I’ve never really been much of a cream blush fan to be honest. I may have really liked the Max Factor cream blush but I soon fell by the way side again because its finicky! To get the best application from it, I had to use a brush and I always take a deep breath, say a quick prayer it won’t go wrong, and then dab it on my cheeks. On good days, its a lovely flush. On bad days, its “OMG Did someone slap you?”
So when I tell you that I have found my HG cream blush, just believe it because I’ve been around the block and back and I’m happy to stick with this one!
Its the Canmake Cream Cheek Blush. Tada! A small wonder that fits in the slimmest of jeans pockets and applies like a dream. Actually, I have no idea why you’d want to slip it into your jeans pocket, but you could if you wanted 😛 Its very slim and very compact. I picked this one up from Sasa at about RM39.90? I forget 😛 The colour is #7 Coral Orange.
They’re kidding right? Where’s the coral… or come to think of it, orange in that pink confection?! 😯
See what I mean? Where’s the coral or the orange? I see pink… and lots of it.
The lovely thing about the Canmake Cream Cheek blushes is that I swiped nearly every one available at the counter and it all applied sheer, but fairly pigmented so you can layer them quite prettily. The colour shows up as just a hint of flush on the cheeks.
The cream texture is lovely and soft yet very emollient, and although you don’t see it, it does contain shimmer once applied on the skin. Its not super glittery, but it is there so if you don’t like shimmer in your blush, you may not like this one. Me? I’m all for shimmer! Yay! 😛
Canmake Cream Cheek blush #7 Coral Orange swatch – where’s the coral and orange?! Left: Swatched heavily Right: Blended
The swatch on the back of my hand may look a little scary when swatched heavily. This is with just one swipe by the way, so it is fairly pigmented. It does have a silicone feel to it – you know that dry-gel sort of feel? It does not feel sticky nor runny nor does it turn oily. It does feel like silicone, so I do think it is chockfull of the stuff so if you are sensitive to silicone, you may have to beware.
However, it does blend very easily into a lovely flush and best of all, it applies very very easily with fingers! I usually just tap my 3rd and 4th fingers on the surface of the blush to pick up colour, and then smile and tap it on the apples of my cheeks and the gently blend. It does not adhere to the skin so mistakes are minimized and because it sheers out, you can easily layer on for more colour, or apply a powder blush to enhance the colour further.
Looking slightly demented and also featuring: Smashbox Softbox palette on eyes – Flirt, Truffle, Stone, Shu Uemura Hard Pencil 9 brow pencil Seal Brown, Bourjois Healthy Mix Gel Foundation #51 Light Vanilla and Shiseido Shimmering Rouge RD406 Desire
I also wore this blush when I showed you the Sleek Oh So Special palette. So here is the picture again with slightly different lighting so you get an idea.
I’m still not seeing the coral nor orange to be honest 😛
In both pictures I layered it on a little to get the colour to show for the camera but even then, in person, its not very bright at all. It gives a glow from under the skin which is very natural. I love how it looks because it gives a “I’m blushing… wait, I’m not… or maybe I am” look. Very adorable.
I read somewhere that #7 Coral Orange may be a limited edition colour, but I’m not sure about that. There are quite a few colors available though, and I might pick up one or two more the next time I see them go on sale. I’m thinking of trying an orange or perhaps a bright pink.
One more thing – I’m not sure how this performs on oily skin. I don’t have oily skin and the longevity isn’t exactly wonderful I will admit. It takes me to the evening, just. But if I wanted it to last longer, I’d apply a powder blush over it. Or seeing its so slim, you could just as easily tote it in your handbag and top it up by the end of the day. Its perfect that way 🙂
In a nutshell
A lovely cream blush that does not stain fingers, applies easily with fingers and isn’t sticky. It blends into a powdery finish and has fair pigmentation. Once sheered out, it can be layered for more colour intensity. Colour is subtle but visible as a glow on the skin. There is shimmer and it possibly contains silicones based on the texture, but it is my favourite cream blush to date!
Pros: Affordable, Slim and compact packaging, Simple packaging allows you to see the colour immediately, Applies very smoothly and easily on the skin, Contains slight shimmer, Sheer but buildable colour makes it less prone to mistakes
Cons: Silicone texture may not be suitable for everyone, Shimmer may not be suitable for everyone, Strange name for the colour
Does any one own this product or this colour? Do you have a colour you love that you think I should try? I am seriously in love with this cream blush that I use it everyday and I swear I’m about to hit pan at some point! It does not feel like there’s a lot of product, but there’s enough.
Now, when’s the sale at Sasa again? I’d brave the scary Sasa SAs to pick up more shades 😉 If you have tried this, share your thoughts on it yeah? 😉
Canmake Cream Cheek blush retails at about RM39.90 each I think at Sasa stores, and comes in a variety of shades.
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such lovely pink, from the picture, i can imagine how smooth and silky the application is.
Very soft and very smooth! It really surprised me.
Wow! that pigmented??? I love it! I love your final pix! Seems like a posing from magazine! YOu look HAWT PB!!! 🙂
hehe… thank you Nikki! It was me at one of my best 😛
I love the color, heh heh. Might just pick it up for the price. Looking lovely as ever, PB!!
