Aug 13, 2015

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipsticks - Infrared Matte - Shock Me Pink - Review, Swatches, Photos

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipsticks - Infrared Matte Shock Me Pink Review Swatches Photos
Wearing Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Infrared Matte
Product provided for review

Smashbox Be Legendary lipstick ($20 each) collection features a mix of cream and matte lipsticks in supersaturated, pigmented colors for bold bright lip color.  The cream lipsticks are formulated with shea butter for soft, moisturized lips while the matte lipsticks are perfect if you are looking for long-lasting lip color.  I recently got to try two of these lipsticks - Infrared Matte (a true red) and Shock Me Pink (neon pink).  Scroll on for more more photos and swatches.

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipsticks - Infrared Matte Shock Me Pink Review Swatches Photos
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipsticks - Infrared Matte - Shock Me Pink 
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipsticks - Infrared Matte Shock Me Pink Review Swatches Photos
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipsticks - Shock Me Pink
Product provided for review
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipsticks - Infrared Matte Shock Me Pink Review Swatches Photos
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipsticks - Infrared Matte
Both the lipsticks that I have are bright, bold colors. Infrared Matte is a true red, and as the name suggests is a matte lipstick.  Shock Me Pink is a bright neon pink with a creamy finish.  The lipsticks are very pigmented and give full, opaque coverage without the need to apply too much product.  Here's a look at the swatches.

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipsticks - Infrared Matte Shock Me Pink Review Swatches Photos
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipsticks - Infrared Matte - Shock Me Pink - Swatches

I don't usually wear bold colors, so both these colors are a little out of my comfort zone.  Much to my surprise, though, Infrared Matte has turned out to be my favorite red lipstick.  Yes, it's a red and does need a bit of an effort with my makeup routine, but because this lipstick is incredibly pigmented, it gives opaque coverage with a thin, weightless finish on the lips, and the matte finish makes this a very wearable modern red.  The color is also quite long-lasting, easily holding on for 4-5 hours and leaving a stain on the lips when I remove it at the end of the day.  The matte texture definitely does not feel moisturizing, but it doesn't dry out my lips either.

Shock Me Pink, on the other hand, is a bright neon pink that is definitely too bright for me.  I have applied a very sheer layer in the photo below, though, of course it can be easily built up for an ultrabright lip.  While the creamy lipstick feels quite moisturizing on the lips, it also tends to accentuate any flaky bits of skin on my lips.  This might not be an issue if your lips are in good condition, but I have dry lips, so prepping the lips beforehand would be an absolute must for me.

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipsticks - Infrared Matte Shock Me Pink Review Swatches Photos
Wearing Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick - Shock Me Pink

Overall, I would definitely recommend the Smashbox Be Legendary lipsticks if you are looking for bold colors and longer-lasting finish.  Personally, I prefered the matte finish to the cream, though.  Infrared Matte would be my pick for the perfect modern red, and going by online reviews, there are quite a few other beautiful matte shades in this range.

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipsticks - Infrared Matte Shock Me Pink Review Swatches Photos Ingredients
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipsticks - Shock Me Pink - Infrared Matte - Ingredients

 Products featured in the post were provided for review.

7 comments:

  1. Its great to see you sporting a RED lip Rads.. Fab pics as always and yes, I wish we had the option of exploring all of these lovely brands here in India ! :'(

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    1. Thank you, Agnibanya! Means a lot coming from the "Love thy Red" blogger :D

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  2. Wow so pigmented and creamy! I love creamy lips, so this is right up my alley.

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    1. Do give them a try...am sure you would find quite a few favorites :)

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  3. While the red is a sure shot winner, I love how you made the pink work for you! What do you have on your eyes here - looks gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks, Pav! It's a color from the Maybelline Nudes palette and a UD eyeliner - I think Empire.

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