Like many makeup junkies, my lip gloss habit borders on “scary obsession.” It’s at the point where El Hub doesn’t even
notice mention the tubes of stuff all over the house, in the car and sometimes in his jacket pockets, LOL!
Note: Ladies, when you find a dude who’ll carry lip gloss for you in his pockets without complaint, you should put a ring on that, fo’ reals!
But, I digress…
Lately I’ve been wearing a new lip gloss that just might be one of the coolest things since sliced queso — Smashbox Limitless Long Wear Lip Gloss SPF 15 ($21).
I swatched the six colors a while back but only recently took the new shades out for a spin.
So far I’ve worn…
- Boundless: a shimmery golden coral with a hint of pink
- Nonstop: a shimmery hot pink
- Endless: a shimmery, sheer plum
I think they’re kinda awesome!
As far as durability, Limitless *almost* lives up to its name. Smashbox says they last six hours on the lips; I say that’s being a little generous, but still.
I was able to stretch wear time out to six hours when I sipped drinks through a straw, refrained from snacking (mmm… Oreo cookies and milk…) and avoided rubbing my lips together; otherwise, wear time was more like four hours.
No big deal, though. In my book the addition of SPF 15 makes up the difference.
Kudos to Smashbox for varying the amount of pigmentation between the colors. What a nice touch! They’re all super-shiny, but some of them apply sheer (like Endless), while others (like Nonstop and Boundless) apply with medium coverage.
They’re taste- and fragrance-free, with a texture that feels slightly slick and hydrating on my lips. Picture a slightly thinner, non-sticky version of MAC Lipglass and you’ll get the idea.
Not to take anything away from my beloved MAC Lipglasses, but I plan to keep these around for those times when I’m not in the mood to deal with something sticky.
I REALLY wish Smashbox had priced these lower (they cost $7 more than Lipglass), but methinks Smashbox is assuming the wear time means customers won’t have to replace them very often.
At least the tubes are fairly big, so they don’t feel like a ripoff.
Limitless Long Wear sports an long, angled doe foot applicator.
Imma keep my fingers crossed that Smashbox rolls them out in more colors soon (and decides to drop the price, too — hint hint).
Smashbox Limitless Long Wearing Lip Gloss SPF 15
Price: $21 for a .1-fl. oz tube
Use: A pricey but long-lasting, non-sticky gloss with added sun protection
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+
You might like Smashbox Limitless Long Wearing Lip Gloss SPF 15 if…
- …you don’t like having to reapply gloss every 30 minutes,
- …you don’t like flavored or heavily scented lip glosses,
- …you’re looking for a gloss with SPF and sheer-to-medium pigmentation.
Something old, something new…
I’ve been on the prowl for something new to read, ideally some good ole’ fashioned chick lit, so I spent some time cruising Amazon.com.
Have you read Something Borrowed, by Emily Giffin? It has some great reviews…
What’s the best fiction book you’ve read lately? I could use some suggestions.
My brain needs some candy.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,