Hi Darlings, today’s post is going to be the review and swatch of the Smashbox Always On Cream To Matte Lipstick in the shade Fresca.
You know how I feel about matte lipsticks but I have to be practical and matte lipsticks are easier to wear under a mask because they don’t rub all over it.
The other day I was at Douglas (my former work place) and I remembered these lipstick being quite cool so I decided to pick a couple of shades to review.
You can get them from Sephora for 24$ and it comes in 40 shades.
Fresca is a Warm Mid-Tone Nude.
It is a classic lipstick bullet, quite skinny though. The shade is written at the bottom and the top part of the cup is the same shade as the lipstick.
It doesn’t really have a scent or a specific taste.
The formula is highly pigmented, it’s creamy when you put it on but once it dries it becomes completely matt and transfer-proof, like an actual liquid lipstick. It is the weirdest thing.
It isn’t thick like the liquid lipstick but it’s very sticky and after a while, you start to feel it on the lips which is why I don’t like it.
Once it dries it becomes slightly darker than what it appears in the packaging.
It goes on super smooth and it meshes with the lips becoming one with them.
The shape of the actual lipstick is quite interesting. It’s slightly curved so it hugs the lips perfectly.
Since it’s transfer-proof, it’s super long lasting, about 5 hours, yet it’s not hard to remove. You can use any kind of makeup remover.
- Colour: 8/10
- Longevity: 8/10
- Application: 8/10
- Pigmentation: 8/10
- Formula: 6/10
- Packaging: 8/10
This lipstick is incredibly unique and if you don’t mind the stickiness it’s actually great. The formula is incredible, I suggest you try it because it’s something I’ve never seen. It is a bit drying but I don’t mind it too much. The lasting power, of course, it’s great and I love that it’s easy to remove.
I really hope you guys enjoyed it, don’t forget to like, comment and share to let me know all your thoughts and if you have any question.
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