Hot drugstore gloss alert! Sonia Kashuk’s Lip Glossing with No-Feather Pencil ($7.99) creates color-rich, high-shine lips … but there’s a catch (isn’t there always?).
Take a close look at the above picture. See how only half the tube contains gloss? The other half hides a lip pencil, which works a’ight, but it’s not on par with the gloss. If I could, I’d split the tube in half, take the gloss and ditch the pencil, but these two are a package deal, like the Sex and the City girls.
The lipgloss packs intense color and shine; it’s almost hard to believe it’s a drugstore product. I like the light vanilla-lemon fragrance. As far as taste, it’s not a flavored lipgloss. The semi-sticky texture lasts about three hours per application. I have four of the 14 shades, and I LOVE THEM!
- Sassy – shimmery peach
- Precious – creamy coral
- Vivacious – shimmery hot pink
- Scandalous – creamy red
From left to right: Sassy, Precious, Vivacious, Scandalous
On the other end of the gloss holds the No-Feather Lip Pencil, which, unfortunately, isn’t very pigmented or creamy. I don’t know if Sonia intended the color of the pencil to be as sheer as it is, but when I lined my lips with it, I couldn’t really tell if the lines I’d drawn were even because of how faint the color is. I’m sticking with my MAC Cremestick liners instead.
Sonia Kashuk Sheer Lip Glossing with No-Feather Lip Pencil
Use: As a hot lipgloss (or a mediocre lip liner)
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
Despite my issues with the lip pencil half, for $7.99, I would buy more of these because of how rich the gloss colors are. I can buy one of these without feeling as guilty as I would if I were to spend $25 for a Chanel Glossimer.
If you don’t wear lip gloss very often, or if you do and would like to try some new colors, their $8 price tag makes Sonia Kashuk’s Lip Glossings worth a look.
Get your Sheer Lip Glossing fix at your nearby Target store, or purchase a tube online.
I’m so excited! I’ve got tickets to tonight’s midnight showing of Sex and the City. I’m dragging El Hub along with me; the poor guy is such a trooper. Now the countdown is on and I can’t wait to be reunited with Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha. I haven’t decided which shoes to wear yet, but I’ll let you know when I figure it out. To pump myself up for the movie, I’ve been listening to India Arie’s version of the Don Henley song, Heart of the Matter.
My favorite part of the song is:
“All the people in your life who’ve come and gone
They let you down, you know they hurt your pride
Better put it all behind you; cause life goes on
You keep carrin’ that anger, it’ll eat you up inside”
This song always makes me feel really happy and positive. I hope it does the same for you. Have a wonderful day!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,