REVIEW GLOW ON BLUSH 76&GLOW ON 58D (PEARL)
This is yet another two of my Shu Uemura Blushes,which I absolutely adore,certainly not my HG products as I choose not to have a HG product.I use the blushes in rotation and do get to the pan.If you have read any of my other reviews you will see that the packaging is not fantastic for a high end product and I do hope that Shu Uemura listens to its users and changes it to reflect the money we spend on it.
The product itself is beautiful on a 734/754 face architect complexion,for Mac users I am around NC40 warm toned.I would describe this as a natural colour.(76)I would be delighted to recommend it and the colour itself does look nice in the pan.I have found that some times a colour that I am not immediately drawn to has been outstanding when applied to the skin.I do suggest it when I do a review.I have a method of application for dry skin users such as myself so please to refer to my other Shu Uemura reviews.Just for a quick recap this is the best colour to use on top of screen face cream blush in sweet cheeks,it gives a professional finish and looks very dewy.If I have run out of sweet cheeks,I use a lip gloss that is not too sticky but matches the blush-I apply the lip gloss to my face and blend it,it should not be sticky,I have found a Bourjois lip gloss works efficiently,then apply the Glow on 76.It has worked beautifully for me,the overall look is very dewy,if you like a dewy finish please do try this method of application.The final step is key,apply loose powder very lightly over where you applied the blush.Now, if you have dry skin just apply lightly on the blush area,this is what makes it natural,then apply to the T zone if you find you are oily there otherwise just apply lightly all over but either avoid the dry area or go light with your brush.For a lot of us it is trial and error and what works for one person may not necessarily work for another.
At times powder is the worst thing to apply to dry skin,so you have to work with caution.I use the Ben Nye Poudre Visage(Yellow) very similar to T Le Clerc,but is less pricey.The RCMA is another brand that I use,they are a very old company.I find it is the level of talc in a loose powder that shows up dry skin more.
My dry skin is very localised so I just apply with a bit of caution,the last thing I would want any of you to endure is to try something which just exacerbates the condition more.
You have to consider your skin type when you are applying a product.
The Glow on no76,is fantastic as a contour colour and I use this colour to contour as well as to to do some shading however at times I use this with Shu Uemura 58D,both of these shades have pearl,however it is the correct balance of pearl,both are highly pigmented so just use a little at a time until you obtain the kind of look you are after.I mix both at times and I apply under my chin and sides of my face for more definition.It is important to get the light/dark colours balanced.58D is your contrasting colour,applied alone you would get quite a bold colour,or you could use it to contour.The packaging fits my contour blush brush perfectly,I detest the fact that the packaging is awkward for use with a blush brush.Over time I have learnt how much colour to pick up on the brush.
These are both colours that I was drawn to,they are both very different,texture is fantastic,application is smooth and very easy to blend in to the skin.
I hope you have enjoyed this review and that it has been educational as I do try to discuss application in relation to skin types however I do relate more towards dryer skin types mainly as mine is dry and very localised.Nevertheless if you have taken the time to read this it is very much appreciated.It is at this point I will read about other peoples experience.