Sep 10, 2015

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Melondrama

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Melondrama Review Swatches Photos

I was thinking of bringing out the darker eyeshadows and getting back to my usual smokey eye looks, but it looks summer will be around for a few more days.  Temperatures have been hovering around 100, and I don't even want to step out into the balcony to water the plants.  The good thing, though, is I get a bit of extra time to play around with some fun summer colors like the Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Melondrama - a soft orangey shade that's just right for summers.  The Smashbox Be Legendary lipstick range features both creamy and matte shades, and Melondrama is a creamy finish though not very glossy.  Scroll on for photos, swatches, and more.

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Melondrama Review Swatches Photos
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Melondrama
Like the other Be Legendary lipsticks, this lipstick tube too has a simple black design.
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Melondrama Review Swatches Photos
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Melondrama - described as soft peach. 
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Melondrama Review Swatches Photos
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Melondrama

Smashbox Melondrama is described as a soft peach shade.  On me, this is an orangey peach that leans a bit towards the pastel side.  The lipstick is creamy and packed with pigment, giving opaque coverage in a single swipe.  Since the color looks a bit bright against my skin tone, I prefer a softer, less opaque application that allows some of my natural lip texture to show through.  It still does a good job of covering the uneven/dark pigmentation on my lips.  Here's a look at the swatches.

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Melondrama Swatch
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Melondrama - Swatch
Wearing Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Melondrama

Applied either with a lip brush or with blotting some of the color off, Smashbox Melondrama shows up as a pop of orange-peach on my lips.  While it is a creamy lipstick, the finish settles down to somewhat matte, and I find it best to prep/scrub the lips and use a good lip balm before using this lipstick as it tends to exaggerate lip lines and/or any dry flakes.  It's quite pigmented and long-lasting, and even as it wears off with eating/drinking, the lipstick leaves a peach tint on the lips that lasts all day long.

Smashbox Melondrama is a good pick for anyone who likes the orangey-peach lipstick trend that is all the rage every summer.  Paired with a nude/neutral lip pencil or topped with a softer neutral lipgloss, this would also make for a good lipstick to transition into fall makeup looks.  I can wear this lipstick all summer with a softer makeup look and pair it with darker taupe or olive eye makeup through the cooler fall days.

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Melondrama Ingredients
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Melondrama - Ingredients List


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