Take Me Back To Fall | Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick In Out Loud
I know spring is around the corner, but I purchased the Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Out Loud a few weeks ago and it has made me really wish we could rewind back to fall. The rich, velvety, burnt orange colour is unlike anything in my collection. It definitely has red undertones and despite being such a bold colour, it is easy to wear. I think it would work on so many different skin tones.
For this look I paired it with a smoked out green liner, which just adds to the pumpkin spice, sweater weather vibes. It’s my personal favourite combination but the lip colour works well with neutral or golden eyeshadow too.
Seeing as the star of this show is the Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick, I must speak to how impressed I am with this product. The unique colour is one thing, but the formula is another! It has a smooth, creamy texture and goes on opaque after just one swipe. It dries matte (a little darker than how it appears in the square tube) and with Advanced Polymer Technology it can wear for up to eight hours. While it’s not exactly kiss proof, it does seem to survive drinks and dinner.
I sometimes find that it can create an unflattering ring in the middle of my lips, but I think this is a common occurrence with most liquid lipsticks – especially bold colours. It really doesn’t bother me though because I can easily re-apply a small amount to the centre, often without a mirror.
And the applicator! I mustn’t neglect its genius applicator. It’s a teardrop shape with a sharp point that makes it easy to carve out the cupid’s bows. There’s a tiny hole in the middle which holds the perfect amount of product and it’s slanted ever so slightly, which seems to make the application process a total breeze. I never have to dip back in for more product and it’s never patchy. This is definitely one of the best liquid lipsticks I have ever used!
You can see in the photo below that it accentuates the lines in my lips a little, so I would suggest exfoliating and applying a generous amount of balm before going in with a coat. My favourite is the Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask, which I apply before starting my makeup (when I remember) so it can soak in and really hydrate my lips.
Now, I know I should be reaching for bright pinks and magentas at this time of year, but the truth is I like to break the rules and I’m a sucker for unique colours. Despite being more fall appropriate, I am going to rock Out Loud whenever I feel like it…even if it’s spring or summer.
All Products Used:
Dr. Brandt Skincare pores no more pore refiner primer
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation in Vanille-Claire
Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki Brush
Covergirl Outlast All-Day Soft Touch Concealer in Fair
NYC Smooth Skin Loose Face Powder in Translucent
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder in Sunny
BH Cosmetics Glamorous Blush Palette
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle
Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Setting Spray