Product Review: Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip – Metallic
I was so excited when Metallic lip products came back in style. To be honest, I was so young in the 90s, I didn’t get to experience everything I was missing! When this trend came back in earlier this year, the hunt was on! I was in search of the perfect metallic lip gloss that I could wear from day to night. I didn’t realize how hard it would be to find and I have a laundry list of must haves, when I’m searching for the perfect metallic lip gloss.
What I was looking for in my hunt for the perfect metallic lip gloss:
- A semi nude, rose gold color
- A 3D effect on my lips
- A beautiful shine (but no sparkle)
- No sticky gloss!
- I seriously can’t take sticky, has to be smooth
- Easy application
- No grit or product peeling
- True to color
Finding a gloss that checked every box seemed like a tall order! I think I bought 10 metallic glosses, before I found my perfect one (and no, I’m not going to write a bad review on the other 9… but what I am going to do, is give you a full review on why this one is flawless!).
Sephora did a VIB Rouge event back in May (yes, I spend too much $$ at Sephora!), which I attended. These events are awesome, by the way. If you are able to attend, Sephora showcases new products to Rouge customers first, and you get tons of samples. It’s really so fun!
I was perusing around the store, when I spotted the Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip Metallic Gloss section, I ran right over and started placing swatches on my hand. Could it be? Did I find a I product that fit my needs? The excitement was real… I was immediately attracted to the actual product bottle, the colors, and the price point wasn’t so bad ($24).
At first, I had a hard time choosing a color. There were a few that I was attracted to, however, at the end of the day, the rose gold shade was my perfect fit. The best recommendation I can make for choosing the right metallic color for you, is to go with the most similar metallic color to what you normally wear in a lip color. I’m a nude and pink lipstick gal, so I went for Petal Metal.
Petal Metal is a gorgeous Metallic Rose Gold (exactly what I was looking for!). I placed a swatch on my hand, and it felt so smooth and the color was vibrant. It’s hard to find such pigment in glosses (which this really is a gloss). There was no question, I was leaving with this Smashbox product!
The exterior box is a simple, and sleek black box with a liquid lip gloss paint drop with white text. The actual lip gloss bottle is clear with a black top and black text, which really showcases the metallic color of the Smashbox lip color. It’s really a beautifully made product!
When applying the Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip, I recommend taking the brush from the center of the lips out. The gloss is very pigmented, you really get the color from the tube onto your lips. A little big goes a long way and you only need one swipe! I can’t stand when I buy a gloss, and think it’s going to be one color, and just comes out so light or sheer. This one is the opposite, which I figured from my hand swatch at Sephora. Start in the center of your lips, and blend out to the corners of your mouth. Don’t actually place the product in the corners, just stop when you’re right there.
You can definitely add Lip Liner to this look, but for my photos, I didn’t. I usually rush around in the morning before heading out the door to work, so I wanted to give you a true photo of what my “look” is on a normal day.
Immediately upon placing the gloss on my lips, it is not only so smooth and soft, but Petal Metal just pops! It’s a cool tone, neutral, but you can totally get away with wearing it day or night. Just gorgeous! I couldn’t believe my eyes (or lips), it checked every box! Rose gold color, 3D effect, shiny but not sparkly, smooth and not sticky, moisturizing, easy to apply, and after a few days of wear, no grit! AMAZING!
The Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip in Petal Metal is a game changer in the Metallic Lip Gloss word! This is a total day to night product. If you have a day job like me, you can easily wear this metallic look, just try to wear neutral shadows and leave off the intense highlighter on your cheeks. This product has been such a personal fave, that I ended up going back to Sephora to buy the color Mauve Squad, a Smashbox metallic mauve color. I highly recommend this product, it’s so beautiful and versatile, you can’t go wrong! If you’re looking for the perfect Metallic Lip Gloss, go buy from the Be Legendary Liquid Lip collection.
If you’ve tried the Smashbox Be Legendary Metallic Liquid Lip product, love to hear your thoughts!