Containing five shades of ultra-pigmented powder eyeshadow meant to be used as eyeliner, the possibilities for this palette are almost endless. Applying this smooth-textured powder dry easily imparts a soft smokey effect (though still very pigmented); using it wet with a thin lining brush creates more intense drama that doesn’t flake away. The shades—black, brown, olive, plum, and navy—are rich, vibrant, and leave a soft matte finish. The attractive white compact includes a small, well-made lining brush that could work on the go, but you’ll need a full-size brush to get the most out of this palette.
- Richly pigmented powder liner imparts impressive deep color.
- Palette contains five well-chosen shades that work on a variety of skin tones and eye colors.
- Works just as well wet or dry.
- Smooth-textured powder applies evenly and blends well.
- Exceptional value!
Perhaps best known for her years of work with supermodel Cindy Crawford, makeup artist Sonia Kashuk's well-chosen selection of makeup has been available exclusively at Target stores since the mid-1990s.
Kashuk's brushes have been a strong point, and now that they've been redone they're better than ever, and still affordable. This is definitely a makeup collection worth visiting, and you'll find some premium options among Kashuk's powder foundation, regular powders, and blush. Several other products, from foundation to lipsticks, are also worthy of attention, though this is not a line that caters to darker skin tones. Ironically, it's the latest cosmetic products that met with the most critical reviews, largely due to poor execution or their gimmicky nature.
For more information about Sonia Kashuk, visit soniakashuk.com or www.target.com.
Note: Sonia Kashuk products are also available at select Bloomingdales locations in New York and California. The company also maintains freestanding stores in New York and New Jersey.