A Sweet Flush

The right blusher can make you look more youthful and healthy.

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The right blusher can make you look more youthful and healthy. Check out Shiseido Makeup Minimalist WhippedPowder Blush, which offers lightweight, buildable colour and all-day coverage for a pretty flush.


BEST “FAKEA-WORKOUT” BLUSHER (Department/ Speciality Store)



Probably the most underrated makeup product, blusher – when you use the right shade of it – gives you the appearance of wellness by warming up your complexion, highlighting your cheekbones, and making you look healthy and youthful. Most women, whether they prefer a natural look or a full face of makeup, want a blusher that feels like nothing, stays on all day, and does not fade to nothingness after an hour.

Thanks to its AirFusion Technology, the Shiseido Makeup Minimalist WhippedPowder Blush transforms from a mousse to a featherweight powder that doesn’t feel dense or dry on skin. It gives a soft matte finish and lasts for eight hours. It’s blendable and versatile too – one swipe gives you a natural fl ush, and it can be layered for more intensity.

The collection features eight flattering hues including orange, warm-pink, brown, coral, mauve and plum, and has a shade for everyone, whether your skin is fair, medium, olive or dark. We also love how the shades are inspired by and named after Shiseido’s muses and collaborators such as actress and dancer Sonoya Mizuno and dance instructor Chiyoko Tazawa.

Apply with fingertips or blend onto cheeks with a blusher applicator. If you want a litfrom-within effect, layer a tiny amount of Shiseido Makeup Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Fluid Foundation over the blusher like a light, almost imperceptible veil.

At all Shiseido counters; $48. For more information, go to www.shiseido.com.sg.

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