These blushes are greta. Hands down the best affordable blush out there (next would be nyx, but these have a better range of colors). Super pigmented, blend well, last all day, and large range of colors to chose from. I'm nc42 and my favorite is Peach Sparkle. Very pretty peach shade that brightens my entire face. The sparkles give your skin a glow and are not very obvious. Next shade I like is Cinnabar for a nice nude look, but it does not show up when I am darker over the summer. Has the same glowy, but not sparkly finish as peach sparke. Another favorite is Sienna. Sienna is a matte dark reddened brown, like a combination of bronzer and blush. I use this with a very light hand like a bronzer and then add a little more on the cheeks. Gives a nice sunkissed look for "no makeup" days. I've owned Red, Redwood, Golden Sunset, and Coral. Which were also excellent blushes, but swapped them away as I didn't reach for them as much. I would definitely check these out.
LOVE........THIS BLUSH SET YOU CREATE WHAT COLORS YOU WANT TO PUT IN ....HIGHLY PIGMENTED..SMOOTH...VERY VERY NICE ..SO THROW OUT YOUR NARS GLITTER CRAP...AND GET THIS BRAND OF BLUSHES...ALSO FILM AND CELEB MAKEUP ARTISTS USE THIS HIGH QUALITY PRODUCT. LOVE!
MAC? Pffffft. Nars? Nah. La Femme? Oh yes please!
These are EVERYTHING I like in a blush - beautifully pigmented, decent pan size, minimalist packaging that is easy to keep clean and stack, great range of shades and super lasting power. Oh, and as cheap as chips, I think I paid about $9NZD a pop, which considering makeup prices in New Zealand, is an absolute steal.
You might need to experiment with the best way to apply these, especially if you are super pale or don't wear a base as they are pretty pigmented and can actually leave a faint stain on skin if applied directly. But I haven't had any problems with over applying, I think you just need the right brush and technique and you should be good to go. I do tap and blow off excess colour for some of the brighter shades when I use a fluffy dome brush or an angled buffing brush but a stipple or fan brush would likely be ideal if you're concerned about it.
Packaging is a simple flat round black plastic screw cap with a clear lid, so you can see the colour inside. I think they hold about 4 grams of product, which a decent enough. Ever so slightly powdery, which is not a major flaw, these are soft, velvety and blend well.
I have 6 shades, which I ordered sight unseen but based on online swatches.
Misty Plum - a very wearable soft plummy pink, not super purple toned, slightly cool. Great for everyday.
Dusty Rose - super pretty warm red pink, looks deeper than it actually is, very flattering for a range of skin tones.
Mauve Sparkle - I LUUUURVE this. It looks a very cool, grey toned sparkly lilac in the pan but when applied it just lifts into this gorgeous soft pale pink. The sparkles don't show up noticeably once applied.
Golden Rose - powerful raspberry toned yellow based pink with light gold shimmer - not a dupe for Nars Orgasm, which is much lighter and more peachy.
Mocha - a russet based rose, slight brown tones but well balanced, appears fairly similar in the pan to Dusty Rose but looks different on.
Peach Sparkle - yummy warm apricot peach, definite orange tones but with enough pink to be considered coral. Delicious!
I fell into the trap of buying these blushes by the many good reviews on youtube by all the makeup gurus. I bought the 12 customizable blush palette and out of the 12, only 2 worked for me.Pigmentation is on par with Nars blushes, but the difference is that Nars blushes are finely milled and soft to the touch, these are rough and very powdery. While you do get 12 blushes in a palette for the price of a Nars bronzer, I say save your money and get yourself two blushes from Mac or one from Nars or Tarte. When swatched these blushes stain your hands and cheeks for hours, but that'`s exactly how they go on, as stains not as a blendable cheek color.
I am a NC 43 Mac, and the colors I recommend are Naturelle and Heather. Cinnabar, and Apricot are nice colors but they look rather red and muddy on my skintone. Mandarin Red and the other pink color GossMakeup said was a dupe for Orgasm, Is NOT even close. I have Orgasm and I was literally appalled by how not even close they were.
It was very difficult for me to give this product a rating because for what it is, it's great (and cheap!) but it's not for everyone.
I badly wanted this product to work for me, but it didn't. I was taken in by the many glowing product reviews and (I admit) by Wayne Goss's raves. (Goss didn't actually show it on a human being, he just showed swatches. Not very helpful.)
Unfortunately, none of the colors worked for me. I bought five from Makeup Mania, and since they are so cheap, no real harm done, but still....my skin is pale and absorbent. The products are insanely pigmented, and the tiniest swipe produces an almost clown-like effect.
For theatrical makeup, these items are a steal. If you are a dancer or an actor, buy them. They work brilliantly as contouring powders as well as blushes, and will last forever. But if you are a fair-skinned person who likes a natural look, I would suggest another product. Or buy one of the more muted, natural shades and experiment with it. Do NOT buy the palette - you won't need it.
These blushes are pigmented, build-able and finely milled. They show up on dark skin and have a variety of colors and finishes from matte to shimmery to glittery. I own Pink, Orange, sienna, indian rose, mocha, peach, coral and i had terra cotta but gave it away bc the shimmer was just overpowering.
Ive also tried golden sunset, russet, red, fuschia, magenta, mulberry, cinnabar and others
All of them are long lasting and amazing at $3 per blush
I will be giving individual reviews for each color
You can check out the swatches and my review or the blush and the websit on youtube and just type in aaliyah muhammad la femme blush
I just dont like the screw on cap on the blushes
No way, I would ever buy MAC raisin again.
Russet by La Femme is a complete dream. Blends much better than Mac, lasts well... so much easier to get a natural look with. The colour is more flattering... Russet has tiny tiny shimmer in it, but completely undetectable on the skin, which is prob just the magic that gives my skin the luminosity that is very flattering. Russet is the colour name and Russet is the colour you will get.
Wish I'd discovered these a sooner than I had. Just beautiful... Can't get over the pricing.. fantastic.
Love love love these! Most of the blushes I own are La Femme. Very pigmented. I have to use a light hand with the majority of them. Large variety of colors to choose from which is great. Buttery smooth consistency which is lovely! Packaging is nice, just a easy screw-on lid. I purchased all my blushes at makeupmania.com. Extremely affordable! Its also really nice they offer a build your own palette :]
Wow, for pigment this takes the cake. When I say a little goes a long way I really mean just dab your brush in softly and you will be set. I did a swatch with just my finger on the Red and it stained my finger for 2 days. I own all of the blushed and I use them on my clients all the time. This will last you a long time and for 2.50usd its well worth trying. To bad you can only order these online. But the Coral Sparkle and Peach Sparkle looks great on tan skin.
I am so uber glad I discovered these blushes via youtube. Yes they are great quality for the money and very pigmented however the thing that really blows me off my feet is the staying power. I have a huge range of blushes by different brands and I have never had a blush that will last me all day and if I fall asleep with my makeup (gross i know) it will still be there in the morning! my skin is combo to oily for reference. I bought these in pan form off makeupmania.com and so far my favorite out of the ones I bought is terracotta. I am def. going to check out buying some more now! As a MUA these are a must have at any price!