These are $3-$5 depending on where you go. I have seen the best selection at Rite Aid but I know that varies by area / store. The color pay off is everything it should be, the texture is right - not too creamy/creasy, not dry. You can easily apply with fingers / sponge / or brush. I like the MAC 168 for cream blush. The darker colors would be fabulous on darker skinned ladies, who I think have a hard time finding high pigment items like these. Similar to a NARS multiple with out the price tag. And I actually think they are better.
These are a MUST BUY. There is not a huge price commitment and I have yet to hear of anyone who didn't LOVE them. Hard Candy makes something similar and well... you can pass on those. I will post a review on those also.