Recently, Smashbox has become a brand that I am falling hard for – fast. When they announced their collaboration with YouTuber/Comedian Lily Singh I was all for it and could not wait for it to finally launch in the UK. Lily, similarly to me also loves a red lip so I had good faith that the colour she would create with the brand would be beautiful.
Finally after hearing a lot of positive reviews from across the pond in regards to the Always On Matte Liquid Lipsticks they had landed on smashbox.co.uk and I purchased Lily’s shade “Bawse”, as well as two others.
Infused with the lip smoothing Smashbox Primer Oil complex, these lightweight liquid lipsticks are some of the best available. As aforementioned, the formula is very lightweight and applies effortlessly and evenly on the lips. One swipe will offer you full opacity with minimal need to really go in with another layer, this is consistent throughout all four shades I have.
Although the packaging may be smaller than most liquid lipsticks, the formula sure does pack a punch. As usual, depending on your activities throughout the day, this formula is long-lasting. Whilst you certainly would not be able to eat an oily meal without it wearing off, you can eat lighter things with ease and drink without hesitation. Even if you were to eat heavier meals, this formula does have a staining effect which allows the product to wear off nicely.
Furthermore, you can re-apply this product without the fear of it crumbling and peeling off. However, that said, you cannot expect perfect results with each additional layer you add. As with most liquid lipsticks, they apply best on a clean canvas and layering does not always provide the smoothest finish.
As much as I do like the formula, my favourite aspect of the Always On Matte Liquid Lipsticks is the tear-drop applicator. The pointed tip allows for such precise application that allows you to achieve the best finish. Additionally, the middle of the wand also allows for more product to come out of the tube which reduces the need to keep on going back in for more product.
Overall, if you have the money to spend then this offering from Smashbox is certainly one to consider, especially those that love a bold lip.
Have you tried the Always On Matte Liquid Lipsticks? Share your thoughts with me in the comment section below.
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