Smashbox Be Legendary Lipsticks Review and Swatches

Cosmetics, Reviews, Skin Care

Recently I had the opportunity to try out some lovely lipsticks from Smashbox. Smashbox recently released the Be Legendary lipstick line for Spring 2012 and it’s a luxurious lipstick with over 22 colors. The formulas are either cream or matte, and utterly elegant. I received the shades Latte Matte, Nylon Nude, Posy Pink and Pink Petal. Pink Petal is LE for Summer.

The lipsticks have shea butter and are Vitaminc C and E infused to add moisture and improve the texture.

Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Bis-DiglycerylPolyacyladipate-2, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Euphorbia Cerifera(Candelilla) WaxCandelilla CeraCire De Candelilla, Pvp/HexadeceneCopolymer, DipentaerythritylHexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyethylene, Polydecene, Polybutene, Cetyl Lactate, Synthetic Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Glycine Soja (Soybean)Seed Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Extract, TriticumVulgare (Wheat Bran) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria)Flower Oil, BeeswaxCera AlbaCire D’abeille, Copernicia Cerifera(Carnauba) WaxCera CarnaubaCire De Carnauba, Synthetic Beeswax, Ceramide 3, Cholesterol, Octyldodecanol, Potassium Sulfate, Alumina, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium SodiumBorosilicate, Tin Oxide, Silica, Oleic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Flavor (Aroma), Vanillin, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), BismuthOxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 21 (Ci 45380), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow6 Lake (Ci 15985)] .

$19 for .10 oz from Sephora.

What else you need to know:
Cream shades contain shea butter and a unique moisture complex to provide instant and long-term moisture.

Now, I’ll let you in on a little secret. I bite my lips sometimes. It’s a bad habit! What I have to do every day to avoid biting my lips is to exfoliate my lips with a sugar scrub and then slather on a deeply conditioning lip balm. So before I apply lipstick, I always moisturize my lips or every single flaw will show up with a lipstick. Thicker glosses tend to hide imperfections.

Usually after swatching 3 lip colors, my lips are crying. I didn’t run into that issue with swatching these four lipsticks. They were quite comfortable to wear!

Nylon Nude – peachy nude
This shade actually made me look corpse-like, so I didn’t include a full face shot. I can maybe pull this off if I’ve got a full on dark smoky eye. I think it would be wonderful on deeper skintones. It’s a creamy texture.

Latte Matte – matte caramel (caramel peach brown)
I really liked this shade! It’s a a matte, and the deeper hue works with my skintone. I think it would actually work for a variety of skintones.

Posy Pink – peachy rose (warm pink)
This is such a gorgeous, delicate shade. It’s perfect for every day or a smoky eye. It’s got a creamy finish and is comfortable to wear. I love that it’s a warm pink. I think that this is a shade that will be flattering on a variety of skintones.

Pink Petal – hot pink (LE for Summer)
This was my favorite shade of the bunch! It’s a classic hot pink. I think it looks fantastic on my skintone and I think it will look great on darker skintones too.

One of the great things about these lipsticks, in addition to the comfortable formula, is the fact that the color is buildable. You can apply the color sheerly and blot it, or you can build it up.

Smashbox really made a fantastic lipstick line with the Be Legendary lipsticks, and I certainly feel they live up to their name!

Products sent for consideration. All opinions are my own.

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  • I bought Latte Matte and then today bought Nude Nylon and I like the Nude Nylon better. Im a woman of Color and I like the nude nylon better, the Latte Matte looks to Carmel brown on me. But I think I’m going to return the Latte Matte for now :,

  • Elli

    i love pink petal. it looks good on you!

  • Glad it was helpful 🙂

  • Stacey B

    Love seeing the swatches on a person….so much more helpful for me!

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