Archives for February 2018

Feb 6
2018

The Smashbox Lipstick Survival Kit

Good morning! Today I have a really fun full-size lip kit to talk about, and it’s from a brand that I don’t normally have a lot of. This is the Smashbox Lipstick Survival Kit, which retails for $59 CAD and has a value of $179. This kit has 7 full-size lip products including lipsticks, lip liners, and a lipstick transformer.

The Smashbox Lipstick Survival Kit

The Smashbox Lipstick Survival Kit

What products are in the Smashbox Lipstick Survival Kit?

A peek inside the Smashbox Lipstick Survival Kit

A peek inside the Smashbox Lipstick Survival Kit

This kit comes with three of the Smashbox Be Legendary lipsticks. The three shades are Witchy Cream, Cognac Cream, and Stylist Matte.

There are also three of the Smashbox Always Sharp Lip Liners included. These shades are Figgy, Nude Medium, and Clear.

The last product in the Smashbox Lipstick Survival Kit is a really cool one. It is the Smashbox Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer. This transformer is a clear formula that you can apply over any creamy lipstick and turn it into a matte finish. I love matte formulas so this was one of the most exciting pieces of this lip kit.

Let’s see the swatches!

Swatches of Smashbox Be Legendary Lipsticks in shades Stylist Matte, Cognac, and Witchy

Swatches of Smashbox Be Legendary Lipsticks in shades Stylist, Cognac, and Witchy

The three Be Legendary Lipsticks all had great formulas. They were smooth and easy to apply, and they all had good coverage and colour. I went over Witchy twice to get more intense payoff, but the other two were one swipe and I was good to go.

From L-R: Smashbox Always On Lip Liners in Medium Nude (top), Figgy (bottom), and lipsticks in Stylist, Cognac, and Witchy

I didn’t swatch the clear one but the other two liners in the Smashbox Lipstick Survival Kit were incredible. The have a great sharp tip, had very smooth and opaque formulas, and glided on so easily. I really like both colours.

The last item was the one I was most excited about but after trying it I am not as thrilled. It is a neat concept and the product was pretty good, but I didn’t see a huge difference. The Smashbox Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer was a slightly thicker consistency and glided over the two creamy shades. The tube tells you to blend with your finger until you get a matte finish, but I felt like I was mushing around the colour and almost wiping it off in some cases. It did make a difference to the shine of the two lipsticks, but not so significant that I would now call them matte. Hopefully that makes sense!

The Smashbox Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer seemed to just smudge the two cream shades

Overall I do think the Smashbox Lipstick Survival Kit has some great quality lip products and some very nice shades, which I can see working on a lot of skin tones. The only item I wasn’t impressed with was the Transformer, but the three lipsticks and three lip liners do seem to make this kit worth it if you are looking for a few lip basics that have good formulas and opacity.