Hi everyone! Today I have something to show you which I am SO excited about! You need to see these.
I recently bought some La Femme blushes, along with the 12-pan palette which they fit into. I first heard about them from Wayne Goss/gossmakeupartist on Youtube (if you haven't already, watch his videos, they are brilliant!), who raved about them.
Here's what they look like in the palette:
Top row: L-R: Magenta, Orange, Peach Sparkle, Scarlet, Naturelle, Sienna.
Bottom row: L-R: Purple Passion, Fuchsia, Mulberry, Flamingo Pink, Misty Plum, Soft Beige.
I bought the blushes as individual pans, which are magnetic and just fit perfectly into the palette. The palette itself has little holes in the back so you can use a pin to push the pans out, avoided breaking the blusher when prying them out. The pans themselves are the same size as Sugarpill eyeshadows, if that helps for reference, or 1.45 inch/36.83 mm.
I swatched them dry, on bare skin (no primer):
I'll describe the textures/colours for you as best I can:
Magenta: Very bright, raspberry pink. Matte.
Orange: Bright matte orange.
Peach Sparkle: Fairly dark coral shade with subtle shimmer.
Scarlet: Pale peachy pink. Matte.
Naturelle: Light orangey-peach. Matte.
Sienna: Warm mid-brown. Matte. Good contour on medium-dark skin.
L-R: Purple Passion, Fuchsia, Mulberry, Flamingo Pink, Misty Plum, Soft Beige.
Purple Passion: Plummy purple with blue shimmer.
Fuchsia: BRIGHT hot pink. Similar to Sugarpill Dollipop, only matte. More blue-toned than Magenta, less red.
Mulberry: Medium mauve, matte.
Flamingo Pink: Bright but light blue-based pink. Matte.
Misty Plum: Neutral, mauvey pink. Matte.
Soft Beige: Soft brown shade, excellent contour on light-medium skin tones. Matte.
I cannot say enough good things about these blushes. They are SO pigmented, enough to use them as eyeshadows, which makes them even better value than they already are. The pans are fairly large, which, along with the pigmentation means they will last ages. I bought mine from Makeup Mania where they were only $2.50 for the pan only (depotted) or $3.00 for the ones in a plastic casing. However if you are ordering from the UK, be aware that you may incur import duty on them, which I did. You can also get La Femme blushes from Genie Cosmetics in the UK, where they are currently £2.99 each, still great value.
These colours are really really bright overall, but they can be blended out to achieve a more natural look, but you know they are going to show up on even the darkest skins. There are more 'natural' shades in the range though. They are so true to the colour in the pan, in fact I think they come out even brighter on the skin. The texture is beautiful, very easy to blend but not chalky. You may need to use a light hand to avoid picking up too much product, but these will work great with a fluffy brush or a fan brush. Perfect for a makeup artists kit.
Conclusion: Buy some now! Great pigment, great price.