I purchased C5-6, and it's a very natural flushed look for my darker skin (before I was using Chanel and Cover Girl which looked too "pink"). I really don't like the two-sided packaging but the brush applicator is pretty decent for its size. All in all i'd purchase it again because it's affordable and blends nicely.
I am very cool toned, and I selected C3-4, Tender Rose. *This* is cool? It's basically a brown rose. (It was hard to tell in the store lighting, so I really couldn't tell untill I had bought it and unwrapped it.) It would have been much more appropriate to market this as a neutral tone. Interestingly, I picked up one of the neutral blushes on the display to see the color, and there was nothing neutral about it: it was warm.
So for cool-toned ladies, this blush is not very useful. I want a true rose or pink blush without brown tones. This just makes me look drab.
Edited to add: I see that a reviewer below (geminiatwain) bought this color and said "The shade is difficult to describe, a neutral type of colour, not pink, not peach, somewhere in the middle. " Yup! I also read more reviews and noted that a number of people called the lightest "cool" blush a warm pink, or a peachy pink, and one said that she wouldn't purchase again until they added more pinks. Ditto! continued >>
The blush isn't bad, I guess, although the "Cool" I purchased is hardly visible on my PPP skin. That's fine, and I might consider purchasing this again, in a different color, if it weren't for the ULTRA-CRAPPY packaging. First, the hinge on the mirror side disintegrated (and I had never dropped or damaged the packaging!). Then, a few days later, the plastic handle on the brush crushed the little plastic nubs that are supposed to hold it to the packaging. So now, the only way I can keep the brush from falling out is to set the package with the blush side down and brush side exposed. What a mess! I definitely will not purchase this product again until the flawed packaging is fixed. I have bought much cheaper blushes that came in packaging that lasted forever - there's just no excuse.
Ugh, this is horrible! I got "True Matched" on the L'Oreal website, so it's not as if I went to the counter blind. The blush they matched me with had a hideous burnt orange/ dead autumn leaf look on my cheeks. After seeing it in natural light just once, I went home and threw it away.
Save your money, this is a waste of it.
I went crazy on a buy one get one free frenzy and had coupons and am now regretting it. These colors are so bland they make Bobbi Brown look wild. All the colors are very pigmented and have tons of shimmer. They fall all over the face and look rediculous. Plus the shimmer is multicolored, I mean blue pink and purple. Who needs christmas lights just wear this outside in daylight. I have rosy outlook, subtle sable, apricot and a very pale pink color. The only one I would recommend is the pale pink one because it is a soft color like benefit dandelion and would be nice for evening with red lips and this used as a wash, but otherwise overpriced bad packaged blush with a crappy brush and mirror. Get rimmel if you want a great drugstore blush.
I bought two of these blushes on a whim when I saw them on sale buy one get one. I'm so glad I did...they're gorgeous. Ignore the warm/neutral/cool guidelines with the display...misleading. The packaging is okay, but the mirror and attached brush in the underside of the case is odd to me. However, the powder is finely milled and beautifully pigmented. I have Baby Blossom and Barely Blushing and both are so pretty! I might give up my love for Arden Cheekcolor...these are a bargain!
I have this blush in "N3-4: Innocent Flush" and it's a perfect peachy/pink for my medium neutral skin! It blends so perfectly. It's so fine milled, too. Never chalky or dry. That sounds funny since it's a powder, but it's true! It's very natural looking and long-lasting. I love it!
I bought true match super blendable blush in C1-2 baby blossom. This compliments my very fair skin tone nicely. I just put a little on and it gives me a nice flush. Plus the container has a VERY generous amount of blush in it. I don't know what anybody else thinks, but the mirror on the opposite side is kind of unflattering!
Wow, I wasn't expecting this blush to be so fantastic. The packaging is pretty boring (the little brush in the base probably isn't worth using) and actually the shade "Tender Rose C3-4" is also pretty dull...no bright or shimmery shade. However this has become one of my HG blushes. It just looks so great on, I don't know what it is. I actually probably got a shade a little darker than I should've for my pale skin, but I'm glad, because it's just perfect. The shade is difficult to describe, a neutral type of colour, not pink, not peach, somewhere in the middle. I'm definitely getting this again (took off one lippie for the rubbish packaging) but overall an amazing blusher, cannot rave highly enough!
I bought this basically because it was free with my powder purchase (Walgreen's promo). The color matching suggested a shade that is outside the norm of what I usually wear - I've tended to pick more apricot/peach shades - but the true match system came up with W3 Barely Blushing, which is a bit more brick toned than I am used to & has a few faint sparkles. Much to my surprise this color actually kind of works for me! Its a tad bit dark, I think it will look better in the summer when I have a little tan, & I may go a shade lighter for the winter. The first few days I started wearing this, everyone in my office commented that I looked much healthier than my usual pale self.
I've found that the product is very soft & Its easy to use too much - my Sonia Kashuk blush brush picks up color very easily, so I've found I need to use a light hand. Even so, I really don't need to reapply during the day. The mirror & brush are kind of redundant (the brush is frankly useless), but its a light, easy to carry compact which doesn't pop open, plenty of blush so I can't see running out anytime soon & needing to repurchase, but I'm definitely considering the lighter shade (particularly if its on sale).
ETA - Jan 2008 - I still have my original purchase (winding down to be repurchased; the first blush I have ever repurchased & therefore I'm upgrading to 5 lippies) & am still using it as a summer blush or for evenings when I'm dressed up with all the Indian finery etc & need more color to balance it; for the winter I now use a shade lighter W2 which is a little paler & adds a hint of peach to the brick. I can't ever see needing to purchase blush from any other brand; these both work very well for my coloring. I'm remarkably impressed with how well the color-match system worked for me & the SA at Walgreens who helped me pick out my original purchase. The trick seems to be making sure you start with the right color family (cool, neutral or warm); once you've got that down its easy to play around with the different shades in that family. I've come to the realization that I have a very pale gold skin with quite red undertones, which is probably why the warm shades, particularly when red brick-undertoned, looked so natural on me (& why my previous blushes never looked quite right).
Keep an eye open for BOGOF offers for this product, my CVS has them pretty regularly; its very reasonably priced for the quality at its regular price of less than $10 a pan & as a BOGO its seriously worth picking up a couple of shades to play. continued >>