Ok, so, a couple of weeks ago i was doing my daily 'Youtubing" when one of my favorites posted a video on cheap blushes. The favorite was GossMakeupArtist, and the cheap blushes featured were La Femme. I watched the video, saw his swatches and listened to his explanation of the finishes and the shade range. Then he got around to the price. Now, for him i'm assuming it would be a little bit more, however, he stated that for those of us in he U.S. they were priced at about $3. This instantly peaked my interest. So, i did some hunting, and found MakeupMania.com. They sell La Femme blushes and eyeshadows. Soon after finding this site i found myself entering my card info and finalizing a purchase. After everything was finalized and my order was on its way, i began to question the quality of the product. For in my mind nothing could be as great as it was being said to be for that price. So, a few days pass, i get the parcel and i'm super anxious to try the blushes out. I immediately go my makeup station and starting ripping. I ordered 8 blushes in total and they came packaged in a paper sheet that had all of the blushes i ordered on it and a plastic covering, that was surrounded by paper stuffing. When i finally got them out and began swatching them, i was dumbfounded. THESE BLUSHES ARE INCREDIBLE, direct quote from myself. All anxiousness, and suspicion of lacking quality was thrown out the door.
The 8 blushes that i ordered were as follows:
1. Brick Red - A deep muted red, MATTE
2. Red - Just that a vibrant red, MATTE
3. Russet - A ruddy red brown, very, very similar to RAIZIN by Mac, MATTE
4. Magenta - A true vibrant magenta shade, MATTE
5. Framboesia - A neon mid-toned pink shot through with shimmer/glitter, Matte-shimmer-glitter
6. Redwood - A coral-red with micro-fine shimmer, Muted-Shimmer
7. Mandarin Red - A soft, shimmering Coral, Shimmer
8 Golden Sunset - A rich micro-shimmer deep-pinky red, slightly orange(I'm terrible with color description), Micro-Shimmer
These blushes are DENSELY pigmented, mostly soft/creamy, and easily blended. I will say that some, like Brick Red are slightly powdery. You just have to be very mindful of how much product you are picking up, because one can easily over do it with these rich colors. I seriously have never experienced such blushes, they are amazing!
Ok, but the real Coup de Gras is the price. I paid, from MakeupMania.com, $2.50 for each of these, and to be honest, i would have paid 20, or more. There is no way that you can go wrong with these. The price is insane, the quality is on par with higher end brands, what more could you want? I was always one to try and find "drugstore" blushes as dupes for my favorite higher end blushes, but, no more, those blushes literally couldn't hold a candle to La Femme, the drugstore blushes, i mean. I don't know how or why they are being sold for such a DIRT CHEAP price, but, they are and I want all of you to reap the benefits. I really do hope you check these out!!!
If you'd like i can post swatches on the this post. However, i was able to find some decent ones online before i purchased.
Edited by wquty77 - 10/23/10 at 3:46pm