Canmake Jelly Stick Gloss is a fairly new release from fall 2014, I like their cheek products in general so I decided to dabble into their lip collection. It didn't hurt since they are generally around 6-7 bucks a piece (that is, if you buy them in Hong Kong or Japan...Otherwise it's hiked up to 10-15 dollars).
For something in this price range, the package is beautifully done with Greek pillar base, a tube with pink daisy print (kind of like Paul & Joe meets Jill Stuart) and a lid with golden shimmer dusted allover. The label for Canmake is at the bottom of the lid, which provides a nice balance of...design elements? As with any good lipstick tube, you get a little click as you close the lid.
Being my usual boring self, I picked up shade 02 Pure Strawberry, a slightly warm (tomatoe-y) red with very fine golden dust allover. The lipstick looks very much like a jelly stick and Canmake recommends only twisting 1-2mm out at a time, so you don't end up squishing it.
Wrist swatch (my skin was very dry). The formula is scent-free, glossy and comfortable (it seems moisturizing but not in a super pumping way). The color is sheer but more than noticeable. It has a brightening effect that doesn't clash even on bare face.
Canmake Pure Strawberry on a regular day. The red sinks into the lines a bit but at least the formula didn't further dry things out.
Pure Strawberry on a good lips day that's relatively free of lines (yesterday, so I swatched the afternoon away). Overall: It's a great little sheer lip tint for the price and the formula is relatively unique (the next closest thing would be Nivea's strawberry lip balm but Canmake is glossier and has more refined shimmer and much better packaging). I would probably not repurchase mainly because of the hiked up price from e-tailers, but now I am definitely excited to try more of their lippies.