Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sonia Kashuk Lustrous Shine Lip Crayon in Pink Lily review + swatches

       Hi everyone! I hope your day's been off to a relaxed start! I'm writing this post at the gym in-between yoga sessions, with a mug of Starbucks Kenya in hand. I also have a stack of May magazine issues to catch up on, and have been working my way through the latest issue of InStyle...

         Speaking of Instyle, the bright pinks on covergirl Reese Witherspoon brought a big smile to my face. (Though ruffled velvet and sequins do seem a bit more Elle Woods a la Legally Blonde than real-life Reese). It's worth flipping through the article within; there's a montage with movie sets and space suits, as well as inspiring quotes!

       Anyhow, back to beauty! I think a relaxed morning calls for a relaxed pink (don't you think?). Lately I've been playing around with Sonia Kashuk Lustrous Lip Shine Crayon in Pink Lily, a brand new shade for Spring 2015. Light pinks are my love, so I've been all over this rosy hue!

The color of Sonia Kashuk Pink Lily is a touch (or two) warmer than suggested by the cap color!
           The twist up crayon is packaged in sleek black with color capped packaging. (It's nicely reminiscent of the popular NARS velvet mattes.) The formula contains myrrh resin for plumping (a nice alternative for those who can't do peppermint), as well as broad spectrum UVA and UVB filters. The formula goes on smoothly for a semi-sheer finish with soft shine.

           Sonia Kashuk Pink Lily is lovely light warm pink. Though it appears to near the pink coral spectrum, I'd say not quite. It's a still a solid, albeit very warm pink.  When compared to CHANEL Dedicace (reviewed and swatched here), you can appreciate the warmth of Sonia Kashuk Pink Lily.  I was surprised by how closely Sonia Kashuk Pink Lily swatches to NARS Niagara. However the former is more pink than the latter, which is more coral. The difference is much more noticeable on the lips. Niagara is quite bright, while Pink Lily is a more demure rose. MAC Sunny Seoul is a lighter yellow-pink.

            Sonia Kashuk Lustrous Lip Shine Crayon in Pink Lily ($8.99) is a lovely warm pink thats wearable without being wallflower! It's one of those shades that can get a lot of use (though I may be biased as I do love my light pinks!). I'd love to see more light shades like this in Sonia Kashuk's lip crayon lineup. They're such an affordable, portable way to get lip color on the go!

        Thanks for reading! What are your favorite Sonia Kashuk lip shades or products? What lip crayons are you loving lately?

Love, Dovey.

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  1. Wow, it is such a dupe for the NARS! The difference is so subtle!

    1. Hi Joan,
      I was really surprised too! Somehow on the lips though, the difference is more obvious!

  2. I need to get this ASAP!!

  3. Pink Lily looks like my kind of color! Must look for it the next time I'm at Target :)


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