On the first of last month, Sonia Rykiel released 25 different shades in their new lipstick line, Sublime Lipstick. The lipsticks are moisturizing, somewhat waxy, well-pigmented and have a beautiful dewy sheen. I received samples of the new lip product in 13, 14 and 02. 13 is an orange-y, red-clay shade similar to Magie Deco's BE331 . 14 is little darker and slightly more red with gold shimmer. 02 is the lip color used in the lipstick campaign that looks cherry-red (Maraschino cherry-red) on the lips and contains red shimmer. The shimmer in both 14 and 02 are fine and so subtle that is is barely noticeable. Personally, I do not care for 13 and 14 but love 02 and may purchase the shade in the future. Unfortunately, the lipstick colors do come off easily and have a strange, clinical smell that is off-putting.
And I have to say, I am very disappointed that Sonia Rykiel chose both 13 and 14 for their Sublime Lipstick samples. 13 and 14 are very similar shades, even though one contains shimmer. There are golds, grays, plums, and pinks in their Sublime collection and the lipstick samples are a great way to showcase the range of colors that they have to offer. Women who cannot wear 13 are unlikely to find 14 workable, either, and if Sonia Rykiel wants to get as many women interested in their new lipstick line as possible, they should have chosen a different color for their samples.