Does Smashbox’s Liquid Lipstick Actually Stay On… Always?

Does Smashbox’s Liquid Lipstick Actually Stay On… Always?

When it comes to liquid lipstick—especially anything bright or bold—it has to meet a few mandatory requirements on my “ideal liquid lipstick” checklist in order for me to feel confident and comfortable wearing it (there have been too many embarassing moments to make compromises). First, it has to apply rich, opaque colour evenly; second, it needs to feel somewhat comfortable because dried up, flaky lips aren’t ever going to be on trend and; third, and probably most importantly, it needs to stay put no. matter. what.

Have I ever told you about the time I answered the door looking like The Joker because I was testing out a new red lipstick and forgot I was wearing it? The mailman looked terrified and it wasn’t until I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror that I realized why.

Since then, I have vowed to only wear “life proof” liquid lipsticks that won’t budge, even through sipping, eating, chatting, kissing, blah blah blah.

Recently, we shared swatches of the 20 new shades Smashbox’s famous 8-hour Always On Liquid Lipstick—but if you want to know how the formula actually holds up IRL, you can check out the video below and decide for yourself.

Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipsticks retail for $28 each and are available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Sephora and online at, and

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