Price/Quantity: $8.99 for 2.7 grams
Color Range: 4 Shades
- Hint of Coral
- Hint of Red
- Hint of Pink
- Hint of Berry
Color/Finish: Sheer, bright, glossy wash of color – no shimmer or sparkles. Hint of Coral is mostly orange when swatched and coral-red when worn on lips, Hint of Red and Hint of Berry are fairly close in color once applied, and Hint of Pink is the brightest and most pigmented.
Packaging: The metal tubes have a semi glossy black finish and have a fair amount of weight to them. Each has a color swatch on the end indicating which color is inside. The cap glides off really smoothly and and the lip balm twists up super smoothly as well. The packaging gets an A+ from me. Very luxe, indeed.
Smell/Taste: They don’t taste like anything to me but they do have a strange synthetic smell. I can’t put my finger on exactly what it smells like but it disappears once applied.
Application: I’d apply these straight from the tube. Although they have good pigmentation for a balm, I feel I could get away with not even using a mirror.
Pigmentation: Sheer but fairly strong in color payoff. They leave a very faint stain on lips.
Texture: Upon application these feel super slick and moisturizing. They have a gloss/gel feel to them – not sticky or oily in the least. The letdown is that they quickly dry down leaving behind just a sheer tint of color on my lips. I don’t feel that they dried my lips out though.
Longevity: After about 1 hour the glossy finish fades and after about 2 hours the stain fades.
- Luxe look and feel
- Good color payoff
- Nice glossy shine
- Easy way to wear color
- Not sticky or oily
- The glossy finish fades quickly
- Didn’t actually moisturize my lips
Would I buy these again? I would buy these again but not for the purpose of using them as lip balm. I would love to keep these in my purse because they feel so fancy without actually being expensive so I wouldn’t worry too much about damaging them.
3 thoughts on “Sonia Kashuk Moisture Luxe Tinted Lip Balm Review and Swatches”
I just stumbled upon your blog, and I just have to say I really love your reviews! The information is concise, easy to read and well categorized. I especially love the fact that you compose different shots for each swatch and you include close-ups as well as what it looks like on your lips AND face. I find that sometimes just seeing a close-up swatch on the arm or facial feature doesn’t really give you a true idea of how the color looks. I’ll be coming back!
Thanks, Jessica! I am really glad you found it helpful 🙂
I thought I was the only one who thought it smelled plasticity. It is a really weird smell. I thought I had a bad batch or something. But the color is great for the price.