Review | Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick
This is what it sats on the Smashbox website:
Perfected on-set in our L.A. photo studio, our long-wear, water-resistant liquid lipstick features Advanced Polymer Technology that makes it stay put and look as fresh and flawless as your first swipe—for up to 8 hours. Featherweight but fierce, this liquid matte formula is infused with lip-smoothing Primer Oil complex for suede-soft lip color in 20 super-rad shades. It’s smudge-proof, budge-proof and non-feathering. Because really, who has time for touch-ups?
So, I know that I’m super late to the bandwagon, some of it because these did release a bit later here in Norway, and some of it because I just wasn’t super interested in trying these, mostly because the shade selection that we got here isn’t necessarily what I go for, and none of them really spoke to me when I was looking at them, but I figured that I’d get a few of them and see what all of the hype is about, because they have gotten a lot of good reviews, and that did make me quite curious.
Now, first of all I will say that I love the applicator on these, because of the shape I really don’t have to worry about messing up my application, and it also picks up the perfect amount of product, so I don’t really need to dip back in the tube.
I also feel like you only need one layer with these, because they are truly very pigmented.
However, if you take your time applying these, they will start to dry down and that can make them look a bit streaky, but if that happens, I would just let them dry down completly and then go over with another light layer to get rid of the streak marks.
Now, when it comes to how they wear on the lips I’m a little bit torn beause they do wear for over 8 hours, but they do fade on the inner part of my lips after between 3-5hours depending on how much I eat or drink and stuff like that, but I wouldn’t really say that it’s a very bad thing, because that does happen with any lip product, and these do re-apply over themselves beautifully.
However, once they start to break down (if you don’t re-apply) they do start to look a bit chalky and powdery.
And I also wouldn’t call them transferproof, because even though they dry down completly, some of it will still transfer to, for example, coffee mugs or something like that, but you won’t be able to see it on the lips, so it does stay on even though it transfers, but that is something that you might wanna take notice of anyway.
Other than that I have to mention the fact that you cannot feel them on the lips. They are so lightweight, and they don’t make my lips feel dry at all, so I am very impressed with that.
And I also find that they wear the same over other lip products like a lipbalm or a lip plumper, the only thing is that it might not dry down completly if you layer it on top of anything else, but it still hangs in there for the better part of the day, so I do really enjoy using these.
So, overall I do think that these are worth the hype, because they do what they say they will, and my lips arn’t killing me at the end of day, which happens with most matte lip products, so I am very pleased with that.
So if you’ve been curious about these, or if you’re like me who loves a good matte lip, but hates the feeling of dry lips, I’d recommend you try these out.
I got mine from kicks for 220nok a piece and they’re available in 10 shades (in Norway).