For Comfort and Eye-Catching Color, Try Sonia Kashuk’s $8.99 Lustrous Shine Lip Crayons

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Sonia Kashuk Lustrous Shine Lip Crayon in Peony

Wearing Sonia Kashuk’s new Lustrous Shine Lip Crayon in Peony ($8.99), one of four shades available now at Target

Yet one more reason to go fan-girl over Sonia Kashuk: the unfathomably high levels of pigment in her new Lustrous Shine Lip Crayons.

Sonia Kashuk Lustrous Shine Lip Crayons Orchid (left) and Peony (right)

Orchid (left) and Peony (right)

I can’t believe these $8.99 retractable crayons aren’t more expensive. Smooth, silky and lightweight like a lip balm, they remind me a lot of pricier products from Too Faced and Benefit.


Sonia Kashuk Lustrous Shine Lip Crayon swatches in Peony (left) and Orchid (right)

Peony (left) and Orchid (right)

Don’t get me wrong — I still like both of those, but they’re so sheer that many of the colors look alike on my pigmented lips.

Sonia Kashuk Lustrous Shine Lip Crayon in Orchid


Not so with these from Sonia. From the two I’ve tried, mauve Peony and radiant purple Orchid, Sonia clearly cranked up the pigment, creating full-coverage colors that feel as comfy as a moisturizing balm.

Sonia Kashuk Lustrous Shine Lip Crayons with a MAC Lipglass for scale

With a MAC Lipglass for scale

Sonia’s $8.99 Lustrous Shine Lip Crayons are available now at Target stores in four shades — deep berry Dahlia, radiant purple Orchid, natural mauve Peony and pink Sweet Pea.

Great job, Sonia. 🙂

PRICE: $8.99 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Target stores (they’re also listed on but are currently unavailable)
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A (just a great product at a great price)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Orchid looks AWESOME on you, Karen!! I have to admit, I love sheer jumbo lip pencils (hello, Clinique Chubby Sticks), but I’ve really been feeling the ones with more pigment recently, too. You can only have so many identical-looking balms, you know? 😛

  2. Agata says:

    Orchid looks so pretty.
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  3. At that price point it would be silly to leave them! Now if only we had Sonia Kashuk here…
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  4. Laarni says:

    I love both colors but the orchid looks extra beautiful on you! <3
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  5. Alison M says:

    These look so promising! I have my eye on Orchid, but I want to head to Target and see more colors. I much prefer pigmented crayons to sheer ones.
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  6. Fancie says:

    The formula sounds perfect and the swatches look really nice too. I want to try one soon! I think I’ll start with Orchid. I love how it looks on you!
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  7. Divya says:

    peony seems to be the name of choice for a lot of lip products these days! what’s amusing is how different each color is and all are called peony! I love the peony here though!
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  8. The colors looks pretty nice and yes at the price they shouldnt be missed!! .. Though u r right about pigmentation.. even sheer colors look alike on my pigmented lips.. :-/
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  9. Marissa says:

    You always look amazing 1st things 1st…and these look fab on you!!! The pigment looks sooo rich!! And I think they would look good on me as well (im a darker complexion) sooo excited ro try!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Marissa,

      Aww, thanks sweets. I think these colors would look beautiful on a deeper skin tone. If you end up trying them send me a pic!

      By the way, happy Wednesday!

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