Definitions

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

Etymologies

blush +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Actual use: Ideally meant for the cheeks, a blusher is a perfect tool to add some colour to your face.

    The Times of India

  • Completely eyeliner and "blusher" free, it lets your little fairy unleash her inner stylist.

    Celebrity Baby Blog - People.com

  • "Only use products such as blusher and mascara which enhance what you already have.

    The Daily Record - Home

  • 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.

    Beauty spot: black lipstick

  • 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.

    Flatscreen

  • 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.

    Prince: A Purple Reign: Grace Dent's TV OD

  • 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.

    Beauty spot: in a fix

  • 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.

    Beauty: Blushers

  • 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.

    Beauty: Blushers

  • 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.

    A Day in the Life of a Supermodel Armpit Makeup Artist

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