Smashbox Liquid Lipstick Review

I bought Smashbox Liquid Lipstick to try out. With all the talk of liquid Lipstick, I am on a quest to see how these work out, some I have tried do not last on my lips. I picked up the Smashbox Liquid Lipstick on a recommendation from one of my makeup artist friends at the Makeup Show Chicago.

The Smashbox Liquid Lipstick color I bought was Let’s Dance, the formula is creamy and not drying. I find as will all of these, there is too much product on the wand. I take a lipstick brush and take some of the product off with that then apply it. I do a couple light layers. Once in a while I do blot with a tissue.  I find that the Smashbox Liquid Lipsticks lasts about 4-5 hours on me. It does wear off but there is still color on your lips. At that point you can either add a bit more or some sort of gloss or balm product to revive the colors.

 

Smashbox Liquid Lipstick

All in all the Smashbox Liquid Lipstick is a nice product. Comes in 24 colors. The price is $24.00.  According to their website the benefits are:
DESCRIPTION BENEFITS
The only matte liquid lipstick infused with Smashbox Primer Oil complex to keep it comfortable
Advanced Polymer Technology makes it stay put and look as fresh and flawless as the first swipe
Precision tip applicator lines and fills with one swipe of our no-drop reservoir
Budge-proof, non-feathering and water-resistant

Perfected on-set in our L.A. photo studio, our long-wear, water-resistant liquid lipstick features Advanced Polymer Technology that makes it stay put and look as fresh and flawless as your first swipe—for up to 8 hours. Featherweight but fierce, this liquid matte formula is infused with lip-smoothing Primer Oil complex for suede-soft lip color in 20 super-rad shades. It’s smudge-proof, budge-proof and non-feathering. Because really, who has time for touch-ups?

http://www.smashbox.com/product/6126/42295/lips-cheek/lipstick-liner/always-on-liquid-lipstick/

In my opinion I fond that this is a nice product, stays on, not drying, did not feather into my lines around my lips  and have a full range of colors to choose from.

Artis Brushes

We are going to review the Artis Brushes, I was talking with some makeup artists that use Artis Brushes  and a lot like them. I have seen Artis Brushes and thought they were kind of nice and different. They looked sort of hard to use. So after talking to some makeup artists that use them I thought I would give it a try.  Well let me tell you they are wonderful! The Artis Brushes do have a bit of a learning curve to them. My favorite one is the Oval 6, if you want a smooth foundation application this is the brush for you. I have tried the Oval 6 with loose minerals, cream and liquid foundations and work beautifully with all of them.  I also have the Linear 1 and the Oval 3, The Oval 3 I use for shadow and you only need  a little shadow for this brush to give you a smooth finish basically in one swipe.  I am still trying to learn the Linear 1 for lining, when I get it to work it does give a perfect line again in one swipe. I can only get the line to go from the middle of my eye to the outer edge, still cannot master the inner most of the eye.  You do have to use their cleaner and brush cleaning pad for these.

artis brushesI bought the set from QVC, it was a good deal if you check out the prices on other sites. I does come with the cleaner and cleaning pad which was a plus. Why is it different: Artis brushes are made with CosmeFibre, a revolutionary engineered fiber made for applying cosmetic and makeup products. Designed to make it easier to apply makeup, the brushes have a familiar ergonomic configuration.

How do I use it: The Linear 1 has a very narrow (about 1mm to 2mm) row of fibers to help concentrate product application in a line, such as along the lash line. This brush can apply a precise line of product along the upper lash line or tucked under the lower lash line. It can also be used to fill in and define the brows and can simulate brow hair lines; or can be used to apply a defined line along the lip or any other part of the face. The Linear 1 brush is very helpful for special effects makeup to create crisp lines and linear shapes.

The Oval 3 assists in shading and blending the products applied to the outside and inside corners of the eye lid and smaller areas of the eyelid. This brush is also useful for applying foundation or concealer to the inside corner area of the eye or on the side of nose by the nostrils.

The Oval 6 is great for applying product to the entire eye lid, foundation to the face, or contouring the cheekbone area. This brush applies blush beautifully to the apple of the cheek and blends it so that the application looks natural.

If you are looking for a great flawless foundation application you have to try at least the Oval 6.

Artis Brushes can be found at
Artis Brush
Neiman Marcus
Bergdorf Goodman
Net-A-Porter

Vegan Lipstick

For all you Ladies that want Vegan makeup. We have finally made a Vegan Lipstick. They are creamy, long lasting and GORGEOUS!!!!!! We have 2 shades right now, but any of our lipstick shades can be made in the VEGAN base. We will be bring our lip glosses in the near further.   Our 2 new shades are Choco Berry, which is a beautiful berry/brown shade.

Choco-Berry VEGAN Lipstick 7-14-14

Choco Berry Vegan Lipstick

 

The other is our Nude color that we made in our traditional lipstick. Great everyday color for those who do not want to wear a lot of color.

 

Nude VEGAN Liptick 7-14-14

Nude Vegan Lipstick

Ingredients:  Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, 
Organic, Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Lonicera Japonica ( Japanese Honeysuckle), Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle Flower  Extract), Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Octyl Methoxycinnimate, Flavor
May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Iron Oxides, Tin Oxide, Tin Dioxide, Silica,Manganese Violet D&C Red 7 Ca Lake, D&C Red 6 Al Lake, D&C Red 27 Al Lake, D&C Red 21 Al Lake, D&C Red 33 Al Lake, D&C Red 7 Al Lake, D&C Red 30 Al Lake, D&C Red 36 Al Lake, D&C Orange 5 Lake, Al Yellow 5 Al Lake, D&C Yellow 6 Al Lake, D&C Blue 1 Al Lake,

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