Smashbox Pretty Social, Audition, Chai Be Legendary Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Smashbox Pretty Social Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Pretty Social Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Pretty Social Be Legendary LipstickSmashbox Pretty Social Be Legendary Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a pale, light pink with subtle, neutral-to-cool undertones and a glossy finish. This shade had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied fairly evenly but had a tendency to settle into lip lines immediately. The settling worsened over the four hours the color lasted, unfortunately. While it was lightly hydrating, it was one of the worst shades I tried in this formula due to the application and more slippery consistency of the lipstick itself. MAC Babetown (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Angel (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Vivid Imagination (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Blushing Pout (P, $7.99) is more pigmented (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Fantaisie (202) (P, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Real Doll (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Heartless (P, $18.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Dreaminess (P, $25.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Tease Me (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Long Legged & Fabulous (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Crème Cup (PiP, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smashbox Audition Be Legendary LipstickSmashbox Audition Be Legendary Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with subtle, neutral-to-warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had nearly opaque color payoff that applied evenly and smoothly. The consistency was lightweight, thin without being clingy, and easy to apply as it didn’t tug on the lips. The color lasted for a solid four hours on me and was lightly hydrating. Tarte Cabana Boy (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Backtalk (DC, $22.00) is warmer, less glossy (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Slowburn (246) (P, $30.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Modesty (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Backtalk (P, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Fig (DC, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Buff (P, $18.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Tiny Chum (LE, $7.00) is cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Taurus (LE, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sake (DC, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Hideaway (P, $18.00) is darker (85% similar). Guerlain Beatrix (LE, $48.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Apoline (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Vanessa (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Jiffy (LE, $7.00) is warmer (80% similar). Estee Lauder Tenacious (527) (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Vervain (P, $55.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smashbox Chai Be Legendary LipstickSmashbox Chai Be Legendary Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium peachy-brown with warm, yellow undertones and a luminous sheen. It had good color coverage that applied without tugging on the lips, as the texture was lightly creamy without feeling heavy or moving easily. This shade felt more emollient than some shades, so the finish was glossier. It was moderately moisturizing over the four hours it wore for, but I did have a bit of color settle into lip lines over time. MAC Well Bred Brown (DC, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Public Display (Lip Color) (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Nip Slip (P, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Het Loo (P, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Pinch (LE, $6.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Nude Cult (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Touchable Taupe (940) (P, $7.49) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Estee Lauder Discreet (P, $32.00) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Carnal (DC, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Marzipan (DC, $28.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals Honeybun (PiP, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Hourglass Idealist (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW |
Smashbox Be Legendary LipstickSmashbox 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.

Pretty Social

PPermanent. $21.00.
C+
C+
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total

Audition

PPermanent. $21.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Chai

PPermanent. $21.00.
B+
B+
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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Smashbox Pretty Social Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Pretty Social Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Pretty Social Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Pretty Social Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Pretty Social Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Pretty Social Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Pretty Social Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Pretty Social Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Pretty Social Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Pretty Social Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Pretty Social Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Pretty Social Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Pretty Social Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Pretty Social Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Audition Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Audition Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Audition Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Audition Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Audition Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Audition Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Audition Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Audition Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Audition Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Audition Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Audition Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Audition Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Audition Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Audition Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Chai Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Chai Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Chai Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Chai Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Chai Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Chai Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Chai Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Chai Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Chai Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Chai Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Chai Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Chai Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Chai Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Chai Be Legendary Lipstick

87%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Wow, Audition and Chai are really pretty, not sure if I can pull them off due to my undertones, but will make a note to swatch in store. They looks so pretty for spring or a soft romantic look. But while I was browsing the dupes section for Chai, I was happy to find that EL Discreet was a permanent dupe for one of my fave peachy browns, ColourPop Pinch, which is sadly LE.

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