The Smashbox Holidaze: Be Legendary Lipstick + Lip Mattifier Set is an Ulta Exclusive holiday set of five full-size Be Legendary Lipsticks plus a mini Lip Mattifier gel that…well, mattifies your traditional cream lipsticks. The five colors are a really good range of nudes, a bright fuchsia, a deep plum and a true red.
I really enjoy this set. Of the three Smashbox lipstick formulas I’ve tried, this traditional cream is my favorite. The lipsticks are super creamy and hydrating. They go on the lips smoothly. The mattifier is a soft, clear gel that makes your lips look velvety. I think it’s a nice option for a matte look without the dryness of an actual matte lipstick.
I like that the colors are not totally opaque on the first swipe, especially for the nudes, because I can blend out the edges and wear them without a lip liner. You can build the color up. bit, but it’s not going to reach liquid lip opacity. I like the look and feel of these so much that I keep the shades Honey and Pretty Social in my purse for a quick nude lip I can wear anytime.
The set is a limited edition holiday release for $29. Each individual lipstick retails for $21. So, for less than $10 more than the price of one lipstick, you are getting five plus the mattifier. I think this is a great deal. The lipsticks come in the Holidaze-themed packaging and the lipsticks have a really pretty imprint on them, making this a really good set for gifting. You can split up the set and give individual colors to different people, or just give the whole set to a lipstick lover in your life. (I will note that inside of the box that these come in, they are just randomly wrapped in matching Holidaze tissue paper. So, don’t be surprised when you open it.)
Have you guys found any really good lip sets for the holidays? Do you know anyone who would be happy to receive this set as a gift?
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