Its taken me so long to get around to blogging about all of the different things I got in the Sephora spring sale, but I really wanted to thoroughly test out the Smashbox Be Legendary Cream Lipstick before I reviewed it. I’m very particular about lipsticks and after my High-end Lipstick Review Series, I like to give a new lipstick a real good try before I write about it. Smashbox recently revamped their Be Legendary lipsticks and added some new shades (in total there are 18 shades in the cream finish, and 18 in the matte finish). I’d quite liked the Smashbox Be Legendary Long Wear Lip Lacquer that I’d tried, so I was really curious to try the newly re-formulated cream lipstick out.Here’s how the new cream formula is described: “silky-smooth shades with lasting, intense pigments to glide on lightweight, show-stopping lip color. These vitamin-fortified cream colors do not settle unevenly on the lips or dry out. Their moisturizing, satin-smooth formula softens and protects lips with shea butter and vitamins C and E.” The shade Fig, a “red grape” (a very good description actually) was calling my name. A brownish-red toned berry shade, Fig is great for lighter and cool-toned skin. Its so pretty and wearable!
In my opinion, the formula of the Be Legendary Cream Lipstick is similar to the MAC Lustre finish lipsticks: easy to apply, balmy, slightly glossy, and comfortable and hydrating on the lips. It is exactly the type of lipstick I enjoy. I actually think the Smashbox is longer wearing and less sheer than some of the MAC Lustres, at least Fig is. This lipstick had some serious staying power and also left behind quite a good berry-hued stain, but didn’t dry out my lips at all. I also really liked that it is completely unscented!
I have really been loving this lipstick! My only advice would be that I do like to wear it with a lip liner, because its very creamy and balmy. With a darkish shade like Fig, a lip liner just helps to keep everything in place. I really like pairing Fig with my MAC Plum lip pencil or Laura Mercier Plumberry.
The Smashbox Be Legendary Lipsticks are $23.00 CAD. Have you tried any of the new shades or are they on your wish list?
Thanks for reading!
Nerdy Librarian Girl ❤