Smashbox Punked, Violet Riot, Talk to Me Be Legendary Matte Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Smashbox Punked Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Punked Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Smashbox Punked Be Legendary Matte LipstickSmashbox 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, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Huda Beauty Silver Fox (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Petit Four (P, $7.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Zero (P, $19.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Silver Spoon (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, less glossy (80% similar). MAC Gwendolyn (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (80% 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 LipstickSmashbox 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, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Orchid (P, $14.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Pandemonium (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Pandemonium (P, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia #9 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Flamingo Road (LE, $21.00) is warmer, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Epic (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Notorious (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Leather (DC, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Punk Couture (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Violet Vixen (DC, $7.49) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Hellebore (DC, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M502 (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Recollection (P, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Leap of Delight (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Urban Decay Cloud9 (LE, $18.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smashbox Talk to Me Be Legendary Matte LipstickSmashbox 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, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Shiseido Peruvian Pink (RS418) (DC, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Orchid (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Kat Von D Babe (LE, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Crush (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M202 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Flamboyish (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Fashion Tide (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Doo Wop (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Savage (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Backstage Bambi (P, $20.00) is brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Crush (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Buds (LE, $6.50) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Backstage Bambi (P, $19.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Whipped Blush (PiP, $14.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Makeup Geek Bachelorette (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Tickler (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Stupid Love (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty #007 (LE, $36.00) is more muted (85% similar). Bite Beauty #092 (P, $18.00) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW |
Smashbox Be Legendary Matte LipstickSmashbox 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

PPermanent. $21.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

Violet Riot

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

Talk to Me

PPermanent. $21.00.
B+
B+
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
87%
Total
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Smashbox Punked Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Punked Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Smashbox Punked Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Punked Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Smashbox Punked Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Punked Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Smashbox Punked Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Punked Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Smashbox Punked Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Punked Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Smashbox Punked Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Punked Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Smashbox Punked Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Punked Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Smashbox Violet Riot Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Violet Riot Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Smashbox Violet Riot Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Violet Riot Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Smashbox Violet Riot Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Violet Riot Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Smashbox Violet Riot Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Violet Riot Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Smashbox Violet Riot Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Violet Riot Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Smashbox Violet Riot Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Violet Riot Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Smashbox Violet Riot Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Violet Riot Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Smashbox Talk to Me Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Talk to Me Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Smashbox Talk to Me Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Talk to Me Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Smashbox Talk to Me Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Talk to Me Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Smashbox Talk to Me Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Talk to Me Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Smashbox Talk to Me Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Talk to Me Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Smashbox Talk to Me Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Talk to Me Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Smashbox Talk to Me Be Legendary Matte Lipstick
Smashbox Talk to Me Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

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Christine, are there no dupes for Punked? I also thought the review for Violet Riot was missing until I realized it was under the same paragraph as Punked. But YAAYYY !!! When I initially saw the swatch for Violet Riot, I thought it looked SO much better than the swatches for UD Pandemonium, UD Jawbreaker, and Maybelline Violet Vixen. I was waiting for your review, but after Ulta sent me the 5x points offer this week, I pulled the trigger, hoping I was right, and I was!!! Should have it today or tomorrow. So glad it scored an A-, way better than any of its dupes.

Oh Christine, no worries! Not frustrated at all. You do such awesome work, we’re all human, don’t be so hard on yourself! When I was younger, I was a perfectionist and pretty hard on myself, but now that I’m older, I’ve learned the world can be pretty tough already, so it’s better to be kind and gentle to oneself 🙂

Such a beauty! all shades fit you well Christine,sincerly!! and all the shades looks good with your eyes makeup! Great job dear, by the way love the Punked 🙂

Wow! What an interesting colour Punked is. I love it!
I also love Violet Riot, but then I love everything purple be it lipstick, eyeshadows, clothes or whatever. Not all at once, though, except maybe for Hallloween 🙂

Punked did not swatch at all like how I expected, but I like it. The fact that off-beat shades are making their way into the higher end makes me happy. Makeup shouldn’t only be about highlighting your looks – it should also be sometimes be about fun!

These are looking good, TOO! Violet Riot is how I *wish* Pandemonium’s finish had been. It is gorgeous! But I am happy with Jawbreaker, which is much smoother and hasn’t given my lips any weird issues, either.
Punked is very interesting! Not such a cool-toned gray, almost tinged a bit lilac? Or something purplish. I really like it! Will definitely try that one on and see if I like it on me.

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