One of my best beauty finds at the Japanese drugstore have been the Canmake Cream Cheek blushers. Canmake is a local brand that offers really good quality products at a very affordable price.
Price : JPY 580 (Rs 350)
The blushes come in a very sleek and compact transparent packaging that makes it excellent for carrying in one’s hand bag. As with all things Japanese, it has a few kawaii touches here and there (stars, bow etc) though I find the packaging slightly cheap looking. But since the formula is top notch, I won’t hold that against it! The texture of the blush is more like a gel cream than a traditional cream. Its nicely pigmented so a little goes a long way. Its easy to blend and you can wear it as sheer or intense as you wish. I wasn’t expecting very good wear time considering the price but it wears really well! On bare skin, I get about 6 hours and with a base underneath (BB cream or foundation), I get a solid 8 hours after which it begins to fade. I like that it has a slight stiffness in texture and isn’t too creamy. It doesn’t feel heavy or greasy on my combination skin.
I saw these in 6-7 shades ranging from baby pinks and peaches (the most popular shades here in Japan) to a full bodied red. What I thought would be most flattering for my skin was CL04 (pictured here) – a vibrant rich pink that adds a beautiful rosy flush to the cheeks. It instantly brightens up and adds life to my face. I wasn’t an everyday blush wearer until I bought this!
Canmake Cream Cheeks are a MUST-HAVE if you have access to this brand. Highly recommended!
Rating : 4.75/5
Worn it HERE with a touch of bronzer –
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