Monday, May 14, 2012

Susan Thompson Cosmetics Liquid Blushes Overview & Swatches: Part IV of a Five-Part Series

Part I: In the Spotlight: Susan Thompson, Celebrity Makeup Artist & Founder and CEO of Susan Thompson Cosmetics (click here)
Part II: Pout Poppers Overview & Swatches (click here)
Part III: Creamy Lipstick Overview & Swatches (click here)
Part V: Luxurious Double Mirror Signature Compact (reviewed here)
*Special gift with purchase exclusively for lola's secret beauty blog subscribers!
Susan Thompson Cosmetics has created the best Liquid Blush to end all liquid blushes, period end of subject. These gorgeous and complex shades can be worn separately, mixed together to customize the color, worn on the lips and eyes, or used on the body. I have even found that mixing the smallest amount of Chi Chi in with a tinted moisturizer or foundation adds an extra pop of color. The point is that these little beauties are tremendously versatile whether you are using them for everyday wear, HD or Red Camera Projects, or on the Runway. They were developed to effectively be applied in seconds which is crucial for the fast-paced makeup and wardrobe changes that are necessary backstage at fashion shows,  for TV & Film, and for all other forms of production work. Mom's on the go, students, and everyone fighting the clock to get out the door and head to work will appreciate that these blushes can be applied in no time at all, and that they can change an entire look with nearly no effort.
As a makeup artist, it has always been Susan's goal to never have production waiting for makeup- so if there is a delay it will not be because of her! This made her really stop to think about how busy our lives have become- therefore a chief concern of hers is that the entire line is geared toward optimal results in no time at all, but with unbelievable results and quality!
Susan's Liquid Blushes are far more natural looking than powder blushes- which is of great importance for HD and Red Camera Projects, but also more flattering for everyday wear. One of the most astounding characteristics of this formula is that it reactivates itself throughout the day through the warmth of the touch. All you need to do is rub the area with warm clean fingers- therefore reapplication is rendered unnecessary- did I mention that she's a genius!! One of the most remarkable things that I noticed is that these blushes do not settle into pores or fine lines- which I find often find happens with liquid and cream blushes.  It is for this very reason that I have generally tended to prefer the texture and finish of powder blushes instead. In this respect, Susan's Liquid Blushes have been a real eye-opening game changer for me!
All swatch photos were taken directly following application and are swatched heavily- that is why they still appear wet.

Renate's Love (review forthcoming): Sophisticated berry with gold flecks that says you are stunning! This is a lovely deepened berry shade that may look intimidating, but trust me when I tell you that it sheers out to the most elegant natural flush. This gorgeous shade is named after Susan's sister-in-law's mom Renate- who is a lovely lovely woman who just so happens to love Susan's cosmetics! As with all of these Liquid Blushes, they are quite buildable so if you prefer more intensity you can easily have it.

Mim's the Word (reviewed here): Gorgeous ballerina pink that says you look like an angel! This is the most gorgeously stunning blue-based pink blush that I have ever seen. This perfect pink blush is named after Susan's dear friend Mim- who is a celebrated makeup artist for Chanel as well as a guest correspondent on CNN. This stunning blush gives the most lovely natural flush-- I even prefer it to NARS Gaiety, and ironically to Chanel Joues Contraste in Narcisse!

Pretty in Pike (review forthcoming): Playful and flirty pink that says you live life to the fullest! This is a very complex warm pink kissed by a touch of peachy, and this stunner is named after Susan's cousin Pike

Chi Chi (reviewed here): Spicy cheeks that say you are sweet but sassy! This is a gorgeous warm peachy caramel nude that is named after Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler, and Carolina Adler's rescue pooch Chi Chi. While this shade is warm it is glorious on my cool toned pale skin- I can't tell you how, but it is magical in its chameleon-like complexity!

Key Features:
High Definition Make Up
Paraben Free
No Animal Testing
Cruelty Free
Recycled packaging
10% goes to charity (The ASPCA and The American Red Cross)
Made in the USA


Overall assessment: I really love these blushes, and I have always tended to prefer powder blush. So for me to use these on a daily basis is a huge paradigm shift for me, but they give you the most amazing glow from within appearance that my powder blushes can't even come close to!

$20.00 each from Susan Thompson Cosmetics. This price includes tax, shipping, and handling in the US. Customers outside of the US pay for shipping.

All photos taken by me except the stock swatches courtesy of Susan Thompson Cosmetics.

*Susan Thompson Cosmetics is offering a special exclusively for lola's secret beauty blog readers! If you spend $100.00 or more you will receive a free full-sized Creamy Lipstick in True Love (a gorgeous soft pink with nude tones).  At checkout use CODE: "Lola's VIP" in the shipping request box.

In the spirit of full disclosure, Susan is my friend and she gave all of these items to me as a gift. It is because I love these products so much that I decided to review them, and had I not loved them I simply would have avoided reviewing them because of our friendship. As is the case with all of my reviews, I am not being paid, and as always the opinions that I express are 100% my own. I wildly love all of her products, and therefore wanted to let you in on this beauty & entertainment industry insider secret because I think these products are too good to remain so exclusive.


  1. You just HAD to say the word 'Gaiety', dincha? The textures of these look phenomenal, and eye-safe? SOLD

    1. I did have to say 'Gaiety'- I can't believe that I not only am LOVING a liquid blush, but that I am grabbing it before Gaiety these days!!!!!!! The texture of these is pure genius. When you blend them in they simply melt into the skin and it does not look as though any makeup has been applied. YOu just get the most gorgeous buildable flush of color without the perception of something sitting on your skin. It is the closest thing to a second skin that I have ever experienced in makeup. Let me know if you end up getting anything, and what you think about the line. xo, L


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