Smashbox Action, Phantom, Grunge Be Legendary Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/07

Smashbox Action Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Action Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Action Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Action Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Action Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Action Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Action Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Action Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Action Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Action Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Action Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Action Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Action Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Action Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Action Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Action Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Action Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Action Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Action Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Action Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Action Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Action

Smashbox Action Be Legendary Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium purple with subtle, warmer undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff that went on evenly for the most part; there was some color that seemed to migrate into my lip lines slightly.

The Be Legendary formula is supposed to have “rich, vibrant color” that is long-wearing and moisturizing. The consistency was smooth, creamy, and non-tacky but still emollient enough to glide across the lips with ease. It was comfortable to wear for the four and a half hours it lasted, and I felt like it kept my lips hydrated.

Ingredients

PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE , BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2 , CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE , OLEIC/LINOLEIC/LINOLENIC POLYGLYCERIDES , EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAXCANDELILLA CERACIRE DE CANDELILLA , PVP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER , DIPENTAERYTHRITYL HEXAHYDROXYSTEARATE/HEXASTEARATE/HEXAROSINATE , DIISOSTEARYL MALATE , POLYETHYLENE , HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE , POLYBUTENE , CETYL LACTATE , SYNTHETIC WAX , BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) , TOCOPHEROL , TOCOPHERYL ACETATE , ASCORBYL PALMITATE , GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED EXTRACT , OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT EXTRACT , CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER OIL , BEESWAXCERA ALBACIRE D¿ABEILLE , COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAXCERA CARNAUBACIRE DE CARNAUBA , SYNTHETIC BEESWAX , CERAMIDE 3 , CHOLESTEROL , OCTYLDODECANOL , TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) BRAN EXTRACT , POTASSIUM SULFATE , ALUMINA , CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE , CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE , TIN OXIDE , SILICA , OLEIC ACID , PALMITIC ACID , CETYL ALCOHOL , GLYCERYL STEARATE , ETHYLHEXYL HYDROXYSTEARATE , FLAVOR (AROMA) , VANILLIN , [+/- 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) , RED 6 (CI 15850) , RED 21 (CI 45380) , RED 6 LAKE (CI 15850) , RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850) , RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410) , RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360) , RED 33 LAKE (CI 17200) , YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140) , YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985)]

01/07

Smashbox Phantom Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Phantom Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Phantom Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Phantom Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Phantom Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Phantom Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Phantom Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Phantom Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Phantom Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Phantom Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Phantom Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Phantom Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Phantom Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Phantom Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Phantom Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Phantom Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Phantom Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Phantom Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Phantom Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Phantom Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Phantom Be Legendary Cream Lipstick

Phantom

Smashbox Phantom Be Legendary Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a grayish beige with subtle, warmer pink undertones and a natural sheen. It looked grayer in the tube than applied; and as the coverage was only semi-opaque, it looked pinker applied to my lips than it did swatched on my arm (which has a warmer, yellower natural color) and as compared to the tube.

The Be Legendary formula is supposed to have “rich, vibrant color” that is long-wearing and moisturizing. Phantom was lightly creamy with a touch of tackiness, but it never felt truly sticky or clingy on the lips. The lipstick glided over my lips without dragging or tugging and yielded even coverage, though it wasn’t opaque. This shade lasted for four hours on me and was lightly hydrating.

Ingredients

PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE , BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2 , CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE , OLEIC/LINOLEIC/LINOLENIC POLYGLYCERIDES , EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAXCANDELILLA CERACIRE DE CANDELILLA , PVP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER , DIPENTAERYTHRITYL HEXAHYDROXYSTEARATE/HEXASTEARATE/HEXAROSINATE , DIISOSTEARYL MALATE , POLYETHYLENE , HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE , POLYBUTENE , CETYL LACTATE , SYNTHETIC WAX , BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) , TOCOPHEROL , TOCOPHERYL ACETATE , ASCORBYL PALMITATE , GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED EXTRACT , OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT EXTRACT , CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER OIL , BEESWAXCERA ALBACIRE D¿ABEILLE , COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAXCERA CARNAUBACIRE DE CARNAUBA , SYNTHETIC BEESWAX , CERAMIDE 3 , CHOLESTEROL , OCTYLDODECANOL , TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) BRAN EXTRACT , POTASSIUM SULFATE , ALUMINA , CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE , CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE , TIN OXIDE , SILICA , OLEIC ACID , PALMITIC ACID , CETYL ALCOHOL , GLYCERYL STEARATE , ETHYLHEXYL HYDROXYSTEARATE , FLAVOR (AROMA) , VANILLIN , [+/- 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) , RED 6 (CI 15850) , RED 21 (CI 45380) , RED 6 LAKE (CI 15850) , RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850) , RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410) , RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360) , RED 33 LAKE (CI 17200) , YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140) , YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985)]

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01/07

Smashbox Grunge Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Grunge Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Grunge Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Grunge Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Grunge Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Grunge Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Grunge Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Grunge Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Grunge Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Grunge Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Grunge Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Grunge Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Grunge Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Grunge Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Grunge Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Grunge Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Grunge Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Grunge Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Grunge Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Grunge Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
Smashbox Grunge Be Legendary Cream Lipstick

Grunge

Smashbox Grunge Be Legendary Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark grayish purple-taupe with neutral-to-warm undertones and a natural finish. It had medium coverage that was somewhat builable–to semi-opaque but not to full coverage.

