Some time ago (when Neiman Marcus had a Shu Uemura counter), I swatched their selection of Glow-On blushes. I didn’t run the photos because I wasn’t 100% happy with how they turned out, but since I’m not likely to get a chance to do them over anytime soon, I figured I might as well share them with you.
Though Shu cosmetics have withdrawn from the U.S. market, their website is still alive and well — and counters continue to thrive in other countries (like Canada).
Glow-On blushes tend to elicit passionate declarations of love from their users. Bellamelly (who guest-swatched several of these) said, “I found them really blendable — as creamy as a powder can be.”
The blushes come in two formulas: M for Matte and P for Pearl. The shades really do seem to glow — even in an arm swatch.
Here’s a heavier swatch:
M Peach 43 is a peachy beige. M Amber 82 is a beige (neutral, dusty, like my old Volvo) pink. M Amber 86 is even beigier. P Brown 76 is a warm, orangey brown with a few sparkles.Â These blushes are $23 each, and according to Shu, you can use them wet or dry. I’ve never heard of anyone using a powder blush wet… would you do it?
As a sidenote, in case anyone was panicking, Shu Uemura Art of Hair was unaffected by the U.S. withdrawal (makeup/skincare and haircare are treated as two different brands). Those products are still sold in plenty of brick-and-mortar stores around the U.S.