Smashbox Crimson Chrome is a slightly cool-toned, dark red with a metallic finish. It is a permanent lipgloss that retails for $24.00 and contains 0.27 oz.
Smashbox Crimson Chrome Be Legendary Liquid LipSmashbox 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.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
This liquid lip formula glides on the full coverage of a lipstick and the high shine of a gloss in a single coat.
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).
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