Friday, 14 October 2016

Smashbox love

I'll be honest apart from the Smashbox Makeup Primer I never really dived into any of the cosmetics as much. I would swatch some eyeshadows here and there but never tried any of the lipsticks or the new Always On Matte Liquid Lipsticks. So I was at Sephora today picking up the new Formula X Huda Kattan nail polishes (check yesterday's blog post if you're lost) and then I remember last night I was up watching Nur's snaps on Snapchat (if you don't know her, you NEED to follow her on YouTube and Snapchat (nurberxo). I get so much makeup and motivational inspiration from her it's ridiculous! So Nur was wearing a gorgeous burnt orange shade in her Snapchat and surely enough someone asked her the shade, and she mentioned it looked similar to a Smashbox shade called Out Loud... and then you know what happened. 

Out Loud - Always on Matte Liquid Lipstick

And if that wasn't enough for me to write that one down in my mind for later. She also mentioned a lipstick shade by Smashbox in Chai  (from their Legendary Lipstick collection) - so yes I swatched it in Sephora and I was in love. It is a sexy brown meets orange nude shade and I just love these kinds of colours for Fall. It gives you enough colour to not completely wash out your complexion and it's not overly powerful as to take away from your eye makeup. I actually swatched this shade on our Instagram @ladyburgundy so make sure you follow us on there for the latest makeup news. 

Chai - Legendary Lipstick

So yes that's pretty much what I wanted to rave on about today. If you're familiar with the beautiful YouTuber Lilly Singh (iisuperwomanii) then you might have heard that she also collabed with Smashbox and released the Bawse shade a few months ago, which is an in your face deep red matte lipstick. I didn't get a chance to swatch that one but next time I'm at Sephora I'll definitely be showing Smashbox cosmetics some love.

Bawse by Lilly Singh (iisuperwomanii)

So I think what I took away from this was that a) Nur's recommendations are spot on for me personally and b) Sometimes sticking to just one or two brands can really limit you. Maybe next time you're browsing makeup, give another makeup brand some love and do some swatching! You might be surprised. 

If you have a particular shade you would love to recommend or have a go to colour for the Fall, share in the comments below!

- xoxo