Sunday, 20 April 2014

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Vivid Violet

I included Smashbox's Be Legendary Lipstick in Vivid Violet ($23 CAD/3g) in my Radiant Orchid Beauty post, and now it's time for its' full review! I've tried this formula before in the shade Nylon Nude, and I really love that shade, so I was excited to try out another shade from the line. 

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Vivid Violet packaging

"Legendary beauties are unforgettable for their daring, iconic style. Get famously bold lips that stand out from the crowd with this beautiful lip color packed with vitamins C and E. It's guaranteed to keep your lips feeling smooth and looking marvelous." - Sephora
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Vivid Violet

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Vivid Violet label

Smashbox's Vivid Violet is a beautiful shimmery berry-purple shade. If you want something a bit darker than the ever so popular radiant orchid hue, I think that this one works wonderfully. These Be Legendary Lipsticks come packaged in rectangular black tubes that I find to be quite sleek. Vivid Violet has good pigmentation, and I only need to go over my lips once to get a good amount of colour. The formula of Vivid Violet isn't as creamy as Nylon Nude, but it also doesn't dry out my lips. So it seems that there's a bit of variation in formula throughout the shades, but it wasn't anything drastic.   

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Vivid Violet

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Vivid Violet

Vivid Violet wears well on my lips - I only need to reapply every 5 hours or so. This formula will transfer slightly while eating or drinking, but it isn't anything major. Once this lipstick does start to fade, it doesn't look patchy or weird - it fades evenly. I think that Vivid Violet is a shade that I could wear year round, as it's a medium toned purple - not too vampy or too bright! 

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Vivid Violet swatch

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Vivid Violet on lips

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Vivid Violet on lips

I really enjoy this formula from Smashbox, it's pigmented and wears really well. There's a wide variety of shades available, and I have my eyes on Cognac, Posy Pink, and Pretty Social. Have you tried any of Smashbox's Be Legendary Lipsticks?

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14 comments:

  1. Wow, I love it! What a gorgeous shade!

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  2. I haven't tried any of these lipsticks but this is a really pretty shade! I'm not sure I'd feel confident wearing it on my lips, but I do love it!

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  3. Stunning shade of lipstick - I love it! :D

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  4. This shade is stunning!! I love it on you :)

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  5. I quite like it! Not my typical color preference but it's nice on you!

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    1. Thanks! Ya, you normally go for more red tones don't you?

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  6. I haven't tried any of their lipsticks.
    This shade looks lovely on you!

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    1. Thanks Chantal! I really like this formula :)

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