Shu Uemura Silk Cushion Cheek Blusher in Rose Quartz
Where To Buy: shuuemura-usa.com
-bouncy element isn’t too stiff
-not as intensely pigmented as other blushes (makes it more beginner-friendly)
-pan seems kind of small
I am a huge fan of white packaging. A few years ago for winter, MAC did a winter collection in all white and ever since then, I’ve thought white is so simple and so classic for makeup packaging. It shows the color more easily, I feel, and feels clean and fresh. It also shows dirt easily when the powder starts flying! I found this blush took some building even with a good stippling brush so I kind of wish the pan was a bit bigger to pick up more product each swipe of the brush but it wasn’t a huge inconvenience either. Generous amount of product for the $15-20 price point.
I LOVE THIS COLOR. This rose tone is a staple in my collection, it reminds me of the Amazonian Clay blush in Dollface and also my Inglot #20. I love both of those so if you have either of these, you can probably skip this color. Having never tried a bouncy type blush, I didn’t know what to expect but I sort of suspected the bounce would be dry and hard to press, like a dry kitchen sponge. This was like a wet washcloth, very creamy and firm but not so creamy it oversaturated the brush while applying. First I tried a regular angled blush brush but found the product didn’t pick up easily so I switched to a stippling duofiber brush, this had EXCELLENT results. Subtle and natural, blended and beautiful. Almost an airbrushed quality. Hard to tell where foundation ends and blush begins. I primed with a Motives silicon feel primer and used UD Naked Skin in 2.0 for foundation, applied with same duofiber stippling brush (MAC 188) and would really recommend a stippling brush for application.
Overall, if you’ve never tried a “bouncy” type blush, this is a great beginner friendly product in a pretty universally flattering shade, except for very dark skin tones, you might have trouble getting it to show up.