7/31: Smashbox Be Legendary in Mandarin

Despite my love for bright vibrant lips, this is really only the second coral-ish lipstick I own.

I was in Kit Cosmetics in Chadstone one day and this makeup artist had on the most brilliant coral lipstick. I’ve also a horrible habit of stopping strangers in public and complimenting them on their lipstick (and then finding out exactly what shade of lipstick it was) .

The makeup artist kindly sat me down on a chair and explained it to me. Then, she offered to apply it for me to try.

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Despite looking rather glossy, this lipstick is far from it. It applies rather matte and unfortunately, it’s one of those lipsticks that is extremely drying. I typically brush my toothbrush over my lips every morning and if I were to use this lipstick, I slather on a thick layer of Carmex lipbalm prior. Even then, I find my lips flaking towards mid-morning :(

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It really is a shame because the colour is a beautiful one. It’s a muted corally-red which leans a little on the warm side. It’s not the most flattering colour on my skin but I can just about get away with it. Girls with warmer skin tones will look gorgeous with this colour.

 

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So, if you really MUST have this colour, I would say prep your lips beforehand and don’t wear it for long hours. I would usually swap over to a tinted lipbalm by lunch time to give my lips a break from this Sahara Desert-like lipstick.

Tube Here’s what I think of yesterday’s gorgeous tinted lipbalm!

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