December 16, 2009

Smashbox Sunset BLVD Lip Gloss Review and Swatches

Hey cheekys!

Whatcha up to? I have a sore throat, boo hoo. I just had some Hot and Sour Soup but sadly that didn’t help much. Oh wells at least I’m sporting my Smashbox Sunset BLVD Lip Gloss and congratulating myself for getting it on the cheap.

Smashbox Sunset BLVD Lip Gloss 1


Smashbox Sunset BLVD Lip Gloss 3

So I seen these little guys on Smashbox for $12 each during the Smashbox Friends and Family Event. They were in and out of my cart for a little while and finally I just said screw it, I don’t need more gloss.

I went on my merry little way and forgot about them. Recently, I decided to search them up on Evil-Bay and ended up killing it by snagging four shades for $9.99 and free shipping.

Smashbox Sunset BLVD Lip Gloss 2

Smashbox Sunset BLVD Lip Gloss 10

Smashbox Sunset BLVD Lip Gloss 9

Smashbox Sunset BLVD Lip Gloss 7

Smashbox Sunset BLVD Lip Gloss 6

Smashbox Sunset BLVD Lip Gloss 5

Smashbox Sunset BLVD Lip Gloss 4



If you want them after this review def check out E-bay as I seen a few more deals hanging around for them.

Smashbox Sunset BLVD Lip Gloss is the equivalent of a MAC TenderTone but considerably more pigmented and a heavier formula. First glance I thought they’d be quite sheer but I’m happy to report they have a nice little pop of color, mind you not amazing pigmentation but just enough to make your lips look pouty and gorgeous.

The formula is pretty dense and thick which I don’t mind as I really like a thicker gloss. It wears quite well without being sticky or tacky. I’ve always wished MAC Tendertones were better pigmented and thicker, my wish granted with these glosses.

Smashbox Sunset BLVD Lip Gloss 8

Overall, they may be a turn off to those who aren’t keen on dipping into a pot of gloss, I’m trying to deal with that myself but honestly the price was right and the formula is quite lovely. Super shine, nice glossy finish, and great color pay off makes the Muse a happy girl indeed.

Smashbox Sunset BLVD Lip Gloss it’s a good thing.

Snag ’em at Smashbox for $12 each (Free Shipping too) or my suggestion, head to E-bay and see what you can score.

Disclosure: The following item was purchased by me for review purposes (and because I like flinging my money at makeup products of any kind) on Musings of a Muse. For further information please see my FTC Guidelines or my Disclosure/Disclaimer posts.

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  • Kristina

    I just bought Simmer when they were offering the free eyeliner palette. Love it! Wishing I had also gotten Melt…

    • the Muse

      kristina simmer is nice 😀 I’m loving these, nice texture/formula 🙂 look on ebay, cheaps!

  • Mandy

    They look really really nice! ^__^

    How do these compare with the L’Oreal Hip Jelly Balms? Are these moisturizing?

    • the Muse

      hi mandy!

      😀 just as nice as the jelly balms but heavier formula and more pigmented 😀 quite moisturizing yes 😀

  • MC

    I really like Sexy and Melt. I may have to check them out. I always liked most pot glosses for their texture and wear.

    • the Muse

      thank you electronicfly I surely will try it 😀 I go for honey but never heard of lime!

  • mary_in_wonder

    ohmy! That’s a great deal! searched on it, found it and put it on watching =D I have too many things I want to buy, so I’M not sure when I’ll get to the point to buy thins, but damn, thank you for recommending!

  • Kathie

    Sexy & Simmer would look hot layered on top of each other! I also like Melt, it`s such a nice tone. I think Heat is a little peachy/pink for me. I think I may purchase from Smashbox this Christmas! I`m so excited because I`m getting a new make-up collection because all my make-up are a couple months old, but really used up! Oh btw, saving Muse alert!! You need to edit this post (if you can), it says Hot and Sour “soap” but I’m pretty sure you meant “soup” 🙂

    • the Muse

      hey kathie 😀 these are super nice, good idea on combo’ing sexy and simmer 😀 LOL thanks yes, I was a bit tired and sick when I typed Soap LOL!!!!!!! 😀 thanks dearest.

      Btw wait until after the holidays as lots of savings on boxing day makeup included i’m sure!

  • Tinkerchelle

    Oh, Man! I bought one in Melt back in the spring, loved it like a little pink child, then promptly lost it 2 months later when I left a piece of luggage on a train- in France. I had sort of forgotten about it until now. I’m gonna hafta go get that again.

    • the Muse

      LOL chelle! you sound like me 😀 omg I’d die if I lost luggage, that’s the worst experience!