The SmashBox Always On Liquid Lipstick is definitely one of the best matte liquid lipstick I have tried so far. It is expensive but it’s formula is just bang on! Read on to find out more.

I got all of these lipsticks from Sephora US & Singapore.


These lipsticks have a very sleek packaging with an acrylic clear see through body and a matte black cap. The body of the tube is rectangular as you can see and it feels quite luxurious in the hands. The cap is very smooth and it shuts with a click which is so satisfying. Overall, a very sturdy, travel friendly, spill proof packaging.

SmashBox Always On Liquid Lipstick

The wand of the lipstick is one of its best points. It is shaped into a point which makes it very easy to apply the lipstick very precisely on to the lips. The wand also has a hole inbuilt in it, so at one go, you get enough product to apply the product on both lips. So, I think this is one of the most unique designs I have seen and used so far. I love the lipstick even more because of its fuss free application.


This lipstick is also infused with primer oil complex containing jojoba, apricot and sunflower oil.


It is priced at SGD 42 (INR 2000 around), which is super expensive in my lipstick books. This is for sure the most expensive lipstick I have ever purchased but the formula is that good! I am sure if I run out of my favourite shade then I will treat myself and repurchase it.


These lipsticks are superbly pigmented. In one swipe, you get full opaque pigmentation and you don’t really have to layer up this lipstick. I have 4 shades with me and this is true for those shades. I hope all the shades in the line are consistent.


The texture of this lipstick is quite thick and mousse like, but when you apply it on the lips it applies very nicely almost like a cream lipstick. Although, the texture is quite thick but it doesn’t feel heavy at all, it feels very lightweight on the lips. It has a pleasant vanilla scent to it, which is not very strong.


This is a matte lipstick and by matte it means matte! It dries to a matte finish within 15-20 seconds of application and after that this lipstick isn’t going anywhere. It doesn’t budge, it doesn’t feather and it doesn’t transfer!

SmashBox Always On Liquid Lipstick drivers seat


This is a transfer proof matte lipstick, and I think we all know some of them can be quite uncomfortable. But, this formula is amazing. Even though it is matte and transfer resistant, it is so so comfortable. It is definitely the most comfortable ones I have used which doesn’t transfer.


These are extremely long wearing. I have worn this almost the entire day with lunch/dinner or snacks in between and still they continue to look the almost same on the lips as originally applied. This formula always amazes me. You have to eat something really really oily to get the lipstick off your lips because they are not going anywhere. There will probably be just a little bit of fading towards the end but it’s still pretty long wearing. And the best part is that, it continue to feel very comfortable throughout.


I have four shades with me since I loved the formula so much. These are the shades I have.

SmashBox Always On Liquid Lipstick

SmashBox Always On Liquid Lipstick

This is the shade Baja Bound, which is the shade I first got. I didn’t like the color on me too much but I loved the formula so I got a few more shades. This one is not one of my favorites to wear though. This will look more flattering on fairer skin tone.

This is the shade Driver’s Seat is one of my favourite nude lipsticks to wear.

This shade Big Spender has to be my favourite out of all the four shades.

And finally, we have Bawse, the lipstick shade in collaboration with Lily Singh aka Superwoman. This is my perfect red matte lipstick. I don’t buy any other matte red lipstick anymore.

Overall, I love this SmashBox Always On Liquid Lipstick dearly. It is,

  • completely matte and transfer proof
  • so very comfortable
  • super long wearing
  • extremely pigmented
  • designed with a unique applicator
  • infused with primer oil complex

Honestly, I don’t have any negative point for this lipstick except that it is expensive and that is the only thing I will think about buying another shade.

That’s all for today’s review. Hope it was helpful. If you want to invest in a good matte liquid lipstick then this is it.