If somebody blindfolded me, slicked the new Sonia Kashuk Ultra Shine Sheer Formula Lip Gloss ($9) on my pucker and then asked me to guess which gloss I was wearing, I would guess an expensive Glossimer from Chanel.
Chanel Aqualumiere de ja vu/vu ja de
With its thin, non-stick formula that’s both taste- and fragrance-free, Sonia’s new $9 gloss feels surprisingly like a $27 tube of Chanel Aqualumiere Glossimer.
And the similarities don’t stop with the texture.
The rich (yet sheer) colors and glossy shine of Sonia’s Ultra Shines also make them look like dead ringers for Aqualumieres.
Elegant, practical tube
Tubes of Sonia’s new gloss may not wear those vaunted Chanel double C’s, but I think they still look elegant in their sleek silver cap. The tube is compact and practical, too, fitting easily into my favorite Coach Wristlet with room to spare.
Beauty on lips
Are they hydrating?
Ultra Shine has *a lot* going for it, but there is one thing I’d change…
The formula isn’t as hydrating as I’d like, and after reapplying and wearing for about half a day, my lips start to feel slightly dry. A hydrating lip balm worn beneath Ultra Shine should help to remedy the sitch, but in a perfect world…
Whisper on lips
Limited colors and availability
Ultra Shine glosses are so new that only two colors are currently available — Whisper (a shimmery nude peach) and Beauty (a shimmery hot pink). They aren’t yet available online through Target (Sonia Kashuk’s premier retailer in the US), so you may have to visit your local Target store to take a closer look.
Sonia Kashuk Ultra Shine Sheer Lip Gloss
Price: $9 for a .27 oz tube
Use: A thin, non-stick gloss with Chanel-like color and shine
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+
Swatches from left to right: Whisper, Beauty
Sure, I wish Sonia’s new Ultra Shine glosses were a little more moisturizing, but the price is right. For a third the cost of Chanel Aqualumieres (for comparable quality), I think Sonia’s new glosses *ultra shine*.
Lifestyles of the easily amused
I need some new hobbies…
Last night I spent at least an hour
teasing playing with Tabs and his favorite black ribbon toy. My new favorite thing is blasting MJ’s Working Day and Night while I dangle it in front of his face.
There’s something incredibly amusing about seeing Tabs and his low-hanging tummy leap and lunge at things while MJ belts “Got me workin’, workin’ day and night!” in the background.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,