If you remember my crazy Sephora haul from last month, you know I have a lot of new makeup to review! And because some of us may still be in a festive mood, I decided to talk about something appropriate for this time of year: metallic lipsticks!
Last fall, Smashbox released a kit of 3 mini liquid metal lipsticks, the Be Legendary Liquid Metal Minis, which you can still purchase for 28CAN$. It contains 3 beautiful shades that will suit most makeup lovers: Crimson Chrome (red), Foiled Brat (purple), and Mauve Squad (pink). Of course, I was drawn to the purple shade when I purchased it, but I ended up wearing the red one more often. Blame it on the holidays!
The packaging says: “High impact color meets high-shine finish with this trio of stunner shades”, and each lipstick is 5mL (the regular size is 8mL).
The packaging is very modern and vibrant, with the black background contrasting nicely with the image of the lipsticks that seem to leak on the box. The mini sizes are super cute and easy to use: sometimes the packaging is too small to be used properly but that isn’t the case here.
The applicator is quite large and has a pointy tip for a precise application.
The one thing that makes me disappointed about this product is that it doesn’t dry at all. I was mistaken by the word “liquid” in the name and wrongfully assumed that this was a liquid lipstick. It is NOT. This is more like a highly pigmented gloss with a metallic finish. Also, due to the glossy texture, there is a LOT of transfer! 😦
On the plus side, the pigmentation is incredible and the product can be worn alone. However, there is some inconsistency between shades: the lighter shade is more patchy than the other two.
Considering that a single lipstick is 28CAN$, this set is a great deal, as you get 3 beautiful colours for the price of 1. Also, because a metallic lip isn’t something most people would wear every day, a mini size is a great option.
Nonetheless, I regret purchasing this product because I am not a fan of the glossy finish and texture. It becomes very messy if you eat or drink and just feels heavy on the lips. I still think this is nice to add to my collection and will definitely wear it on occasion when I want to be a little extra, but I would still not recommend it. Save your money!