These Canmake Cream Cheek Cream Blushers are very well known in the Asian beauty-sphere for it's great pigmentation, texture as well as wallet friendly price tag (In Japan. If you are purchasing it in most other places, chances are you will be ripped off, like I was).
I was recently on a hunt for these blushers because I wanted to review more Asian beauty products in addition to the seasonal luxury brands makeup releases that I tend to do most of. So I went out for a beauty product shopping spree & got a few things that I thought might be of interest to you guys. Needless to say I bought a ton of blushers.
From what I know, 13 colours were released in the original (cream) formula but quite a few got discontinued. The Canmake Cream Cheek in the Clear formula is a relatively new release to the line with 4 colours in the series:
- CL01 Clear Red Heart
- CL02 Clear Love Song
- CL03 Clear Sunset (not listed on official site, I believe this one is limited edition)
- CL04 Clear Pink Joy
Here's the full shade range listed on Canmake's website for your reference:
Even if it's more expensive, do I think it's worth the money? YES!!! It is that great.
The packaging: a small, simple clear plastic compact that is very light, with no mirror and a click in closure. The compact itself is rather small; about the diameter of a MAC mineralize eyeshadow. I am not sure how much product is actually in the pan because it doesn't say on the packaging nor on the website.
Swatches (left is a single heavy swipe and right is what it looks like blended). From left: CL01 Clear Red Heart (cherry red) & CL02 Clear Love Song (medium pink).
Swatches (left is a single heavy swipe and right is what it looks like blended). From left: CL03 Clear Sunset LE (reddish coral) & CL04 Clear Pink Joy (pink with a fuchsia tinge)
The Canmake Cream Cheek is a multi purpose product that can be used on the cheeks and lips. According to the product description, the Canmake Cream Cheek has a gel texture that becomes dry after application. It contains emollient ingredients enclosed in a stretchy gel that prevents the skin from losing moisture as well as improve adherence to the skin. Also, it can be used over powder or cream foundation (source).
I think that these Canmake Cream Cheek has an amazing texture that is very smooth and buttery to the touch. It applies and blends very well on the skin and I have in fact tried using it over powdered skin and powder foundation and it blends out well without caking up the powder underneath. Once you blend the product out, it dries down almost instantaneously to a powdery finish. The shimmer-free texture also means that it will not emphasize large pores or uneven skin texture.
The colour payoff of the Canmake Cream Cheeks is amazing! You can apply a thin, sheer layer for that natural flushed cheeks or you can build up the colour for an intense blush look.
The lasting power is quite good. I typically notice slight fading after 5 and a half- 6 hours but I have worn it for around 8 hours and there were still visible colour on my cheeks.
On the lips, these Canmake Cream Cheek in the clear formula works more like a lip tint as opposed to an opaque creamy finish. They are a tiny bit drying on their own, so I have to layer a lip balm underneath or apply a gloss on top or it'll feel a bit uncomfortable. I find that this product fades quite quickly on the lips, barely lasting 2 hours. Also, if you eat/drink, it will most definitely rub off.
All in all, I really like the Canmake Cream Cheek in the Clear formula (as a blush). I think that even for the higher price that I paid, the quality really made up for it. I have been favouring the no makeup makeup look and light makeup look lately so I have been using these blushers a lot because it looks really natural on the skin. I also have been dabbing some in the middle of my lips then topping it with lipbalm for an effortless, healthy tint.
Cheeks & Lips: Canmake Cream Cheek in CL01 Clear Red Heart.
Cheeks & Lips: Canmake Cream Cheek in CL02 Clear Love Song.
Cheeks and lips: Canmake Cream Cheek in CL03 Clear Sunset.
Cheeks: Canmake Cream Cheek in CL04 Clear Pink Joy.
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