Mark my words! Come hell or high water! I AM GOING TO TARGET TO BUY THAT CAT LADY SWEATER TODAY!!
I’ve had it on my to-do list for… Heck, I don’t know how long it’s been on there. At least a week. El Hub’s car has been in the shop, so he’s been taking my Mazda to work, which has left me at home with Tabs.
Not that I mind (except for the sweater).
But I’m mobile again. Got my car back, so I can run a few errands this afternoon. Tabs needs gravy (Seriously, he really does. There isn’t a can left in the house.), and I need that sweater from Target.
When I’m there, I’m gonna swing by the Sonia Kashuk section to see if they have her Satin Luxe Lip Colours with SPF 16.
Babe, have you tried these before? I’m kicking myself for not getting on the train sooner because they’re kind of the sh*z. I’ve been wearing the two newest shades in the fall collection, Spiced Berry and Pinky Beige, off and on for the past couple of weeks and lovin’ it.
Sonia Kashuk Satin Luxe Lip Colour SPF 16
Oh, yeah. And they’re less than 10 bucks ($9.99 to be exact). The buttery, featherweight formula feels almost exactly like a $22 MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick to me, and they’re super duper smooth, so there’s none of that annoying business where the color settles into the lines on my lips.
More to love
- They’re unscented and unflavored.
- Contain SPF 16.
- Last from 2-3 hours, which isn’t bad for something this lightweight.
- And each tube has that see-through part, which makes it easy to find the shade I’m looking for at a glance.
OK, but are they worthy of a precious permanent place in your purse?
I think so…but my definition of “permanent” is more like long-term temporary.
If they do deserve that kind of love, it’s on account of how moisturizing they are — like we’re in the desert, and our Jeep Wrangler just stalled off-road 20 miles from the nearest service station, and then you apply one of these, and it’s like a giant bottle of Gatorade for your lips.
Yeah, that moisturizing.
If your pout gets crazy dry and flaky like mine does, or if you travel a lot by plane (can’t stand that recycled air!) or live somewhere with very low humidity, I think you’ll appreciate it.
Plus, the colors are totally on point for fall.
Pinky Beige just might be the perfect creamy nude. Not too cool nor warm, it’s medium coverage and massively low maintenance. You could probably pair it with any color smokey eyes — black, gray, bronze, green, blue — no problem at all. Hands down, it’s one of the most flexible, affordable lip colors you could add to your makeup bag this fall.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Spiced Berry’s shimmery finish caught my eye immediately. It’s got good glitter, ya know? Not that cheer champ stuff, but the kind of glitter that goes great with sleek black dresses, patent pumps and dainty gold jewelry.
If you like vampy lip looks or think you might like them but have yet to give ‘em a try, Spiced Berry could be a good place to start.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Swatches (for reference, I’m an NC42)
In addition to the two new fall shades, there are 12 more colors in the line: Currant, Barely Nude, Nude Pink, Blushing, Roseberry, Sunkissed, Classic Red, Ruby Rose, Rosette, Violetta, Plum Wine and Red Orange. Can’t wait to check out the rest, and I’m looking forward to finding more gems.
You can find the Satin Luxe lip Colours at Target stores and online.
Now on my nightstand…
I started a new book this week called Looking for Alaska, by John Green (young adult genre). Since I read another one of his his books, The Fault in Our Stars, earlier this year and loved it, I wanted to give this one a try.
It’s about a young man, tired of his ho-hum life in Florida, looking for adventure (what he calls “the great perhaps,” which I think is a quote from someone else), so he chooses to go off to boarding school in Alabama.
I got the free excerpt on Kindle (you ever do that?) and that sealed the deal.
Whatever you do, though, **WARNING!** If you think there’s any chance you’re going to read it, DO NOT READ the first review on amazon.com from School Library Journal, because there’s a major plot spoiler in it, and they don’t even warn you! How rude! Grrr… I hate it when that happens.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,