shu uemura Glow On Blush in Framboisier and Apricot from Chocolat Donna Fall 2012 Collection ~ Swatches, Photos, Review

Well gals I think I’m in trouble. After playing more and more with the new Fall Chocolat Donna Collection from shu uemura (my first real experience with shu uemura) I must say I am hooked. Undeniably, unequivocally hooked on shu. The final items from the collection I have to share with you are the two Glow On blushes released with the collection Framboisier and Apricot.
I had heard raves about the shu uemura Glow on Blush formula back in the days I used to spend oodles of time on Makeup Alley. I now know what all the fuss is about. These actually remind me a bit of my beloved Chanel Joues Contraste blushes (US formula) with their delicate glow. They are smooth, pigmented, and apply evenly. I am really in love with the formula and have every intention of investing in some more shades ASAP.
Framboisier is a gorgeous, mid toned berry pink.

Apricot is a lovely, sunny orange.

I thought at first that there would be no way I could wear Apricot but it actually melds into my skin and  looks quite nice. The Framboisier is perfection, and I am really loving layering the two for varying tones of coral depending on how much of each shade I use. The swatches below are heavy, sponge tip applicator swatches of Apricot, Framboisier, then the two layered (I used a little more Apricot in the combo).
These refills are priced at $21.50 each. I am excited that they are a good value in this refill format because it makes them easy to throw in my Z Palettes and move around. I don’t need to worry about purchasing the compacts. 
Framboisier and Apricot are Limited Edition shades. They are available at Holt Renfrew in Canada and  on


  • Sunny

    Ahhh I think I’m in trouble too! I never paid enough attention to Shu till now, but the blushes and eyeshadow palettes have stolen my heart!

  • lola seicento

    OMG– so pretty!!!!!

  • Coco

    I love tried both of them but. Lovely color but I’m afraid I have too many similar blushes at home. Their package is really compact and easy to carry around. No unnecessary mirror and brushes.

  • Han-omi

    Framboisier looks like the perfect blush colour, if only shu uemura wasn’t so expensive :)

  • BooBooNinja

    I’m having a heck of a time trying to find out how much product is in each Shu blush. The info isn’t available on the Shu site, nor is it given in the many reviews I’ve skimmed. Would you mind checking the back of your blush for me, please?

  • Perilously Pale

    Anything for you! Sorry I omitted it. 4g/0.14oz

    • BooBooNinja

      Thank you! I’m going to check out the Shu blushes when I next go to Holt Renfrew.
      I was there yesterday and found the most gorgeous coral blush — Laura Mercier’s Lush Nectarine. I know this is totally off topic, but I had to share my blush joy. :D I haven’t gotten it *yet*. I need to come to terms with the price to product size ratio.

  • Anonymous

    In your opinion, do you think the Framboisier would look good on Asian skin tones? I was so dissapointed to learn that Shu no longer manufactures the Glow on Blush in Pink 30 (P and M) after reading so many rave reviews about it. I have Nars Orgasm and do like it enough but was looking for something a bit more natural looking with less shimmer. I’d appreciate your opinion, thanks !

  • Anonymous

    Oh, one more thing, and I also recently purchased Tartes Amazonian Clay blush in Exposed…sorely dissapointed – it looks like a muddy pink, doesn’t go on evenly, and have to use tons just for it to show. I was going based off reviews for Asian skin tones and unluckily for me, most of the bad reviews were on, which I didn’t read first before reading the good ones on other sites. Sighs.

  • Perilously Pale

    Hi Anonymous. I so thing the medium berry tone of Framboisier should flatter your skin and most skintones. It has FAR less shimmer than Orgasm. It doesn’t look shimmery. Just softly glowing and natural. I haven’t tried the Tarte blushes yet (although I keep meaning to!) but the she blush applies beautifully. I can’t see you having any trouble. Good luck!

  • Anonymous

    Perilously Pale, I really appreciate your advice and opinion ! Thanks so much for taking the time to write out a response as it now gives me some food for thought and I can buy with more confidence ! : – )

  • Perilously Pale

    Anytime. I’m here to help!