Category: Sonia Kashuk

Brush Up on Bright With the New Sonia Kashuk Brush Couture Brush Set

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Guest Post, Makeup Tools, Sonia Kashuk

sonia kashuk brush couture brush set

The brushes + the makeup bag = perfection!

Now, I thought the Zoeva Complete Brush Set brushes were/are gorgeous, but I was floored by the brushes in the Sonia Kashuk Brush Couture Brush Set ($21.99)!

The brushes in this four-piece set all have colorful floral-print handles and coordinating bristles, and they’re a sight to behold, but looks are nothing when it comes to brushes. What I want to know is how do they work? Do they make it easier to apply my makeup? Does my makeup look better when I use them? Let’s see…

sonia kashuk brush couture brush set

The view from above…

The Sonia Kashuk Brush Couture Brush Set comes with a domed powder/blush brush (purple), synthetic contour/buffing brush (orange), tapered powder/highlight brush (pink) and a duo fiber foundation/concealer brush (yellow), and I think we can all agree that these are some super cute brushes.

Are they as good as they look?

Well, the domed powder/blush brush works nicely as a blush brush. It’s a little smaller and more dense than what I typically reach for, but it picks up pigment nicely and is very, very smooth.

Here’s a comparison of it to other blush brushes in my collection:

sonia kashuk brush couture brush set

The Sonia Kashuk domed powder/blush brush compared to the Zoeva Luxe Cheek Finish Brush and the Zoeva Luxe Highlight Brush

sonia kashuk brush couture brush set

The Sonia Kashuk domed powder/blush brush compared to the Zoeva Luxe Cheek Finish Brush and the Zoeva Luxe Highlight Brush.

The Sonia Kashuk domed powder/blush brush is larger than the Zoeva Luxe Highlight Brush but smaller than the Zoeva Luxe Cheek Finish Brush, so it’s on the small size for a blush brush. That being said, it does a fine job of applying my blush.

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My LoTD With the Sonia Kashuk Velvety Matte Lip Crayon in Rosey Nude and Twist Up Longwear Liner in Black Diamond

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Guest Post, Lips, Sonia Kashuk

Do ya’ll ever just try a product, no matter what kind of product it is, and realize…

“How did I live my life before this? How could I possibly have functioned as a human being before I had this [wonderful thing] in my life?”

That’s how I felt when I discovered the Sonia Kashuk Velvety Matte Lip Crayons.

I recently got my first Sonia Kashuk products, her Velvety Matte Lip Crayon in Rosey Nude and Twist Up Longwear Gel Eyeliner in Black Diamond, and I haven’t been disappointed.

I’ve always been curious about the line, eyeing it every time I’m at my local Target store, but nothing had ever pushed me toward one thing or another (with the exception of this brush cup).

Then this happened.

Sonia’s Velvety Matte Lip Crayons have completely changed my faith in the entire lip crayon philosophy and model.

I’ve always found other lip crayons to be so hit or miss. If they’re too big, they can feather easily, and if they’re too skinny, they feel very dry, but to me the Velvety Matte Lip Crayons are comparable to, if not better than, the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils.

I’ve been using and loving them in one of my favorite looks, which is a simple cat eye with a bold lip. Even when I’m just going to a coffee shop to write or get some other work done, I try to put a little makeup on because it makes me feel good, and since this look was so easy to create in a matter of minutes with these lip crayons, I thought I’d share my quick LoTD (Lips of The Day).

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Rosey? Yes. Nude? Not a chance.

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Comment to Win $86 in Awesomeness From the Sonia Kashuk Holiday 2014 Collection

Published in: Giveaways, Sonia Kashuk

Win the Sonia Kashuk Holiday 2014 collection

Get some goodies! Comment to win $86 in awesomeness from the Sonia Kashuk Holiday 2014 collection.

***The giveaway is officially closed.*** CONGRATULATIONS, ALESIA AND PRINCESS ANYAIBE! You’re the lucky girls! Check the email addresses you used in your comments, and reply to me with your full name, age and mailing address by Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. Happy new year. :)

Hmm… That space beneath the tree is looking sadly empty now that Christmas is officially over.

We should totes fix that.

One of my favorite holiday collections this year has been Sonia Kashuk’s ( review right here). She did this luxurious gold and black Chanel-esque art deco theme, and the makeup was to die for, of course.

I got to thinking… You know what? This would be a great one for a giveaway!

The prize…

Four of my favorites from Sonia’s holiday 2014 collection (an $86 value).

Sonia Kashuk Eye Palette in Deco Starlet

The Sonia Kashuk Eye Palette in Deco Starlet ($19.99)

Sonia Kashuk Nude Lip Palette in Jazzed Up Nudes

The Nude Lip Palette in Jazzed Up Nudes ($19.99)

Sonia Kashuk All That Jazz 10-Piece Brush Set

All That Jazz 10-Piece Brush Set, $34.99

Sonia Kashuk Decadence Shimmering Body Souffle

Decadence Shimmering Body Souffle, $10.99

Get it, gurl!

