Tuesday June 07, 2016

A Liquid lipstick color for every mood with Smashbox


DSC_0124BAWSE– To wear a red lip, I require confidence.  I have to feel bold and have a “I know what I want” attitude.  Wearing a red lip encourages me to do what I love doing regardless of the obstacles and noise around me.



OUT LOUD– Playful and flirty.  Two words that I normally would not use to describe myself (out loud).  But I feel like we are close enough that I can be open with you and we can talk about things like that right?  Believe it or not I am mostly an introverted person.  I have to push myself to be more extroverted and it will always depend on the occasion. This is one of the many reasons why I choose to write and share my own photos on my website.  It pushes me to do “uncomfortable” things  (in a very good way) while helping my creative juices flow and it expands my wings so that I can fly as high as I want to.  Wearing an orange (brick like color) lips reminds me that life is fun.  That I have this one life to make it as exciting as possible.

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SHOCKAHOLIC– Embracing my feminine and soft side by wearing a beautiful pink liquid lipstick. My mother always tough me to be soft spoken, to take care of my appearance and be confident.  That was her version of being a woman.  A feminine walking flower who knew her manners very well.  I have made a slight modification to this significance and what it means now, to a modern day woman or at least what it means to me.  Being strong can also be feminine.  Being feminine does not equal being weak.  I wasn’t necessarily raised to speak my own mind and I learned to do that and many other things on my own which I am very grateful for.  Those experiences has been life changing for me.  I believe that being strong is very sexy.  This quote I found online was too beautiful not to share:  “Be soft.  Do no let the world make you hard.  Do not let pain make you hate.  Do not let bitterness steal your sweetness”.  Be strong.  Be confident.  Be feminine. Be you.


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There are so many more colors to go with possibly every mood you may have! Now, let’s talk about the product shall we?  I have tried several liquid lipstick formulas and I can say that from my own experience, the Smashbox Always on Matte Liquid Lipsticks are very unique and it stands out among the collection I have in my vanity.  It all starts with the formulation.  This liquid-matte formula is infused with the lip-soothing Smashbox Primer Oil complex leaves your lips “suede-soft” in an array of gorgeous colors.  They are very pigmented and for most shades I only needed one application.  If you are to apply a second layer wait for it to dry first before applying some more.  Aside from the 8 hour long wear the second best things about these lipsticks is the fact that they are incredibly comfortable on your lips!  Shortly after applying it I forgot I even had anything on.  I went on about my day, talking, eating, drinking and I never once thought about it.  I want to give the Smashbox team a digital high-five for creating an impressive product!

I always appreciate a good brand and Smashbox has always impressed me with their collections of trendy and fashion forward colors.  Although I am a fan of pretty and over the top packages, I can also see the value in smart, minimalistic packaging which is were Smashbox stands.  There is definitely a celebrity appeal with many of their products as well.  Did you know that it first started as a photography studio?  Smashbox focuses on creating products and colors that photograph well.  That sort of focus and goal really encourages me to try more of their cosmetic products!




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