Blushed, Flushed, Crushed…
It is very common to see powder blush sold around the market but have you ever wondered about a cream blush? Blushers are very popular in the cosmetics industry because I could say that it’s a lady’s essential makeup item. Now, blusher has stepped up their game with cream blush entering the market.
I found out about Canmake Cream Cheek which is very popular in Japan. It has a melting gel type formulation that will blend well into the skin and leave a glowy flushed cheeks. Cream blush is a new trend because it is more easy to control and their long lasting is undeniable.
Canmake Cream Cheek comes with various shades that you can choose. There are ten shades including the latest collection. I picked 05 Sweet Apricot which is from the earliest collection and 19 Cinnamon Milk Tea which is from the latest edition.
As it stated on their official website, it will create a complexion that exudes health from deep within your skin which is like a fountain of happiness. This melting gel type texture will blends well into your skin and ensuring that your complexion stays looking dewy fresh for hours on end. To proven this statement, I would love to give this a try!
It has a surprising texture which from a melting gel type formulation when reacts to warmth of body and becomes dry after application. Isn’t it amazing?! When you feel the texture, it leaves you silky soft texture on your finger. After application, instantly it changes into dry powdery blush which last longer than you think.
It was so easy to blend because it contained masses of emollient agents that are highly compatible to your skin which is squalene of vegetable origin and amino acid based emollients. It is also works in special stretchy gel which it will not only protect your skin from drying, but also it will improve the adhesion of the blushers onto the skin. Hence, it will last long without reapplication.
Some may be afraid if it will not compatible to liquid foundation. Don’t be afraid as it is made to compatible on top of powder foundations and liquid foundations. It will blend well and will not leave any patchy texture.
When I first saw 05 Sweet Apricot, it reminds me of bright peach shade that I always used if I wanted to have flushed cheek like Japanese style. Although it may seem way too bright, but actually it has a very nice shade especially if you are a fair skin. It will give you a very minimal bright peach on your cheek.
As for 19 Cinnamon Milk Tea, the name it self gave me goosebumps. It has a deep brownish with hint of mauve. This shade is suitable for fall season because of minimal tone of brownish that will fit into minimal makeup look. If you are aiming for natural without any eyeshadow, this shade will enhance your minimal look.
Because of their cream type, Canmake Cream Cheek actually can be mixed onto each other. By meaning, if you would like to enhance the shade, you can mix between two or three shades and get your ideal blush. Here, I am mixing Sweet Apricot and Cinnamon Milk Tea.
Isotridecyl isononanoate, Squalane, Dimethicone, Dextrin palmitate, Polyglyceryl-2 triisostearate, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, Vinyl dimethione/methicone silsesquioxane crosspolymr, Sorbitan sesquiisostearate, Dimethicone/Vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, Diisostearyl malate, Silica dimethyl silylate, Tocopherol, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl lauroyl glutamate, Calcium aluminium borosilicate, alc, CI9140, Barium sulfate, CI15850, C45370, Silica, Dimethicone/Methicone copolymer, Titanium dioxide, Mica, Iron oxides.
As much as I love this Cream Cheek, I would rate this nine out of ten. Other than their cute rounded packaging, their formula is the best. I love how it turned from a glossy gel to powdery texture once blended into the skin. There is no need to apply any powders on top of it to make it last longer when it actually does last long!
It is super blendable and I could even just use my fingers to blend it. Although the color appear on the packaging seems too bright, but actually it appears minimal yet visible. Do you know that I also use this Cream Cheek as lip base? Whenever I did my makeup, I would apply this as my base. If I forgot to wear lipstick, well at lease there is stain of Cream Cheek.