I saved up enough points on ipsy and waited till there was a perk that I really wanted. Finally! Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in a gorgeous red called Mandarin. Woohoo!
I adore red lipstick. And I have never tried any lipstick from Smashbox. Win-win!
The shade is a red with orange undertones. It is just creamy enough for me, and it applied opaque in one pass. But I did go back for another swipe to get an even richer shade. Although it is supposed to be a matte lipstick, it doesn’t have that dead matte look that some mattes can have (I’m not a fan of that look). In fact, this looks almost like it has a satin finish but Smashbox says it’s matte. Importantly, it is not at all drying like a matte lipstick can be. And that’s coming from me with dry lips!
It is lightweight on my lips. I hardly know it’s there.
Not only is it lightweight and not drying, it’s hydrating though not overly so. You know how there are some lipsticks that are so hydrating and creamy, they’re almost mushy? This isn’t that. It feels comfortable on my lips. The box says that it is “ultra creamy” (not for me and that’s a good thing) because it has vitamin E, shea butter and “a hydrating complex”. Nice.
It has no scent or flavor.
It isn’t a long wearing lipstick on me. It seems to last for a few hours, unless I eat a meal and then it’s completely gone.
Here’s how Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Mandarin looks:
I love this lipstick. I love the sleek black square tube. It’s going directly into my makeup bag in my purse. Oooh, a new favorite red!
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick contains 0.1 oz./3 g and is priced at $20. It’s a small tube, but the bullet looks normal size or perhaps a little bit smaller. its gorgeousness makes it worth it. Just in case you’re not a fan of this red, it comes in 25 other stunning shades including many deep and berry shades that would be perfect for fall.
Smashbox is cruelty-free and is made in the U.S. It’s available at Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, Macy’s and lots of boutiques as well as on the Smashbox website where there’s free shipping on all US orders.
Have you tried any of the Smashbox Be Legendary Lipsticks?