Lipstick fame is SO fleeting.
One hour you’re a legend. Three hours later, no one remembers you anymore.
That’s how I feel about Smashbox Be Legendary Lipsticks.
I can’t vouch for all the 120 shades available, but the two I’ve tried, Rookie and Headliner, don’t stand the test of time.
Shame, because they have a lot going for them. Just look at the beautiful shiny colours.
Rookie is a lovely warm pink. It’s the kind of shade you can just throw on in a hurry. It goes with everything, everywhere.
Headliner is bolder. It’s a vivid coral that makes your lips stand out. Sadly, it also washes me out. I love my corals but I rarely wear them cos they tend to bring out the yellow hues in my skin. *sighs*
Their creamy texture goes on oh-so-smoothly. It feels slightly waxy on the lips but it’s pretty comfortable to wear. Neither lipsticks are drying at all.
And, they’re opaque in one coat. Even shy Rookie. This is the stuff legendary lipsticks are made of, isn’t it?
Maybe it’s because when they’re on stage, they perform so hard, but Rookie makes a disappearing act after just a couple of hours. Headliner hangs around a bit longer but, come lunchtime, it’ll wave you goodbye too.
Well, I guess that’s how true divas behave, after all…