I’ve been playing with a few of the goodies Smashbox has been releasing this month – specifically their new Megatint Long Wear Lip Colour, Halo Long Wear Blush and Waterproof Shadow Liner.
Smashbox Megatint Long Wear Lip Colour ($22) – This is Smashbox’s first ever lip tint. It applies smoothly like a combination of lipstick and lip balm, and I found the colour lasted for quite a while without drying out my lips. It was actually developed with 40% water to provide a lightweight feel, and that was definitely one of the first things I noticed after applying it – you can barely even tell you’re wearing anything. This lip colour is available in 6 shades – Mulberry (soft plum), Cerise (cherry red), Punch (bright pink), Nude (soft pink) are available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Murale and Sephora, while Whirl (peach rose) and Mimosa (soft coral, above) are only available at Sephora.
Smashbox Halo Long Wear Blush ($29) – Yay! Another long wearing product – I can’t get enough of products that promise (and deliver) long lasting results. The really exciting thing about this blush (which was inspired by their best-selling Halo Powder) is the built in grinder. You simply have to turn the top to shave off the perfect amount of blush needed which means no wasting and no mess. These blushes provide bright, luminous colour and blend in very nicely. I tried out this blush in In Bloom and loved the pink, rosy look it gave me. This blush is available in 4 shades: In Bloom (pink), Warm Glow (nude), Blissful (berry) and Peachy Dream (coral).
Smashbox Waterproof Shadow Liner ($25) – And we now come to my favourite product – this can be used as both a shadow and liner. The creamy formula glides on so smoothly and doesn’t go anywhere once it’s on (seriously, I tested it out on my arm, and it was there for a day or 2!). One end is the applicator, the other has a sponge to smudge for a smoky, sexy look. These liners have a nice light shimmer added for a glam look. This is available in 6 shades: Charcoal, Luminous Fig, Metallic Marble, Chrome, Lapis and Shimmering Ivy.
All of these products are now available.