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.
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