So as a general sucker for anything that remotely resembles or is extremely purple, I’ve decided to review the ‘Smashbox’ be legendary lip gloss in the colour ‘Orchid’ which I received from HTBlogger, whom I am an ambassador for.
For those who know me also know I love purple so I was pretty stoked when I was sent this to review 😍
Smashbox is also a great brand under the Estee Lauder Companies and has a range of amazing products so I was really excited to review for them.
The lip gloss is the perfect size to slip into your pocket or clutch bag on a night out. It has a dove foot applicator as opposed to a hard bristle brush (which I have had before and absolutely hate!) which makes application easier and smoother.
The formula is non sticky (thank god), glides on smoothly and lasts for a good few hours without drying out on the lips which is great! It kept my lips looking plump and very hydrated which I loved.
I normally pair a gloss with a matching liner or a lipstick but in this case I didn’t have to as the colour payoff is really good considering it is only sheer and it doesn’t have a strong purple tone. It’s actually a really pretty natural lip tone shade on the lips.
I would actually like to compare it with MAC lipglass which is a lot more sticky and goes clear once applied to the lips regardless of the color it is. The smashbox lip gloss is definitely better, more hydrating, less sticky, better colour payoff and a longer lasting time when worn then the Mac lipgloss collection.
All in all I think it’s a great product, I do look forward to trying out the other colours in the range as there is a large variety to choose from which is another plus point for me! Variety is so important!
My HTblogger review would be a 9/10 only due to the fact that I had to keep dipping into the gloss to get enough product on the wand to apply.
The actual gloss is beautiful. I’m going for the nude shade next!
What colors do you tend to go for in your glosses? Drop a comment below and let me know.
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