Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Smashbox Double Exposure Lip and Cheek Color ‘Speedracer’ Review, Swatches & LOTD

How do you feel when you get cosmetics as gifts? I feel on cloud 9 and as I am a big makeup freak I would love to try all cosmetics in the world. I got it as a gift from my sweet friend but when on opening its lid, I was a bit skeptical if it would suit my fair skin tone. I am being told that it has been discontinued by the company (Wow I am holding something precious!) Today I am going to discuss my experience with Smashbox Double Exposure Lip and Cheek Color in ‘Speedracer’.
Smashbox Double Exposure Lip and Cheek Color ‘Speedracer’ Review, Swatches & LOTD

Price: 19.50$ or 1053 INR


Net wt: 2.2g

Available at: amazon.com, eBay

Smashbox says-
Instantly gives a touch of color on lips & cheeks. Creamy formula & smoothly glides on. Imparts a rosy radiant glow to lips & cheeks. Helps you refresh your complexion. Portable pot & perfect for touch-ups on the go. Suitable for all skin tones. The quality of this unboxed item will be as fresh & genuine as the original packing.

MBT says-
Smashbox lip and cheek color comes in a sturdy, matte black compact with a transparent screw top lid. The transparent lid enables an easy identification of the shade in case you hoard many from this range. The packaging is lightweight and compact and can be easily carried around in a makeup bag. There is no mirror or applicator provided with the compact so make sure to carry your own while travelling.

The texture of the lip and cheek color is very soft, smooth and creamy. I like using it on my cheeks. It applies easily onto my cheeks using ring finger and glides effortlessly. It blends easily without getting patchy. I always use my finger to apply it as a blush but you can always use a stippling brush. The lip and cheek color provides a nice and natural dewy look which I really like. It can also be used as a lip color but it doesn't show up well on my lips and makes them look dull. It looks brown in arm swatches but MLBB on my lips. If you have heavily pigmented lips then this product is definitely not for you. As I am not fond of matte lipsticks, I really don’t like using it on lips. The pigmentation of the lip and cheek color is sheer to medium. For a naturally blushed effect, I sweep my finger lightly over the lip and cheek color and dot it over my cheeks. I then blend it using fingers and finally using a fluffy blush brush. You can always build up the color to get the desired intensity. It feels incredibly light on my skin and gives dewy finish. As I have oily skin I make sure to dust powder over it to make it last long. It stays put on my cheeks for a good 4-5 hours after that it starts fading evenly. It is easy to remove using makeup wipes or remover. It doesn't cause any adverse effects to my oily and sensitive skin.

'Speedracer' is beautiful nude brown color with a matte finish. It gives dewy look to the cheeks without looking greasy. It imparts a natural and healthy glow to my skin.  It is suitable to wear at both day and night time. It looks natural and pretty on my fair skin tones but only if used sparingly else it looks muddy. It would look flattering on medium to dusky skin tones.

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Smashbox Double Exposure Lip and Cheek Color ‘Speedracer’ Review, Swatches & LOTD

Smashbox Double Exposure Lip and Cheek Color ‘Speedracer’ Review, Swatches & LOTD

Smashbox Double Exposure Lip and Cheek Color ‘Speedracer’ Review, Swatches & LOTD

Smashbox Double Exposure Lip and Cheek Color ‘Speedracer’ Review, Swatches & LOTD



It looks MLBB on my lips!

PROS:
Sturdy and travel friendly packaging.
Soft, smooth and creamy texture.
Blends effortlessly.
Doesn't get patchy or cake-y.
Sheer to medium pigmentation.
Can be used on both lips and cheeks.
Good staying powder.
Doesn't break me out.
Gives a nice dewy look.
Speedracer would look good on medium to dusky skin tones.

CONS:
Doesn't look good on my lips and doesn't cover pigmentation.
Doesn't suit fair skin tones.
Doesn't contain mirror and applicator.
Pricey.

Overall Thoughts:
Smashbox Double Exposure Lip and Cheek color has got soft, smooth and creamy texture. It glides and blends effortlessly across my cheeks without being patchy. It gives a beautiful dewy look to my cheeks without being greasy. The pigmentation is sheer to medium. The lip and cheek color stays put on my oily skin for a good 4-5 hours without fading. 'Speedracer' is a pretty nude brown color with a matte finish. It doesn't look good on fair skin tones. I shall definitely recommend it to beauties with  medium to dusky skin tones.

Rating: 4/5

Have you tried Smashbox Double Exposure Lip and Cheek color? How was your experience? Share in the comments below!

Stay pretty!
Megha

26 comments:

  1. It looks nice on you Megha why doubt??
    But it is pricey yes :(
    Nice Review dear

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    1. Thanx Radha!
      Dont know why but i don't like this shade on me!
      Yeah its too pricey :(

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  2. It looks nice .. I never like lip n cheek products .. they dont have enough pigmentation for lips. I bet it would be better as a cheek stain :)

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    1. I never knew this....Yeah it looks good on my cheeks but the shade would do justice with dusky skin.:)

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  3. wow.. it looks fab.:)
    Expensive but looks great on you Meghu.<3

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    1. Ohhhh why u all think its looking good on me? But i found it weird on my lips :(

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  4. It looks good on ur lips megha..why u dnt like it..
    Its pretty shade ...I love it

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    1. Ohhh I think I'm the only one who didn't like this shade :O

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  5. such a pretty shade...its a double bonanza...

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  6. well this shade is too brown as a blush for fair skinned beauties however cud b used as a contour but u need a good stipple brush for that which is a rare thing to find.. Who doesn't love gifts :D ... good review Megha :)

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    1. Thanx Natasha :)
      Nope it looks gud as a blush if used sparingly n wisely!

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    2. It will look good on ur cheeks too :)

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  7. I think it looks great on you Megha..i regret not picking this up from Apothica...:-((

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    1. After reading all comments i think i should change my review :o

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  8. Lip and cheek both?_cool! Looks great on your cheek(i am assuming that was your cheek:P) but yes doesn't look so good on lips! Great review dear:)

    BTW: U got it as a gift!ooh! Then it's worth every bit:)Lucky gal:)

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    1. Thanx Bush. Ur comments always bring smile to my face :) Thanx so much at least theres someone who feels this shade looks weird on me.
      Yeah but wouldnt be of much use :(

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  9. Just stumbled upon your blog and found it to be such a great resource for make up products! Enjoyed reading this post..I agree its great on your cheeks!

    Kalyani
    http://klassystylefiles.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Thanx so much Kalyani.
      Yeah it looks good on cheeks :)

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  10. Hey nice product! But it looks different on your lips from the swatch! Give cheek pictures too plz

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    1. Yeah Nisha it looks brown on my hands n mlbb on lips. Ya will put soon.

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  11. I like the review!
    Well, the product looks nice, but I think I would use it for cheeks only..

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    1. Thanx dear!
      Yeah me too feels the same :)

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