Satin Luxe Lip Color SPF 16 Sunscreen
This lipstick is aptly named for its luxuriously smooth texture and satin finish. The creamy formula glides on beautifully and imparts a hint of shine in an array of richly pigmented, attractive shades. Added bonus: It contains broad-spectrum sun protection that includes avobenzone for reliable UVA screening!
Note: This lipstick can bleed into lines around your mouth (if you have them), but that’s typical of creamy lipsticks. Our major complaint is that the formula includes potentially irritating flavoring ingredients. The flavoring is subtle so there isn’t huge cause for concern, but this lipstick would have been better off without it (see More Info).
- Contains broad-spectrum sun protection to help prevent signs of aging.
- Smooth, creamy texture glides across lips.
- Beautiful array of richly pigmented shades with satin finish.
- Contains potentially irritating flavoring ingredients (see More Info).
- Can bleed into lines around your mouth (if this is an issue for you).
Irritation from fragrance or flavoring ingredients, whether you see it on the surface of your lips or not, causes inflammation and as a result impairs healing, damages collagen, and depletes the vital substances your lips needs to stay young. For this reason, it is best to eliminate, or minimize as much as possible, your exposure to known lip irritants, especially when there are brilliant formulas available that do not include these types of problematic ingredients (Sources: Inflammation Research, December 2008, pages 558–563; Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, June 2008, pages 124–135, and November-December 2000, pages 358–371; Journal of Investigative Dermatology, April 2008, pages 15–19; Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, March 2008, pages 78–82; Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, January 2007, pages 92–105; and British Journal of Dermatology, December 2005, pages S13–S22).
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.
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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