Hi Friends! My god it’s so close to Christmas and I have some major gift guides coming for you! I can’t wait! Today as promised on my Instagram I have a review and swatches of 20 of the Smashbox Be Legendary Lipsticks exclusive To Mecca. Honestly I could not believe it when the package turned up, I am extremely blessed but It means I get to really give you guys reviews and let you know what to buy and what not to buy. Theres a lot of shades, no Browns which I was a but disappointed in but a lot of Reds, pinks, Berries and Nudes which a lot of us LOVE! Keep reading for swatches!
NOW these lipsticks come in 36 Shades (at Mecca) and Retail for $30 which is pretty good for a High End Lipstick (MAC is $36, Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks are $28 for example). These lipsticks come In Two Finishes Satin and Matte. The Matte formula is SO PIGMENTED and reminds me of the UD vice “comfort Matte” finish with the Pigmentation of a MAC amplified Lipstick. The Satin formula varies, Some of the Shades are quite sheer but can be built up while some are a medium coverage and leave a subtle glossy finish. My favourite to chuck on is the Matte formula while I like the Satin over a lip pencil.
As Mentioned above I would have loved to have seen some more Mauves and Browns. I did check the American site and the is a Total of 120 shades available and 9 of those are brown and Mauve tones a d a further 13 Neautrals so there is a possibility that we will see those in Australia.
Another point is these are quite soft lipsticks, so when you apply to your lips be careful it is such a creamy soft formula that they tend to move and hit the edge of the plastic bullet. My tip is keep them in a cool area and don’t wind to far up when applying.
LA Sunset – “Coral Red”
Get Fired – “Warm Red”
BING – “Classic Red”
Red Rage – “Blue Red Cream”
Unzipped – “Deep Red Matte”
Made It – “Brick Red Matte”
Screen Queen – “Burgundy Wine Matte”
WITCHY – “Deep Burgundy”
Nude Beach – “Pale Coral”
Famous – “Pink Neutral” (very nude coral)
Audition – “Neutral Rose”
Safe Word – “Rose Nude Matte”
My favourites are Safe word, Unzipped and Audition.
PINKS, PURPLES AND BERRIES
PINCH ME – “Bright Coral Matte”
PANORAMA PINK – “True Pink”
INSPIRATION – “Bright Fucshia”
PUBLICIST – “Vibrant Fucshia Matte”
TABLOID – “Vibrant Purple”
JAM ON IT – “Deep raspberry Matte”PLUM ROLE – “Dark Plum”
PUNKED – “Deep Grey Matte’
I really like these lipsticks though they aren’t my favourite ever. I think If you are a bright lipstick lover and you like something comfortable to wear these will be right up your ally! The mattes are not drying at all and the satin finishes range from a more sheer coverage to a medium coverage. There is Definitely something for all skinniness which is extremely important. I think you should definitely head in store and check these out so you can swatch and really see what coverage you like. There are SO many reds in this collection which is perfect timing with all the Christmas parties coming up! What colour interests you? I am DYING to wear the Deep grey shade “Punked” with bronze skin and winged eyeliner! Check them out at Mecca Maxima or online HERE!
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*as always all thought and Opinions are my own. As mentioned at the top of the post these beautiful lipsticks were gifted to me by Mecca with no obligation to review! xx