Smashbox Cosmetics recently released a whole new line of liquid lips in a range of metallics, priced at $24 each. I'm really pumped about the metallic lip trend, I think that it's really different and I'm currently really obsessed with lipsticks in general. I'm pretty spoiled when it comes to lipsticks though; I get Kat Von D liquid lipsticks pretty frequently and really do have a high standard when it comes to what I like and choose to wear. When I saw this line at Ulta, I had to see if it was really worth the price.
I chose the shade Moscow Muled, which was a bronze/red shade with a slight gold shimmer for the metallic effect. The packaging was pretty meh for me, nothing really special. Just the typical carton and the standard lip packaging. They could have really done a lot more with the packaging in my opinion, especially for the price tag.
I was really, really excited about this lip. I don't really have a big selection of metallic lips, and when I looked at the bottle, the color was too pretty. However, once I opened up the tube, it was a different story entirely. The applicator for this lipstick is WEIRD. Instead of the standard doe foot type of applicator, this one had a curve down the center, making it super difficult to work with. The product itself didn't really help the cause, as this lipstick is thick, goopy, and difficult to get opaque. The formula was so patchy and gross feeling on the lips, that I wore it for about 10 minutes before I needed to take it off. It felt like glue, didn't really dry down, and left my lips sticking together when I would talk. Gross, gross, gross.
This was one of the instances where I am super happy with Ulta's return policy. I took this back instantly, and don't plan on purchasing any Smashbox lip products anytime soon. The formula that they use is way off, and really not wearable for me. I'd much rather grab another Kat Von D shade because I know the quality is there.
Overall, I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone really. The formula was patchy, sticky, and comparable to glue. Sorry, Smashbox.
Have you tried this product? Did you like it, or hate it? Let me know in the comments below.