02.12.2013
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Megatint Long Wear Lip Color
$20
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Last Updated:02.12.2013
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Tested on animals:No

This lipstick feels creamy, but looks and feels somewhat matte after it's applied. Megatint Long Wear Lip Color is richly pigmented and smoothes on easily, but it doesn't wear as long as traditional matte lipsticks.

Typically, matte lipsticks have a dry texture and wear for three or more hours before a touch-up is needed (assuming you're not eating). Megatint Long Wear Lip Color stays on only for an hour or two before it needs to be reapplied—not bad, but not as good as traditional matte formulas (and some cream lipsticks, too).

Those who like the matte look, but dislike the drying effect of traditional matte lipstick will appreciate Megatint Long Wear Lip Color as an excellent compromise when weighed against short-lived creamy lipsticks. This has very little movement and is much less likely than traditional cream lipsticks to slip into fine lines around the mouth. The colors are an attractive range of pinks, reds, and orange-reds that are workable for most skin tones, although they tend to be bright.

Pros:
  • Feels comfortable, not drying.
  • Easy to apply—won't drag across lips.
  • Fragrance-free.
Cons:
  • Doesn't wear for as long as traditional matte lipsticks.
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Smashbox At-A-Glance

Strengths: A unique Anti-Shine product that is a must-try if you have very oily skin; mostly excellent foundations with a neutral range of shades; improved powder eyeshadows and lip color products; well-constructed makeup brushes.

Weaknesses: A few products that are better in concept than execution.

Perhaps one of the most interesting things about Smashbox is that its name refers to the early, accordion-style cameras and that Smashbox is first and foremost a Hollywood-based photography studio. The company's creators, Dean and Davis Factor, have their heritage in makeup—their great-grandfather was the legendary makeup artist Max Factor. The makeup, which debuted in 1996, began as a collection of trendy and fashion-forward colors coupled with a pleasingly neutral palette of foundations, concealers, and powders. Nowadays, there are exceptional options to choose from, but also some color products that fall short due to too sheer formulas or other issues noted in their respective reviews.

Where Smashbox has lived up to their Hollywood makeup pedigree is with a few standout formulas, including impressive lip products as well as excellent foundations, BB and CC cream options. Of course, the brand is also well-known for their range of makeup primers—whether that’s a necessary step is up for debate—but nevertheless they do offer a few products in this category that are worth considering.

For more information about Smashbox, now owned by Estee Lauder, call (888) 763-1361 or visit www.smashbox.com.

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Smashbox At-A-Glance

Strengths: A unique Anti-Shine product that is a must-try if you have very oily skin; mostly excellent foundations with a neutral range of shades; improved powder eyeshadows and lip color products; well-constructed makeup brushes.

Weaknesses: A few products that are better in concept than execution.

Perhaps one of the most interesting things about Smashbox is that its name refers to the early, accordion-style cameras and that Smashbox is first and foremost a Hollywood-based photography studio. The company's creators, Dean and Davis Factor, have their heritage in makeup—their great-grandfather was the legendary makeup artist Max Factor. The makeup, which debuted in 1996, began as a collection of trendy and fashion-forward colors coupled with a pleasingly neutral palette of foundations, concealers, and powders. Nowadays, there are exceptional options to choose from, but also some color products that fall short due to too sheer formulas or other issues noted in their respective reviews.

Where Smashbox has lived up to their Hollywood makeup pedigree is with a few standout formulas, including impressive lip products as well as excellent foundations, BB and CC cream options. Of course, the brand is also well-known for their range of makeup primers—whether that’s a necessary step is up for debate—but nevertheless they do offer a few products in this category that are worth considering.

For more information about Smashbox, now owned by Estee Lauder, call (888) 763-1361 or visit www.smashbox.com.