Senna Cosmetics Lip Sync Duo: Lipstick and Gloss Together

lipsync01I am in loooooove with lipstick/gloss combos! Awhile back I raved about the Sonia Kashuk combo (read review). Now I am adoring the Senna Lip Sync in Paris Pink, which combines a sheer rose lipstick with a pink gloss. Senna describes their Lip Sync duos as follows:

The user-friendly lipstick-lipgloss duo is available in three shades that look stunning no matter how you mix and match them.  A La Mode is a soft rose peach lipstick paired with a sparkling peach gloss, Stunning pairs earthy coral glowing lipstick with a golden-hued gloss and Paris Pink combines a true rose lipstick with a soft warm pink gloss.

Lip Sync formulas are flavored to taste like almond biscotti and include natural ingredients such as shea butter, sweet almond oil, green tea extract and Maxi Lip®. These conditioning and soothing elements ensure that lips stay super moist and that the color they provide won’t fade.

The Paris Pink duo is indeed quite nice. The lipstick is creamy and smooth with a great shade. It is sheer but not too sheer. Instead of matching the shade, the gloss is done in a compatible shade of pink. So either could be worn alone, or they work well together. The gloss is not at all sticky and the light flavor is pleasant.

Below are swatches from the Paris Pink set:


On the left is the lipstick, the middle is the lipstick combined with gloss, and on the right is the gloss alone.

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Sonia Kashuk Sheer Lip Color and Plumping Glossy Tint.

Sonia Kashuk Sherr Lip Color and Gloss Duo I have a couple of new favorite lipstick shade, and best of all they each come with an attached gloss! My new love is Sonia Kashuk Sheer Lip Color and Plumping Glossy Tint in the shade Passion Fruit and the same item in the shade Paradise 01. See swatches below.

First off, the dual lipstick and gloss is a nice touch. It also, like most Sonia Kashuk items, comes in pretty packaging. I’m kinds of a sucker for that stuff.

The lipstick, as the name says, is sheer. Passion Fruit has a wonderful rose/berry tone to it, while Paradise 01 is more of a berry red. Both are nice to look at and are generally good quality for the price.

The gloss is also pretty good. It has nice shine, good tint, and is not sticky in any manner. It comes with a brush applicator, when I would rather have a sponge, but that is just a personal preference for me. The gloss is unscented and unflavored as far as I can tell. It says it is plumping in the name, but I did not notice any plumping indicators, not even the tingle that most give off. I view it as simply a decent matching gloss and that is good enough for me.

But the best part of this set is the color. I adore the shades. Below is a swatch of Passion Fruit. Also shown is a Sonia Kashuk Velvety Matte Lip Crayon in Blossomy Nude that I quite like. It will have is own post in the near future.

Sonia Kashuk Lipstick and Gloss Passion Fruit
Here is a swatch of Paradise 01. It looks more red in the tube than it does on the skin. On my lips, I found that it provided a nice sheer berry with a bit of red hue that was quite wearable for either day or evening. Often berry red is a bit overpowering for my pale skin, but not this one. I liked the sheer effect of it.

Sonia Kashuk Lipstick and gloss Paradise 01
Sonia Kashuk products are available at (linked above) or at Target stores. The swatches were taken in full sunlight.


Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue Effect Lipstick

187993Elizabeth Arden sent me two of their new Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue Effects Lipsticks to try. These lippies are fortified with Vitamins A, C, and E for extra conditioning, plus they contain aloe for moisture.

The term “effect” in the name comes from a fairly unique pearl shimmer and shine to the lipsticks. These are not overly shimmery, but they give off a luminous finish with a decent amount of shine.

I tried two shades, Geranium Shimmer and Cherry Pearl. Each was a nice summery color. The swatches below shows each shade and the shimmer and shine effect that the lipstick gives.


I like the luminous effect, but mostly I like the Color Intrigue Effect lipsticks because they are moisturizing and feel nice. They also wear quite well. Elizabeth Arden always makes good quality products in general, and these new lipsticks are no exception.

Look for Elizabeth Arden products online and at major department stores and cosmetics stores.

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