Shu Uemura Blush, Part 1

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Though Shu cosmetics have withdrawn from the U.S. market, their website is still alive and well — and counters continue to thrive in other countries (like Canada).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 light swatch:
Shu Uemura, Glow On, blush, swatches, M Peach 43, M Amber 82, M Amber 86, P Brown 76, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

Here’s a heavier swatch:
Shu Uemura, Glow On, blush, swatches, M Peach 43, M Amber 82, M Amber 86, P Brown 76, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar
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. 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.

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2 Responses to “Shu Uemura Blush, Part 1”

  • Phyrra says:

    I don’t think I’d use a powder blush wet. Of the shades you swatched I think I like Amber 82 the best.

  • Nicole says:

    Really strange that since Shu have pulled out in the US, counters have just opened in a department store in Australia!
    I believe David Jones have a Shu Uemura counter on all capital cities (although not at suburban stores). I was really excited when I was last there and saw it…so if anyone really wants a swatch of anything in particular, let me know (although I can’t promise that they will be good, have never swatched anything before! and I hope that the counter is open to my swatching their display!)

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