I’m a self-confessed lipstick junkie! Partly because, when I have to do my own makeup I am as lazy as they come and the two “L’s”, liner and lipstick, are my go-to items. Hence my love of a pop of colour on my lips. With all this in mind, it was an obvious “yes” when Smashbox asked me to review their Always On Liquid Lipstick.
First things first, here are the facts. The Always On liquid lippy is a matte lipstick created with film sets in mind at the Smashbox Studios in Los Angeles. This is one thing that I find with all the Smashbox cosmetics I’ve used: they last. And it’s most likely because they are made for long hours under hot lights. Which is great for both presenters and non-presenters alike…
In this Casual Cool style story I’m wearing Thrill Seeker.
A lot of us who love matte lipsticks will agree on one thing: they can dry your lips out. I did find that although this lippy is super matte (which is great) it didn’t feel overly dry as if I had been walking in the desert for hours without water or a touch up. This is attributed to Smashbox’s unique liquid matte formula which is infused with a proprietary Primer Oil Complex, rich in moisturising jojoba, apricot and sunflower oils.
Primers are the one thing that Smashbox really know how to do right. Whether it be foundation, lip or lid primers – a good primer is everything! It makes the WORLD of difference to the longevity of your makeup in general. So that the fact that Always On includes this essential element is winning at life in my books.
The other thing I love about this lipstick is the applicator. No need for a brush – the wand is enough! It’s really easy to line the lip with and fill in the rest.
So the claim that Smashbox makes with this lipstick is 8 hours of lasting power that stays fresh and vibrant. Is it true? I can unequivocally say YES! It really does last that long. I documented a day in my life last week on Instagram Story and time stamped it throughout to show you just how vibrant the colour stayed. Have a look at how it went down:
So the answer is not once. Not once in eight and a half hours did I touch my lipstick up. I ate, I drank, I spoke (a lot) and it lasted. It stayed vibrant, it looked fresh and it held up to it’s brand promise. I can undoubtedly say that I LOVE this lippy! And you will too.
It comes in 12 amazing colours so there is definitely a shade for everyone, for every occasion and for every look. Just take your pick!