Smashbox Blast Off Always On Liquid Lipstick Review

Skin Tone: Fair-light, yellow-neutral undertones
Lip Texture: dry normal, mild pigmentation

Hello friends,

Hope all of you are doing great! Today, I am excited to share this beautiful, newly-launched Smashbox lipstick with you all (I had mentioned it in as Clinique Super City Cushion Compact), I talked in my previous review. We all know liquid lipsticks are so in trend right now that every low and high-end brands are coming up with their own version of liquid lipsticks. The very minute I wondered Smashbox is missing in the market with its version of liquid lipstick, guess what I saw – “Always On Matte” liquid lipsticks 😛 Smashbox is one of my pet brand when it comes to hoarding and repurchasing stuff. I think this new Always On Matte liquid lipstick would be one such collection that I would keep on repurchasing. Read on for more details on Smashbox Always On Blast Off Matte Liquid Lipstick!

Smashbox Blast Off Always On Liquid Lipstick

$24 for 0.13 Fl Oz, excludes shipping and tax.
Product Description:
An eight-hour wear, liquid-matte lipstick with a featherweight, comfortable formula that stays put and keeps color looking as fresh and flawless as the first swipe.  Perfected on-set in Smashbox’s L.A. photo studio, Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick leaves lips with ultra-lightweight, but bold color. This liquid-matte formula is infused with the lip-smoothing Smashbox Primer Oil complex for suede-soft lip color in an array of gorgeous, highly pigmented shades. The precision tip applicator lines and fills with one swipe of the no-drop reservoir, while Advanced Polymer Technology makes lip color stay put and look fresh and flawless for up to eight hours for smudge-proof, budge-proof, and non-feathering, carefree wear.

Smashbox Blast Off Always On Liquid Lipstick shade name

Smashbox Blast Off Always On Liquid Lipstick ingredients

My Experience with Smashbox Blast Off Always On Liquid Lipstick:

This liquid lipstick comes in a transparent yet sturdy plastic tube packaging with a black twist over cap attached to doe-foot leaf-shaped applicator. It does have a noticeable fragrance which fades quickly post application. Overall, I like its simple yet classy packaging with user friendly and travel-friendly features.

Smashbox Blast Off Always On Liquid Lipstick outer packaging

Smashbox Blast Off Always On Liquid Lipstick applicator closeup

My shade “Blast Off” is described as a coral pink matte shade which is true to its description as it seems to be a perfect blend of coral-pink on my skin. I love how it amplifies my skin without screaming for attention; a perfect summery matte shade to put it this way. It imparts nearly full color payoff to my lips hiding minor pigmentation, maintaining lightweight, smooth finish so far. I do feel the need to layer on because it is a bit of a thin formula which dries into a budge-proof stain in a couple of minutes. I also find it similar to Anastasia Beverly hills matte liquid lipsticks as this lipstick imparts a similar dry matte finish on the lips with almost the same powdery dry feel except the fact that ABH has limited shades of bright red/orange and corals and more of neutral/muted colors. Other than that, I find both ABH and Smashbox pretty similar in formula, finish, texture and staying power.

Smashbox Blast Off Always On Liquid Lipstick open

I like the simple doe-foot applicator of ABH more though. I mean I have tried most of the liquid lipsticks and worked with different types of applicators and somehow I feel that leaf-shaped applicators with hollow centre often result in streaky finish. In fact, I tried using a normal sponge applicator with this formula and I could see clear difference. The finish was more seamless plus I need not apply it back and forth to get an even and saturated finish unlike what I have been doing with this leaf-shaped hollow applicator.

Smashbox Blast Off Always On Liquid Lipstick tube closeup

This probably explains the significance of having the right beauty tool regardless of wearing high or low-end makeup products as they make a hell of lot of difference. It means that I am fully satisfied with the finish, texture and staying power of this product as it glides nicely on my normal dry lips forgiving minor dryness. It applies as a liquid lipstick without settling down into lip lines and/or dry patches thereby drying into a matte stain which is transfer proof and budgeproof to a great extent unless we eat oily food. I have worn it several times in these past weeks and it never faded away before 7 hours on my lips (even with full meals as well as light water/tea breaks).

Smashbox Blast Off Always On Liquid Lipstick tube

I just find it tricky and a bit drying considering it is a matte lipstick hence beauties with dry and parched lips might need a lip balm prior to application. I have normal dry lips and I do feel the need to lick my lips, but that’s true with every matte lipstick. I did not find this lipstick to emphasize lip lines or dry lips, which is quite impressive. I think that other than the issue with its applicator, I am pretty happy and convinced to get this shade again. I would highly recommend this shade and this lipstick range to every matte lip lover.

Smashbox Blast Off Always On Liquid Lipstick swatches

Smashbox Blast Off Always On Liquid Lipstick lip swatches

Pros of Smashbox Blast Off Always On Liquid Lipstick:

  • A bright summery coral pink lipstick.
  • Lightweight formula with comfort mate finish.
  • Easily glides on normal dry lips.
  • Sets into a dry powdery matte stain with feather proof, transfer-proof finish.
  • Saturated, even-toned and nearly full color payoff.
  • Sits comfortably on lips without setting in lip lines and/or dry patches.
  • Does not emphasize issues further.
  • Does not feel overtly drying on the lips.
  • Stays on for good 7+ hours on lips.
  • Does not chip off or feel flaky after drying.
  • Quite user friendly and travel-friendly packaging.

Cons of Smashbox Blast Off Always On Liquid Lipstick:

  • Formula and finish tricky for dry and parched lips.
  • The leaf-shaped hollow applicator seems a bit tricky.
  • Might feather a bit while having oil-based meal.
  • A bit pricey.

IMBB Rating:
I will rate it 4.7/5!

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