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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Apply cream blusher in a soft terracotta shade, or powder first, then apply a powder blusher in glowing earthy tone.
▪ Blend away any creases in your make-up and gently apply the new eyeshadow, highlighter and pencil, the blusher and lipstick.
▪ Bright blusher looks far too blatant in summer, so avoid it like the beach on a bank holiday.
▪ For a natural glow to your skin mix a subtle shade of blusher with loose powder.
▪ Keep blusher soft and very gentle.
▪ She'd never seen such a champion blusher.
▪ She highlighted Juliana's cheekbones with a pinky brown blusher and added a hint of warm tawny colour to her lips.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Blusher \Blush"er\ (bl[u^]sh"[~e]r), n. One that blushes.


n. 1 agent noun of blush; one who blushes. 2 face makeup that makes the cheeks rosy. 3 Any of several closely related, edible species of the genus ''Amanita'', including (taxlink Amanita rubescens species noshow=1) and (taxlink Amanita novinupta species noshow=1).

  1. n. yellowish edible agaric that usually turns red when touched [syn: blushing mushroom, Amanita rubescens]

  2. makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks [syn: rouge, paint]


The blusher is the common name for several closely related species of the genus Amanita. A. rubescens, found in Europe and eastern North America, and A. novinupta in western North America. Both their scientific and common names are derived from the propensity of their flesh to turn pink on bruising, or cutting.

The mushroom is edible. Readily recognizable by its pinkish color on the bottom of the stem, it is avoided by novice mushroomers as it can be confused with deadly poisonous species.

Usage examples of "blusher".

Her face was set and so pale that the blusher seemed almost garish, the kind of work mortuary beauticians do.

Maybe before the advent of blusher she was something additional, something Polish or Trinidadian, but to eyes that rested on glossy pages of fashion magazines, she was one name.

She beamed at him, her cheeks pink with pleasure and exercise, which was unfortunate as she had applied Elizabeth Arden blusher rather too lavishly and during the interval, after Sam my had brought her a glass of cup--the only drink the Principal Nursing Officer would allow during the dancing--the pink became red.

He studied her red face, looking a little strange now by reason of the blusher competing with her own flushed cheeks.

These were young women with lovely skin, but they had covered their faces in make-up, tan foundation, laden lashes and great bruises of purply blusher dusted across each cheekbone as if both women had been punched on the sides of their faces.

So many women have mastered an arsenal of beauty products: foundation, powder, blusher, eye shadow, pencils for lining their eyes, brows, and lips.

Makeup amounted to a touch of blusher and two swipes with the mascara wand.

Choking clouds of tinted powder billowed into the air as Kitty went at her with blusher and eye shadow.

She had never worn heavy make-up, and after she had brushed her damp hair into place she applied a hint of blusher to her cheeks and eye-shadow to her lids before coating her mouth with soft pink lipstick.

On Harmony's excellent advice she'd bought some cheap cosmetics and learned how to use mascara, blusher, and lipstick so she didn't look as if she were fresh out of a convent.

Mulattoes are often great blushers, blush succeeding blush over their faces.

Several ladies, who are great blushers, are unanimous in regard to solitude.

I applied (inexpertly, I'll admit) eyeliner, mascara, blushers, and gaudy red lipstick, then clipped on big dangle earrings replete with red stones that no one in their right mind would mistake for rubies.

A real shame, too — nothing cheered up a handcuffed woman more reliably than a little Country Morning Rose Blusher.