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Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Some Nerve & Stepping Out Swatches + Review

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By this point, most brands have their own version of the matte liquid lipstick but one I’ve been hearing a lot of rave reviews about and was super interested in trying is the Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick. This new product is available in 20 different shades and I have one for your comfort zone and probably a little outside it, Some Nerve and Stepping Out.


The Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick comes in a small rectangular tube, similar to their lipgloss but much shorter. The tube is clear so you can see the shade inside and there’s a diamond-shaped applicator with an opening in the middle to store product from the tube, making it easy to apply without having to ‘redip’ many times. I really love the precision of this applicator; I am not the best at applying lip products and I was able to get pretty crisp line quite easily.

smashbox-always-on-liquid-lipstick-in-some-nerve-stepping-out-swatches-reviewThe Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Some Nerve and Stepping Out are very different shades, but both are super intensely pigmented with a fantastic formula that applies evenly to the lips. I appreciate that it takes a minute or two for this liquid lipstick to dry because it’s very easy to apply more product to your lips and press them together while applying without it flaking off.

It’s also a fairly comfortable liquid lipstick formula, it’s infused with a Smashbox Primer Oil and definitely not as drying as many other formulas I’ve tried but it’s also not going to moisturize your lips like a balm. Both shades wore really evenly, even after eating and drinking, and started to wear off slowly from the inside of the mouth.

smashbox-always-on-liquid-lipstick-in-some-nerve-swatches-reviewThe Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Some Nerve is a vibrant purple shade that I’m pretty much in love with. I don’t know if I can ever see myself wearing this outside of the house, but I just love how it looks–I feel like I’m using that old Snapchat filter! I really thought a shade like this would be streaky, but the formula is perfectly opaque and even.


The Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Stepping Out is a deep nude and definitely one of the shades I would have picked out for myself. If you are a fan of the brown lip craze, I think this is a perfect colour that would be really flattering on a lot of people.

smashbox-always-on-liquid-lipstick-in-some-nerve-stepping-out-reviewIf you are a fan of liquid lipsticks you definitely need to try out the new Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick formula. These are matte so they are going to be slightly drying, but the even application and long wear makes up for it. I really loved the two shades I tried, Some Nerve and Stepping Out, and as a result I have my eye on plenty more in the range now, especially Babe Alert and Dream Huge, both rosy neutral shades.

Have you tried a Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick yet? Would you wear this awesome purple lipstick?

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