Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick: Dream Huge, Review

In my previous post, I swatched all the shades of New Maybelline Liquid Lipsticks which are one of the most affordable options of liquid lipsticks available in the market. Today’s post is also about a Liquid Lipstick but this one is on the higher price point. Today I will be sharing my experience with Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in the shade Dream Huge!

Now, I always wanted to try these lipsticks but as they are on the pricier side, I never actually bought them. A few months back during an offer, Smashbox was giving a free Liquid Lipstick on a purchase of a certain amount. This was my chance, so I ordered a Liquid Lipstick and a Primer from the brand and got the other Liquid Lipstick absolutely free! Apart from Dream Huge, the other shade that I have from the collection is ‘Bawse’.

Price: INR 2050 for 4 ml of product (BUY HERE)

These lipsticks can be bought both online (on Nykaa as well as Amazon), and in physical stores (Nykaa and Sephora), but as it is a pricey product, I would suggest not buying these online. Though I personally bought both the shades online but I knew what I wanted as I had pre swatched them in the stores. I bought mine on Nykaa when they were on offer. Also, the picture reference given on Amazon is completely bizarre so its better to go any swatch the desired shade first before investing.

Product Description:

Perfected on-set in Smashbox’s L.A. photo studio, this 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. Now available in a range of new metallics, bolds, and nudes!

Benefits:

– Delivers bold, lightweight color with a liquid matte finish
– Advanced Polymer Technology makes lip color last up to 8 hours
– Won’t smudge, budge or feather
– Infused with Primer Oil complex to condition lips
– Precision tip applicator lines and fills
– Comes in a range of vibrant, highly pigmented matte & metallic matte shades
– Cruelty-Free

Ingredients:

Mentioned on the outer box packaging.

Packaging:

The Smashbox liquid lipstick comes in a rectangular transparent plastic tube with a black screw-on lid. The applicator is a regular doe foot one with a slight hole in the center for sufficient product collection that is sufficient for one use. The name of the lipstick is mentioned on a sticker pasted at the base of the tube. Apart from this and the brand name, nothing else is mentioned on the actual tube. Rest all the information about the product is mentioned on the outer box which is black in color, with a slight colored section, which represents the shade of the lipstick.

The tube shuts nicely and is leak-proof, hence travel-friendly. But, as it is slightly on the bulky side, it is not the best option to carry in a small clutch.

Smashbox Liquid Lipstick Dream Huge
My Experience with Smashbox Liquid Lipstick Dream Huge:

The reason I always wanted to try these liquid lipsticks was due to the fact, that these are one of the most loved products from Smashbox and I really wanted to find something that I might love as much as I love my Kylie Liquid Lipsticks.

Color and Pigmentation: The shade Dream Huge is beautiful everyday wear pink toned lipstick that looks pretty with or without makeup. The brand describes it as a mauve pink and it is the best description for the shade. Though Dream Huge is a lighter color, it is nicely pigmented. A single swipe of the color is good enough for completely opaque lips.

Texture: The formula is very lightweight and absolutely easy to glide. The lipstick can be slightly drying but it does not feel uncomfortable.

Staying Power: The formula is almost transfer-proof and is certainly long staying. It does stand a snack or a light meal, but a heavy Indian meal does cause some damage to the color in the inner sections of the lips

Overall Thoughts:

Do you absolutely need this is your life? No.

This lipstick is everything you might ask for in a liquid lipstick, but as it is on a higher price range, this might not be the best option for everyone. But, if you can afford a 2000 bucks lipstick, then you must try at least one shade from the collection. And, if you want something subtle and pretty, then Dream Huge is a good option.

Swatches:
Smashbox Liquid Lipstick Dream Huge
Smashbox Liquid Lipstick Dream Huge
Pros of Smashbox Liquid Lipstick Dream Huge:
  • Beautiful everyday wear shade
  • Long Staying power
  • Do not feel heavy on the lips
  • Transfer and Budge proof
  • Easy to apply
  • Cruelty-free
  • Non-sticky
Cons of Smashbox Liquid Lipstick Dream Huge:
  • Pricey
  • Bulky packaging makes it not a good option to carry in a small bag

Rating: 4.5/5 (-0.5 for the high price point)

Do I like the formula more than the Kylie Liquid Lipstick? No, Kylie one is still the winner, but this is a comparable second. I would try a couple of more shades to let you know more about them!

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