CoverGirl Cheekers Blush~Natural Twinkle, Review & Swatch

CoverGirl Cheekers Blush in 183, Natural Twinkle
3 grams-Made in USA-$4.39

What does it claim to do?
-Sheer, natural color
This is the darkest of the four Cheekers blushes that I bought, as it’s a rosy pink with a hint of brown. There is a small bit of golden shimmer.
I quite like this blush. I think that the texture is nice, and just as it says, the color gives a beautiful rosy, golden glow.
It is one of the more sheer blushes, but it is only supposed to give a glow, and can be built up.
The Pros:
This is a great color to give a good golden glow on fair and light to medium skintones. Any darker than that, and this might not show up.
The Cons:
It smells. Weird. Like rotten peppermints. And it’s strong. So beware(:
The Bottom Line
7/10
The smell is a deal breaker for me, unfortunately. It’s just nasty. So if you’re really sensitive to smell, pass on this. My face drawer even smells like this and I only bough the blushes two days ago.

Ingredients

CoverGirl Trublend Mineral Blush~Shimmering Sands, Review & Swatch

Covergirl Trublend Minerals blush in 430, Shimmer Sands
18 g-Made in USA-$9.50

What does it claim to do?
-Provide a “kiss of color”
I picked this up in my haul of the decade and the reason that I did, was because I was intrigued by the size of it. It’s massive! There were four shades I believe, but I may be mistaken because this was one of two left at my RiteAid!
This blush has a really nice texture. It’s smooth and velvety, and very pigmented. The color is a soft color with shimmer.
Included in the package, you also get a small puff with the CG logo on it, but I wouldn’t advise using it with this blush unless you want to have clown cheeks!
Now when you get it on your face, the color isn’t nearly as spectacular as it is in the swatch. It turns out to be quite sheer. It is buildable, I suppose, but even with the small bit I put on, my cheeks looked as shimmery as they needed to be.
Ingredients
The Pros:
If you can get this with a coupon, you get a massive amount for a great price. Also, the color is really nice for giving off a fresh glow.
The Cons:
It can be a bit on the sheer side, and this particular shade won’t show up as well on darker skin tones.
The Bottom Line
7/10
It’s a decent product. Not the best blush I’ve used, and not the worst. What this would be good for is if you wanted a soft glow, or if you needed to set a cream blush.

And can I just say, for the record, price stickers kind of suck.
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Wet ‘n Wild Eyeshadow Trio in Silent Treatment, Review & Swatches

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You know when you keep seeing other beauty bloggers & vloggers using one product and you have to have it? That’s how I feel about Wet ‘n Wild’s Eyeshadows! I’m constantly seeing so much hype about these and I picked up a few trios the other day to try out. I typically go for neutral shades so I picked out their Eyeshadow Trio in Silent Treatment, a beautiful combination of shades that would honestly go great with any skintone and makes for the perfect daily eyeshadow palette!

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Maybelline “The Falsies” Volum’ Express

Maybelline the Falsies Volum’ Express Washable Mascara, Blackest Black
0.25 fluid oz.-Made in USA-$6.00
What does it claim to do?
  • Give you false lashes
  • 300% more lashes
This is without a doubt, my favorite mascara so far. Everything just works really well with this product-packaging, formula, brush. It’s just an all around good product.
This mascara comes with a curved brush, which is really fantastic for getting all of my lashes evenly coated. I know you can curve pretty much any mascara brush, but the angle that this one in particular is at makes for a beautiful application.
The formula is also really good. It’s not too wet, and it’s not too dry. I found that it didn’t tend to clump up much, and the color is a true black.
The Pros:
The brush and formula are such a fantastic match for this product and my lashes are easily much more curled, blackened, and noticeable.
The Cons:
It does have a funky smell, but all Maybelline products have that.
The Bottom Line
9/10
This truly is a great drugstore mascara!

elf Essentials Brightening Eyecolor~Butternut, Review & Swatches

elf Essentials Brightening Eyecolor in Butternut
Made in China
This quad is made up of four colors: a yellow-toned cream, peach, dark plumb taupe, and a dark bronze. All have golden shimmer.
The colors are very nice. For being only $1, they are really pigmented. And they transfer onto the lid beautifully. The only color that isn’t on the same level as the rests is the peach. It’s such a skin-toned color that it isn’t on the same level of pigmentation as the rest.
The Pros:
The pigmentation is really good, the packaging is good, and the best part, it’s only $1!
The Cons:
I did have a bit of a problem with this-when I put it on my eyes, they started burning a few minutes later. So I may have had an allergic reaction with this product. I haven’t read of anyone else having the same problem, so it may have been just a fluke. Also, there are parabens in this product-just a warning.
The Bottom Line
9/10
This isn’t perfect, but for only $1, it’s pretty darn good(: