Review: 5 Looks with Smashbox' Be Legendary Liquid Lip

I'm usually not a fan of high shine finishes for lipsticks because they feel sticky, but Smashbox' Be Legendary Liquid Lip makes my lips feel soft and plump. The formula is highly saturated and the vinyl-like finish creates fuller lips, as if I just got botox injections. It's not my everyday choice due to lipstick getting everywhere (while eating, drinking, putting on clothes etc.), but that's to be expected with any shiny or satin finish lipstick!

I decided to create 5 different wearable looks that were inspired by Smashbox Lip Editor-In-Chief Vlada Haggerty (@vladamua).

Swatches

Left to right:  Iced Out/Space Case, Bad B/Petal Metal, Girl Please/Brains 'N' Bronze, Pink Drank/Mauve Squad, Bad Apple/Moscow Muled, Brick Trick/Foiled Brat

Left to right: Iced Out/Space Case, Bad B/Petal Metal, Girl Please/Brains 'N' Bronze, Pink Drank/Mauve Squad, Bad Apple/Moscow Muled, Brick Trick/Foiled Brat

The 5 Different Looks

1) For the Space Bunny - Start with applying Iced Out on the outer parts of your lips, leaving the middle part for Space Case. The simplyteee take on an intergalactic look!

2) For the 90s Chick - Apply Girl, Please on your lips, then top it off with a bit of Brains 'N' Bronze for that metallic finish. Scary Spice would be jealous.

3) For the Bronzed Goddess - Line the outer parts of your lips with Bad B, then dab the middle with Petal Metal to finish off the look. For those with naturally tanned olive skin, this one's for you.

4) For the Innocent Girl Next Door - Apply Pink Drank all over your lips, and top it off with Mauve Squad in the middle for that extra plump! Elle Woods approved.

5) For the Indecisive Badass - Apply Brick Trick to half of your lips, and finish off the other half with Foiled Brat. Alice in Wonderland vibes with this look!

6) For the Girl Boss - Start with applying Bad Apple all over, and finish off with Moscow Muled on the middle parts of your lips. A different take on the classic red lip!

Review: Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipsticks

Since discovering liquid lipsticks, I find myself no longer gravitating towards standard lipsticks like I used to. I've tried them all - from higher end brands such as Kat Von D, Stila, Anastasia and Tarte, to drug store brands such as NYX, L'Oreal, and Revlon. Lipsticks with a matte finish tend to dry out the lips, but Smashbox is among the few that won't make your lips look like you've been parched in a desert for a week.

WHY I LOVE IT

  • The tip applicator makes it easy (and fun) to line and apply the lipstick 
  • You only need one coat due to how pigmented and creamy the formula is 
  • It won't smudge, budge or feather when you're drinking or eating
  • It lasts up to eight hours 
  • When re-applying throughout the day, it doesn't make your lips look like a butthole
  • Offers a wide range of shades to choose from

Left to right: Bawse, Thrill Seeker, Baja Bound, Babe Alert, Driver's Seat, In Demand, Stepping Out, Chill Zone

CHILL ZONE - A deep, cool grey that's bound to send chills down your ex' spine

IN DEMAND - A neutral, pink nude that's great for the everyday pout

THRILL SEEKER - A bright red orange that's guaranteed to take attention off that unwanted pimple on the middle of your forehead

BABE ALERT - A nude rose that's giving MLBB (my-lips-but-better) a run for her money

BAWSE - A deep, cool red by YouTube megastar Lilly Singh (iisuperwomanii) that's sure to make you feel like a bawse

STEPPING OUT - A deep nude that pays homage to the 90s

BAJA BOUND - A pink coral that reminds me of Ariel the little mermaid

DRIVER'S SEAT - The result of Stepping Out's and Baja Bound's one night stand

#Giveaway - Smashbox 12 Day Holiday Reveal

I'm excited to announce I've partnered with Smashbox Cosmetics Canada for an amazing holiday giveaway consisting of a multitude of their products! I'll be revealing the items over the next 12 days, so keep checking back to see what you could win!

