beauty news: smashbox launches new ombré lipsticks

Robyn giving the Smashbox Sunrise Triple Tone Lipstick a whirl

The ombré lip: previously the stuff of skilfully applied lipliner, graduated lipstick shading and brush blending artistry. Walking a very fine line between super edgy vs drag queen, the trend for lips didn’t translate far beyond the catwalks when everyone went ombré crazy a few years back. Despite a flurry of impressive step-by-step video tutorials, it was just too much faff.

Which is why those bods over at Smashbox are simply genius. Why dither about with all those separate products when you can put everything in one seriously beautiful bullet? Superseding Benefit’s They’re Real Double the Lip two-toned lipstick launch earlier this year, the new Smashbox Be Legendary Triple Tone Lipstick collection goes one further with three pigments designed to give depth, dimension & definition in one simple swipe.

Smashbox Be Legendary Triple Tone Lipsticks, £17.50 – BUY!

Aside from looking like the type of cosmetic bag candy any woman would want (SO PRETTY!), the crux of the matter is THEY WORK. Having given them a trial I can confirm you need to be pretty adept at a one-shot lip, but master it (honestly, it is quite easy to pick up!) and the ombré look is yours.

Swatches of Berry (top) and Sunset (bottom)

Available in 4 colour ways, the Triple Tone Lipsticks in Red Ombré, Berry Ombré & Nude Ombré are each graduated whilst Sunset Ombré is a mixed up colourful bullet of pink, purple and orange. Whichever you choose (I’m totally into Sunset!) this is the ultimate product for those looking to make lips appear fuller – the secret benefit of the ombré effect.

The new Smashbox Be Legendary Triple Tone Lipsticks are currently sold out at Boots but in stock at and all stand alone Smashbox stores for £17.50. Get yours now before they’re gone!

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