Tasty, Glossy Lips: Smashbox ‘Be Legendary’ Long-Lasting Lip Lacquer

I adore the power that a slick of lipstick brings, but half way through the day I inevitably regret my choice as my pout becomes dry and the colour fades away. Glosses are great at adding a touch of shine to lips and subtly bringing a look together, but they’re super sticky and wear off often within minutes. This new launch from Smashbox provides the best of both worlds, coating lips in a powerful colour that’s glossy without being sticky and long-lasting without being drying; ‘Be Legendary’ long-lasting lip lacquer contains the maximum amount of pigment Smashbox could squeeze in for serious impact, paired with comforting Vitamin E and glossy-finish pearls.

You can see from the swatches that these lacquers provide a fabulous colour result that sits on lips perfectly. The applicator coats lips well to leave a smooth finish, without overloading lips or causing too much transference as soon as you sip on a cup of coffee. The lighter shades are a great alternative to a nude lipstick or gloss, but the darker tones actually slightly stain lips to provide a very subtle tint even when the gloss has worn away. Although the tubes are quite small considering their £19.00 price point, I really like the formula and the fact that the lacquers bridge a gap to provide wearable colour all day long. They do have a tendency to ‘sit’ in the lines of cracked lips or cling onto dry patches, so I would definitely recommend a touch of balm underneath and regular exfoliation, but these are a definite winner for me and a new gloss to slip into my bag when I want to make an impact.

What do you think of these new Be Legendary Long-Lasting Lip Lacquers?

The Smashbox Be Legendary Long-Lasting Lip Lacquers are available in 18 shades, priced £19.00 each and are available online and in department stores.




  1. Emma Payne
    January 24, 2015 / 10:31 am

    I love the nude colour, would be perfect for day time! 18 shades is nice, will definitely have to look at what other colours there is.www.thebravestindividual.blogspot.co.uk

  2. Michelle Lim
    January 24, 2015 / 11:09 am

    That red.. so vibrant! I like the fact that these have very little transference onto cups – I hate it when I'm drinking and my lipstick disappears with every sip. Might try it out.www.coquettishmish.com

  3. Anonymous
    January 24, 2015 / 1:33 pm

    I've seen them quite a few times and debated whether to pick them up or not. I am a huge fan of lipsticks (especially the ones from MAC) and I love to get a good dose of colour out of my lip products. I am not a huge fan of the glossy/sheer finish of most glosses so I decided each time to pass. Now that I see how pigmented they are, I'm definitely not going to resist! Love their range of colour and the "easy to bring in your handbag" format! xoMD | http://byourbself.blogspot.ca/

  4. Brittany Seel
    January 24, 2015 / 1:40 pm

    I love a good lip lacquer! The pinky nude shade looks right up my street :)Bea xAs Seen By Bea

  5. gio
    January 24, 2015 / 2:16 pm

    That red is gorgeous!

  6. Mandy S
    January 24, 2015 / 3:44 pm

    They look amazing, especially the lighter shade but I don't know if I would pay £19 for it…they just look really small. xFARFROMPERFECTIONXO

  7. Lucy
    January 24, 2015 / 8:58 pm

    These look amazing and so pigmented!xOoh La Luce | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

  8. Leanne Winters
    January 24, 2015 / 9:08 pm

    The pigment looks great on your hand! I wasn't a huge fan of smashbox as I have their foundation but these look a better choice xLeannewinters.blogspot.co.uk

    • London Beauty Queen
      January 25, 2015 / 11:18 am

      Much more wearable formula – the Rimmel ones tend to dry out lips I find.

  9. Jaime from GirlLovesGloss.com
    January 25, 2015 / 3:30 am

    I actually got a chance to try a mini of the coral colour recently and was super surprised- Smashbox isn't a brand that normally impresses me. I'll be taking a look to see if any other shades appeal to me.

  10. Linsay
    January 25, 2015 / 9:40 am

    The red gloss is gorgeous. I always prefer a gloss to a lipstick. x

  11. Elise Dopson
    January 25, 2015 / 5:00 pm

    The red shade looks stunning! I'll definitely have to be picking these up when they're out 🙂 xElise @ Elise Dopson

  12. Janinafran
    January 25, 2015 / 8:30 pm

    I've heard nothing but amazing things about these lipglosses. Definitely adding it on my birthday wishlist :)XO Janinahttp://janinafran.blogspot.ca

  13. Francesca Hearn
    January 26, 2015 / 11:10 am

    These look amazing! I want to try them. I think the same as you on the lipstick front. I always wear a lipstick then worry about it smudging or leaving a little line around the lips! Lovely post makes me want to buy them all! http://bellamomento.blogspot.co.ukxxx

  14. Shanna Madrazo
    January 28, 2015 / 11:00 pm

    amazing colours! I have never tried any smashbox products but lip laquers are always a big thumbs up for me. Thanks for sharing.EricaRosa

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