Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Smashbox Fireball Matte review, photos, swatches

Smashbox Fireball Matte.  It sounds very dramatic altogether and it is.  Part of the new Donald Robertson collection which has six new long lasting matte lipsticks, this is the star of the show and for good reason.  Look at it!

When I was in London recently, I got one with my name engraved on it which means one thing: I have to wear it outside of the house because it's not every day a girl gets something like this!

Fireball Matte is a rich orange toned red that has my name all over it.  Literally!  (Sorry, I wrote that, then copped it, then cringed, then left it in anyway!)  And despite being a matte lippie, it's infused with shea butter which makes it really comfortable to wear, even for those of us with dry lips.  It has an almost velvety satin finish to it and is a joy to wear.

I think you can see from the photos that the colour payoff is fantastic and with a couple of swipes, my lips are bathed in the beauty that is Fireball Matte.  I didn't use a lip liner in these photos so I could show you the true colour of it and I used a lip brush to tidy up the edges.  As I've only worn it a couple of times, I can't comment properly on the longevity but rest assured, I shall put it to the test and report back in an upcoming blog post or video.  One of the Smashbox team, Robin, had it on during dinner in London and it stayed on for the entire meal and we all thought she'd topped it up after eating!  So I'll have to eat and drink and see how I get on, any excuse eh?!

I wore it in my May Favourites video and it love how it works perfectly with my skin tone and I do declare it's a corker of a red lip!

Fireball Matte and the rest of the collection will be on counters in June and at €21, it'd be wrong not to check them out!


  1. I already saw Sue's post on this but ugh this shade is stunning! I love how universally flattering it is too. NEED.

  2. I have this one as well, together with Paris Pink. I agree, it's a great matte formula!

  3. I was eyeing this up in the video, it was literally made for you! So gorgeous

  4. Looks amazing on you!

  5. Karen (lovelygirliebits)June 3, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Thanks a mill Tiff :)

  6. Karen (lovelygirliebits)June 3, 2015 at 8:59 AM

    It's the perfect red for me isn't it? They obvs had me in mind when they made it ;P

  7. Karen (lovelygirliebits)June 3, 2015 at 8:59 AM

    It's gorgeous isn't it?

  8. Karen (lovelygirliebits)June 3, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    Ooh I think I have Paris Pink too, I must try it out, this knocked my socks off and made me forget about it!

  9. Karen (lovelygirliebits)June 3, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    You deffo need it missus, it's feckin gorge :)

  10. Nurse Fancy PantsJune 3, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    This is gorgeous on you! What a fab, Summery shade!

  11. I love this shade! I've never been brave enough for orange-reds. Love the nails too. Very summery (unlike the summer) x


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