|Would buy this product again.||84%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Olive, Neutral Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
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
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
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 :]
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
LaFemme is my secret weapon blush & I've been wearing this brand since I was a teenager. The color is indeed VERY pigmented, and this sometimes can be a bit of a problem, especially if you like wearing dewy (moisturizing) foundation. This blush works best with a matte finish, or on top of mineral makeup. I take a swipe of blush & dip my brush in some rice powder, and this softens the color considerably. I love the true color(s) (what you see is what you get) and my favorites are the red & pink tones. LaFemme cosmetics are definitely cheap, yet they have been used by Hollywood makeup artists for many years. If you need a blush with staying power (like in humid or damp weather) this is the one you're looking for.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
Great product and extremely well priced. I purchased the 12 blush palette from camerareadycosmetics.com for about $65 CAD. Blends well and is very pigmented. Coral spice is quite similar to NARS Orgasm, with slightly less golden. Will continue to keep these in my kit. Most affordable blushes for a MUA starting out.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
La femme blushes are so pigmented. I bought a palette of 12 from makeupmania and haven't even tried them all yet. The orange blush is the one I have used the most now that summer is coming. I have been using the blush for multiple purposes; as blush, eyeshadow and I have even mixed some in with lipbalm, vaseline. Pigmentation make it very versatile. I chose mainly coral colors for this pink palette but the next one i order will definitely expand my color range a bit and delve into the fusias, reds, purples...need to get a fan brush first.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
Here's another one who's bought the palette from makeupmania. So I got 12 blushes and I am still working on trying them all, but my here are my first impressions:
They look a bit cheap and powdery in the pan. Also, because they are very powdery, after swatching them the palette was a mess. Not a big thing because you can blow the powder away and it looks fine again, but I wanted to mention this anyway. I also saw that the texture of the blush is different on the matte and the shimmery ones. The matte are more powdery.
In the range I miss some lighter and nude/ neutral colours and some warm peach/ oranges/ corals that aren't too dark. I have Peach and this looks rather brown on my first swatch.
I've tried several of the blushes, and because they are very pigmented (and most of them are very bright or dark) you need to be careful with your brush and applying, especially when you'r pale (like me, nw15). But I do think they blend our very easily. But I use a priming powder before applying the blush, especially after liquid foundation.
On me, the blushes darken and change slightly in colour, the lighter colours all look darker on me than they appear in the pan. Also, some colours appear to last longer than others.
One last thing: it probably has something to do with the colours I chose because some of them look very much alike on me (Dusty Rose, Chrystal Cafe, Mocha), even though they don't in the pan. I tried to get all kind of different colours and finishes but it's a shame you have to buy unseen.
My colours: Rose, Misty Plum, Mocha, Mauve, Grape, Dusty Rose, Chrystal Cafe, Mandarin Red, Heather, Peach, Soft Beige and Scarlett.
Overall: nice blushes and for a great price, but as a self-confessed blushaholic I have to say they aren't that special and I prefer my more expensive blushes.
They really are a great option if you're on a budget.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Neutral Hair: Black, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Brown
These blushes are great at any price, much less the $2.50/per I paid for them! I bought 3 pan-only blushes from makeupmania.com and I received them 3 or 4 days after I ordered. (I think I missed the hype) They were packaged individually in small envelopes, then wrapped in bubble wrap individually, then wrapped together in bubble wrap, then placed in a small box. I thought it was effective packaging and I received my blushes undamaged.
Now, to the blushes themselves: After serious research and deliberation, I ordered three blushes in Cinnabar, Mulberry, and Golden Sunset.
Cinnabar is an orangey tan that is close to my skintone, so it gives my caramel skin a glow without the "i'm wearing blush!" look. There is a little shimmer in this blush, but it does not show up glittery on my cheeks. Nice for any occasion and a variety of neutral to warm makeup looks.
Mulberry looks like a cool bright pink in the pan, but warms up on my skin a bit. It's definitely on the cool side of neutral though. It gives me a nice pinky flush that makes me look fresh. This blush has no shimmer and leaves a matte finish.
