My Perfect Nude Lipstick
For me, Smashbox Be Legendary lipstick in Primrose is the perfect nude shade that I can use everyday. I like it and want to share my review and show some swatches. I have used it for a couple of months and am not surprised that it won an award from Allure. Other Smashbox products that I can recommend are Camera Ready CC Cream (see my review).
My lipstick is a mini version that I got from a kit. So it is smaller and its package looks a bit different from the original product. To be honest, the quality of the package of the smaller version is not good because it is made from some cheap plastic. But I carry it in my purse, and there have been no problems. The original lipstick has a good package.
There is 0.08 oz in the mini version and 0.1 oz the original one. The lipstick is made in Canada.
Be Legendary Lipstick has a slight smell that I cannot feel when it is on my lips. Also, it has no taste, which is an important consideration for me.
Pigment and Texture
Smashbox lipstick is well pigmented. Even one layer gives enough coverage, but two layers make the color brighter and deeper. So I wear it this way—I have made a swatch with two layers. Also, you can see that the color looks even. The lipstick has a creamy texture, and it is easy to apply it.
I am pretty happy with the longevity of Smashbox lipstick. If I do not eat, I can wear it for 4-5 hours. If I drink or snack, the color goes away a bit, but there is still some pigment on my lips. And I can easily add a new layer without removing what is left. I like that the lipstick does not dry my lips and feels comfortable. At the end of the day, my lips are still hydrated and soft.
Shade and Swatch
Primrose is muted dark pink with neutral undertone. I have noticed that it looks lighter on the lips than on the hand. I guess it is due to the color of my lips. The lipstick has a satin finish. And after some time of wear it becomes more matte.
The lipstick does not bleed, but I still always use NYX lip pencil in Nude Pink to define the contour of the lips. What I also like about it is that it does not get on the teeth.
10/10. I feel like it is not easy to find a perfect lipstick, but Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick is perfect. I definitely will buy more Smashbox lipsticks. I love them.