from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Makeup used on the face and especially on the cheekbones to give a usually rosy tint.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Agent noun of blush; one who blushes.
- n. Face makeup that makes the cheeks rosier.
- n. Any of several closely related, edible species of the genus Amanita, including Amanita rubescens and Amanita novinupta.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One that blushes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who blushes, or is given to blushing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks
- n. yellowish edible agaric that usually turns red when touched
Actual use: Ideally meant for the cheeks, a blusher is a perfect tool to add some colour to your face.
Completely eyeliner and "blusher" free, it lets your little fairy unleash her inner stylist.
"Only use products such as blusher and mascara which enhance what you already have.
If you really can't bear to black out your lips (with pale eyes and just a crabapple of blusher), then try a dark plummy red, such as Dolce & Gabbana's or Maybelline's.
She blends the concealer, curls her eyelashes and goes light with the blusher but it's 2:13 and she's obviously tired in spite of being freshly painted, perfumed.
Prince is but a kid, him and friends Andre, Dez and Bobby Z pose in a grotty Minnesota bar, resplendent with flyaway proto-Princess Di hairdos, statement blusher, smudged guyliner, flasher macs and bare chests, in a mostly Caucasian town famous mainly for being bloody freezing.
A dusting of Laura Mercier's Invisible Loose Setting Powder £29, spacenk.co.uk with a big blusher brush when you're just about to leave the house will fix your face for the whole day.
Every week, I watch commuters apply their make-up on the train, and it takes all my effort not to lean over with a blusher brush and rectify this most crucial omission I'd also switch off their mobile keytones while I was there.
Sweep on the base colour with a powder brush, blending outwards, then take a good-quality blusher brush with domed bristles try the Body Shop or Mac and grin insincerely so cheeks fatten in the middle.
I had prepped precocious Cindy Hammer for a feature on Camp Pa-He-Tsi in Winnisquam, Michigan, using every tool in my portable makeup kit; styptic pencil, upper armpit blusher, highlighter.
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