Thursday, April 4, 2013

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Mandarin - Swatches + Review


Mandarin is a color that really intimidated me and I was going back and forth on if I should spend $19 on a lipstick that i'm unsure of but I ended up buying it since that's what my goal was for that day...to pick up a color that I normally wouldn't. 


The Packaging is something I love, I like how it comes in a square shaped tube vs the circular ones, because I'm clumsy and and am always knocking my circular lipsticks down when i'm trying to grab one so I like how the square one stays put.


The shade description given by Smashbox is : Electric Coral

And this particular shade has a lustrous finish, shea butter for lasting moisturization and  Vitamin C & E antioxidant to protect.


Surprisingly this was one of those colors for me that in the tube it looked a little scary ...gorgeous but scary. Yet it turned out to be a really pretty color.





I found the quality of the lipstick out of this world great. The pigmentation is incredible and it lasted me 4 hours without having to re-touch. Also be warned because of the intense pigmentation the lipstick did stain on me...which I personally don't mind but I do know there are people who don't like that. For example the swatch I did on my hand even after washing my hands with soap to remove it there was still a very strong stain left over from the swatch.

Personally I recommend using a lip brush with this one especially if you are like me and am just venturing into the world of bold lip colors it helped me have a little bit more control over the intensity. Also I've found MAC's Nymphette Lip Glass helps to tone it down a little while still giving a beautiful finish.

Purchased at: My local Sephora
Price:$19




17 comments:

  1. This color looks gorgeous! Perfect for Spring!

    Kendra

    www.beautybykendrac.com

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    1. It is...this has been my most go to lipstick this season so far.

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  2. I think that looks fantastic on you! I'm now following via the blog hop...I invite you to visit and follow me back :)
    Susan

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  3. I like this shade of lipstick and it looks great on you. I am a new Follower of your Blog. Enjoy the rest of your week.

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    1. Thank you...it really is a beautiful shade

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  4. I'm following GFC from Friend Connect Blog Hop. please return the favor and follow me back at Evoluchun's Miscellaneous

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  5. Thanks for following me and visiting my blog!
    I followed you back on GFC & Bloglovin!

    Loving that lipstick!
    Enjoy your weekend!

    ~jenny
    http://ibdfm.blogspot.com

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  6. oooh i love the shade! i can't say i've ever tried sephora's lipsticks but i'm in love with their diorshow mascara (:
    i'll be following your blog ♥
    xoxo
    http://theclassyones.blogspot.ca/

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    1. I haven't tried the diorshow yet but it's next on my list :) right now i'm stuck on Benefits They're Real which are pretty amazing.

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  7. The shade is lovely and it looks great on you.
    I just stopped from the Weekend Social Mix Blog Hop and now following via GfC and bloglovin, if you would like to follow back

    http://o-fata-simpla.blogspot.ro/

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  8. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. You have a super cute blog, I can't wait to read more. You can find me at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @meandmr.com

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    1. Hi Melanie...thanks for following my blog i'm off to check out your site right now :)

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  9. You are gorgeous! I am definitely enjoying bright colored lipsticks this spring.
    Wondering if you would like to follow each other?
    Please let me know.
    YuliConversations.blogspot.com

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  10. Nice review, Rebel! The lipstick looks very good on you.


    http://makeupdemon.blogspot.com

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