July 27, 2017

Smashbox Be Legendary Triple Tone Lipstick Making Ombre Lips Easy?

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Smashbox Be Legendary Triple Tone Lipstick released in the hopes of making ombre lips easy. Because people, ombre lips are hard to achieve and hard to rock. The trend for me started in Korea and slowly wormed its way into the Western market. I watch all these incredible Instagram mini videos where gurus make it SO easy to create an ombre look and I end up trying it and look like a clown with smeared makeup.

Or sometimes, just sometimes, like rarely, I actually do nail it but I look sickly for some reason.

Le sigh.

Smashbox Be Legendary Triple Tone Lipstick is supposed to take the difficulties and application issues of an ombre lip out of your hand by making things easier. How? By creating a lipstick with three shades! Just swipe it on and the three shades act to line lips while providing a dark and light contrasting shades to create an ombre look. The demi-matte finish provides a smooth, even application.

Awesome idea right?

I have some reservations as I’ve tried Korean lipsticks and products like this in the past and they don’t quite work out as promo images applied. Etude House’s Balm + Color Tint is proof positive of this.

What do you think?

Think it’ll work out as great as the model’s lips?

Smashbox Be Legendary Triple Tone Lipstick are available now at nordstrom.com and soon at sephora.com.

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  • Eraser

    Funny you mention the Korean version – I have Laneige’s with 2 colors and invariably I get frustrated trying the ombre look and just use it as a regular lipstick, blending the colors. I’m curious about the Smashbox, though.

    • Isabella Muse

      I have a few different ones and they don’t quite work out right, the colors end up just blending together! I’m very curious about the Smasbox one! Maybe it’ll work!?

  • Brian

    I want to get on board with products like these but I feel like the colors usually just muddy together for me. 🙁

    • Isabella Muse

      It’s not so much muddy for me but it just turns into one shade! I could never get the ombre lip the posted. or who knows maybe their formula will surprise me and do exactly that 😀

  • kjh

    Don’t trust my skill level on this type of product. Love the promo photos. Have been able to do a fade, out to in, with the use of a lip brush….but on most of the ones I’ve seen, the colors are very disparate. Ombré means shadowed, and the connotation is from a greater saturation to a lesser one. Or getting lighter/darker on the same shade. But I’m having a hissy fit, going all semantic, when the fact is I just don’t have the technique to do any OTS. This is not swipe and go for the look…but none of your readers are fooled…they might just be hopeful…

  • Sara

    I think it’s a silly idea and would never work the way the ads say it will….same with those eyeshadow things where you just swipe once to get the blend you want..um..no..eyes are not the same.

  • genevieve

    I think this is a bit of an extreme – I mean it’s hard enough to get your one shade of lipstick right (no marks on teeth, smudges etc) without worrying about the ombre effect…
    I don’t my skill levels are that good or that I have so much time to perfect it. Dream on Smashbox!