[[ Shu Uemura Matte Peach and Matte Amber Glow on Blush ]]
[[ Loose powder visible through the clear plastic ]]
The blushes are housed in a clear plastic box, which contains all of the product information. Upon shaking the blush from its plastic prison you will find...yet more clear plastic. Lets just say I'm not exactly sold on the packaging. If I were paying £19 for a blush, I'd expect something a little more refined and luxurious. Instead you get something that wouldn't look out of place in a toddler's plastic play make-up set. Plus, the loose powder gets stuck down the sides of the pan, which of course you can see through the plastic casing. Aesthetics aside, it is functional, wipes clean and it's easy to see which shade you've picked up straight away.
[[ Shu Uemura 'Matte Peach' and 'Matte Amber' Glow on Blush ]]
Don't you just love when brands say 'matte' and mean 'matte'? That's what you get with Shu Uemura - no little sparkles, no slight sheen - a true matte. Both 'Matte Amber' and 'Matte Peach' buff on leaving a natural looking glow, but you do have to buff (as with all matte face colours) to avoid 'old lady face'. Pigmentation isn't high and I do use about four layers to get any kind of colour, although since these are meant to simply enhance the complexion for a natural look I'll let them off.
[[ Shu Uemura 'Matte Peach' and 'Matte Amber' swatches ]]
I've been wearing 'Matte Peach' quite often after realizing it was such an awesome dupe for my long lost love, MAC 'What a Dame!' beauty powder. 'Matte Peach' is slightly warmer, but that only means that it suits my skintone better! They last very well through the day, better than most powder blushes - especially on my oily skin which seems to devour most powder products through the day.
Shu Uemura Glow On Blush retails at £19 for 5g of product from Harvey Nichols, Spake NK or online. Would I buy in future? I would be very tempted indeed! I've fallen a little bit in love with Matt Peach and enjoy the finishes of these blushes - if I were employed, I wouldn't think twice.