Sunday, 3 May 2015

Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color in Silver Lake Sunset

Happy Sunday friends! Last night I went to the Luke Bryan concert here in Ottawa, it was incredible! I've been a long time Luke fan, and I've been waiting for him to bring his tour to Canada for ages. I spent the night singing my heart out, and I've treated myself to a lazy Sunday morning today. But now I'm here with a new beauty product to share with you! Smashbox recently released a line of cream blush/lipstick jumbo crayons, called L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color. I've been trying out the coral shade, Silver Lake Sunset* ($36 CAD), which is a great option for Summer!

Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color in Silver Lake Sunset

"Inspired by the light from L.A.'s "magic hour", this Blendable Lip & Cheek Color gives you a natural-looking, West Coast glow. A multipurpose color for the cheeks and lips, its shades range from a subtle sheen to a full-on flush. They're infused with a lightweight, brightening formula that feels like your own skin—only more illuminated. The double-ended design features a flat buffing sponge on one end and a curved dome on the other for blending on-the-go looks." - Sephora

Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color in Silver Lake Sunset

Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color in Silver Lake Sunset

This cream blush is packaged in a jumbo crayon format, with a flattened sponge applicator on the end. I like to swipe the crayon onto my cheeks, and then use a stippling brush to blend the product into my cheeks. I personally don't understand the flattened sponge, I've tried using it and it just doesn't work at all. Packaging aside, this product is very creamy and easy to blend, and offers a sheer wash of colour to your cheeks. You can also wear this on your lips, if you're feeling matchy matchy, but it can be a bit drying on the lips. On my cheeks, I get about 6-7 hours of wear before it starts to fade away. You can top this with a powder blush for an extra couple hours of wear. Silver Lake Sunset is a pretty warm coral colour - I tend to reach for coral blushes year round, so I know I'll get a lot of wear out of this shade!

Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color in Silver Lake Sunset

Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color in Silver Lake Sunset Swatch

While this coral blush is very pretty, especially for Summer, I do think that at $36 CAD, it's a bit overpriced. I wish that I was able to get a full day of wear from this cream blush without having to pair a powder blush with it. Overall, this is a nice product, but it just doesn't stand out in my large make up collection!

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2 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I also love corals for Summer :) But you're right, it's a bit pricey...

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    1. Thanks! Ya I think it should be more around the $25 range!

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