A blush obsession: La Femme blushes and swatches

Posted by Lipglossiping On April - 20 - 2011

I love to get my teeth stuck into a new beauty infatuation, not that I need another one… so the fact that it’s an affordable obsession makes it all the more appealing!

I bought an empty 12 pan palette from Cocktail Cosmetics and 4 blush pans to satisfy my initial cravings.

From Left to Right: Mocha, Coral Spice, Pink Velvet & Misty Plum.  The pans are 36mm, each holding a generous 5.5g of product which cost me a measly £2.95 per pan.

These blushes are deeply pigmented and I wouldn’t apply without using a stippling brush for the lightest dusting on my fair skin.  I’ve been tapping the surface gently with the brush before stippling along my cheek and then blending with something a bit fluffier.

Three of the four I own are matte, Coral Spice is the only sparkler of the bunch with just a light dusting of glimmer that’s completely wearable.

L-R: Mocha, Coral Spice, Pink Velvet, Misty Plum

Aren’t they gorgeous?  With the exception of Pink Velvet… the above photo shows a single swatch of each shade.  Pink Velvet is a little less pigmented than the rest and I swatched it twice.

The blush lasts for most of the day, easily equal to the majority of my NARS shades.  The only negative I have is that they suffer from some fallout, they’re a little ‘dusty’ in the pan.  When I tap the surface of Mocha… I need to blow the dust from the surface of the pan before I can close the lid.

If you can see past the bingo wings (I know I can’t), this shows a cheek swatch of Pink Velvet which is the perfect pop of pink.

I also purchased the La Femme Twelve Pan Empty Palette (£10.95) to hold my goodies in which is one of those sturdy cardboard numbers .   It appears to be well constructed with strong magnetism and now scrappy corners.  I’m also pleasantly surprised by how lightweight and slimline the palette is.

I’m so pleased these are finally available to pick up in the UK!  Get your bums over to Cocktail Cosmetics and commence hauling immediately!


23 Responses to “A blush obsession: La Femme blushes and swatches”

  1. Debbie says:

    Wow. Blusher is lovely but you are disappearing before our very eyes, I suspect there is some incredibly hard work going on behind the scenes, bloody huge well done! As usual you have posted bang on time, am on a blusher mish today in Huddersfield but now at least I have a back up plan!

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  2. Grace London says:

    Oh, I hope they get the La Femme eyeshadows too. I have a few of these sent to me from the States, and they’re fabulous. Misty Plum is a gorgeous colour, I like the Pink Velvet too.

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  3. These are lovely colours and how bargainous! I particularly like the look of Misty Plum. I could be tempted to try wilder colours though at this price.

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  4. Meeta says:

    These look gorgeous, I like Misty Plum and Mocha in particular. When I first saw the heading ‘La Femme’ I wondered whether this could be the same brand I’ve seen in some independent beauty shops near me. Will have to have a closer look. Thanks for the website reference as they have some great other brands too!

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  5. Tass says:

    I’ve been dying to get my hands on these but I need new blushes like I need a hole in the head. I’ve shown good restraint so far but may give in come pay day. That coral one will deffo be on my list xx

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  6. redtiger21 says:

    Ohhh, I do love a good blush- and what a fab price, I’m very tempted. Trying to find reasons why I need more blush……found one! Cos I want them! Ahh, thanks brain!!

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  7. £2.95 is a damn good price. I’m more of an eyeshadow person though, got any opinions on those?

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  8. Shifa says:

    Mocha and Misty Plum are the ones I really want now! They look so pretty :)

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  9. Coco says:

    Oh Coral Spice! I need you to be mine!
    xo

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  10. gio says:

    Mysty Plum and Coral Spice looks gorgeous! And the price is so cheap. I’m very tempted to get some now..

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  11. konni says:

    Oh my. Blush is my biggest vice… There goes the rest of my evening!!

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  12. Vijaya says:

    Now I want a few. <3

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  13. Leah says:

    Wowee! Pigmentalicious! That shade suits you so well. Does anyone know if the shadows are any good? I have enough make up to sink a container ship but am always looking out for the next new thang.

    I really have no idea what blusher suits me, so I stick to the same old peachy gold tones all the time. Having 72 squillion freckles kinda complicates matters too.

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  14. Hannah says:

    Love the blush swatches, great post. I noticed on the site that they seem to have some discontinued mac products, do you know if these are genuine at all?

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  15. Louise says:

    @Hannah yes I have had lots of stuff from Cocktail Cosmetics and its all genuine :)
    – Will these fit into a MAC palette by any chance?

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  16. Mercedes says:

    Wow..pigment! X

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  17. Wayne (gossmakeupartist) has been raving about these. They’re so pretty and pigmented, yet so cheap! Thanks for the swatches Charlotte! ;) x

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  18. Helena says:

    That palette looks identical to one I bought from Japonesque (via Amazon), which was $14 (as opposed to the $18.125535 that £10.95 translates to).
    I first heard of La Femme (as its own brand, rather than private label [see: Lime Crime vs. Sugarpill]) from Goss, but I’m glad to see photo swatches of these. I never trust videos’ representation of colors!

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  19. Robyn says:

    Wow! These look amazing! Must. Get. Some!

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  21. Caroline says:

    I’m also curious if La Femme palettes fits for MAC Blush Pro Pans and vice versa?

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  22. bhavs says:

    hi this post is amazingg.. i loved the colors of these blushes, just one thing are you able to take a single blush pan out of the palette or its glues at the back? i really wanted to buy the palette, just wondering if the blushes are easy to take off?

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