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Tinted Love: Playing-in-the-Snow Flushed Cheeks Without Leaving the Couch

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winter-flushed cheeks

A couple of weeks back, I gave a tube of Shu Uemura Blushing Tint in Miracle Cherry to my friend Liza. She's nice, and she writes good.

Got this e-note from her this morning:

Thanks for the gel blush. So great. It looks like a stain but you actually have a bit more play time with it. It's a great fake-out! When applied, the colour blends in perfectly so it looks  like I've spent hours outdoors making snow angels and skating when really, I've been indoors watching Uncle Buck.

Of course I needed to know what other cheek tints Liza likes:

I am a steadfast fan of Mary Kay Cheek Glaze[ed. note: For the love of God, please bring it back, MK!]. I also love Tarte Natural Cheek Stain in Blushing Bride, and Benefit Benetint, of course (you gotta work fast; upside is that it stays put), and By Terry Rose de Rose liquid blush in Fresh Rose (horribly expensive, but so natural and glowy looking, sheer with the right amount of shimmer, not a lot but a bit).

Great cheek tints

The Shu has a great texture and gives you a believable flush. And the tube is portable so it's perfect for adding some much-needed cheek bloom when you're feeling grey in the middle of a long day (I'm guessing it will be reviving my makeup and my sagging spirits come January).

And that's the frosty-cheeks 411, literally from one beautygeek to another.

Shu Uemura Blushing Tint in Miracle Cherry ($30) is part of Shu's holiday 2010 collection, available at Holt Renfrew and