Thursday, April 23, 2015

Canmake Jelly Stick Gloss Pure Strawberry

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. 

10 comments:

  1. Ooohh interesting! I might have to try one ^.^

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    1. These gets used up very quickly so you might like them for that(I used it three times and 1/5of the tube is gone!)no commitment needed!

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  2. It looks so pretty on you!
    Although it isn't a repurchase material for you, I'd love to try this as well as the cheek tint! (On my way to eBay) ;)

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    1. Definitely try the cream cheek clear(the regular one with shimmer are nice as well but they feel more cone-y) canmake to me has same quality as Japanese drugstore brand twice its price so a little hike doesn't hurt as much.

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  3. It looks amazing on you! I love these sheer jelly finish lippies from Japanese and Korean brands.

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    1. I think so far I still prefer American brands for lippies, Japanese ones are usually too tame and Korean ones seems way too cutie pie...their formulations seem superior though.

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  4. it looks lovely !!
    which website did you use to buy these ?

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    1. My cousin just bought them in hongkong but I have gotten a cream cheek from alphabeautyUK on eBay(with some markup but nothing crazy), it usually takes a week for the package to arrive.

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  5. thank you! I am going to have to try buying something from alphabeautyuk!!!
    thank you for tour reviews ! I have mostly been a lurker on your blog , and I like sheer lip colors like you do too ! thats why I keep coming back to your blog ! this lippy though compelled me to comment !

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    1. Have fun shopping there, I like that ebay store because they carry things that are not available at Adambeauty and there are bunch of random things like sanrio bowls and cute umbrella to distract you.

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