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Smashbox Insta-Matte Review

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In addition to the gorgeous Be Legendary Lipsticks and innovative Brow Tech Shaping Powder I have one more exciting product to share from the Smashbox Spring 2016 launches. As somebody who loves glossy lipsticks but wouldn’t mind having a little more flexibility with my makeup, I was pretty intrigued when I first heard of the Smashbox Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer*.

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The Smashbox Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer is a gel that can take any cream lipstick (NOT for use with glosses, lacquers or balms) and turn it into a matte one. It comes in a squeezable tube with enough product to last you forever, especially because it requires very little to transform a lipstick.

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After applying my cream lipstick, I squeeze a small dab of the Smashbox Insta-Matte onto my finger and then gently pat it onto my lips. The packaging says to apply generously, but I find it works best with just a little bit. You can see the before and after below, where I applied it over my Too Faced La Creme in Cinnamon Kiss (discontinued, gorgeous shade).

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The Smashbox Insta-Matte is colourless (obviously), scent-free and flavour-free. It is not drying on the lips and instead gives a soft velvety feel similar to a lot of newer semi-matte lipsticks. It’s not going to turn the lipstick into one of those bone-dry mattes, but it greatly reduces the shine.

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Overall, I think that the Smashbox Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer is a lot of fun and an easy way to quickly double your lipstick collection. If you’re like me and tend to stick with shinier lip products but still want an easy way to go matte on occasion, this is definitely worth checking out!

What do you think of the Smashbox Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer? Is this something you would try?

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