Smashbox Cosmetics recently launched their Be Legendary Liquid Lip Pigments*, now available in two different categories, 9 of which are Liquid Metals, with a foiled finish, and 8 of which are Liquid Pigments with a Vinyl Finish. They are described as liquid lipsticks with a high-impact shine and rich saturated color along with a lightweight texture. The shades were made in collaboration with Smashbox Cosmetics’ Lip Editor-in-Chief Vlada Haggerty. She is an amazing lip artist and you can find her work on her instagram page here. I initially purchased three of the shades in Bad B, Rose B4 Bros and Mauve squad when lo and behold, a jaw dropping PR package of the entire collection arrived. Today I’m excited to share swatches of the entire range as well as my review.
For as long as I can remember, I have always used some sort of base before applying foundation. In my teenage years, I only wore powder foundation, the kind that came in a compact, so prepping my skin with moisturizer was something that seemed to suffice at the time. Once I was introduced to primer in my early twenties, it quickly became an essential product in my makeup routine. In addition to now using targeted serums and moisturizers to prep my skin for the day, primer is the next step that follows. Just as primer ensures better adhesion of paint to the surface, makeup primer acts as a base to ‘smooth out my canvas’ before ‘painting my face’. Not only does primer help to smooth out pores before the application of makeup, it also helps to prolong makeup wear. Imagine my delight a couple of weeks ago when a generous collection of the Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Primers were kindly sent over for review.
Smashbox Cosmetics released a collection of seven Cover Shot Eyeshadow Palettes* inspired by trends seen at the studio, ranging from matte, to smoky, to bold. These palettes are purse size and perfectly compact for travel and fits easily inside your makeup bag. They are small, yet mighty and certainly pack a punch! There are a total of 8 shades in each Cover Shot palette, with two larger base shades so you won’t run out of the basics before using all the accent colors.
Smashbox Cosmetics recently launched a collection of seven portable Cover Shot Eyeshadow palettes, with a variety of colors to choose from. Each palette is priced at $29 and they range from sophisticated, bold, and to metallic. I really did not need another palette, but the colors in the Ablaze Cover Shot Palette really spoke to me. I could not resist, and quickly placed an order online. Besides, I was able to apply my Sephora $25 appreciation gift card towards it. I’m happy to report that I’m so glad I did!.