Another day, another lipstick set, am I right? Lately, I feel like I can not stop myself from buying up all the adorable mini Holiday makeup releases. Case in point? My latest purchase from Smashbox Cosmetics! I first came across the Smashbox Be Legendary lipsticks through Ipsy, and used my points to purchase a full size in the shade Mandarin (a gorgeous fiery red.) I immediately fell in love with the creamy formula and opaque coverage, so buying this latest set was a no-brainer!
This show-stopping Light It Up Lipstick Set comes packaged in a sturdy neon acrylic case with a removable lid. The plastic insert comes out as well, so you could use the case to store things in the future. Inside, are 6 mini Be Legendary lipsticks in 6 of their most coveted shades, and a mini Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer. Yes, these are mini lipsticks. However, they are about 4x bigger than the last mini lip set I reviewed. In fact, they are only .02 oz smaller than a full size Be Legendary lipstick, which makes this set an amazing deal at only $29! (It’s a $117 value to be exact!)
Light It Up Lipstick + Mattifier Set
- Famous is a peachy nude
- Fig is a burgundy grape
- Inspiration is a warm fuchsia pink
- Legendary is a true cherry red
- Primrose is a light mauve pink
- Tabloid is a vibrant purple (here is a pic of it in action!)
For the most part, the colors are very wearable. I’m not a fan of the lightest shade (Famous) on the left, but surprisingly I even loved the bright purple!! Like I mentioned above, the formula of these lipsticks is superb. Actually, it might even be one of my favorite lip formulas of all time. They are very creamy, and they almost feel moisturizing thanks to the addition of Shea Butter, and Vitamins C & E. In addition to being comfortable, they are also extremely pigmented and last me a good 5 hours. During one “test drive”, one shade even made it though dinner 80% intact. (Bravo, Fig!)
Insta-Matte Lip Transformer
Here is a shot of Fig, before & after I used the Insta-Matte Lip Transformer. I was actually surprised at how well it worked and it really was instant! To use, simply tap it on after you apply any cream lipstick until a matte look is achieved. It’s not your typical dry feeling matte either. It’s very soft & cushiony and almost has a silicone like feel. Which makes me wonder if the silicone based Smashbox primer would work the same way… It’s something I’m going to try one day! Any-who, this stuff rocks and I can definitely see myself buying a full size tube when I run out.
Overall, I LOVE this set and if you are a lipstick addict (or happen to know one), then I would say it’s a must-have! I doubt you will be disappointed.