cream finish. Of all the Cream shades, this had the least glossiness, but it definitely wasn’t matte. The texture was a bit thicker, and it applied without dragging, but it didn’t sit as well on the lips and emphasized the texture. The color wore well for six hours and was just a bit hydrating overall. Urban Decay Bittersweet (P, $17.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Willful (248) (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (DC, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Seductive Intent (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Dose of Colors Love Potion (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Foiled Rose (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Stylist's Tip (LE, $17.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Dose of Colors Dark Secret (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Heroine (P, $17.50) is darker (85% similar). MAC Night Blooming (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW |
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to be a creamy, long-wearing, richly pigmented formula that’s lightweight and moisturizing. The consistency 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 is a very, very faint vanilla scent to them (I can only detect when the entire tube is untwisted) but no discernible taste.

Red Rage
Red Rage
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Tabloid
Tabloid
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
87%
Total

See more photos & swatches!