Golden Sunset was one I had to have. It looked beautiful in every swatch I saw online. On my cheeks, this blush gives me a reddish peachy glow with fine gold shimmer. If you absolutely hate glitter stay away from this one. I don't find the glitter to be over the top here.
This bears repeating: The blushes are PIGMENTED! A light hand is essential to prevent clown face. I tap my Ecotools blush brush or e.l.f. flat top powder brush in the pan ONCE and that's enough for a cheek.
I recommend that anyone give these blushes a try. They are smooth and deeply pigmented. If I ever hit the pan, I would repurchase. I am also interested in trying other colors in the future.
Edit 6/9/12: I stopped using these blushes because I noticed clogged pores and breakouts wherever I applied them. It's so sad because the colors are so awesome! These have been relegated for special events only, and I won't be buying anymore. Lowering rating from 5 to 3 lippies. :(
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I like these blushes. They are extremely pigmented and come in a large size. I own the following shades: orange, russet, peach, coral, golden sunset, magenta, red, watermelon, cinnabar. The shade range is very versatile. However, the application can be tricky for beginners. Some colors need a very very light hand and a skunk brush.
However, i find some shades turn darker on me as the days go on and makes me look bruised. I love orange blushes but lafemme orange turns reddish and pinkish as the day goes on.
If anyone knows a good orange blush please let me know. I am NC50 sff in mac and all the above shades show up on me
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Thanks to GossMakeupArtist, I decided to give these blushes a try. I wanted more Spring colors, every blush I own is more of a natural nude blush. I wanted to experiment with color, but to do that would be expensive. I do worry about blendability but the blushes appear to very pigmented and long lasting. There are a lot of fun colors--corals, reds, bright pinks, etc. I wish there were more neutral colors, and I wish the website would say which are matte and which are shimmer. Because hands down I prefer matte. But 12 colors for $35!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I know everyone and their mom loves La Femme blushes, and I do, too, for the most part....For the price, the blushes are great. There's tons of color selection, you can customize your own palette (love that), you get tons of product and the 12 well palette itself is just so darn cute. The two things that are annoying to me are that they all seem to be super powdery--you have to apply these blushes with an extremely light hand otherwise, you'll look like a clown. I also find that they're sometimes hard to blend. I like to use a stippling brush because it helps me to not overapply the product, but the stippling brush makes a huge mess since the blushes are so powdery.
So yes, I love that I have 12 new blushes in unique colors (yay), but the application process is cumbersome, which is why I had to deduct 2 lippies.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love these blushes. I first got them in a blush palette from makeup school years ago and have still been using them since. I have them in pan form and they are encased in a metal pan so I'm able to pop them out and place them in a magnetic palette when I want to take a particular color with me. There are quite a few colors available that would suit various skintones. Some of my favorites are Peach Sparkle, Misty Plum, Mocha, Flamingo Pink, and Pink Velvet. They are quite pigmented and so affordable, it's hard to not get them all. I had to get some more, and will sometimes see it at random beauty shops but it's hard to find them in pan form so I purchased mine online. I read some reviews of others purchasing from some sites that don't package it very well for shipment but but I got mine from beautydive.com and they packaged it very well, shipped super fast and had really cute labels on them. Also, some colors are very bright and dark and can be intimidating, but they're usable, you would just have to be bit light handed to use these colors (you can use a duo-fiber stippling brush to dust lightly). I even used one of the dark burgundy colors (I forgot what the name is) for an eyeshadow look that I did for a fashion show.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
These blushes are truly hyper-pigmented. It takes some practice to get the hang of using blushes this intense. I think they are a steal at any price but at $3.00 It is unbelievable. I bought bobbi brown blush for $24.00 and I bought into the justification that they are hyper-pigmented until I used these. They have a wide variety of colors to choose from. I purchased from makeupmania where they had fast and affordable shipping. I have dry skin and just as with any powder face product, moisturize first. Great blushes at the best price ever.