Smashbox’s Light It Up Lipstick+Mattifier Set!

Smashbox teamed up with Meryl Pataky to bring a Be Legendary lipstick set. A $117 set selling at Ulta for $29. It contains six 0.08 oz nudes to daring lipstick shades (Famous, Fig, Inspiration, Legendary, Primrose, and Tabloid) and a 0.16 oz Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer.

Each lipstick had a cream finish. However, with the Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer, this mattifying gel should transform your lipstick to a matte finish.

These lipsticks are described as a lush, pigment-loaded lipstick formula containing shea butter and vitamin C and E to moisturize and soften lips.

On Ulta’s description box:

Smashbox loves to celebrate creativity. This season, they collaborated with California neon artist Meryl Pataky to bring you these limited edition kits featuring their bestsellers in a range of shades – from bold pops of color to chic neutrals. “Light affects how we feel, how we look and how we see the world,” says Pataky. “When I plug in one of my pieces of art, it’s like magic!”

Are you ready to be legendary with Smashbox’s Be Legendary Lipsticks?

Famous: First lipswatch, this lipstick for me didn’t seem famous at all. A pale coral beige is not my type of shade on my lips. Paired with Smashbox’s Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer, I felt like the shade somewhat disappeared from my lips; yet, my lips had a nice stain.


Fig: Described as a red grape color. This shade is my favorite! After using the gel mattifier, the shade became a light matte-stained finish.


Legendary: Be Legendary with Smashbox’s deep red cream lipstick. This shade is my favorite red. Paired with the mattifier results as a nice matte-stained red.



Inspiration: A mauve pink shade that gives a very beautiful pink that’s not too bright and not too dark. I actually liked this shade and was “inspired” to try out more pink shades. Pink’s tend to intimidate me or make me feel weird. This one didn’t.

Paired with the mattifier, this shade becomes a really nice matte finish.



Primrose: A beautiful mauve pink that isn’t quite so bad on my lips. This shade has a nice matte finish with the mattifier.


And finally…

A nice vibrant purple cream called Tabloid!

Bottom two pictures I rubbed the color with my fingers to see the effect I’d get. The mattifier did mattify the shade and my finger swipes still had a slight cream finish.
Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer- does it work on any lip products?

On Ulta site, it is recommended you do not use this gel mattifier on any balms, laquers, and glosses.

It is also recommended that you pay it ontop of your lipstick shade. I rubbed it on, which could be why the colors are barely noticeable.

Also, does it work on any lipsticks or just Smashbox? Below, you will see Insta-Matte paired with Nyx’s Lifeguard, a nice dark red.

Lifeguard without Insta-Matte:


Lifeguard with Insta-Matte:


I believe this did turn Nyx’s Lifeguard into a matte shade. This didn’t remove the buttery finishing texture from the lipstick. I still felt that.

Overall, I am happy with this product. I am glad I purchased it. At first, I wasn’t sure if I’d use all these lipsticks. A lot were iffy. I only purchased it because it had fig and a red shade I could try. I doubted I’d be into the nudes, the pinks, and the vibrant purple.

When I applied first time, I only liked Fig, Inspiration, and Legendary. Tabloid was alright, too. It wasn’t until after swatching them again with Insta-Matte that I liked them all. Trying to swatch and glide my fingers over it, left a nice look as well.

*In support of Breast Cancer Awareness, Smashbox is selling a 116ml limited edition Photo Finish Primer Water for $32USD/£21.*

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