Smashbox released these Be Legendary Long-Wear Lip Lacquers last year in Kuwait and I completely forgot I had this until a recent clean up of my little makeup stash. I'd been sent this by Smashbox, but because the colour I'd received, Flushed, was not normally a colour I gravitated towards, I'd only worn it a handful of times. Now that I've stepped up my brow game and have almost mastered a decent eye liner look, I tend to reach for more natural looking lip colours and decided to give this another whirl.
This gloss delivers a high shine without feeling overly sticky on the lips. Despite being labeled as a long-wear gloss, I do find that within an hour, the gloss wears off and you're left with natural looking stained lips that look plump and moisturized. Though you can see shimmering particles in the lacquer, this doesn't translate to your lips, thank goodness! The lip lacquer comes with an easy to use hour glass shaped doe-foot applicator and is subtly scented with a hint of sweetness, almost reminds me of a sugar cookie.
On first glance, the lip lacquer looks like a tiny travel size, but it does contain .2 oz or 6 ml which is only slightly less than my Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks [review here], so kudos to reducing all that unnecessary packaging bulk.
The shade I have, Flushed, looks almost peachy in the bottle, but on me for some reason, the pink undertones really come through and shine. I still find the pink to be a bit too pale for me so I like to pat on a little lipstick over the top, but nevertheless, I'm glad I decided to give it another shot. If you're looking for a comfortable liquid lipstick come gloss that won't leave your lips feeling like the Sahara desert, the Lip Lacquers from Smashbox might just be it.
, by Mimi