April 30, 2018

Smashbox + Vlada Be Legendary Petal Metal Liquid Lip Review & Swatches

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Smashbox + Vlada Be Legendary Petal Metal Liquid Lip ($24) in Petal Metal, Rose Magic, and XO, Valda are three limited edition metallic liquid lipsticks that launched in collaboration with lip artist Vlada Haggerty earlier this month.

How cool would it be if these were eyeshadows? That was the first thought I had when I opened the box and slipped out the shade Rose Magic. The shades are very intense and rich in the barrel and have the look of liquid metal.

I am very guilty of purchasing all three shades and I do regret the purchase since I am so NOT a fan of metallic lipglosses or lipsticks. It’s a rare day I favor a metallic finish on my lips and I thought for sure these might change my mind but they didn’t. The formula is quite lovely though!

Smashbox + Vlada Be Legendary Petal Metal Liquid Lip arrive in gorgeous limited edition packaging with rose gold caps that have a blooming rose on the tip. Each barrel holds 0.27 oz of lipstick which makes these the same price and same size as the permanent line of Be Legendary Liquid Lips.

The colors are really bold, rich, and intense but not quite the rose golds I imagined. Rose Magic is described as a metallic rust rose gold but I personally think it’s more a burnt orange-y copper, Petal Metal is described as a metallic rose gold but on my lips the shade pulls more of a beige champagne, and XO, Vlada is described as metallic bronze warm gold which I agree with.

These are beautiful, true metallic lip shades with bold pigmentation on a single application. The colors have a liquid metal finish and a highly reflective look on lips that’s quite beautiful but not something I was comfortable wearing. I felt liked I looked a foolish with these on and even a little too made up. I went very soft and natural with my look when doing this review since the colors are so intense but I also tested them with a smoky eye look and I still felt very uncomfortable in them. They just look unnatural on my lips and aren’t really a look I can pull off. But that’s not to say everyone will feel the same. I’ve seen some people rocking these in reviews I’ve read and watched. It’s just not a look I can pull off personally.

Smashbox + Vlada Be Legendary Petal Metal Liquid Lip (Petal Metal, Rose Magic, and XO, Vlada

Smashbox + Vlada Rose Magic Be Legendary Petal Metal Liquid Lip

Smashbox + Vlada Petal Metal Be Legendary Petal Metal Liquid Lip

Smashbox + Vlada XO Vlada Be Legendary Petal Metal Liquid Lip

The formula is very thick but it has a smooth, easy glide on my lips. I had fear this formula would accentuate dryness and fall into my natural lip lines but it did not. The color was smooth and even. I didn’t experience migration issues either nor feathering. The formula wasn’t drying at all nor hydrating but it isn’t a liquid lipstick that requires an oil-based remover to remove either. It wears for a solid five hours but if I wanted to remove it before that time I could simply tissue it off and start over with a new shade or reapply easily. I did detect some sort of vanilla scent and flavor but it wasn’t strong.

If you like metallic lips I would say Smashbox + Vlada Be Legendary Petal Metal Liquid Lip do not disappoint. These are truly created for those who love a bold lip look.

Smashbox + Vlada Be Legendary Petal Metal Liquid Lip are available now at ulta.com and sephora.com.

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • kjh

    Not everyone will feel the way you do about these on YOU. I think Rose looks lovely. Vlada XO is decent, too. The Petal Metal, not being as pigmented, IMO is not quite so beautiful on you. But I very much KWYM, as I could not bring these off at all. (Age.) Remember that part of m/u is stretching your current comfort zone. Wear these occasionally, and think of it as theatre. You totally have a sufficiently bold personality to rock these easily. The 90s metals were not quite so….molten, and were easier. People who know you will think they don’t look like your taste, but people who don’t, will think you look gorgeous and very UTD. (But I completely get why you consider regifting them!)

    • Isabella Muse

      oh my god thank you! You totally made me feel so much better about wearing them! I feel weird in them tbh but you’re right makeup is about stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something new and different ;D

  • Deb West

    I think they looked great on you! Have you tried the Stila shimmer liquid lipsticks? They are gorgeous and super comfortable and wear really well, even while eating. We’ve bought four out of the six shades and hoping they come out with more! Patina shimmer is my favorite!

    • Isabella Muse

      I love the liquid lipsticks but haven’t tried the shimmer ones! I’ll have to check them out ;-D thanks for the rec!

  • April

    I think the rose color looks gorgeous on you! The idea of metallic colors makes me feel apprehensive about wearing it as a daily look though so I think I understand how you feel. 😛

    • Isabella Muse

      thanks April! Agreed! I think for daily looks these frighten me but maybe in the evening!

  • Kelly

    Those look amazing on you, particularly the 1st and the 3rd (esp the 1st). They really brighten your whole face. Love!

  • genevieve

    These look stunning on you Muse – in fact, I think I might purchase some of them myself.