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Smashbox Cognac, LA Sunset, Get Fired Be Legendary Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Smashbox Cognac Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Cognac Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Cognac Be Legendary Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark reddish-plum with fine copper pearl. The consistency was lightly creamy, smooth, and comfortable to wear as it didn’t cling nor did it feather. It had very good pigmentation that distributed evenly and smoothly across the lips. On me, this shade wore well for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. Estee Lauder Dark Desire (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Jupiter (LE, $18.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Temptation Waits (LE, $52.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Romy (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Inspiree (164) (LE, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Downtown Plum (P, $37.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Beach Bum (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Chanel Farouche (122) (P, $37.00) is brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Soft Berry (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Air Kiss (304) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, lighter, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Mosh Pit (LE, $5.50) is less shimmery, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay Lawbreaker (LE, $18.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Pure Marsala (LE, $18.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Shiseido Rose Crush (RD715) (DC, $28.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Magic Spell (LE, $18.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bittersweet (03) (LE, $50.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Accident (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC I Get So OOC (LE, $18.50) is cooler (80% similar). MAC Act So Cool (LE, $18.50) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smashbox LA Sunset Be Legendary Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark coral-red with warm undertones and a soft sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered evenly, but I had a little bit of visible streaking, particularly around the edges, as the consistency was thin and emollient. The color still managed to stay on for five hours, and it was comfortable to wear due to the formula being lightly hydrating. Shiseido Liaison (RD306) (DC, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Corail (P, $37.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Something Wild (46) (P, $54.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Je t'aime (238) (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Rouge Sensuel (DC, $58.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Ultrarose (257) (LE, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Grace (LE, $36.00) is more muted (90% similar). Guerlain Poppy Cap (020) (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Rouge Kiss (325) (P, $37.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Stellar Beauty Disco Moon 02 (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Guava (P, $37.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Miss Loubi (P, $90.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Frenemie (LE, $5.50) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Understanding (LE, $18.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Givenchy Rouge Egerie (305) (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Fram-bois (350) (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, more muted, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smashbox Get Fired Be Legendary Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium red with warm, orange-y undertones and a dusting of fine, gold pearl. It had good color payoff, though it didn’t quite cover my lip freckle, but the color applied evenly across the lips. The lipstick had a lightweight feel that didn’t migrate or feather beyond my natural lip line. I found the formula on this shade to be moderately hydrating as well as long-wearing at six hours. Urban Decay Zealot (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Rita (P, $34.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Night to Remember (LE, $18.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Must Be Red (LE, $18.50) is glossier (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Surrender Dorothy (124) (DC, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warren (P, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). Shiseido Toffee Apple (RD308) (DC, $28.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Shiseido First Bite (RD307) (DC, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Steam Heat (LE, $18.50) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC Brave Red (LE, $30.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Infra-red (DC, $7.99) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Parisian Red (P, $37.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC My Inner Femme (LE, $18.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Future Red (LE, $26.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Shiseido Real Ruby (RD502) (DC, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) (DC, $30.00) is less shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rouge Fatal (LE, $54.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Holly (DC, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Audacious (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rosehip (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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.

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Smashbox Cognac Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Cognac Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Cognac Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Cognac Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Cognac Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Cognac Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Cognac Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Cognac Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Cognac Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Cognac Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Cognac Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Cognac Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Cognac Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Cognac Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox LA Sunset Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox LA Sunset Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox LA Sunset Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox LA Sunset Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox LA Sunset Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox LA Sunset Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox LA Sunset Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox LA Sunset Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox LA Sunset Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox LA Sunset Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox LA Sunset Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox LA Sunset Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox LA Sunset Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox LA Sunset Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Get Fired Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Get Fired Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Get Fired Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Get Fired Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Get Fired Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Get Fired Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Get Fired Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Get Fired Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Get Fired Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Get Fired Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Get Fired Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Get Fired Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Get Fired Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Get Fired Be Legendary Lipstick

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
  • Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight The Celestial Powder
  • Clinique Bronze Glow Uplighting Powder
On eyes:
  • Too Faced Totally Cute Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Scorch Eyeliner

Product Availability

Smashbox Be Legendary Cream Lipstick $21.00/0.1 OZ.
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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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I love the look of Cognac on my screen but have to swatch it in-store. I’m so fair that Air Kiss — listed as a dupe — showed quite dark on me; I just couldn’t make it work. Whether or not Cognac works, I’m now interested in Smashbox lipsticks, which I’ve never looked at before.

I really love Cognac and LA Sunset! But then I noticed that Guerlain Air Kiss is a dupe for Cognac, bummer. Seems Air Kiss dupes always get my attention, huh? Don’t believe I have much, if anything like LA Sunset, though. Love the color AND the name.

Cognac is my favorite color. I buy backups of this one because it’s the perfect brownish nude on me. When I can’t pick a lipstick of the day…..cognac is the winner.

I’m wearing Cognac today!! Topped with a bit of Clinique Richer Raisin for some moisture, because I find these a big drying!!

You look beautiful in all three of the lipsticks Christine!!

Cognac is definitely my favourite of the bunch, but I would have to try it first as it could possibly be a bit dark for me. But it looks like a gorgeous autumn shade 🙂

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