Canmake Cream Cheek in 03 Strawberry Whip Review

May 10, 2012

I've owned this Canmake Cream Cheek for months, bought it as haul for my KL Trip before I commit myself to not buy anything. I've been using it ever since, it's probably the most well-known product of Canmake for those make up junkies. So if you don't own this product, why dont spend a little time reading this blog post to know better about this product? :D

Creates a complexion that exudes health from deep within your skin, like a fountain of happiness. Blends in with your skin as though melting into it, ensuring that your complexion stays looking dewy-fresh for hours on end. Surprising texture! A melting gel-type formulation that becomes dry after application. The melting gel-type texture, which is silky-soft on your fingers, becomes dry from the instant you apply it to your cheeks!

Contains masses of emollient agents that are highly compatible with your skin (squalene of vegetable origin and amino acid-based emollients), enclosed in a special stretchy gel, which not only protects your skin from drying out, but also improves the blusher’s adhesion to your skin, making it longer-lasting. Gel-type formulation for vibrant color that looks just as it does in the container.
Melts into your skin, revising your complexion to make it look as though it has been lit from within, and lasts for hours and hours.

Packaging :

It comes in a transparent round plastic box, which I have to say that it's particularly unappealing and looks cheap. Though the star designs on the front packaging kinda helps it to look a little cuter, but this is not something that I feel extravagant. Although japanese drugstore products tend to look cute, I have to say that Canmake Cream Cheek is lost in packaging

Application :

It's a cream cheek so don't use usual powder brush to apply this product on your cheek. Instead, use a fibre brush. I use Etude House Dual Fibre Brush, usually I swirl the brush on top of the product, and then lightly pat the color on my cheek. I always start with light layer first, then I can always build the intensity of the color afterwards.

But if you don't have Fibre Brush, you can always use your fingers, Just make sure that it's clean! But for hygienic issue, I prefer to use brush. Also I have more natural finish compared to using fingers. The texture is really creamy and easy to blend, I love it!


Colors :

Canmake Cream Cheek comes in 13 different colors and all are so cute *_____*  Unfortunately there are only like 3-4 shades available in SASA Malaysia Counter that I visited, and I asked Sochii and the others which color suits me best, and all of them told me that no 3 looks good on me. But after I try this, I really want to collect all of them!

The color is really pigmented, and buildable! I can create natural looking finish with one layer, and if I want heavier color, I can always top it off with another layer. It's also last long

color image [01] Peach Dream☆

A delicate pink like a fairy. For an innocent look.

color image [02] Cherry Pink☆

A cute pink that will make your cheeks look slightly flushed. For an angelic expression!

color image [03] Strawberry Whip☆

A sweet dolly pink that will give you the cheeks of an innocent baby. For the ultimate girly look.

color image [04] Vitamin Orange☆

A bright orange that will make everyone feel full for vim and vigor. For a lively expression like the sun

color image [05] Sweet Apricot☆

An apricot orange that will give you the impression of a cute, free girl. Increase your impishness?!

color image [06] Nut Cream☆

A caramel brown with a delicate hint of orange that will give you a classy expression. Also good for those with a tanned complexionâ˜

color image [07] Coral Orange☆

A coral orange that will make others want to brush their cheek against yours make you want to touch it You’ll share a little happiness when you smile like a princess ♥

color image [08] Marshmallow Pink☆

A pure pink that will give you warm cheeks which will make him want to protect you. Enslave him with cheeks that he’ll be unable to resist wanting to kiss?!
color image [09] Pinky Rose☆

A juicy pink for a look that’s sweet as candy. Turn your cuteness up to full throttle with captivatingly girlish cheeks!

color image [10] Sweet Orange☆

Sweet reddish orange. Flesh&girly ♥

color image [11] Heavenly Heart☆

Pink color all skin color can use. You can get soft image face as soon as you apply.
color image [13] Love peach☆

Milky peach pink everyone can use ♥ Just look cheek like pearch texture,it makes you warm and comfortable mode


Result :

left = Canmake Cream Cheek in 03 swatch stroke, right = Canmake Cream Cheek in 03 blended

 Canmake Cream Cheek in 03 surprisingly has a little shimmer when it's blended, but it gives a radiant dewy finish instead of too-much-blush look! This is by far my most favorite blush, along with MAC Pink Swoon!

Here's how it looks like in real life =

taken by digicam with natural indoor light, no flash


Where I Got This and Price :

I purchased this at SASA Malaysia, kinda forgot the price but it's around 10 USD. While in Japan itself it's only 580 yen =__= Some online shops in Indonesia sell this for about 17-18USD, And honestly, I do NOT want to purchase Canmake products ! I think although it's a good product, but to pay 2-3 times more than it's original price is ridiculous! So I will suggest you to get recommended seller who offers fair price




Final Opinion :

Pros :

  • Affordable [depends on where you buy them from though]

  • Offers wide colors selection

  • Pigmented

  • Creamy ; Easy to build up

  • Long-lasting

Cons :

  • Cheap packaging

  • Not available in most of countries

I understand why this is a good product and everyone loves it, but again, I will only buy this with a fair price. I saw a seller on ebay sell this product for almost 20USD and I was like, crazy! I can buy better cream blushes or other high-end blush with that money!

The reasons why this product is popular besides it's great consistency and variety of colors, it's also because of the price's factor. So if it's become pricey, I will think twice to purchase it, got my point?

I really want to collect more of them in the future, I'm interested in 06 Nut Cream, 10 Sweet Orange, and 13 Love Peach!

How about you? Have you ever tried this product too before? :D

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