Thanks Hanny 🙂 Its inexpensive and works well so there’s a lot to love about it. Hope you’re alright with the shimmer though.
i luv the color too! but i’m a little bit confused with cream blushes, when you applied the cream blush after liquid foundation and you do need to blend it right… would you smear your foundation too??
Yes, that will happen unfortunately which is the reason I don’t use cream blushes a lot. However, I found that blushes with a more silicone feel like this one don’t smear the foundation so much. Another one that doesn’t smear my foundation is theBalm Stainiac which is gorgeous as well. Another way to avoid the foundation smearing is to apply cream blush first, then foundation but you may have to apply more to get it to show up under the foundation and it only works for sheer foundation.
oooh pretty! this one i heard a lot of raves, and the name does sound funny for something that’s not coral nor orange!
Yup! I didn’t believe the name, but that’s what they call it so I have to go with it. Japanese have a strange notion for colours 😛
For your fair complexion, I’d recommend Bobbi Browns Calypso Coral. It’s bright coral but very pretty on 😉 I also like their Pale Pink. Should look very pretty on you! If u tried it, let me know what u think will ya?
Thanks for the recommendation Lily. I haven’t tried the Bobbi Brown shades you mention but I do have a Shimmer Blush in Coral Pink that is super pretty. I’ll probably get round to sharing my thoughts on it at some point in my lifetime 😛
Yes please do! Their pot rouge come in very pretty colours! Can’t wait for your review…
Eh oh wait. Calypso Coral is a cream blush? The shimmer one I mentioned is the powder one – I always found Bobbi Brown cream stuff to erm… creamy 😛
It looks so pretty on you….
Thanks Cynthia 🙂 Its a very pretty blush and I’m sure will look pretty on you too!
Eeek such a gorgeous gorgeous color on you! Maybe it’s time to check canmake blushes out.
Yes do! They aren’t super pricey but you do have to brave the Sasa SAs to get to them LOL! 😀
This is really beautiful blended out. Pity it’s not easy to buy Canmake in Oz
That’s a pity indeed Ling 🙁 Lemme know if you want a Canmake fix tho 😉
Guess what? I only just put down an order for the exact same shade last Wednesday! The swatches I found online were really sheer though so I’m quite happy to hear it’s not that sheer after all! It’s such a pretty pink, isn’t it? 😉
Oh yay! Now that I’ve realised we have the same foundation shade, I think you’re going to love this one 😀 It can be sheered out or layered to the intensity you want and it really gives a very pretty flush of blush!
Foong Jin says
It looks great! Very natural! Too bad about the silicones, so I’ll just have to settle for casting envious looks on your sweetly blushing cheeks 🙁
Oh dear! I’m not 100% sure if its chockfull of silicones, but it has that slip so I’m guessing it is. Pity you can’t wear it 🙁
I’m confused about the name too but that shade still looks beautiful and pigmented. Love it!
Its gorgeous right? I love it too! 😀
I’ve seen these around for a while and they look really cute! I’m surprised they wear so well. And you look so sweet and pretty in both pics. Oh, I can wear blush again because my cheeks are not as red as before. So, yay!
Yep. They’ve been around a while and yay for being able to wear blush again! 😀
I am still loving your eyebrows 🙂
And that’s a reminder to write about that darned pencil soon! 😀 Thanks for the reminder 😉
BTW why does silicone may not be suitable for everyone?
Some people are allergic to silicone in products as it breaks them out easily. Here’s a post on whether silicone is good or bad that you might find useful 😉
Jamilla Camel says
I think this has to be my fave cream blush – I’ve got No. 5. I really like your look today!
Thank you Jamilla! I’m so glad that you too like this one and I’m going to check out #5 soon 😀
hahahaha slightly demented. and wud lifted my bag, taken my keys and gone straight out the door to get this if my best friends hadnt bought me the DIor blush in 533 passion fruit, which you SHOULD try on your skin, as it is the most beautiful blush color i have ever seen on mine!
btw, so MUST get that sleek palette, because i still LURVE that look on you most of all!
Passionfruit sounds pretty! I’ll be sure to check it out 😀 And yes yes, get that Sleek palette. Its very wearable.
Oh, I have this in #01, which is a bit more coral. Surprisingly, I like it.
Shall get a pink one, too!
Oh yay! Another fan 😀 I will try to check out some of the more coral and orange shades too for variety
I’ve got the exact same blush and it’s not such a winner on me *that’s life* Color seems a little too bright. I usually mix it with a Diorshow lilac highlighter to tone it down. But I might get this in a lighter shade. Bought it during a Sasa sale – there were only 2 shades left then.
Anyway, cheers! 🙂
Oh boo! 🙁 Sorry to hear the colour didn’t work for you. Did you try using just very little patted into the skin? I find if I swipe it too heavily then it can give a splotch of colour but if you pat on the surface of the blush and then pat on your skin, its much sheerer and more subtle 🙂
Bun Bun Makeup Tips says
Nice color! I think I might go pick it up at Watsons! Thanks for the review =)
You’re welcome and I hope you pick up a pretty colour too!