Sonia Kashuk Matte Red Lipstick Review and Swatches

sonia kashuk matte red lipstick

You must own the new, limited edition Sonia Kashuk Matte Red Lipstick ($10.99). This gorgeous bright matte red lipstick is available with the Sonia Kashuk Holiday 2013 Collection at Target and

It’s probably the best 11 bucks I’ve spent recently and I think if you’re a red lipstick kinda gal you NEED it.

I was a little scared of Sonia Kashuk Matte Red Lipstick because I tend to look like a clown in red. But thankfully this isn’t a blue based red. It definitely has a more warmer element to it and is a traditional, festive red.

The creamy texture glides onto lips without tugging and has a beautiful matte finish that isn’t drying or too heavy. I typically like shimmery lip products but this matte wore comfortably on my drier lips for a solid six hours without losing intensity or fading. But user beware it does like to migrate around a bit so a lip liner wouldn’t hurt. It’s richly pigmented and provides opaque color with a single application but hell, build up for real sizzle and pop (below I’m wearing a single application, see what I mean? Crazy pigmented right?!). As color begins to fade it leaves a staining effect behind.

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sonia kashuk matte red lipstick swatches

The lipstick comes in a cream tube with gold accents that matches up with the new Sonia Kashuk Lavish Luxe Brush Set.

The rich velvety texture is an absolute joy to use and wear and apparently it is infused with Vitis Vita, a skincare active ingredient derived from the renowned Italian wine industry, the formula contains Aglianico Grape Marc Extract, delivering a triple anti-aging effect, stimulating collagen production, improving cell detoxification and hydrating lips with hyaluronic acid.

Pair it up with the Sonia Kashuk Eye On Neutral Matte/Shimmer Holiday Eyeshadow Palette and you’ll have yourself a Merry little Christmas indeed.

Sonia Kashuk Matte Red Lipstick is a must have delightfully seasonal shade of red that will work all year round and give lips that classic, traditional old Hollywood glam red pout!

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  • 11/21/13 14:05 Leslie:

    MUSE!!! I CAN’T WAIT TO GET THIS TOMORROW!!! EEEK! I HOPE MY TARGET ISN’T OUT OF STOCK! I too CAN’T stand blue based red lipstick!! I’M PUMPED!! looks great on you! -leslie


    • 11/21/13 14:26 the Muse:

      😀 hope you find leslie! It’s a fab shade 😀 and thanks! I had to order online :-/ couldn’t find it anywhere grumble grumble!


  • 11/21/13 14:12 Robin:

    I will pair it with Naked 3!!!!! :)


    • 11/21/13 14:25 the Muse:

      excellent pair up!


  • 11/21/13 15:06 lyz:

    Almost considered buying it but I can’t deal with it migrating on me. Such a perfect holiday color though.


    • 11/21/13 16:05 Maddie:

      Maybe try a lip liner? Redpoint has a great one that is invisible so you don’t have to worry about the colors not matching.


  • 11/21/13 15:50 Miranda:

    BEAUTIFUL shade.


  • 11/21/13 15:57 Arzu Gunther:

    It looks beautiful on you and goes nicely with your brown eyes!


    • 11/21/13 15:57 the Muse:

      thanks :)


  • 11/21/13 16:11 Joy:

    Beauuuutiful on you Musey, love your look! I’m enamored of the natural brows + nudish eyes + bright matte lip combination. It has a woman/child allure 😀


    • 11/21/13 16:12 the Muse:

      thanks joy you’re too kind :)


  • 11/21/13 17:32 Daniela:

    Hey there! I was wondering how you thought this compared formula wise to that $50 Lipstick Queen one? I want it but 50 bucks for a lipstick is painful


    • 11/22/13 10:29 the Muse:

      not completely comparable Daniela but DEF a good budget swap out. The lipstick queen one is far creamy and more intensely packed with pigment but this isn’t too shabby for $11! great lipstick!


  • 11/22/13 2:01 Ale:

    I love the pin in your shoulder… is a spider??


  • 11/22/13 3:51 Maddie:

    It really does look gorgeous on you! I might have to snag one myself.


    • 11/22/13 10:14 the Muse:

      thanks maddie :)


  • 11/22/13 9:32 Vero:

    Ok love the lipstick, but what did you do to your eyes!! Share you look gorgeous! :) I want to try that!


  • 11/22/13 11:05 Ali:

    :( Such a pretty colour, and the first picture in the low light made me want to run to Target, but sadly, I need blue-based unless I want it to come off orange-tinted on me. Pretty on you, though! The eyes are the true focus of that last picture, though, I think.


    • 11/22/13 11:23 the Muse:

      thanks ali! :) and sorry :( def not blue based unfortunately!


  • 11/25/13 22:23 jessica:

    Ok, you’re right. I NEED this. Yes, yes I do!! I love SK, and I so love matte lipstick! Thanks for the review!


    • 11/26/13 10:37 the Muse:

      my pleasure :)


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