Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Smashbox Light It Up Lipstick + Lip Mattifier Set

Smashbox get Christmas - they know that we want lots of nice things to try and they also know we like nice packaging.  For the last number of Christmases Smashbox have collaborated on their holiday packaging with well know or up and coming artists and this year they have collaborated with Californian Neon Artist Meryl Pataky.  Im not sure what a Neon Artist is but I can only imagine its like the light instillation's from Sex and the City.  What does that mean for us?  Basically each Christmas set is housed in a "rad" neon acrylic case which can be used for makeup storage.  (I used the word "rad" cause its kinda the word a Californian Neon Artist would use, dont ya think)

Smashbox have a selection of excellent gift sets this Christmas but my favourite is the Light it Up Lipstick + Lip Mattifier Set.  The set contains 6 smaller (but not tiny) Be Legendary Lipsticks and a sample size of the Lip Mattifier which can be used with any lipstick to (you guessed it) make your lipstick matte.
A couple of months ago I had the great honor to have my hair done by Bumble and Bumble, makeup done by Smashbox and my photograph taken by the one and only Davis Factor (founder of Smashbox and Smashbox Studios and also great grandson to THE Max Factor).  I am not a natural in front of the camera, I am shy and awkward but as nervous as I was it was an amazing experience.   I bring it up now (mostly so I can show you my picture) because the shade of lipstick I am wearing in the shot "Inspiration" is in the Light It Up set.


Light It Up Lipstick + Lip Mattifier Set costs €34 and is basically a fantastic deal that you all need to pick up.  Full size Be Legendary lipsticks cost €23 for 3g of product.  The minis inside the set are 2.4g each and you get 6 for €34... thats simple makeup maths.

The full size verses the mini - the packaging on the full size is a metal bullet whereas the mini is plastic.

I love the range of shades in the set, there are no really "Out There" shades apart from Tabloid which is the purple.  I love that you get a great idea of the quality of Be Legendary lipsticks and also get to try a great selection of shades.

As I mentioned Inspiration is the pink shade I wore during my Smashbox shoot - which I went out and bought immediately - luckily now I also have one smaller one that will fit perfectly into my party handbags (not that Im doing much partying). The lipsticks feel great on the lips and are wonderfully pigmented.  I also love how some of the nuder shades look on me.  Its a really flattering shade selection (it must have been tough to choose just 6 shades as there are a whopping 120 shades in the Be Legendary range).

Shades Left to Right: Famous, Fig, Inspiration, Legendary, Primrose, Tabloid

Shades Left to Right: Famous, Fig, Inspiration, Legendary, Primrose, Tabloid
The Insta - Matte which transforms any lipstick into a matte
Famous

Famous
Fig
Fig
Inspiration
Inspiration
Legendary
Legendary
Primrose
Primrose
Tabloid (sorry about the stray hair in these shots)

Smashbox Light It Up Lipstick + Lip Mattifier Set is a fantastic set to pick up for yourself or as a gift OR you could break up the lipsticks (keep the shades you like) and put others into clear Christmas baubles as stocking fillers (everyone is a winner).


Smashbox Light It Up has a range of fantastic gift sets which are available from Boots and Arnotts
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