Because I frequent sites that allow me to interact with other makeup addicts, my awareness about makeup and makeup brands have thoroughly expanded in the last two years. Now, I know that Shu Uemura is more expensive than Revlon or Loreal. The average person would not have known that. In fact, where I live, nobody would appreciate MAC as much as the drugstore brands I have previously mentioned.
I also learned from these online sojourns that Japan makes some of the best cosmetics in the world. That seems very believable to me since I know how Japanese people are sticklers of perfection. I now understand why many girls became obsessed with Japanese makeup brands, even the drugstore ones. Among the more popular of which would be Canmake. Fortunately for me, I was able to try two of their products, the Cheek Gradation Blush and the Cream Blush (will review soon).
The Cheek Gradation Blush I have is 01 – Pink Stripes. As you can see in the pic, it includes four strips of blush shades in quilted design in a clear plastic casing. From top to bottom: Dusty Rose, Muted Hot Pink, Bubblegum Pink and a Highlighter with pinkish hints. I’d say this is a good buy since it would be just like having four attractive blush shades. My favourite would have to be bubblegum pink. It looks frosty on pictures but it is not so once applied on the cheeks.
These blushes are sheer. For someone like me who has gotten used to pigmented shades, I apply several layers to achieve the usual effect. Despite that, it looks very natural. I like it since it’s a blush that would be very difficult to overdo. I also notice that this does not oxidize on my skin.
These are not locally available though but some Multiply stores might carry this in their product line-up on pre-order basis. According to Babyjap, this is sold at Php 750.00 through WeHaveIt43. Moreover, this might suit those with fairer complexion though as its sheerness might be a challenge for morenas to apply. Even as I like this, I like the cream blush better as I find it prettier on me. Also, this does not show up much on my cheeks lately since I have gotten dark due to recent beach outings.