Okay, let’s chat cheeks first. these have to be the softest most creamy blushes I have ever felt without actually being a cream formula. I guess they can be categorized as a liquid or cream powder? The best way to apply these is with your fingers, unless you use a dense, synthetic brush, but the most color payoff comes when using fingers to apply. I picked up the shades Birthday Suit, a sweet rosy pink, and Between the Sheets, a matte peachy nude pink. Both shades are super pretty and very natural looking. Of course I had to try a highlighter, Lunch Money, which is a gorgeous soft light gold with the perfect amount of reflective shimmer.
I’m extremely picky with my highlighters and while I feel like I pick up a lot of pigment on my finger, I will say that I don’t feel that it transfers as well. Maybe I just need to play around with it more though or maybe I need to try another shade or two. You know, research.
Like the blushes and highlighters, the shadows ($5 each) are incredibly soft and have a cream-like feel. As with the blushes, they apply best using your finger, which is so weird to me because I am a loyal brush user. It definitely takes some getting used to, but if I use an extremely dense brush, I am able to blend. I picked up the shades Vanity Fair, a very pretty dark grey/taupe pearlized shade, Wattles, a pearlized dusty beige pink that is definitely more pink than beige, and Mittens (in honor of our late Mittens), a gorgeous deep reddish brown matte shade. All these shades are insanely pigmented and blend out easily. I’ve been using Vanity Fair as a liner as well.
For lips, I picked up Ultra Satin Lip ($6 each) in Echo Park, a dark peachy nude and in Littlestitious. a soft pale dusty nude-pink, I also picked up a few Lippie Stix ($5 each)- Frida (satin), a fun nude pink, Lady (matte), a dark brownish-burgundy, and Cami, a pretty mauve-pink from the new matte x collection.
Not only are the Lippie Stix and Satin Lip shades gorgeous, the color payoff and staying power is amazing as well. The Lippie Stix, which are available in a variety of finishes, glide on easily and stay put most of the day. I wasn’t sure how the mattes would look on my lips, especially since my lips are perma-dry, and matte finishes on dry lips is just a no. Surprisingly these are pretty moisturizing for being matte and didn’t make my lips look dry and patchy at all (CP does recommend to start with their Lippie Primer, I just used a little Carmex). Same with the Ultra Satin Lips (which are the ones comparable to the Kylie Lip Kit formulas). Plus those prices, total win!
|Eyes: Wattles on lid, Mittens in crease, Vanity Fair as liner and in outer corner, Lunch Money to highlight
Cheeks: Birthday Suit, Lunch Money
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