Thursday, 21 February 2013

Canmake Cream Cheek CL1, CL3 and CL4 Swatches

A friend in Tokyo very kindly helped me purchase these new spring releases from Canmake, Majolica Majorca, Lavshuca and Visee.

I was delighted to finally be able to try Canmake Cream Cheek CL01 Clear Red Heart, CL03 Clear Sunset and CL04 Clear Pink Joy. CL04 was released in January this year and it is limited edition. The CL shades are translucent gel creams that do not contain any shimmer, unlike the earlier Cream Cheek shades. These nifty little pots boast surprisingly good color payoff and they are super affordable at just 609yen each.

Aside from these, I also own #03, #12 Marshmallow Orange and the Cream Highlighter.

The swatches of the CL shades were two light layers each.

I've only tried CL04 so far and it was instant love. The gel cream melds effortlessly into the skin for a natural tint of color without pooling in the pores or any patchiness. There is also no stickiness at all. CL04 didn't last the whole day on me though, I would say about 4-5 hours max. The swatches are more intense than how I would apply them on my cheeks.

These have a more lightweight texture than the normal Cream Cheeks which are denser and creamier. I think these are a great drugstore alternative to Becca Beach Tints which cost almost three times as much.

CL01 is the vibrant cherry red, CL03 is more coral and CL04 is a sweet rosy pink.

In the swatches of 03 and 12, the micro flecks of shimmer are visible. These are just one layer each.

In the pic below, I'm wearing CL04 and on the lips is Candy Wrap Lip 09 Dark Night Plum.


D. said...

Wow! That dark plum looks dark in the tube but is really pretty!! You are sending me on a hunt again ^.^

Been using CL04 too by the way. Love it! Will post on it soon.

Sara Kye said...

Love how CL 1 looks! Such a lovely shade!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait till you do these reviews!

May said...

hi Haru, saw your previous post on Narita T2 could you advise is M.A.C cheaper @ Narita or changi airport duty free store? Thanks!

Haru said...

hi May,
I'm not familiar with the MAC prices in Narita Airport but I doubt they will be cheaper than Changi Airport.