Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss

Vibrant shades of lip gloss with an airy feel and glassy finish—in 16 shades! The gloss ingredients are perfectly — and 100% evenly — dispersed in the ultra-refined formula, creating a super light, super comfortable blend that you can hardly feel. And yet, like a photo gel, the gloss still leaves a vibrant wash of gorgeous color since the pigments are left intact with the careful mixing process.

This barely-there feeling with high colour impact is called Photo Gel Performance and it was developed with you in mind just for Be Legendary Lip Gloss. Saturated shades with mirror-smooth shine that’s never sticky – now that’s inspired gloss.

Price: R220
Availability: Selected Edgars, Red Square, Foschini and Woolworths stores.

What we say:
I’ve used many lip glosses in my lifetime but this was the first one I ever tried from Smashbox. I had high expectations as I’ve always been such a fan of their eye make-up, and luckily it didn’t disappoint! I have been using shade “Avalea,” a bright pink fuchsia. I love the colour pay-off, and the intensity of the hue. It’s as bright on my lips as it is in the tube, and it lasts for hours before it begins to fade.

The application is super easy too – the colour glides on like gel and doesn’t run or smudge. It has a super glossy effect without making my lips feel sticky and glue-y. The packaging is great too, I love the angular tube and clean silhouette. Plus, with 16 shades to choose from, you’re bound to find a colour that suits your complexion perfectly.
– Anien, BSA Content Editor

I have never been a massive fan of lip gloss, so new lip gloss launches seldom grab my attention. Every lip gloss I have tried as always had one thing in common – stickiness that is just too much to bear! When given the chance to try the new Smashbox Be Legendary Lipgloss I was skeptical, but I can happily report that I quite like it.

The formula of the new Smashbox lip gloss is so smooth and there isn’t a trace of stickiness to be seen! The doe foot applicator makes it super easy to apply the lip gloss and once applied the high shine finish lasted longer than I thought it would.

The shade I tried was a gorgeous pale pink that is described by Smashbox as ‘pale blue pink’. The blue gives the pink a fresh twist without making it too pale looking on the lip.

While I won’t be wearing lip gloss every day, I am definitely going to including this lip gloss in rotation for nights out and for special occasions. If you are a lip gloss gal, you are going to love this one, and with a total of 16 shades available, you will definitely find a shade (or 5) to suit your look.
Emily, BSA Social Media & Community Manager


9 Responses

  1. This is stunning lipgloss which looks gold in the tube but gives lips a rich sheen when applied. It can be worn on its own during the day or over a nude lipstick, but where it really comes into its own is when it is worn at night over a darker shade as it enrichens the colour and gives lips a gorgeous shine. I like the sponge applicator as it is easy to use, I prefer the sponge to the brush type applicators as they are easier to use if you don’t have a mirror handy. The formula is slightly tacky, but not as sticky as some glosses I have tried and since it is tacky it is quite long-lasting, though reapplications after eating and drinking are necessary in my experience. I love this gloss and would highly recommend it.

  2. I love the colour, I got the Beverly Hills Blush, and it is this stunning pinkish/coral shade of heaven!

    One thing I didn’t like about it was the fact that I tried to apply it as blush, and then I used the buffing brush on the back to buff it and blended it into the skin. However, I found that it wasn’t blending properly, and when I kept buffing,the product then disappeared. That was the only negative I found. Other than that, it is absolutely great. If you apply it as a lipstick it is so smooth, so hydrating, and adds that pop of colour to your make-up of the day. It is especially amazing if you don’t want to wear a lot of make-up but you still want to add a bit of colour to your lips, then this is the product to use! I definitely want to get the other 2 shades, as I loved the way it feels on my lips!

  3. This lip gloss is so amazing , it smells so yummy – like caramel. When applied it glides on smoothly, its not sticky and does not feel as if I’m wearing any lipgloss which I love. It really has an intense colour when applied and lasts for hours.

  4. This lipgloss will make you a legend! It is worth every cent as it will make you feel like the most beautiful woman in the world!

  5. This is one that didn’t appeal to me as much. Reason being, after using the lip lacquer, there is no going back. Why compete with 5 hours of high pigmented glossy goodness? I got mine in the shade Coquette which was a bit of a change up. I challenged myself to wearing bright and vibrant colours, this season, but this gloss came in handy when I wanted to tone it down. The pinkish hue reminds me of bubblegum! It is the ideal shade for everyday, and a subtle colour to pair with a beautiful smokey eye at night. I was quite impressed by how silky smooth the consistency is – I dislike gooey, over glossy lip products. There isn’t much pigment but you can definitely build it up! This is the perfect companion to your handbag, to brighten up and touch up, throughout the day.

  6. I have this in illume which is a goldy kind of colour in the tube and when topped with just about every single lipcolour I have brings that lipstick to life. It’s very comfortable to wear and not sticky. Unfortunately you will have to reapply several times a day as it seems to wear off after about 2 hours.

  7. I have a gold-y kind of coloured gloss that I was given – most definitely not one I would have picked out for myself. However, I love it! It has a lovely subtle scent, and it doesn’t come out gold at all! Rather a sheer-ish gloss with a subtle glow to it! It lasts forever as well.

  8. The great thing about this range is the variety of colours available, a colour for every skin tone is sure to be found! I personally love the “Legendary” shade, which is a deep true red colour. The doe applicator makes applying the gloss easy.

  9. I love the colour of this gloss. It is a bit too bright for me but I am going to gift it to my friend who is also on BSA and hopefully she can do a review on it’s quality. Very attractive! Love it

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