Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick – Pretty Social Review

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick – Pretty Social ReviewBrand: Smashbox Be Legendary
Product: Pretty Social


We have chosen to review the Smashbox Be Legendary Pretty Social because it’s a cream shade everyone has been raving about recently. Upon getting the product we have to say we’re really pleased with the packaging. The lipstick has a rich look and feel to it because of it’s gently squared-off edges. The weight isn’t too heavy so it’s easy to handle. The cap clicks firmly in place which is reassuring. It’s unlikely this lipstick will open itself up inside your purse like some cheap brands can.

The Color:

The next thing to notice about the Smashbox Be Legendary is of course the color! The cream shade is exactly as advertised; a lovely nude with a peach undertone. The peach isn’t too strong, but rather subtle, so it works very well with any kind of blushers and other make-up you may use in combination. The shade is very subtle, making your lips look very natural. We would recommend this particular shade to women with a pale skin complexion, although it would probably be lovely on an olive skin too as a lighter shade.

Lasting Effect:

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick - Pretty SocialLike many ladies, we don’t often have a lot of time to reapply our make-up. We were pleasantly surprised that this matte shades lipstick stayed on rather well. We applied it in the morning and found it didn’t need reapplying until lunchtime. We normally wear lip gloss over our lipstick, but found this not needed for everyday use, although we will still do so when we’re going out at night for a little extra hint of shininess.

Closing words:

We love how smoothly this lipstick applies. It doesn’t drag across the lips and it doesn’t stain even though it’s pretty highly pigmented. This lipstick is not sheer, it provides full coverage without having to use a lip primer, which we think is great as this means it takes less time to apply.The texture of the lipstick is great, and it’s quite moisturizing. We found that there really is no need to wear a moisturizer underneath like we do with some other lipstick brands. It just has a creamy feel, which feels great on the lips. We couldn’t ask for more than that.


Overall we’re very impressed with the Smashbox Be Legendary lipstick. And we’re very satisfied with how the color of Pretty Social turned out. We feel this is a great mid-range priced product that overall really satisfied our expectations.

Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Hazelnut

Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in HazelnutBrand: Revlon Colorburst
Colors: Hazelnut


The Revlon Colorburst lipstick is probably one of the cheapest nude lipsticks we have reviewed thus far. It’s extremely low price makes it very popular for ladies on a budget, but how does it stack up against the luxury brands?

Upon first sights, the product looks nice. It’s cheaper price is definitely not affecting the look of the lipstick itself. The lid clicks in place although it didn’t feel as firm as many other brands we have reviewed. We are a little concerned that the packaging might wear a little over time and the lid might not click shut as well.

The Color

We have tried two different shades of the Revlon Colorburst range, and they both do their names justice.

 Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Hazelnut

The Revlon Colorburst in Hazelnut is exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a nude shade of lipstick that will suit ladies with a fair skin best. It does have some orange hints to it, which makes it best suitable for ladies with a normal or cool undertone. We wouldn’t recommend this color to anyone with a pale complexion as it’ll be just a hint too rich.

The Revlon Colorburst in Hazelnut has a rich highly pigmented hazelnut color that offers instant richness to any woman wearing it. As the name implies it’s a darker nude, and we think it would be best for ladies with a dark or olive skin. The pigmentation of this color means that you can use it very well when you have warm undertones.

Lasting Effect

The Revlon Colorburst lipstick feels feather light. The innovative pigments of the Revlon Colorburst lipstick are meant to release the high-pigment color on lips, providing a moisturized feel. You can use a lipliner, although we found this was not really needed with the hazelnut color.

We applied this lipstick in the morning and found we really only needed to reapply it once during the day. Part of the reason for this is that the Vevlon Colorburst has conditioning properties. We were impressed with the lasting effect the Revlon Colorburst offered, especially at it’s price range.

Closing Words

Ofcourse it’s not entirely fair to compare this Revlon Colorburst lipstick with other nudes that are 4 times as expensive, or sometimes even more than that. For the price it’s pitched at, it does the job and is worth every cent.

The Revlon Colorburst has definitely been the best nude lipstick we have seen at this range. The colors deliver what they promise. A simple twist of the tube will let you create a unique and faltering look. The shades will accentuate your lips to make you look wonderful.


Obviously it’s hard to compare the Revlon Colorburst with products many times more expensive. We feel that the lipstick does what it’s supposed to do for it’s price. there are better alternatives out there, but for the price range it’s really pretty good. The different colors deliver rich nude shades and the lipstick lasts fairly well.