03.16.2015
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Velvety Matte Lip Crayon
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$7.59
Category:Makeup > Lipsticks > Matte Lipstick
Last Updated:03.16.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

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.

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Sonia Kashuk At-A-Glance

Strengths: Affordable and widely available (though exclusive to Target stores); good makeup remover; the makeup is still the star attraction, with impressive options for foundation, powder, blush, lip color, eyeliner and especially makeup brushes.

Weaknesses: The concealers, eye pencil, and brow shapers are a letdown; the makeup palettes may seem convenient, but several of the included products perform poorly.

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.

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12.13.2014
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!

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Amelia R
01.27.2013
lip crayon

this is one of the best - it's not as drying as others I've tried.

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