The Be Legendary formula is supposed to have “rich, vibrant color” that is long-wearing and moisturizing. The color of Grunge is fascinating, because it isn’t one we see a lot, but the translucency is going to make it look different from person to person. It looked pinker and warmer on me, due to my natural lip color coming through. I wish it was as pigmented as the brand claimed, and the coverage could go on more evenly. The texture was smooth, lightly emollient, but it had a tackiness that made it a little harder to spread across the lips. It lasted for four and a half hours and was moisturizing.

Ingredients

PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE , BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2 , CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE , OLEIC/LINOLEIC/LINOLENIC POLYGLYCERIDES , EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAXCANDELILLA CERACIRE DE CANDELILLA , PVP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER , DIPENTAERYTHRITYL HEXAHYDROXYSTEARATE/HEXASTEARATE/HEXAROSINATE , DIISOSTEARYL MALATE , POLYETHYLENE , HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE , POLYBUTENE , CETYL LACTATE , SYNTHETIC WAX , BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) , TOCOPHEROL , TOCOPHERYL ACETATE , ASCORBYL PALMITATE , GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED EXTRACT , OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT EXTRACT , CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER OIL , BEESWAXCERA ALBACIRE D¿ABEILLE , COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAXCERA CARNAUBACIRE DE CARNAUBA , SYNTHETIC BEESWAX , CERAMIDE 3 , CHOLESTEROL , OCTYLDODECANOL , TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) BRAN EXTRACT , POTASSIUM SULFATE , ALUMINA , CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE , CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE , TIN OXIDE , SILICA , OLEIC ACID , PALMITIC ACID , CETYL ALCOHOL , GLYCERYL STEARATE , ETHYLHEXYL HYDROXYSTEARATE , FLAVOR (AROMA) , VANILLIN , [+/- 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) , RED 6 (CI 15850) , RED 21 (CI 45380) , RED 6 LAKE (CI 15850) , RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850) , RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410) , RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360) , RED 33 LAKE (CI 17200) , YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140) , YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985)]

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Product Availability

Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick $21.00/0.1 OZ.
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Makeup Look

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  • Dior Star Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze
  • Estee Lauder Modern Mercury Highlighter
On eyes:
  • Urban Decay Druggie Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Sinful Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Fringe Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Paralyzed Eyeshadow
  • ColourPop Truth Super Shock shadow
  • Urban Decay Junkie Eyeliner

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Oh, I REALLY like these shades! Not 100% sure I could actually wear any of them….perhaps Action? Don’t need Phantom as I have MAC Blankety. Grunge looks so cool! But in both snses of the word, including cool toned. Only way I’ll know, I suppose, is to try it on!

I have enough trouble with MAC Smut eyeshadow, as far as names go. I really wouldn’t want to be wearing something called “Grunge” on my lips! Truly, who comes up with these names?

I have Smashbox Violet Riot, and I’m very impressed by how well the purples do in this line. Love colors like Grunge, they look edgy but not OTT, my lips aren’t as red, wonder if I can pull it off

Some of them are nice, though I have had a few misses… a couple sheerer ones but I know at least one was actually described as sheer, thankfully!

I love the color of Grunge! (Of course — since I love both Deep Rooted and Stavros, lol.) I think the fact that it’s semi-opaque but creamy (not metallic) makes it different enough from both of its dupes to make it worth having, for me, since I love the color so much.

Looking at Phantom on you makes me wish that colors like that looked that way on me, too! But even Action might be a little too light for me. I’ll have to try it out in order to find out 🙂

Grunge is an interesting one, I just wish it had a bit more coverage. I will absolutely check it out though, I have nothing like it and that makes it almost a must. I might go for the MAC dupe though.
Hmmm, guess I’m in for some lipstick swatching. Pity MAC and Smashbox aren’t available in the same store, I’ll look odd going around with half of my lips in a greyish colour and the other natural 🙂

These are pretty! I think the prettiest one is Grunge but I think I have a pretty close dupe to that in the Nyx Lingerie in Embellishment. Phantom looks like sheerer version of Satin Ribbon and it also looks like one of the High Voltages or maybe one of the Round lipsticks. I wish these were more pigmented because I wouldn’t mind sheering it out with lip balm if I had to but I’m a bit disheartened to see I can’t build it up.

I really love the looks of Grunge. It does remind me a little bit of TF Stavros. Phantom is actually really interesting, too, though not normally the kind of shade I’d go for. I’m intrigued by that hint of gray.

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