Sonia Kashuk Holiday 2014

Win the Sonia Kashuk Holiday 2014 collection

Two (2) lucky ladies and/or gents will win a prize package with the following…

  • The Eye Palette in Deco Starlet ($19.99): a very Chanel-esque palette with shimmery dark brown, black, gold and beige powder eyeshadows.
  • The Nude Lip Palette in Jazzed Up Nudes ($19.99): a lip palette with five satiny lipsticks in warm and cool nude shades.
  • The All That Jazz 10-Piece Brush Set ($34.99): a set of fabulously fluffy and luxurious full-size brushes that includes a domed powder brush, a flat-top multipurpose brush, an angled duo fiber multipurpose brush, a foundation brush, eyeshadow brush, blending brush, angled duo fiber crease brush, domed pencil brush, synthetic pointed eye liner brush, and a lash/brow groomer.
  • Decadence Shimmering Body Souffle ($10.99): a shimmery golden body lotion.

Le Rules…

They’re easy. Just leave a comment below. About anything.

Seriously, anything at all.

Like, what’s been the coolest conversation you’ve had over the holidays so far? Where are you at this exact moment? Have you seen any good movies lately? Did you receive any awesome beauty booty/loot for Christmas? Did you cook or bake anything you’re particularly proud of for the holidays? What’s been the highlight of the holidays for you so far?

That’s it!

Terms & Conditions
Enter by leaving a comment below about anything at all.

Deadline to enter is Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 11:59 PM (Pacific). Entrants must enter using a valid email address to win.

The giveaway is open to EVERYONE EVERYWHERE who has reached the age of majority according to their local laws (18 in the United States with these exceptions: Alabama and Nebraska, 19; Mississippi, 21).

Tabs and I (heretofore and, as always, referred to as “T-Money and K-Dawg”) will select two (2) winners at random from the entries left in the comments at the bottom of this post.

Void where prohibited by law.

May the forces of fabulosity be with you (aka, good luck). :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Have you already entered these other two giveaways? Because you should… I’m just sayin’.

:)

The Sonia Kashuk Holiday 2014 Collection Proves It’s the Golden Age of Luxurious, Affordable Makeup

Published in: Collections, Makeup, Palettes, Product Reviews, Sonia Kashuk

Sonia Kashuk Holiday 2014

Sonia Kashuk’s Art Deco-inspired holiday 2014 collection might give you ideas…

…ideas like, “Whee! Look at me! I’m a flapper in The Great Gatsby, and I’m doing the Charleston!” Then you start dancing around your office, but you pull an inner thigh muscle when you kick a little higher than you should have, and from that day forward, you rue the day you danced the Charleston in your office without properly stretching beforehand.

Sonia Kashuk Eye Palette in Deco Starlet

The Sonia Kashuk Eye Palette in Deco Starlet ($19.99)

Just an FYI! :)

Sonia’s latest limited edition collection does make me want to kick up my heels, it’s true. The seven pieces look totally expensive, but all but one of them are less than $20 each.

Sonia Kashuk Nude Lip Palette in Jazzed Up Nudes

The Nude Lip Palette in Jazzed Up Nudes ($19.99)


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Sonia Kashuk’s Chic Defining Contour Stick, a Near-Dupe for the NARS Cappadoce Matte Multiple, Saves Dollars While Defining Cheekbones

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Sonia Kashuk Chic Defining Stick

The new $10.99 Sonia Kashuk Chic Defining Stick

Ring-a-ling! Ring-a-ling!

I’ll get it! That’s the sound of the NARS dupe alert. :)

In this case, it’s chiming for Sonia Kashuk’s new $10.99 Chic Defining Contour Stick, a near dupe of my beloved (but MUCH more expensive) $39 NARS Cappadoce Matte Multiple.

Sonia Kashuk Chic Defining Stick

The Sonia Kashuk Chic Defining Stick ($10.99)

Both baked golden brown cream sticks have a matte finish (here are swatches of NARS Cappadoce), and both of them can quickly sculpt cheekbones that would rival Johnny Depp’s circa the O.G. 21 Jump Street era.

Both of them are also easy to blend on bare skin or atop foundation — probably due to how lightweight and thin they are, which is great, because it keeps my skin from feeling like it’s suffocating under an inch of plaster.

Sonia Kashuk Chic Defining Stick Swatch

Where the two differ, most obviously, is price ($10.99 versus $39), but also in the shape of the tip. The Multiple’s is huskier, wider and flatter, and it covers more surface area while sitting flush against the skin, whereas the tip on Sonia’s Chic Defining Stick has a slightly smaller (but still husky), rounded, more precise tip that seems to fit the space under my cheekbones a bit better.

Sonia Kashuk Chic Defining Stick Before and After

Sonia’s Chic Defining Stick on bare skin (just under-eye concealer, brow filler, mascara and gloss)

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