A few weeks ago I found myself on the go without (enough) suitable lip gloss in my purse. That's what happens when one cleans up and rearranges the content of various handbags. A quick stop at Sephora yielded an impulse purchase of two Smashbox glosses: the limited edition Untamed in Raw (a brown-based red) and Limitless Long Wearing Lip Gloss in Endless (sheer light plum with shimmer).
Both are nice, easy to wear and feel moisturizing with minimum stickiness (my hair is thankful). While the swatches on my wrist clearly show the difference in color, texture and performance (notice how the Untamed gloss sinks into the skin and loses its shine the longer it's on), on pigmented lips the shades are sheer enough to look almost identical, except for the shimmer in Limitless. The latter lasts significantly longer, as promised, and the SPF 15 is another advantage, but I'm not too crazy about the slanted applicator. Its angle is a bit odd. Untamed comes in an extra long tube that might not fit into tiny makeup bags.
Smashbox Limitless Long Wearing Lip Gloss ($21) and Untamed ($18) are available from smashbox.com and Sephora. I bought mine at the Union Square store.
All photos are mine