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Smashbox + Flare + Donald Robertson Be Legendary Lipstick in Canadian Flare

Smashbox + Flare + Donald Robertson Be Legendary Lipstick in Canadian Flare 5Today 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.

Smashbox + Flare + Donald Robertson Be Legendary Lipstick in Canadian Flare 6The 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.

Smashbox + Flare + Donald Robertson Be Legendary Lipstick in Canadian Flare 3Still, 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.

Smashbox + Flare + Donald Robertson Be Legendary Lipstick in Canadian Flare 2I 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!

Smashbox + Flare + Donald Robertson Be Legendary Lipstick in Canadian FlareI’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.

Smashbox + Flare + Donald Robertson Be Legendary Lipstick in Canadian Flare 4The 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…?

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