Today I have all my red blushes swatched for you! I have three blushes that I would consider true reds (Black Radiance Rasperry, Inglot 382M, and La Femme Red), and then above I’ve also swatched two close-to-red blushes for comparison purposes – the LE MAC Bite of An Apple, and La Femme Coral. I also have individual swatches of the red blushes.
|Black Radiance Raspberry|
Of the red blushes, Black Radiance Raspberry is by far the most sheer; the left swatch below took several swipes to build up, and the blended swatch was very easy to do. Although Raspberry looks very red in the pan, it applies a little bit berry and is quite cool toned. Since it’s sheer, it would be a great first red blush for someone who didn’t want to deal with the pigmentation of starting with something like La Femme.
The Inglot I have, 382M, is actually an eyeshadow, but since it’s a matte red it works well as blush. The pigmentation is medium compared to the La Femme. It’s not quite as blendable as I would like; you can see from the swatches that it’s a little bit patchy. It would be workable over powder and with some effort, but it’s definitely not easy to work with.
And finally, the pigmentation on La Femme Red is just crazy.
As you can see from the swatches, La Femme blushes are super, super pigmented, but also incredibly smooth. It takes some effort to work with them – I explained the technique I use midway through this post – but I find it totally worth it.
And once again, the comparison shot – the La Femme pigmentation really stands out!