Covergirl Cheekers Blush is one of my many stupid addictions. I love this stuff. It is cheap so I can own like every one, about $3.50 each. It is one of my favorite blush formulas ever. Trust me I have dabbled in them all. This blush is up there with my NARS and Guerlain Divonora. I love it. I love it because many of the formulas contain lots of shimmer. It makes my skin look dewy but still like plastic. The shimmer particles are so fine, they are like pixie dust. There is a wide range of colors. The formula does have an “odd” odor. I guess. I actually like it. It has a Noxzema aroma. I can’t use Noxzema because it burns the hell out of my face but I do love its “squeaky clean” smell and the “natural” beauty marketing. The blush smells faintly of Noxzema. The colors wear all day. Some of my favorite shades include: Classic Pink which is a just worked out flushed pink, Snow Plum which is a light pinky plum shimmer, Pretty Peach which is a true peaches and cream with shimmer, Golden Pink which is a warm rust with gold shimmer, Cinnamon Toast which is a warm tan shimmer and Plum Plush which is a deeper violet with tons of gold shimmer. All of the shades make the skin look healthy and like it is “glowing”. The only blush that I have found similar are the ones in the Too Faced Quickie Chronicles. But, they are more expensive and you have to purchase other stuff too.

I also like Covergirl Instant Cheekbones Contouring Blush. It is the same formula as Cheekers but it comes with three fab shades. They retail for less than $5. I love Peach Perfection which contains three shimmery tones of peach and Purely Plum which contains three shades of cool plummy pinks. The colors can be used to “contour” but I usually just swirl a brush around all three to create one shade. The one thing that I must mention about CG products is that the brush it comes with totally sucks. I would recommend attaching it to your key ring so that you could attack any potential muggers with it. The brush actually hurts to use. Not that many of us actually use the applicators that our cosmetics come with, but I am just warning those that do. Blush should be applied with a soft (comfortable!) and fluffy blush. This helps to achieve a nice flush. No stripes!

My husband bought me this limited edition set as a gift and I love it. First, things first. I love Too Faced Quickie Chronicles. All of the colors in the compact “go” together. I’ve bought a few of the full-sized ones in the past and a few of the minis. I love the covers and I love shimmer. So, I was so siked to see 8 of these mini palettes going for $59.10.

These were released for Sephora’s 10th anniversary (in the U.S. I assume). Each kit comes in a pulp fiction cardboard type compact that is sans mirror or applicators. Who uses the crummy applicators anyways? This collection contains 8 different Mini Quickie Chronicles. Each of the palettes contain two shimmery vanilla scented lip glosses, two shimmery eye shadows, and one shimmery blush or bronzer. Pretty much all of these work for me. The colors aren’t super exciting but they work. They are my ‘everyday” looks. Most of the palettes contain shimmery nudes, browns, bronzes and plummy browns. However there is a metallic pink and a hot peacock green. The blushes range from plummy pinks to bronzes. The bronze blushes are kind of “ho-hum” and I will be using these as shadows. They make my face look too shimmery and muddy but they may work for darker skintones. Many of the blushes are gorgeous. They have the right amount of shimmer and make my skin look flawless, almost plastic-y, a look that many hate but I love. I would love to purchase them individually. The shadows are mainly shimmery, some have glitter, have a lot of pigment and blend beautifully with a great brush. The glosses are OK. They are thick and shimmery but won’t last too long. Not a lot comes in the palette. But, they do last a while on the lips.

Overall I find this collection a great deal. I’ve been using a different palette daily and it has been a week. They come individually wrapped, so they would make great gifts broken up. I love them. Thanks hubby.