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Do you have a blush in your makeup routine? Blush is my essential item for make up since it improves my complexion. I look totally different with and without wearing blush. Are you feeling the same?
I gathered 7 popular Japanese blushes on this page which are carefully selected based on customer reviews and ratings, and all of them look cute yet quite useful. Also, you can move to pages where customer reviews are translated into English and to online shopping sites where you can get the item from both Japan and outside of Japan.
- If you like adorable-looking makeup items, the gradation blush powder of SUQQU’s “Pure Color Blush” would definitely fascinate you.
- If you are looking for a blush that is suited for the use under a face mask, ADDICTION’s “Cheek polish” is the best choice.
- If you are looking for a palette which has both blush and highlighter, THREE’s “Shimmering Glow Duo” and COFFRET D’OR’s “Smile Up Cheeks S” are recommended.
—-Table of contents—-
- THREE “Shimmering Glow Duo”
- SUQQU “Pure Color Blush”
- ADDICTION “Cheek Polish”
- SHISEIDO “Inner Glow Cheek Powder”
- COFFRET D’OR “Smile Up Cheeks S”
- CEZANNE “Natural Cheek N”
- CANMAKE “Glow Fleur Cheeks”
|Price||4,950 yen (tax included)|
|Official website||THREE (eng)|
|Search term||スリー シマリング グロー デュオ|
|Shades|| 2 Palettes
This is not sold as just a blush. As its product name, this is a palette of highlighting and blush. The left side is a creamy blush primer and the right side is a highlighter. Though it is called blush primer, it can be used as a blush.
Those who have dry skin might have a problem that blush makes the skin flaky, but this cream type blush won’t dry your cheeks. Give it a try if you are looking for a non-powder blush. This is also recommended for those who want to keep skin glowing (The cream type highlighter will realize it). The best way to use this cream blush is to apply it after foundation and before finishing powder.
These items were released in 2009, and they have been popular for more than 10 years.
Photo credit: https://www.threecosmetics.com/en/
|Price||6,050 yen (tax included)|
|Search term||スック ピュア カラー ブラッシュ|
|Shades|| 11 shades
What is special about SUQQU’s blushes is that the gradation is amazingly beautiful. The perfect gradation looks like a work of art. You can enjoy different shades according to your mood everyday.
Also, these blushes include oil to keep the skin glowing. The powder with oil will fit in with your foundation naturally and make your face ruddy. This series is relatively pricey but is worth purchasing because the beautiful colorful powder will make you happy just looking at it.
Photo credit: https://onlineshop.suqqu.com/ja/
|Price||3,080 yen (tax included)|
|Official website||ADDICTION (eng)|
|Search term||アディクション チークポリッシュ|
|Shades|| 8 shades
You might see the polish-type blushes for the first time. (I have never seen this type of blushes before..) Though the blush is liquid, it is not sticky, and it will be smooth and silky on skin. What I like most about this is that this blush exudes luster from skin. Also, the color remains on your cheeks for long hours.
It is not difficult to get used to it. Just apply it on your cheeks and pat it to let the blush fit in with foundation.
Photo credit: https://en.addiction-beauty.com/products/
|Price||4,400 yen (tax included)|
|Official website||SHISEIDO (eng)|
|Search term||資生堂 インナーグロウ チークパウダー|
|Shades|| 10 shades
These are named “Inner Glow Cheek Powder”, and as the product name, the powder makes your skin glowing.
The light shades can be used as a highlighter, and it is said in product reviews that they make your skin very clear. Also, the light shades are perfect for those who don’t like darker pink blushes standing out on your cheeks. On the other hand, the darker pink shades are good for making you look like a person with a good complexion.
Medusa Pink (10) is quite popular in Japan.
Photo credit: https://www.shiseido.com/us/en/
|Price||2,530 yen (tax included)|
|Official website||Coffret Dor|
|Search term||コフレドール スマイルアップチークスS|
|Shades|| 6 + limited palettes
The blush of Smile Up Cheeks S comes with a special brush made of sophisticated thin hair, though the price is quite reasonable. This blush has light color powder on the border and the darker pink powder in the middle.
You can use it as a blush by mixing all the powder, but the recommended way to use this item is to apply the darker pink powder which is in the middle first and then apply the light color powder which is on the border on top of the darker pink powder. This is the way to bring out a luster beautifully. These blushes have an established reputation that they make skin glow.
|Price||396 yen (tax included)|
|Search term||セザンヌ ナチュラルチークN|
|Shades|| 15 shades
It is really surprising that CEZANNE’s blushes are 396 yen.. ! As there’s a good selection of shads, you can find your favorite shade.
There are two types of blushes: pearlescent blushes and blushes without pearls. It would be fun to use different shades depending on a season, for example an orange-based blush for summer and a pink-based blush for winter. CEZANNE’s blushes make it possible because of its affordable price.
Furthermore, these blushes were released in 2001, and they have been beloved for more than 20 years. It means it is worth trying one of them.
Photo credit: https://www.cezanne.co.jp/lineup/4939553002918/
Photo credit: https://www.canmake.com/en/item/detail/72
|Price||880 yen (tax included)|
|Official website||CANMAKE (eng)|
|Search term||キャンメイク グロウフルールチークス|
|Shades|| 8 + limited palettes
CANMAKE is on every page in this website! That’s because I’m a heavy user of CANMAKE’s cosmetics as they are very convenient when I want to try new shades and when I need something immediately.
CANMAKE’s blushes are reasonable, but the powder is very beautiful because tiny pearlescent powder and a touch of shimmers is included. Though these are powder blushes, they feel like cream, which keeps your cheeks glowing. These blushes come with a brush, and these are good for carrying during the day.