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Smashbox’s Always On Liquid Lipstick: Smash or Pass?

Tess’ Note: I have photographic evidence that Marissa owns this, and she will be adding photos to her Smashbox Liquid Lipstick review when her skin is less, as she put it the day before publishing, “putrid.” Until then, enjoy!


We all love a good game of smash or pass, but instead of putting your favorite actors to the test, why not makeup? I was inspired by Smashbox’s Always On Liquid Lipstick (“smash” is in the name, after all) when all I could see online were glowing reviews. So, is Smashbox’s Liquid Lip “smashable?”

 
 
 
 
 
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Although they didn’t have a super wide range of shades, they did have a fair amount that complimented every skin tone. The makeup can be found virtually everywhere, making boat-bound babes like yours truly ecstatic with the convenience of Amazon Delivery. The makeup arrived the day after ordering, and I put it to the test instantly. 

Just for some background: I am not a habitual lipstick wearer. I decided to buy a tube for an upcoming trip to Italy, since I’ve decided I want to add a little more oomph to my standard au-naturel look. Although I was searching for a dark red (since my doppelganger Alexandra Daddario pulls it off so well), I settled on the darkest “red” shade they had.

 
 
 
 
 
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It was love at first application.

The applicator has a pointed tip that makes it easy to trace and stay within your lip line, and the product is moisturizing yet matte, going on smooth. This is absolutely thanks to the formula, which is filled with jojoba oil to hydrate, apricot oil to soften, and sunflower oil to offer a burst of anti-aging vitamin E. There are no gross ingredients, like talc, or synthetic fragrance, or parabens – just ingredients to keep lips kissable.

 
 
 
 
 
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My mug was print-free as I sipped my coffee, no trace of a lip signature anywhere. And when I kissed my honey, he instinctively wiped his cheek – even though there was no product to wipe off.  He cracked a joke and I laughed, hard, smiling ear to ear, and when I reassessed in the mirror, there was no trace of cracking!

This product is solid, and I am excited to test it abroad. It is DEFINITELY a smash (or distruggere) from me.

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Have you tried Smashbox’s Always On Liquid Lipstick? Tell us in the comments!


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