Where has the time gone! I have been so busy, but as promised I am back with another product review – this time on the Smashbox Cosmetics ‘Always on Matte Liquid Lipsticks’. Me personally, I have struggled with the whole ‘liquid matte lipstick’ thing… having tried brands such as Sleek and Milani where both products left my lips feeling unbearably dry and flakey –I easily drifted away from this craze instantly.

That was until I received 2 Smashbox lipsticks at an event (you can read about that here), I restored my trust back into this formula and even went on to purchasing another shade as I just couldn’t resist.

Smashbox Claims the following: An 8-hour, liquid matte lipstick that’s specifically formulated to be comfortable and not dry out your lips. Now available in a range of new metallics, bolds and nudes!

The Packaging

The product sits beautifully in a clear rectangular bottle with the brands logo printed on one side. Complimenting this bottle is a matte black lid which holds the lipsticks applicator. I feel that the packaging is simple yet sleek.

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The Shades

Each lipstick retails at £19 and can be purchased directly off the Smashbox website. The shades that I own are described by Smashbox as:

Bawse – Nude Rose (OMG! I didn’t know this shade was in collaboration with Lilly Singh!)

Drivers Seat – Warm Pink

Shockaholic – Bright Pink

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The Formula

The formula is thin and creamy allowing the product to glide on effortlessly using the applicator. On application, I found that one layer provides extreme pigment, especially the shade Shockaholic which can be seen in the swatch.

Another benefit I found with this formula is that it dries very quickly to a matte finish and literally lasts a lifetime (Once dry, the product does not budge). All these qualities are exactly what Smashbox claims the product does and is exactly what I expect and look for when purchasing an expensive liquid lipstick.

Oh! And one last thing, my lips didn’t flake or appear visibly dry (yayyyyy!)

Makeup Looks

Here are some makeup looks wearing the shade Bawse and Drivers Seat – Let me know what you think.


  • I love this product; the pigment and quality are insane
  • The longevity is also another great benefit great for parties, events, nights out, weddings etc
  • Rarely need to top up throughout the day
  • The ease of application and quickness to dry is another great feature of this product – I am seriously impressed

Have you guys used these liquid lipsticks? let me know in the comments below 🙂

Until my next post…

JKBeautyTake Xo

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  1. I have to agree I love the pigment in these they are beautiful! They do last all day I have a dark nude one I don’t have it to hand for the name but I absolutely adore it no flaking and last ages while eating and drinking haha 🥂 great for a girls night out!
    Sophie x 💙


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