*Believe the hype...they're that good! Makeup artists, performers, models...everyone knows what magic happens when you brush these beauties on. The color choices are spectacular and quite a few have a touch of "glow" to rock your radiance off the Richter Scale. You need to have Amour, then a Desire and finally an Orgasm ... it doesn't hurt to have a Deep Throat either (I mean the colors, silly!).
*They're cheap and the compact is crappy ...so what? It's all about product quality, performance and most how it looks. Golden Dew Amber and Nectar Peach have been on the down low for pros and hollywood insiders for decades. Haven't you wondered why Nars Orgasm was such a huge hit? Take a closer look at Nectar Peach - but I never said anything about Orgasm being a knock-off ...(coughs and looks at floor).
Makeup artists are devoted to the extensive color selection, super pigmented formula and outrageous quantity of product (5.5 grams) for an obscenely low price.
Absurd Savings: Camera Ready Cosmetics (linked in Visit Website) has created a Pro Palette filled with 12 best selling LaFemme Blush colors - wait for it - for $49 (WHAT???)
*InStyle Magazine has named these sensational little compacts a 'Best Beauty Buy". They come packed with creamy, translucent colors that always look soft and natural. What makes these little compact creams extra special is that they can be used on the cheeks AND the lips. Marvelous monochromatic makeup looks have never been easier!
*This water-based, push up gel stick is super easy to use and perfect for all skin types. It's oil-free, so there won't be any pore clogging issues and application is basically foolproof. No, REALLY...just dab it on, blend...DONE! Use it over or under foundation for a transparent burst of color that lasts. 'Sheer' genius, that's what it is! Don't believe Blenderella? (shame, shame, shame) These cheeky gels have been awarded “Best Blush” by InStyle, Cosmopolitan & Self magazines. The MUSTS - "Natural Beauty", "Sunkissed" & "Blushing Bride"
*These are absolutely amazing cream-to-powder colors. Not a bargain, but then again, beauty does come at a price...no mon cherie? They give a gorgeous veil of color to lips, eyes, and cheeks, are sinfully easy to apply and set to a silky powder finish. With over a dozen creamy colors to choose from, "Palm Beach and "Malibu" are two of the most popular destinations. Mix any of the colors and finishes together to multiply your Multiple choices!
HD Glamour Creme Blush
*The same formula as their HD Creme Foundation (which is a pro fave), but in beautiful blush colors. We appreciate the "skin-like" undertones and that you get 5 VERY wearable colors in a slim palette...for under $25 (WOW!)
Make Up For Ever
*OK, we're over everybody putting the letters HD in front of stuff that doesn't need to be HD compliant...but with this one we'll make an exception. The way this product catches light is unlike any blush product we've seen. It actually sculpts the cheek with color - very cool concept. The HIGHLY pigmented cream (seriously, you need to apply sparingly) is available in a color selection that spans from soft neutrals to shocking brights...something for everyone!
*I know what you're thinking, "Airbrush blush...has he lost his mind?" Well yeah...a little. But when you see how beautifully transparent and delicate these blush colors look when HAND APPLIED, you'll understand why they're on this list. They can also be added to a touch of foundation for a uber-natural hint of flush or layered under a powder blush to add intensity and longevity to the color.
*Soft, silky, delicate crème stain for cheeks and lips in a streak-free, non-greasy finish suitable for ALL skin types. It's a kiss-proof and water-resistant wonder.
I Smell Success: Each shade's name is synonymous with it's yummy scent (Strawberry, Grapefruit, Guava, etc.).
Three Custom Color Specialists
Creme to Powder Blush
*A totally global range of shades to compliment ALL skin tones. The luxuriously soft cream can be applied with fingers, a brush or sponge and sets to a delicate silky powder finish. PLUM and MAUVE are the universal, "looks great on anyone" colors. BONUS BONANZA: Have an old discontinued blush color you can't live without? Bring it baby - These color geniuses will match it...on point (soooooooo good, I feel faint)!
Maybelline New York
Dream Bouncy Blush
*This air-whipped "bouncy" (spongey) cream-to-powder blush has a velvety soft texture that provides superior application control. It sheers out beautifully, but can be layered for more intense color without ever looking thick or cakey. Even better, this stuff really stays in place after it sets!
*Consistently a top pick among pro artists. Gorgeous, easy to apply, realistic looking bronze tones in Light, Medium and Dark with a soft golden shimmer AND an additional Medium shade in Matte. HINT: Grab the Medium-Matte first, it looks very great on guys and gals. Or choose the blue_ray™ Bronzer if you work in HD media. Whichever you choose, you're guaranteed great results.
TerraCotta Bronzing Powders
*TerraCotta Bronzers were the RAGE in the 80's and put the cosmetic division of the super luxury fragrance brand, Guerlain, into the spotlight. It's hasn't budged since then. The textures are silky and streak-free with an extensive selection of colors and formulas (shimmers & mattes). Most colors have a "cool" basetone and look very natural in all lighting conditions.
Hoola Natural Bronzing Powder
*This long lasting, densely pigmented powder is the perfect choice when a natural looking, sun-bronzed effect is your objective. No sparkle, no glitter, no "orange" tan. The rosy brown, soft matte finish creates a believable sun-kissed glow for that Maui Man or Honolulu Honey.
*Not much more we can say about Nars...this is their third appearance on the page. There's no denying that Nars knows how to make superior cheek coloring products. Laguna Bronzer is already iconic and the beautiful new terracotta toned Irrésistiblement and the deep, rich Casino is quickly gaining similar status. You should check out their bronzing/blush duos...genius!
CoverGirl Queen Collection
Natural Hue Bronzer
*It's always been hard to find great bronze colors for global skin-tones. Problem solved thanks to CoverGirl. The colors are beautifully balanced and work on ALL skin-tones from Ivory to Ebony. The mineral-enriched formula has oil-controlling ingredients to combat unwanted shine, but leaves behind a softly glowing (not shimmery) demi-matte finish. So, we have three gorgeously warm colors that give a luxury brand finish …at this wallet-friendly price? You'd be crazy NOT to buy all three.
St. Tropez Tan
Wash Off Instant Glow (Face or Body)
*A tinted facial lotion that produces a very natural sunny glow to the face. Instant Glow Face does not contain any self tanning agent and the finish is non-transferable so you won't have to worry about it rubbing off. It also comes in a "body" version.
*Baked? Really? Yes, really. The product starts out in a cream form and then all the moisture is baked out to leave a beautiful sheer bronzer that can be used wet or dry. (I hear you..."yea, so?") Well my makeup mavens, this allows us to use it WET, but unlike a pressed powder blush...it won't glaze over when it dries! BIG BONUS:It can also be used on eyes and lips...I LOVE multi-tasking!
*This mineral based bronzer comes in 5 different "tints" to achieve multiple effects on the face & body. The sheer, mattifying formula is perfect for keeping oil in control on hot sets and in steamy locations while it gives a shimmering glow that stays put. BTW...did we mention 5 fabulous blushy/bronzey colors to totally change up your sun-kissed statement? (Ok, I thought so).
N.Y.C. (New York Color)
Sun 2 Sun Bronzing Powder
*Can you say "beautiful bronze on an itty-bitty budget" three times fast? Well, by the time you say it, you could be seeing it...for under $5 ($4.99 at most of the retailers we checked). Each compact has 2 coordinated shades to color and contour into a sheer, natural tan. The micronized pigments insure that application is smooth and streak-free. How could you pass up a bronzy bargain that looks this darn good?