Smashbox Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer Swatches and Review


With the matte revolution going on, we are buying up all the matte lipsticks and liquid lipsticks we find, and we don’t realize that in that deep, dark corner in your vanity where your glossy, creamy, and shiny lipsticks lay, they are probably shedding a tear that they are no longer getting used by you (or maybe they are). Mine? Mine are truly crying.

Don’t worry for those lone lipsticks any longer. Smashbox has a solution for you!

The Smashbox Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer.

When I saw swatches of this miracle worker, I could hardly believe it, until I tried it for myself, and let me say *SPOILER* It’s a must-have, guys!


Packaged in a sleek tube, it is definitely something you can pop into your purse or even a coat pocket. presssamplesticker


The applicator is similar to that of a lip balm’s, but I would recommend you not using the applicator directly unless you are prepared to keep it clean.


The formula is simply a gel that looks like a gel lip balm. The amount you see above is the amount I used to transform my lipstick into a matte lipstick. Shall we take a look?!

Below you see a glossy, creamy lipstick in Borghese Grappa:



Then transformed by the Smashbox Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer:



So, my thoughts? I must say that this is innovative, yet there are other ways to do the same trick. I have tried translucent powder, and it does the job, but not as well as this product does. You are probably also wondering if the lip transformer also makes the lipstick transfer-proof. No, it does not. In fact, it shifted a lot more after I used this. The tube is ridiculously small, but since you need hardly any product at all, I think this should last quite some time. It did not make the lipstick more drying, which was a relief, so I feel that if someone wants to mattify their favorite glossy lipstick for a more “sophisticated, on trend” and very liquid lipstick look and finish, this is definitely worthwhile. I will be playing with this, and as I do, I will continue tagging this post, so make sure you keep your eye in the comment sections for new tags.

What do you think of this product? Innovative or not?


Before & After


Press sample. All opinions are honest and my own.


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