I have to update my continuing lip gloss saga. I put the update in my last post, but here it is for all the readers who won’t go back and read the post (who would do that?)
My original post about the lovely Sonia Kashuk lip glosses is here. If you want to see the amazing color swatches and read how excited I am about this lip gloss, you should check out the above link. When I wrote this though, I was wearing lip balm which I wear every day without thinking, because I have such dry lips. I put it on in the morning sometimes long before I do my makeup. When I wore these Sonia Kashuk lip glosses the first few days, I was wearing my standard emollient underneath. When I ran out, I found out that no lip product (except for Nuance) hydrates my lips on its own. But the Sonia Kashuk lip glosses are so much more pigmented, and the texture is so silky, and they ARE hydrating (just not more so than Nuance) I can’t help but love them a lot and probably the best.
If you’re going for pure hydration though, and don’t want another emollient on its own, then I would recommend Nuance if you don’t mind sacrificing the color. 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. No matter what lip product I’m wearing though I always wear my Rose Balm underneath. It’s the first thing I put on every morning. Review coming soon.
A word on the ingredients:
Nuance has vitalicious ingredients with mango seed oil, vitamin A, vitamin E and so much more! It’s a real winner.
Nuance by Salma Hayek Ultra Shine Lip Gloss ingredients:
disostearyl malate, polybutene, microcrystalline wax, lanolin oil, disteardimonium hectorite, carthamus tinctorius seed oil (safflower oil), mimosa tenuflora bark extract, mangifera indica (mango) seed oil, retinyl palmitate, tocopheryl acetate, tocopherol, textrahexyldecyl ascorbate, sodium saccharin, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, hexylene glycol, fragrance. May contain mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, carmine, manganese violet, and other dyes.
The Sonia Kashuk also has some pretty great skin-beneficial ingredients. Glycerin, Fatty Acids and emollients to hydrate lips and Papaya Fruit Extract enhances skin’s elasticity.
Sonia Kashuk Ultra Luxe Lip gloss Ingredients contains
CONTAINS: Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica Silylate, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-DI-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Propylene Carbonate, Tin Oxide
MAY CONTAIN: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Carmine, Red 6, Red 7, Red 7 Lake, Red 28 Lake, Red 30 Lake, Red 33 Lake, Blue 1 Lake, Yellow 5 lake, Yellow 6 Lake: