Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip is a recent launch in India and the lip colors are available in two finishes – metallic and vinyl-like. These are supposed to be a hybrid between a lipstick and gloss with opaque, even coverage. I bought the shade Crush It from Nykaa and the lip colors are priced at Rs 2050.
Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip
Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip is a liquid lip formula that glides on with full coverage of a lipstick and high shine of a gloss in a single coat. Experience shimmering metallic and lacquered, high-shine finish lip color in gorgeous hues.
- Metallic & vinyl-like finishes
- Delivers one-coat rich, saturated color
- Foolproof precision tip applicator distributes product evenly
- Makes lips appear more plump & full
- Feels soft & comfortable on lips; non-gritty
Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip Review
Ok so I’ll be honest. I actually did not know that there are two variants in this range. I thought all the lip colors have a metallic finish and without reading any review or looking at swatches, I just placed my order for the shade Crush It. When it arrived, I was quite bummed to see that it was a regular liquid lipstick without a hint of anything metallic. When I applied the lip color, I forgot everything.
This liquid lipstick is like a lip paint. It has the consistency and shine of a gloss, the pigmentation of a lipstick and the hydrating finish of a balm. It is not a matte lipstick so the formula does not dry down to a matte finish. Instead, it gives a glassy, mirrored finish that gives the illusion of full, plumped up lips.
Pigmentation is incredibly good and one swipe is all that you need. It is best to avoid a second swipe coz that will just make the lips feel very heavy. What I also love about the formula is that it is completely non-sticky and also hydrates the lips. Plus, the firm, pointed applicator gives more precision when applying the product.
The only problem with a formula like this is that the color transfers like crazy. You will leave a mark on everything that your lips touch and that is very irritating. You will have to keep the tube handy all the time for touch-ups.
I’ve never been a fan of lip gloss or lipsticks that are too creamy or shiny but strangely enough, this formula I’m quite enjoying. It feels really comfortable on the lips and Crush It is a gorgeous berry magenta color that looks great on my skin tone. I can’t complain about the high price because Smashbox is a high-end brand. If only the color did not transfer so much, this would have been my favorite liquid lipstick of all time!