I was looking for a more brown toned lipliner at Target the other day and their Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liners are always out of stock. I saw this Sonia Kashuk Lip Definer in Maple and decided to give it a whirl. I’ve never tried any of her lip products before, but I do like her makeup brushes and an eye shadow palette from her line.
This is your standard lip pencil that requires sharpening, which I’m not crazy about, but that’s okay. I love that the Rimmel pencils are twist up, but that also has it’s downfalls, such as the tip breaking if I twist up too much product. I think the formula of the Sonia Kashuk is slightly drier, but I always have lip balm on before lining my lips anyway. After applying it to my lips it totall reminded me of the whole 90’s brown lip look. I actually like the color on it’s own, but I ended up putting a little of L’Oreal Fairest Nude Lipstick over it.
I was also watching another VDM tutorial on a smoked out winged liner, I tried to recreate the look with the black and brown shadows from the Tartelette palette. I forgot to tap the excess black shadow from my angled brush and had a major fallout disaster, but I cleaned it up and reapplied my concealer. I felt like a more dramatic eye so I deepened up the crease as well. I really love the how the matte brown shadows and brown lips look together.
Would I buy more of the Sonia Kashuk Lip Definers? No, probably not. I’m still devoted to the Rimmel and they’re also slightly cheaper. But I do like this pencil and it filled the gap I needed it to fill.
Have you tried these liners before? What did you think?