Katie and I received the opportunity to meet makeup expert Sonia Kashuk to discuss her new collection for Target. One of the products Sonia was most excited to share was her new Dewy Luxe Lip & Cheek Balm. We both decided to test it for this Beauty Test Drive.
Price/Availability: $9.99, Sonia Kashuk Exclusively at Target
Formula: This multitasking balm replaces the need for blush, lipstick, and lip gloss. Unlike traditional sticky lip glosses or runny stains, this formula glides on like a thin gel. This lightweight balm is available in Enchanted, a bright pink and Charmed, a glowing coral. It contains lychee extract for hydration and antioxidant protection.
Application: The gloss comes in a small container with a nail polish like wand. To apply this product as blush, simply create a small pea size dot on the apples of your cheek. Less is more with this highly pigmented product. Don’t be alarmed when you look like a pre-schooler has attacked you with highlighter. Once you begin blending the product into your cheeks, you’ll discover a sheer pink glow. To apply this product to your lips, simply swipe the brush along your lips like any other lip gloss.
Overall: I am thoroughly impressed with this product. (Thank you Sonia Kashuk!) I had given up on combination lip and cheek stains a few years ago. I finally settled on Yves Saint Laurent Glossy Stain for lips, but for a third of the price, Sonia Kashuk’s Dewy Luxe Lip & Cheek Balm is my new go-to. Although it is not marketed as a stain, the pigments in this gloss lasted through my evening workout! I look forward to wearing this through spring and summer.