Sugar Cosmetics Rose Dawson Matte As Hell Crayon Review Swatches Photos

Sugar Cosmetics products have quickly gained popularity. There are many customers who can’t stop raving the formula & texture of their lip products. I myself love It’s A Pout Time Lipstick range and have already reviewed Breaking Bare & Peachy Little Liars. I haven’t tried their Matte As Hell Crayons because I am not fond of crayons that need to be sharpened. But this time the new shade Rose Dawson caught my eyes. I couldn’t resist and bought it. Lets see how Sugar Cosmetics Rose Dawson Matte As Hell Crayon performed on me.

Sugar Cosmetics Rose Dawson Matte As Hell Crayon Review Swatches Photos

Packaging like I mentioned is in a crayon form, which is quite convenient except for the sharpening part. I would have preferred a retractable crayon so that there is no wastage and hassle each time. Well thats my preference and some don’t care much about the  packaging as long as formula & shade suits them. Each crayon comes with sharpener so you don’t have to go and buy one.

Sugar Cosmetics Rose Dawson Matte As Hell Crayon Review Swatches Photos

Shade – While searching for the swatches online I was sceptical about this shade. Sugar Cosmetics Rose Dawson seemed too light for my complexion, still I bought it. I love pink lipsticks and thought of giving it a try. The shade thankfully is beautiful ! A rosy pink shade with warm tones. The shade brightens up the complexion and doesn’t wash me out. I love this shade and it would be a perfect summer color in  my opinion.

Sugar Cosmetics Rose Dawson Matte As Hell Crayon Review Swatches Photos

Texture & Formula – Now this is where I have troubles with this product. The formula is matte, flat matte but the texture doesn’t cooperate. It is dry and crumbly. It moves around if you press your lips together. From a distance the shade looks gorgeous but up close the patchy finish disappoints you.

Formula isn’t drying like regular matte lipsticks. If you have lip lines then the lipstick enhances them. The product settles into fine lines and doesn’t look good. Also It doesn’t seem to set on me, keeps moving around. After a meal or so it sets as a stain.

Sugar Cosmetics Rose Dawson Matte As Hell Crayon Review Swatches Photos

Pigmentation – Sugar Cosmetics Rose Dawson is quite pigmented. I have dark upper lip but as you can see in the picture the shade completely conceals the darkness, evens out lips and looks pretty !

Sugar Cosmetics Rose Dawson Matte As Hell Crayon Review Swatches Photos

Staying Power – On me it stays for 4+ hours. After an hour or meals it sets as a stain. Since its a powder matte lipstick the formula doesn’t stick to your lips hence fades faster than regular matte lipsticks. Also check out Marry Poppins & Holly Golightly 

Sugar Cosmetics Rose Dawson Matte As Hell Crayon is priced at Rs 799 available at Flipkart


Overall Thoughts

I am on fence about this product. As much as I love the shade, the formula & texture makes me irk. Crumbly uneven patchy finish isn’t something I prefer no matte how beautiful a color is. I would have preferred finish similar to their It’s pout time lipsticks but this one is powdery matte, neutral shades from that range are my all time favourites. If you love rosy pinks and don’t mind making the formula work then do pick Sugar Cosmetics Rose Dawson Matte As Hell Crayon. 

Rating : 3/5


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  • September 25, 2016


    Thank you very much for your honest review Shalini…was looking forward to this review….I just like to read your blog…..Its not always positive unlike other biased bloggers…Loads of luv….Keep going…

  • September 25, 2016


    I thought this color would be more warm toned than what it looks..I have their Holly Go Lightly and it is working pretty fine for me, the texture isn’t the best I have come across though.
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  • September 25, 2016


    I am tempted to buy this shade.. But something is stopping me…
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  • September 27, 2016

    [email protected]

    This is quite a everyday wearable share and will suit most Indian skin tones.
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  • September 27, 2016

    Vaishnavi Venkatesh

    Love love the shade but yeah the formula isn’t the best with their crayons 🙁 Thanks for the review 🙂
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  • September 27, 2016

    ritam chandra

    It looks pretty on you…I like these crayons but this shade doesn’t seems very unique..But since I am a pink lover like you..might give it a try but not sure…
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  • September 28, 2016


    The shade is indeed beautiful but a powdery finish is not something that looks attractive! I’d have preferred a satin-matte finish more.

    This shade looks beautiful on your lips though. Thanks for the honest review Shalini. I’ve been thinking to pick a few from this range!
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