When I was looking for great new coral products for summer (hint: there’s a themed post coming up, or at least there was before my sudden move) several by Smashbox immediately caught my attention. Two of those are the Smashbox Halo Long Wear Blush in Peachy Dream* and Megatint Long Wear Lip Colour in Mimosa*, which is a great way to wear the gorgeous bright shade on your cheeks and lips. Smashbox Megatint Long Wear Lip Colour in Mimosa is bright coral shade that comes in a skinny tube that is very easy to apply. Despite being described as a tint, this is definitely a thicker and more opaque format.
The most unexpected thing about the Smashbox Megatint Long Wear Lip Colour in Mimosa was how creamy and slick it applied. I’m not sure I’d want to leave it out in the sun, but it’s the kind of formula that almost melts onto my lips. It does look best if there are no dry patches because they dry matte on the lips.
The second product is one I’m very obsessed with and want all the shades of it kind of love, and that’s the Smashbox Halo Long Wear Blush. This is one of those really neat blushes from Smashbox that is packaged in a grinder, so that you turn it to get the amount of powder you want before applying. I got a little overzealous and am still using up the amount I’ve left in the top, but in general, it’s a very travel friendly format (and even with some left in the top I haven’t gotten any spilling while traveling with it).
The lasting power of the Smashbox Halo Long Wear Blush in Peachy Dream is fantastic, it gives me a bright but natural peachy-coral glow and lasts all day on my cheeks until I take it off at night. There are a few more shades like In Bloom (pink) and Passion (warm rosy plum) that I am especially eyeing at the moment. The pigmentation is definitely buildable.
Overall, I would recommend both the Smashbox Halo Long Wear Blush in Peachy Dream and Megatint Long Wear Lip Colour in Mimosa if you’re looking to add a pop of coral to your makeup this summer, but my heart definitely belongs to the Halo blushes and hopefully you’ll see a review of another one on Writing Whimsy in the future.
How do you feel about coral? Would you rather wear it on your cheeks or lips?