Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss Review

I'm going to cut to the chase; these are mediocre lip glosses with a big price tag slapped on them. Read on for all the details.

Smashbox's Description:
Drench your lips in luminous color and shine with LIP ENHANCING GLOSS. This gloss keeps lips soft and smooth. In 3 color formulas for a range of dazzling looks. Enhance your lips like never before. Winner of Allure Magazine''s Editor''s Choice Award for Best Lip Gloss. SHEER COLOR - Full of shine polymers with a hint of glistening color for gorgeous reflective shine. Brush wand flawlessly coats lips.TRUE COLOR - Vitamin E and sunflower seed oil nourish with a touch of creamy color and soft radiant shine. Velour wand perfectly contours lips. FULL COLOR - Saturate lips with high-impact color and brilliant, three-dimensional pearlescent shine. Velour wand ensures color precision and control.

I didn't even realize this at first, but there are three kinds of the gloss: Sheer Color, True Color, and Full Color. Personally, I don't find much of a difference between True Color and Full Color. The description above describes each kind individually.

The packaging is one of the few things I like about this product. They come in a matte-finish box, which has a very nice feel to it. The gloss is cased in a plastic square-shaped tube with a soft matte cap that gets dirty quite easily, but is easy to grip. Depending on the kind of gloss you purchase, it will either have a brush or doe-foot applicator. These are slim, and easy to fit into a purse or pocket.

These lip glosses cost $18.00. That's very expensive, and personally, I don't think the quality is very good. Read on.

These glosses come in 17 different shades, which is nice. They have clear, brown, and everything in between. I have swatches of 7 of the shades.

Sultry - A dark brown with gold flecks. There are subtle green and pink flecks as well.
Radiant - A medium pink with a gold sheen. Again, subtle flecks of green and pink.
Tease - A dark sheer berry color. This is the only color I have with a brush applicator.
35MM - A bronzey metallic shade.
Aura - Nude with lots of pink flecks. There are a few green flecks as well.
Starlit - This reminds me of a red carpet. It's a medium red with a lot of gold flecks.

Electric - This color is crazy! It's a hot pink with tons of gold, blue, green and purple flecks!


These glosses smell and taste like plastic. It's really unpleasant. Honestly, would it kill them to add a little fragrance oil? 

(Left to Right, Natural Light)
Sultry, Radiant, Tease, 35MM, Aura, Starlit and Electric

Some of these glosses are smooth, some feel glittery. I would say all of them blend well, and apply easily.

Wearing Time-
These wear off after 30 minutes to 1 hour. They are quick and easy to re-apply after they wear off.

Would I Recommend This Product-
These glosses are something you should decide on your own whether or not to purchase them. This product is not horrible, it just has some minor things, like the scent/taste, some people may not like. I am going to be using these glosses; they are decent quality. I just don't think you would expect this quality from such a big brand, like Smashbox. The glosses don't enhance your lips as the products states, either. They do come in a variety of colors, which is a big plus. Honestly, I wouldn't spend almost twenty dollars on a lip gloss that I could basically get a Wal-Mart, but if you want to spend your money on this...hey! it's your call.

(These products were sent to me to review, but all my opinions are my own, and honest.)


  1. I love the aura!! really pretty! ^_^~

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