Smashbox Red Rage, Inspiration, Tabloid Be Legendary Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Smashbox Red Rage Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Red Rage Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Red Rage Be Legendary Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark ruby red with strong, pink undertones and fine fuchsia shimmer sprinkled throughout. Though it wasn’t fully opaque, it covered evenly and smoothly as the lipstick glided on without tugging and sat well without settling into lip lines. The texture was lightweight, thin without being clingy, and comfortable to wear over the six and a half hours this shade lasted. It felt lightly hydrating overall. Tom Ford Beauty Emma (LE, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Psycho (P, $18.00) is brighter, less glossy (95% similar). MAC By Special Order (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Sour Cherry (DC, $26.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Legendary (PiP, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop London Fog (P, $7.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alain (P, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior Passion (066) (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty #012 (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Let's Play (LE, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Kir Royale (DC, $24.00) is darker, brighter (95% similar). Clinique Cherry Pop (P, $19.50) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Bloodstone (LE, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). YSL Red Cassandre (84) (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Surprise (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Spark (PiP, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Leonardo (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Glamorous Cherry (822) (DC, $58.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smashbox Inspiration Be Legendary Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark fuchsia-berry with cool, blue undertones and a dusting of fine, pink pearl. It had semi-opaque color coverage, so some of the natural lip color will come through. The texture was light-medium in weight with a moderately creamy feel–more emollient than the average shade in the range–that covered well and didn’t streak. This shade was still wearing well after six hours, and the formula felt lightly hydrating. Bite Beauty #002 (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson (LE, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Lickable (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C208 (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Fanny (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Menace (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Ultramarine Pink (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Zelda (LE, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Girl About Town (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Violet Fatale (P, $54.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Thrill Seeker (420) (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Catharina (P, $23.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Anarchy (DC, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Neon Pumps (065) (P, $32.00) is less pigmented (85% similar). MAC Milan Mode (P, $20.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Chanel La Romanesque (50) (P, $38.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Hollywood Cerise (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smashbox Tabloid Be Legendary Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark purple with warm, pink undertones and a cream finish. Of all the Cream shades, this had the least glossiness, but it definitely wasn’t matte. The texture was a bit thicker, and it applied without dragging, but it didn’t sit as well on the lips and emphasized the texture. The color wore well for six hours and was just a bit hydrating overall. Urban Decay Bittersweet (P, $18.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (DC, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dose of Colors Love Potion (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Seductive Intent (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Willful (248) (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Heroine (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Foiled Rose (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Kaia (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Night Blooming (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Stylist's Tip (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain #74 (P, $33.00) is darker (85% similar). Dose of Colors Dark Secret (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Purple Panna Cotta (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). 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 Red Rage Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Red Rage Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Red Rage Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Red Rage Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Red Rage Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Red Rage Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Red Rage Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Red Rage Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Red Rage Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Red Rage Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Red Rage Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Red Rage Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Red Rage Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Red Rage Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Inspiration Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Inspiration Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Inspiration Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Inspiration Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Inspiration Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Inspiration Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Inspiration Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Inspiration Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Inspiration Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Inspiration Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Inspiration Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Inspiration Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Inspiration Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Inspiration Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Tabloid Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Tabloid Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Tabloid Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Tabloid Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Tabloid Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Tabloid Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Tabloid Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Tabloid Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Tabloid Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Tabloid Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Tabloid Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Tabloid Be Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Tabloid Be Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Tabloid 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

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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Beauties all 3! But having so many dupes and near dupes, I think I’m good not getting any. Although Red Rage is SO tempting! Cool name, great shade, but I have Kir Royale.

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