I love Christmas. I love shopping for gifts and I love receiving gifts too! hehe… But above all, I love the gift sets that come out at Christmas time because we get such excellent deals! One of it is this set of lip glosses by Smashbox.
Snap You’re Fab is a delicious set of 6 lipglosses – 2 full size and 4 travel sized shades. You may remember that Smashbox came out with a similar lipgloss kit last year. And you know what’s even better? Smashbox dropped their prices! What retailed for RM150 last year retails at just RM139 this year and here’s another thing I like about gift sets. You get to break it up for gift giving or for that last minute gift exchange you forgot about – yes that sometimes happens :P
There are 6 shades in this set.
Smashbox Snap You’re Fab Lipgloss set L-R : Pout (babydoll pink), Radiant (shimmering pink plum), Luster (sheer golden pink), Infamous (Golden nude), Pink Sugar (Shimmering soft pink) and It Girl (Sheer juicy pink)
The colours are for the most part sheer but what I like about Smashbox lipglosses is that they offer a nice shine without any of that goopy sweet scent I associate with lipgloss, goopy stickiness and just general goopiness :P My lips don’t end up stuck together.
But colour is sheer but then what do you expect of a gloss eh? :)
There are some repeated colours – Radiant and Luster were available in last year’s kit (and you can see swatches of Radiant there) and Pout is apparently a very popular permanent shade.
It comes packaged ready to be given away as a gift or if you take a shine to any of the shades (as I did to It Girl) break it up and use it as individual gifts or stocking stuffers ;)
In a nutshell
A nice set of lip glosses by Smashbox which may be given as is for a gift, or broken up to gift 6 people (including yourself!) Colours tend to be sheer and glossy which will suit those looking for a light gloss of colour but will not suit those who prefer stronger lip colours. I like these because they fulfil my requirements in lipglosses for being glossy, shiny, non sticky, not sweet scented and not goopy!
Pros: A value set of lip glosses, Not sticky, goopy, sweetly scented, Glossy and shiny, It Girl is a pretty lip shade
Cons: Sheer colours, Limited Edition
I took a shine to It Girl as I have said. Its a pinky red colour in the tube and is the brightest shade in the kit. It is also not shimmery nor glittery, just nicely glossy.
The colour seems off in the picture somehow, but the lip colour came out right so I kept it. The colour isn’t very pigmented, I will tell you this. It took about 2-3 layers to get the colour you see in the photo but that’s only because I wanted it to look brighter. With just one layer you get a hint of colour on your lips that is very pretty because its so natural and glossy. I love Smashbox lip glosses and these are no exception.
Here’s a thought. If you are still dithering about trying a red colour for lips, give It Girl a look. Its only available in this set I believe, but if you are planning to share with friends, or prepare gifts then sneak It Girl for yourself. You’ll soon work your way up to something brighter ;)
Have you tried any Smashbox Enhancing Lip Glosses? This is a nice little set to try them if you haven’t, or if you have then share some love with your friends this gift giving season ;)
Price: RM139 Availability: Smashbox Cosmetics at Parkson Pavilion, 1 Utama, Sephora Starhill and KLCC Limited Edition: Yes