Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick After Dark | Hot or Not ?

by Nikhita Ferreira
5 minutes read

So recently, I was rummaging through my sisters makeup drawer and I chanced upon a Smashbox product. I was obviously very excited as I hadn’t used anything from the brand. The store opened up in Mumbai a couple of months ago, but I haven’t gone in there as yet. So I grabbed the opportunity and asked her if I could use it for a while before returning it. And of course, she said yes. So after using Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick After Dark A couple of times…here’s what I think of this Smashbox Liquid Lipstick

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick After Dark

Basic information about the Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick After Dark

Price & Quantity

I’m not too sure but I think it retails for about $24 for 6ml.

What the brand claims about the Be Legendary Lip Lacquer- After Dark

A long-wear, lip-hybrid formula with high-impact staining pigments for color that goes on as a lacquer and then adjusts to a stain for eight hours of color. This lip color’s propriety blend of vibrant staining pigments, glossy-finish pearls, and conditioning vitamin E lets lips pop with vibrant, true color that lasts. The glossy-finish pearls and conditioning vitamin E achieve a velvety, lacquer-like finish that stays put without feeling tacky or drying. Infused with maximum staining pigments, this formula stretches saturated, long-wearing lip color to the limit, leaving a comfortable and non-drying, stay-put finish.


Isododecane, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polybutene, Petrolatum, Cyclohexasiloxane, Kaolin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Beeswax\Cera Alba\Cire d’Abeille, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene Carbonate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Flavor, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Mica, Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Red 28 (CI 45410), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 (CI 73360), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985)].

My Experience with the Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Lacquer- After Dark

The After Dark lip lacquer comes in a cardboard casing which has the logo and all the necessary details about the product. The product comes in a short plastic transparent rectangular lip gloss tube with black detailing, which allows you to see the shade. It has a matte black cap. The applicator is flat with an hourglass shape to it. Overall, the packaging is quite good.

After Dark is a dark plum with a glossy finish to it. Like most other dark shades, this one too sort of sits patchy. It takes a bit of trouble to smooth out the color so it looks even on the lips. However, I really like the shade of the product. The formulation of the product though is extremely lightweight. And although it is glossy, it isn’t sticky.  It feels good on the lips, very moisturizing.  The brand claims that the product lasts for about 8 hours, but sadly, that’s not the truth. The glossy effect settles down into a stain after a while. But, to settle down it takes quite a while and also the lip stain barely lasts for a maximum of two hours. Also, it product transfers, which is a bit of a negative. As for the pigmentation, I’m not too happy as it takes quite a lot of swipes for the color to actually show.

In terms of pricing, it is a little high. If it was a really long lasting product, I wouldn’t mind paying the amount.

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Overall  Performance of Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick After Dark


  • Lightweight
  • Lovely shade
  • Not sticky
  • Good packaging
  • Moisturising


  • Expensive
  • Not long lasting
  • Not transfer resistant
  • Weak pigmentation

Would I repurchase and recommend?

I wouldn’t repurchase this particular product as I prefer using long lasting products. And it didn’t do much for me. But, If you’re okay with the product lasting for just about 2-3 hours and you don’t mind spending, you can go for it.

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Leave a Comment


Deepsikha March 16, 2018 - 11:03 PM

This is such a nice shade! :love
But its a bummer that the product doesn’t last long!
I like long lastong products as well. So won’t be going for this one. :no
Great Review! :haanji

Sreeparna Ganguly March 17, 2018 - 12:53 AM

smashbox products re generally good but this one is not up to the mark..
Appreciate your honest opinion :love

Smriti March 17, 2018 - 10:50 AM

i think its more like a lacquer, which is a balmy pigmented lip color hence the weak pigmentation. loved the shade and your honest review Nikhita :love :rose:

Juhi Sharma March 17, 2018 - 12:13 PM

I love the color but this is not pigmented.. Such good brands have these type of products.. This is very regretting.. :confused