These are my eureka moment in lip glosses. I made a scene in Target. My husband had to drag me away.
Below are the three colors I own: Magical Mulberry, Prettiest Pink, and Coveted Coral
Coveted Coral: Sorry about the blurriness in this one
As you can see, they are high pigment. High shine. But I promise they are not sticky or overly thick. At least for me. I’ve been using Nuance lip glosses because I craved the hydration, but they are thick and sticky compared to these, and don’t have half the color. A high end lip gloss that I’ve always liked, Tarte, doesn’t come close to this kind of pigmentation, and the hydration and texture of these is a few notches (if not more) above. UPDATE: I messed up. This is not entirely true. The most hydrating of the 3 is Nuance Lip Gloss. When I wore these Sonia Kashuk lip glosses the first few days, I was wearing my standard emollient underneath (I always do and put it on without thinking). When I ran out, I found out that no lip product (except for Nuance) hydrates my lips on its on. But the Sonia Kashuk lip glosses are so much more pigmented I can’t help but love them.
If you’re going for pure hydration though, and don’t want another emollient on its own, then I would recommend Nuance. Tarte is lovely as well, and it’s a close contest between Nuance and Tarte for hydration, but Nuance wins it for me and is a fraction of the cost. Neither is extremely pigmented. For that you need Sonia Kashuk. And the wonderful texture of Sonia Kashuk lip glosses and the fact that I ALWAYS wear a balm means that the Sonia Kashuk lip glosses are the most fun to wear and favorite of mine. The Sonia Kashuk lip glosses hydrate very well along with a balm, while the Nuance lip gloss can hydrate on its own, but then you don’t get the intense pigmentation. Wearing a balm is second nature to me and I don’t think it’s a high price to pay for being able to wear pigmented silky lip colors, and for hydration Sonia Kashuk will even stand in in a pinch when you don’t have or don’t use your balm. Also, like I said, I like the texture of the Sonia Kashuk glosses a little better, as they sink into the lips more and don’t stay thick or sticky on top of the lips.
This is harder than Algebra!! It’s a good thing I like Algebra.
So out of all the lip glosses? Sonia Kashuk and Nuance are probably my favorite. Tarte is a close third. Also my mood varies a bit with the days.
END OF UPDATE
“Infused with Glycerin, Fatty Acids and emollients to hydrate lips and Papaya Fruit Extract, a natural skin softener, this multi-tasking gloss enhances skin’s elasticity and protects lips with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.” From Sonia Kashuk’s website. I love the sound of that. And they are only $8.99!
Sonia Kashuk’s Website – more information.
Price: only $8.99.