QUESTION: What’s better than a fantabulous smokey eye look?
ANSWER: A fantabulous smokey eye look with a twist!
There are so many reasons to like Sonia Kashuk’s new four-piece Precious Gems Lip, Liner & Nail Set, like the price (just $12.99), and Sonia’s contemporary take on the mixed metal theme…
…but my top reason, by far, is the liquid eye liner that comes with the set. It’s a metallic, rosy golden taupe with a mirror-like shine that illuminates lash lines like Hollywood special effects.
Remember the gorgeous Chanel Rose Platine eyeliner from spring 2011? Well, this metallic meistro is like a liquid liner version of that.
I almost can’t believe the set is only $13, because it kinda looks like something Coco would do (and sell for considerably more!).
To take a pair of smokey eyes for a metallic walk on the wild side, just do your regular smokey eye look first (here I’m wearing MAC Patina Eyeshadow on top of a base of MAC Feline Eye Kohl). Then, line your upper lash lines with the liquid liner from the set.
The stuff is packed with metallic pigment, so one or two layers should do the trick.
And because I’m not done gushing about this liner yet (because I like it that much!), it’s also thicker than most liquid liners I’ve used, almost like a cream, and consequently very easy to control. No dripping or dribbling all over the place.
And once it sets, it doesn’t roam. Not even if it gets wet. They might as well have called it waterproof (even though I don’t think they do).
As for the other pieces in the set, which is a limited edition holiday release, I think they’re also pretty cool.
Along with the liner, you get two shimmery mini nail polishes — one, a silvery taupe, and the other, a rosy golden taupe — and a sheer, non-sticky golden gloss with a moisturizing formula (unscented and unflavored).
You should be able to get away with a single coat with either of the polishes, but don’t forget your base and top coats, as Sonia’s polishes tend to chip rather quickly when I forget to use them.
If you’ve ever chanted, “Smokey eye till I die!!” don’t miss this budget-friendly kit.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Target stores (but I haven’t yet seen it online)
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (I do think the nail polishes could stand to be a little sturdier on their own)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,