Smashbox Wish For The Perfect Pout Swatches: Don’t Sweat the Technique

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Wearing Radiant Lipgloss from Smashbox Wish For The Perfect Pout

Er, can you guess who’s been listening to Eric B. & Rakim?


I’m still auditioning songs for The Ultimate ’90s Hip Hop Playlist (keep those recs coming!), and today, while listening to Don’t Sweat the Technique and swatching the new Smashbox Wish For The Perfect Pout ($29), it hit me — this hip hop classic kinda reminds me of this limited edition holiday kit.

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Smashbox Wish For The Perfect Pout Lipglosses from left: Luster, Candid, Baby Pout, Ecstasy, Divine and Radiant

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From left: Luster, Candid, Baby Pout, Ecstasy, Divine and Radiant

Have you ever tried putting on an opaque, bright gloss without a mirror? It’s hard, right? It requires sweating over one’s lipgloss technique, so to speak. You gotta get the color even and if it goes beyond your natural lip line you look all kinds of crazy… Yes, I’ve totally done this before, and it’s not cute.

But with the glosses in Wish For The Perfect Pout, it’s all gravy, as Tabs would say. The six shimmery shades go on with different degrees of sheerness, so if I accidentally apply too much, the contrast doesn’t look as stark as it would with a full-coverage gloss. Shoot, I could probably put these glosses on while doing the butterfly (remember that dance?) and still come out looking semi-sane. Don’t sweat the technique, indeed. 🙂

Luster, Candid and Baby Pout apply with the least amount of pigment; Ecstasy, Divine and Radiant (LOVE!) the most. They all have a light vanilla scent and flavor, a medium-weight thickness and a non-sticky texture.

Check out the colors below let me know if anything moves ya.

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smashbox wish for the perfect pout swatches review luster

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Baby Pout

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smashbox wish for the perfect pout swatches review divine


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Wearing Candid

Do you like your glosses sheer, like these? Or do you prefer more pigmented colors? Let me know in the comments.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Antithesis says:

    i wish these were more pigmented 🙁
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  2. Candid and Divine look gorg! And I love you sunglasses…where/who are they from?
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  3. snoopysteph says:

    Sheer all the way! These are gorgeous!

  4. Kelly says:

    You may have saved me money but I’m not sure yet. This was on my list for the Sephora F&F sale, but I do usually like a little more pigment…
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  5. Hollie says:

    too sheer for me…tried on MAC Nymphette this afternoon though, might have to pop back and get it this weekend

  6. Megan says:

    These are pretty glosses… and I do prefer more sheer glosses- more verstaile!

  7. Some of the colors look so similar! I prefer pigmented lipglosses, not completely opaque though! 🙂
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  8. Kerry says:

    I am totally loving Radiant!!!

  9. Amber says:

    Love! I’m a sheer gloss girl. Devilishy Stylish is my new favorite. I almost bought a second when I saw how perfect it is on me, but I wouldn’t want to deprive myself of the thrill of the hunt for the *next* perfect gloss. 😉
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  10. Ashley says:

    It must be me but all of the glosses look exactly the same on your lips! A different sparkle but the gloss itself is just a pink-almost-clear base.
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  11. Nina says:

    Were in trouble — I want the glosses. Soooo pretty! 🙂

  12. Trisha says:

    All of those lip glosses look amazing on you. Plus, I LOVE the sunglasses. You look way cool.
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  13. smeegal9 says:

    Love the colors, but what I really wanna know is where you got that gorgeous shirt from????

  14. amy says:

    I definitely like my glosses more pigmented. These are very pretty in the tube but why too sheer on the lips.
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  15. I usually prefer a little more pigment, but sometimes sheer glosses can be nice too! I love your sunnies/earrings/and top. You’re looking cute today!
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  16. Amee says:

    I alwys prefer sheer colors….
    Karen you looking fab and hotttt!!!! and you rock in this hair style 🙂
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  17. Elle says:

    You look gorgeous! I like more pigmented glosses but these are still pretty 🙂

  18. Anna says:

    I’m all sheer FTW, so I definitely love them all!! Another +1 for F&F… *sigh

  19. Tiffany says:

    I like sheer glosses AND more pigmented ones! that way I can switch it up based on my mood. but I need more lipglosses like I need more bills to pay!

  20. Sabrina says:

    Hi Karen….I like my glosses more pigmented, I guess I’m just a lipstick person, but I do like the effect that glosses give. I specially love glosses with high shimmer. Do you have the Dior Backstage glosses? I have at least 5 of them!

  21. eileen says:

    im not a fan of these cuhs theyre not very pigmentedd
    LOVE that song though. used to bgirl to it alllll the time (:

  22. Sharon says:

    I need my glosses to be a little more opaque..

    What are you wearing on your cheeks, btw?

  23. Resha says:

    Radiant is beautiful! they’re all gorgeous, i tend to stick to more pigmented glosses, but i do have a lot of sheer ones. i just prefer to pay less for the sheer ones LOL.
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  24. kali says:

    Oh I miss the 80s/90s.. that was when real hiphop and R&B was actually playing on the radio.. I’m not trying to diss what we have now but compared to then, but back then was 100 times better. Now we have a bunch of people with electronically altered voices/not a ton of talent. I mean come on.. compare Chris Brown, Usher, and Ne-Yo to Jodeci (Ki-Ci, JoJo), Dru Hill, H-Town.. etc. I think somehow the raw talent got thrown out..

    I love Usher and Ne-Yo but seriously, those older cats blow them out the water (in terms of vocal ability!)

    And onto the makeup.. I loveee Baby Pout. Pout is actually my favorite permanent shade so this is a nice switch up.
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  25. Jenn says:

    Hi, Karen! You look lovely, as usual!! And, I must ask… where did you get those earrings?!?! I’m in love.

  26. Micah says:

    I’ll pass on the glosses, but I can’t stop staring at your sunnies. Where did you buy them? I don’t like the oversized ones, the one you have is perfect!

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