I absolutely adore this facial cleanser. I use this when I wear a full face of makeup because this cleanser literally takes off the full face! If you are wearing waterproof makeup, you will still need a separate remover because I didn't find this strong enough for that. But most days I don't wear waterproof and this is perfect. I have bought my bottle last year around May and I am just now starting to run out! I prefer this one over the original purity because this one foams a bit and I just like foam. Highly recommend.
I got this foundation to try out, couldn't help it with all the reviews on youtube and the hype =P. For me, this performs a step up from a tinted moisturizer. It definetely feels like a foundation and works as one, but its very light. Not a bad thing, but if you were looking more for a natural foundation and there is a color match for you, I would still go for the revlon colorstay whipped. After about an hour or so, the most oily parts of my face get very shiny and you need to re-powder. I will continue to use this for a daily foundation though because I like it enough, but I still recommend more highly the colorstay whipped.
Lipstick -Maybelline - Color Sensational Lipstick - Warm Me Up
kimmiecheeks 1/8/2013 1:57:00 PM
Out of the million drugstore lipsticks I own, this is definitely one of my favorites! It's really easy to wear for my skin tone, very flattering and great for everyday. It is a bit drying, so I always add a lip balm before the lipstick and a gloss on top. Lately I've been loving adding the rimmel lip liner in addiction before applying this lipstick. I would buy this again if I ran out.
This is the very first BB cream I have ever tried. I believe I purchased it online almost two years ago now, and have still over half a tube left. Granted, I only use this in the dead of winter (aka now...lol) because it's very very light (I'm medium in the summer, medium-light in the winter) and it has a very thick and moisturizing consistency, perfect for the dryer winter air. I LOVE the smell. I like foundations, tinted moisturizers and BB creams just depending on my mood...but this product is perfect for winter because I am looking for something more emollient. I also have a lot left because you need probably half a pump, if that, to complete your face application- it's so thick, so you don't want to look like a cake face.I would not purchase again because it looks like I'm not running out soon.
I adore this. I bought this because I see so many youtube people use it as eye shadow primer and I wanted to give it a go. I love it so much more than urban decay primer potion. This gives me a great base for all eyeshadow looks and looks great on it's own as well for a natural base on your lid. Would repurchase but I don't think I am going to run out any time soon
This blush is near and dear to my heart, it was my first ever Mac blush when I was 19 lol. It's a great color for me, I'm about a medium-light skin tone and I absolutely adore it. The one thing I hate about it is the packaging, Mac packaging of their blushes such in my opinion, they break VERY easily. My first sunbasque broke in travel. I have just purchased another one today and can't wait for it to come in the mail!!!
I purchased this with a gift certificate and happy I did. I absolutely adore the color, but you do need 3 or more coats, which I don't think you should have to do with a higher end polish. Also, even with my beloved base and top coats used, which make all my other polishes work wonders, this chipped the next day. I have drugstore polishes that are way better than this. I don't own a butter london polish with a cream finish, so I don't know of it's all of the formulas, but for sure, this glittery polish does not work well for me. I will continue to use it, because I adore the color, but only on days where I plan to switch my polish in a few days.
Pressed Powders -Maybelline - Dream Matte Pressed Powder
kimmiecheeks 11/18/2012 2:09:00 PM
Perfect sheer pressed powder I use every morning to set either my foundation or BB cream. I do have to touch up probably one more time during the day to control my shiny-ness. But it's very affordable, and honestly, does the same job to me as my other higher end powders.
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Eggplant
kimmiecheeks 11/9/2012 2:27:00 PM
Not the best formula I have tried for a cream eyeliner. I have only tried the eggplant color, I do like it and plan to continue using it, however, I can't recommend it. It's just not pigmented enough, and you need to run a few layers of it to get a decent purple color. After that, I NEED to set it with a similar or darker shade of purple eyeshadow to make it last and stand out more. It is very pretty when all of these steps are followed for me.
Lips -Revlon - Colorburst Lip Butter in Sugar Plum
kimmiecheeks 11/9/2012 1:13:00 PM
I own so MANY of these lip butters and this is the latest one I have picked up. I have been using it non stop all week and it has become my staple, easy, plum berry color for the fall/winter. It's perfect for my medium complexion and I adore it. It doesn't last too long, but I don't mind reapplying. It can be built up to an intense plum/berry on me, to a sheer version and is easy to apply even without a mirror!
Eye Shadow -Lancome - Golden Frenzy Color Design Palette
kimmiecheeks 11/9/2012 1:10:00 PM
Let me start off saying I do think this palette is beautiful and great quality. However, for the colors in it, you can find a cheaper alternative elsewhere. I wanted this because of a youtube review on it, and I have owned it for at least a year and have used quite a bit of it. But I do have similar colors already, and there are better ones out there that don't have the fallout like this palette has. The packaging could be better as well, my package has broken a little bit, its just cheap plastic. However, if you do have the $49 dollars for this palette, I do recommend it because it's stunning, and perfect for the holidays.
Eyeliner -Milani - Liquif'eye Metallic eye liner pencil -black
kimmiecheeks 11/9/2012 1:04:00 PM
This is an excellent quality standard black pencil eyeliner everyone who uses black liner should own. It's a great affordable option to other black eyeliners out there on the high end. It is EXTREMELY pigmented, lasts all day and is cheap! Only thing is you need to wait for it to set so that it doesn't smudge, and you do have to sharpen it often, since it's pretty soft and you can use it up very quickly. But I will repurchase again and again!
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - ExpertWear Eyeshadow Quad in Chai Latte
kimmiecheeks 9/21/2012 5:28:00 PM
So beautiful! I absolutely adore this quad! I use all 4 colors for a night out, and for a day look, I will just use the base color as a highlight and the crease color for my crease, nice everyday. I highly reccommed this product. For the price, it's definitely a great value, especially if you are medium skin toned.
I try many concealers and I was trying my hardest not to buy another until I was through with the other three I had. But I cracked and bought this one because I wanted to buy another maybelline product, and at the time my CVS was having a buy one get one 50% off. The only other product I wanted was this so I gave it a go. I bought the shade Nude and I love it! I have found that this concealer creases the least on me compared to my kat von d, urban decay, and revlon photoready. It's very beautiful for my skintone and highlights really well. I was tempted to try the touche eclat from YSL but probably won't venture out there anymore because I have found this.
Lip Treatments -Maybelline - Baby Lips in Cherry Me
kimmiecheeks 8/30/2012 8:28:00 PM
I love Cherry me! It's the perfect "I'm not trying to hard to rock a red lip but it still looks good" kind of look for me! You can apply it with less pressure and get a more tinted lip or apply heavier and get a deeper red which still looks nice and casual. Perfect for everyday for me. I don't find these particularly moisturizing and I do wear another lip balm underneath! My lips are super dry though and tend to peel. So if you don't have that problem I'm sure these are going to be perfectly moisturizing anyway. I have a small problem with the red color tending to collect in the dry parts of my lip, which I do exfoliate, but I just have super dry lips. So a matching light red gloss helps in that aspect.