The Nudes You Need To Try: Always On Matte Smashbox Liquid Lipsticks

Who loves a good nude lipstick? Who loves a fabulous liquid lipstick? If you responded me to both of these, the Smashbox Liquid Lipsticks need to be on your list to try! The non drying formula is perfect for liquid lipstick beginners to those who are obsessed with all liquid lipstick formulas. Comfortable on the lips yet long lasting with 7 different nudes to choose from.

Here are the details from ULTA BEAUTY:

Smashbox Liquid Lipstick is an 8-hour, liquid matte lipstick that’s specifically formulated to be comfortable and not dry out your lips.

  • Delivers bold, lightweight color with a liquid matte finish
  • Advanced Polymer Technology makes lip color last up to 8 hours
  • Won’t smudge, budge or feather
  • Infused with Primer Oil complex to condition lips
  • Precision tip applicator lines the lips and fills

I will say I agree with every benefit except the only thing I have to add is regarding they will not smudge, budge or feather. After having mine on for a little over an hour I kissed the back of my hand and some product came off. However this is NOT a deal breaker for me. These lippies will last for sure but I do not want to say they are 100% smudge proof.  I absolutely love the applicator. It makes it so much easier to apply with the tip and shape!  Liquid Lipstick Smashbox Liquid Lipsticks

PRODUCT DETAILS: 

Swatches Top To Bottom: 

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Smashbox Liquid Lipsticks

 

Have you tried this formula yet? Let me know in the comments below what your thoughts are. If you are looking for some nude lipsticks these are ones to check out. However if regular lipstick is more your thing. I have over 15 Nude MAC Lipsticks swatched HERE and HERE. 

DISCLAIMER:  Products were sent to BPAMC for editorial consideration. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio.

 

 

GLOWING SKIN?!!! NEW NARS RADIANT LONGWEAR FOUNDATION

Let me start by saying if you are new to my blog or Instagram I am all for glowing skin. I am not a matte foundation girl. I wear mattes alot but I mix in liquid highlighter. Being 37, I prefer to glow and look youthful. Honestly I would rather look greasy and wet than matte and dry any day lol Please know this does not mean I love every product that claims glow and or dewy results. The new NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation offers many amazing claims and since I am on a NARS base kick I had to purchase to test for myself and of course all of you!!  Recently I purchased three NARS Base products and loving all of them, Sheer Glow Foundation, Radiant Concealer and Velvet Matte Concealer. Pretty much I have been obsessed with all things NARS. Lets get into the NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation claims.

NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation:

  • 33 shades
  • 16 hour wear
  • Fade Resistant
  • Full Coverage
  • Full Powered Radiance
  • Smooth Skin Look

NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation

NARS often recommends warming up their foundations with your fingers and using a small amount as it will go a long way. Too much product can cause lines and cracking.  My makeup preferences are less product. I want to look like me but better, maybe this is why I am loving their bases as of late.  For the application I used the beauty blender so I believe this is why it did not come out as full coverage. I have not tried with my fingers. My skin was dealing with some breakouts and I was trying to avoid more.  The full coverage claims are more than likely very true as I could have built up when I had applied.  I would love to know who else has tried this and what has your outcome been.  With the beauty blender it was medium coverage and I adored the outcome and finish.  This NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation 100% gives a radiant finish without adding in liquid highlighter.

REVIEW: 

A few things I love about this foundation are first it has a pump. That always makes things so much easier and clean. It is not a deal breaker for me however it is appreciated.  The radiance is not a very dewy look but just the right amount of glow to give you a very skin like youthful finish. It feels like you have nothing but offers enough coverage perfect for everyday.

NARS Foundation

Lets talk shade range for a second.  As of late this has been a hot topic in the beauty world due to some brands coming out with ranges that are NOT inclusive to all. Unfortunately this is not new in the beauty industry and I can write a whole blog post on this subject. However for now I am here to say that BPAMC will always discuss this issue in my reviews if it needs to be addressed based on the products shades offered. As for NARS they get it all around and I am here for it!! There are 33 shades for this foundation. I run neutral most times and have a medium skin tone. I purchased two shades to try.

Punjab – Medium with Golden Peachy Undertones

Santa Fe – Medium with Peachy Undertones

Honestly both shades work for me but Santa Fe is a tad lighter. Literally just a tad. I would prefer something a tad darker as in the summer I do get darker and in the winter nothing else is usually shown except for my hands lol so its fine. I also don’t like to look too washed out or ghostly. So I always prefer for my foundation to be a tiny bit darker. Plus after kids my neck was darker than my face for a while and vice versa. #momprobs.

NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation
Shades Top – Bottom: Santa Fe, Punjab
NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation
Shades Top – Bottom: Santa Fe, Punjab

If you are looking for a new foundation with fabulous coverage, that lasts and gives you a glow from within look without adding extra product this is for you.  Let me know if you will be picking this up!

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NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation

MUST HAVE HIGH END BRONZER: Get Your Glow All Year Long

Hi Beauty Lovers! Its been a while since I have blogged but I am officially back. I am  active daily on Instagram so please come find me HERE with 43K plus other beauty lovers !!!  With the holidays and then back to back sickness in my house its been a crazy 4 weeks! I hope you all had amazing holiday season and a very very happy new year. We are in full winter mode here in Chicago and I wanted to share with you my must have high end bronzers to keep you glowing all year long! When it comes to high end bronzer there are so many on the market but these five are always in my rotation. High End Bronzers

When it comes to bronzer I prefer a matte bronzer or something with a slight sheen especially for the winter. But who am I kidding I am such a cheek product junkie I will try any bronzer lol but these High End Bronzers are always in rotation. One is new to my collection but I instantly fell in love.

MUST HAVE HIGH END BRONZERS:

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Becca Sun Lit Bronzer: This makes you look like you were at the beach. Its matte but its not flat and has a smooth buttery feeling. It warms up your face perfectly for that all over glow

  • 5 shades available 
  • $38.00
  • My Shade: Capri Coast 

NARS Bronzing Powder:  Not only does this bronzer warm up your skin but it will sculpt your face. You can use this to contour with as well. There is a very very subtle shimmer in this bronzer but it gives a natural glow.

  • 2 shades available
  • $40.00
  • My Shade: Laguna

High End Bronzer

MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural:  Where do I even begin with this powder. So smooth, buttery and perfect. This product is “A slow-baked powder with M·A·C Multi-Mineral Complex that provides a natural, dimensional finish” I use shade Medium Plus to set my face as well. This shade just happens to be great as a bronzer for me and many others out there. Its an iconic MAC product.

  • Numerous Shades
  • $34.00
  • My Shade: Give Me Sun 

Benefit Hoola Bronzer:  Just like NARS I use this to sculpt for contouring and to bronze up the skin. I love when products can do more than one thing. This is a true matte bronzer which makes it versatile.

  • 2 shades
  • $29.00 / $15.00 (Get the Mini HERE)
  • My Shade: Original Hoola

Hourglass Bronzer

 

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer: Last but not least this bronzer looks so natural and warm on the face. She is the newest to my collection but I instantly fell in love. The bronzer is fused with Hourglasses famous lighting powder in  Diffused Light – Shop it HERE.  to mimic a ray of warm sunlight.

  • 4 shades available
  • $50.00 / $24.00 (Get the Mini HERE)
  • My Shade: Diffused Bronze Light

What are your must have high end bronzers? Let me know in the comments, I am always ready to try more!!! Here is to a wonderful 2018. Thank You so much for being here and if you are loving this post don’t forget to share on Pinterest and Facebook!