To participate, simply:

  1. Follow me (@simplyteee) and @smashboxcanada

  2. Tag a friend on the giveaway announcement picture on my Instagram (you can tag as many as you like). For additional entries, comment on this post below and let me know what you're most looking forward to this holiday season!

Reveal Part 1: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primers

Reveal Part 2: Smashbox Try It Kit Best Sellers

A collection of Smashbox' best sellers (valued at $64) including their Photo Finish Foundation Primer, Full Exposure Mascara, Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Filter, Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner in Raven, and Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Disco Rose. All travel sized!

A collection of Smashbox' best sellers (valued at $64) including their Photo Finish Foundation Primer, Full Exposure Mascara, Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Filter, Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner in Raven, and Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Disco Rose. All travel sized!

Reveal Part 3: Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick & Be Legendary Lipstick

Pictured:  Chill Zone  (obsessed, and seen on me  here ), and  Punked

Pictured: Chill Zone (obsessed, and seen on me here), and Punked

Reveal Part 4: Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Stick Trio

Left to right: Contour, Bronze, and Highlight  I am completely obsessed with these  Contour Sticks ! They're incredibly creamy, which makes it easy to blend (so you don't end up looking like Cruella de Vil). I use Highlight for the inner corner of my eyes, nose and Cupid's bow,; and interchange between Bronze and Contour for the bridge of my nose.

Left to right: Contour, Bronze, and Highlight

I am completely obsessed with these Contour Sticks! They're incredibly creamy, which makes it easy to blend (so you don't end up looking like Cruella de Vil). I use Highlight for the inner corner of my eyes, nose and Cupid's bow,; and interchange between Bronze and Contour for the bridge of my nose.

Reveal Part 5: Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water

I love this  makeup primer spray  for more than just priming, but as a setting spray and whenever I need a skin refresher!

I love this makeup primer spray for more than just priming, but as a setting spray and whenever I need a skin refresher!

Reveal Part 6: Smashbox O-PLUMP Intuitive Lip Plumper With Goji Berry-C Complex

Plump up  those lips, while tinting them with your own unique shade of pink!

Plump up those lips, while tinting them with your own unique shade of pink!

Reveal Part 7: Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand

A  liquid illuminator  in a click-through pen form.

A liquid illuminator in a click-through pen form.

Reveal Part 8: Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit

A Light/Medium  contouring kit  that teaches you how to sculpt, shape, and define your features with three shades for defining, bronzing, and highlighting!

A Light/Medium contouring kit that teaches you how to sculpt, shape, and define your features with three shades for defining, bronzing, and highlighting!

Reveal Part 9: Smashbox L.A. Lights Blush & Highlight Palette

A  palette  with two tonal shades of blush and a matching highlighter.

A palette with two tonal shades of blush and a matching highlighter.

Reveal Part 10: Smashbox Photo Finish Lash Primer

A 10-in-one  mascara primer . 

A 10-in-one mascara primer

Reveal Part 11: Smashbox Indecent Exposure Mascara

The unique fibers in this  mascara  makes it easy to define every lash and coat it from root to tip. Use it with the lash primer in the above picture for an added  oompf.

The unique fibers in this mascara makes it easy to define every lash and coat it from root to tip. Use it with the lash primer in the above picture for an added oompf.

Reveal Part 12: Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kôhl Liner

A  waterproof kohl eyeliner  with the precision of a liquid liner that self-sharpens every time you twist the cap off!

A waterproof kohl eyeliner with the precision of a liquid liner that self-sharpens every time you twist the cap off!

Winner of Smashbox Giveaway Is...

Smashbox Giveaway

@stottvanessa! Congratulations Vanessa, I'll be DMing you for more details! Thanks so much to everyone that participated! I continually appreciate all the comments and the support. Hope everyone has a great and safe holiday!

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