Brand: 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 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.
Like 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.
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.