Today I have a pretty cool lipstick to share, the Smashbox + Flare + Donald Robertson Be Legendary Lipstick in Canadian Flare*. This limited edition shade is inspired by the Canadian flag, and the result of collaborative between Smashbox and Flare Magazine, featuring gorgeous packaging by artist Donald Robertson.
The box containing the Smashbox + Flare + Donald Robertson Be Legendary Lipstick in Canadian Flare is gorgeous, but I was sad to see the lipstick inside has the regular packaging. I reviewed another LE shade from the brand, the Smashbox Cherry Smoke Be Legendary Bing Lipstick (also a bright red, but this time a matte) and it had a cool design on it, so I wish that the artwork on the box had been repeated on the lipstick itself.
Still, what really matters about a lipstick is what’s inside the tube. The Smashbox + Flare + Donald Robertson Be Legendary Lipstick in Canadian Flare is bright, semi-sheer red. The formula is quite soft and the lipstick broke off inside the tube the first time I used it. I did patch it back together, but you could have to be careful when using it–based on reviews I’m not the only one who had this issue.
I do absolutely love the formula of the Smashbox + Flare + Donald Robertson Be Legendary Lipstick in Canadian Flare. It’s super comfortable on the lips and feels more like wearing a lip balm, which is especially great during the winter when my lips get even more dry than usual. It also makes it very easy to apply, and I had no issues using it straight from the bullet (aside from the breakage), which is rare with a red!
I’m somebody who is instantly scared of bright lips, but the slightly sheer formula of the Smashbox + Flare + Donald Robertson Be Legendary Lipstick in Canadian Flare makes it far more wearable than opaque options. It gives a bright shine to my lips, and still lasts several hours. Although it is not transfer-proof, the shade wears off to a pretty stain over time.
The Smashbox + Flare + Donald Robertson Be Legendary Lipstick in Canadian Flare is limited edition, but still available at Sephora for now. There are also matte shades that aren’t Canada exclusives and look gorgeous. I really love that Smashbox did this collaboration, and although I wish the lipstick was a tad sturdier, I absolutely love the shade and formula.
Have you ever tried Smashbox Be Legendary lipsticks? There’s a large range of shades but I have my eye on Primrose, a mauve pink, and Fig, a red grape, which were both in last year’s holiday set! Is it too early to be excited about what might be coming this year…?