Velvety Matte Lip Crayon

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If you prefer a thick pencil for lip color and want an opaque matte finish that feels virtually weightless, Velvety Matte Lip Crayon is outstanding. The palette of shades is soft and wearable—we can’t imagine most women would balk at any of the colors—and all apply with enviable smoothness. For a lipstick in pencil form, the tip stays impressively pointed and isn’t prone to becoming smushed down unless you apply with a lot of pressure. The finish is truly matte, and can begin to feel dry, but if you’re OK with that then you’ll likely love this product.

NOTE: We normally downgrade any lip pencil that needs routine sharpening, as Velvety Matte Lip Crayon does. However, we made an exception because this lip color's attributes are otherwise excellent.

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 or

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.

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  1. Amelia R
    Reviewed on Saturday, December 13, 2014
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      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    Great Lip Pencil
    • I've been trying matte lip color since discovering Paula's Choice and so far this is my favorite, it goes on creamy and doesn't feel dry which can happen with matte colors. The only downside is that I need to keep a sharpener with me, but i can live with the trade-off.... hope to see this upgraded to self-sharpening sometime soon!

  2. susie
    Reviewed on Sunday, January 27, 2013
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    lip crayon
    • this is one of the best - it's not as drying as others I've tried.

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