Smashbox collaborated with Los Angeles artist, Jen Stark to bring us another adorable and set of 5 full sized creamy lipsticks, along with a deluxe sample-size of the Insta-Matte lipstick transformer for a matte finish. The set is valued at $116 USD and comes with the shades; Pretty Social (nude rose), Honey (sheer chestnut cream), Legendary (true red cream), 9 to 5 (raspberry cream), and Deal Breaker (deep berry cream).
Value This set retails for $29 USD (currently on sale for $20 USD!), which works out to $4.83 USD ($3.33 USD on sale) per each lipstick. Each lipstick is full size and regularly retails for $21 USD. This is a superb value, given the fact that if you were to purchase a full size lipstick you would be paying the equivalent of a 5 lipstick set!
Pigmentation The formula here is creamy and pigmented. Some shades are pretty sheer and require a few coats depending on the coverage that you are looking for. These are long lasting and go on smoothly. Overall a beautiful addition to the holiday season.
Blendability These blend very nicely, and are easy to apply. They don’t bleed during application and for the most part, applying another coat of product doesn’t make them look patchy.
Longevity These are not as long lasting as a liquid lipstick, but they are comfortable on the lips. I live in a dry area and these do not accentuate my dry patches.
Packaging Very cute and pretty! These make excellent gifts and stocking stuffer additions for the holiday season.
Final thoughts: This is one of the best values on the holiday market in terms of higher end market. If you would like to try a variety of shades, from the Smashbox line- this is a great opportunity to do so. Sephora USA and Sephora Canada are currently sold out of these, so grab one from the Smashbox website before they are all gone!
- Paraben, and Phthalate free
- Cruelty free
- Variety of colors
- Great value
- Not very pigmented
- Average lasting