Smashbox Driver’s Seat Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick Review

I am not a liquid lipstick person for the lone reason that I don’t have time to practice and master a neat application. Lousy it may seem, but it’s a realism for those who are full-time home makers and professionals concurrently. Anyway, with a lot of hype around liquid matte lipsticks, I am lucky enough to have got my hands on Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in the shade “Driver’s Seat.” Not denying the fact that I have always loved Smashbox products and have reviewed a handful products from the brand earlier. Let’s read on whether the product Driver’s Seat is a pick or skip.


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 our L.A. photo studio, our 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. Because really, who has time for touch-ups?
• The only matte liquid lipstick infused with Smashbox Primer Oil complex to keep it comfortable
• Advanced Polymer Technology makes it stay put and look as fresh and flawless as the first swipe
• Precision tip applicator lines and fills with one swipe of our no-drop reservoir
• Budge-proof, non-feathering and water-resistant
To use: Define lip with precise tip and fill in with color. Wipe off with oil-based remover. Formulated without Parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Phthalates, Fragrance and Talc.


My Experience with Smashbox Driver’s Seat Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick:

Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick range comprises of 20 beautiful shades. They come in black cardboard boxes with labels and color co-ordination with respective shades. Even the shade name has only been mentioned at the bottom of the box. To save on customs, at times, I have to settle with products minus the packaging because imported cosmetics get really expensive here.


The product holds in a clear, square tube with a leaf shaped doe-foot applicator. Leaf or tear-drop shaped applicators are gaining popularity among users nowadays because the pointed tip and broad base makes application easier both ways. The uniqueness resides in the little doughnut-shaped well in the middle of applicator to pull the liquid from the tube. Overall, the packaging is sleek and travel friendly.


Gone are the days when matte liquid lipsticks symbolised dry lips – the formula has evolved now. Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick has a revolutionary comfortable matte formula to wear for extended hours. Smashbox Primer Oil complex infused matte liquid lipstick glides on just like oil and the presence of Smashbox Primer Oil is very much felt with the comfortable application during wearing hours.

The formula is thin and lightweight when applied and doesn’t take too long to dry allowing obligatory rectifications by inexpert liquid lipstick persons. The formula is fragrance free and waterproof. Directly grab cleansing oil when you need to take it off without wasting time on other alternatives. The pigmentation is super, rich and opaque in one swipe. They surprisingly go matte when dry. Matte finish and non-drying liquid lipstick – objective achieved by Smahsbox.


“Driver’s Seat” is defined as a warm pink shade but it isn’t a pink color from any angle. It shows up more as a brown pink with a hint of brick red undertones on my lips, but I can definitely use it as an everyday shade because of the comfort it offers and matte finish without me getting conscious about the deep shade.


Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick is a long-wearing product with up to 6 hours of wear with teeny weeny transfer on cutlery but it definitely goes through meals without fading. In one line, Smashbox has nailed it.


Pros of Smashbox Driver’s Seat Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick:

  • A non-drying and comfortable matte liquid lipstick.
  • It isn’t hydrating but definitely feels comfortable and nice on the lips.
  • Opaque, rich and intense pigmentation.
  • Matte finish.
  • Thin, easy drying, and lightweight formula.
  • Doesn’t settle into lines easily, doesn’t smear all day long.
  • Unscented and waterproof.
  • Lovely shades to choose from.
  • Driver’s Seat is a deep brown pink to suit many skin tones.
  • Love the packaging.
  • Survives meals and lasts for 6 hours the most.

Cons of Smashbox Driver’s Seat Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick:

  • If we take a look at the current liquid lipstick options in market, Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick is priced few bucks more than others.
  • Transfers a bit with meals.

IMBB Rating:
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Smashbox Driver’s Seat Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick?

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