It’s hard out there for a Shu blush lover. I mean, aside from the fact that Americans can only buy them online ($23 each), it’s also hard to get a handle on just how many Glow-On blush shades there are.
I know I didn’t swatch every shade. There are shades listed on the website that I’ve never seen, and there are shades I’ve swatched that aren’t listed on the website (which makes me think at least a few have been discontinued).
Hopefully, between the work of my absolutely wonderful guest swatchers and what I was able to find myself, we’ll be able to answer most of your questions. (Click here for aggregated Shu swatches.)
Here are the heavy swatches:
I find Shu’s blush-naming convention a little odd. We already know that M stands for Matte and P for Pearl. But as to that color name in the middle… I wouldn’t have called the wine shades “wine.” They’re just a more intense pink.
If that wasn’t complicated enough, sometimes there’s an extra letter at the end of the shade name, as in M Pink 31A and M Pink 31C (available on the website). The blush I swatched did not have a final letter; it’s just M Pink 31. Why is this system so confusing?
M Pinks 30 and 31 look similar to me. 30 is a brighter pink; 31 is more muted and just slightly mauvier. Does anyone own both? Â Would you care to elaborate further?
P Pink 34 has a very slight sheen to it (I don’t think you’d see it unless you were looking for it). It seems brighter and cooler than M Pink 30.Â The Wine shades are definitely more vibrant (both cool), and P Wine 25 has a pearly white/silver sheen in a heavy swatch.