I think we all have our own little vices when it comes to makeup. For some, it might be a mascara obsession or a collection of foundations but for me, it’s all about the lipstick. There is something about a pop of colour or a sultry nude lip that pulls a look together and ties it in a neat little bow.
While I don’t feel complete without a statement lip, I also know what comes with such an obsession. Lipstick is definitely not foolproof and I don’t want to spend my days worrying about smudged lines and colourful teeth.
The only way to get that fully done lip without any of the mess is to go for a foolproof matte liquid lipstick and lately I have been reaching for the Smashbox Cosmetics Always On Liquid Lipsticks.
The Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipsticks ($24 USD/$28 CAD – 0.13 fl oz) are not your average ultra drying liquid lipstick. These beauties have an incredible formula that makes them ultra comfortable while also being budge-proof, smudge-proof, non-feathering and water resistant.
The top notch formula contains Advanced Polymer Technology and lip smoothing Primer Oil (my new obsession!) for lip colour that feels goods on but also stays put for up to 8 hours. The long wearing liquid applies completely opaque in one swipe and melts right into your lips before setting into a comfortable, featherweight second skin.
It applies with an ultra creamy texture that smooths over any bumps and lines in the lips. It then dries down to a soft matte finish but never achieves that matte, dry, cracked feeling. They seem to meld into one with your lips without becoming dry, tight, or flaky.
That seamless finish will stay fresh and flawless all day long without flaking off or bleeding into any fine lines. The only thing that affects their wear is a greasy meal which will make it transfer just the slightest bit.
The Always On Liquid Lipsticks come housed in sleek, square tubes with a clear base to show off the gorgeous shades inside. The packaging not only looks sophisticated but it is very well designed. The tube is compact and the precision tip applicator applies the perfect amount of product in one swipe.
It is shaped with a thin, pointed teardrop that gives you the ability to line the edges and then fill in the centre smoothly for clean lines and no buildup. It also features a unique no-drop reservoir that makes it impossible to apply too much product.
They come in 20 stunning shades that range from dynamic nudes and rosy pinks to deep reds and bold pops of colour. Every shade is intensely pigmented and applies true to colour in that one simple swipe. Only two shades are slightly patchy but can be smoothed out easily.
Babe Alert (nude rose), Stepping Out (deep nude), Drivers Seat (warm pink), Baja Bound (pink coral)
Blast Off (bright pink coral), Dream Huge (mauve pink), Big Spender (rose), Shockaholic (bright pink)
Let’s Dance (pink neutral), Out Loud (deep orange), Thrill Seeker (bright red orange), Bang Bang (yellow red)
Bawse (deep red), Disorderly (deep brick red), Misconduct (deep warm plum), Girl Gang (plum)
Some Nerve (vibrant purple), True Grit (deep warm brown), Chill Zone (deep cool grey)
I have been completely obsessed with the Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipsticks since they landed on my doorstep and I have tried just about every shade but a few have made multiple appearances. I am particularly fond of Stepping Out, Baja Bound, Drivers Seat & Out Loud.
I keep reaching for these lipsticks because they have the fuss-free matte finish that I’m looking for but they actually feel good on the lips! I can apply them in the morning before I run out the door and I don’t have to worry about them until I get home. Sometimes I even forget that I’m wearing a bright, bold lip because they feel like nothing on.
If you are a fan of matte lips but hate the dry feeling then you definitely need to try the Smashbox Cosmetics Always On Liquid Lipsticks. They are available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Sephora, Ulta & More!