It definitely felt incomplete if I don’t use any foundation powder after my BB cream or liquid foundation especially when I could get oily easily on my t-zone area. Nevertheless, face powder is very important to me. I look through my drawers and discovered Canmake Marshmallow Finish Powder SPF26 PA++ in Matte Beige Ochre. I have almost forgotten about this foundation and left it unopened for a year since that I have received it. Finally, I have decided to use it for more than a month ago and to my surprise that it has hit the pan.
Create a sweet-looking face that’s as soft and light ♡ as a marshmallow
- A delicate powder that combines the smoothness of silk and the softness of a marshmallow ♡
Additive-free mineral formulation that’s kind to your skin and can be removed with ordinary facial wash
- Kind to your skin – contains 72% mineral ingredients.
- No need to use special cleansers when removing your make-up – ordinary facial wash is fine!
- Free from surfactants, tar-based pigments, alcohol and fragrance.
Formulation that prevents make-up wearing off due to shininess, dullness or dryness
- Contains shine-preventing powder. This absorbs sebum, preventing shininess, stickiness and make-up fade.
Contains 10 beautifying agents to prevent skin becoming dry and rough
- Aloe vera leaf extract, rosemary extract, chamomile extract, lemon extract
- Horse chestnut extract, perilla (shiso) leaf extract
- Squalane, olive oil, jojoba oil, grape seed oil
Contains concealing powder that makes pores and unevenness in skin texture much less noticeable
- The two different-sized types of spherical powder particles create a light-scattering effect, making it hard to notice areas of concern, such as pores and unevenness of skin texture.
Canmake’s makeup packaging are usually very simple back then and they are now coming forward with fresher look. I’d must say that the designation of this compact is rather classy and feminine which adds so much value to it than the ordinary flat compacts. On the box and the back is where the shade is labelled and there are only two shades available which is MO (Matte Ochre) and MB (Matte Beige Ochre). The one I’m having is MB.
Just like your typical foundation compact, when this is open you’ll get a full size mirror and sponge applicator. I would prefer to use brushes to apply powder over my face, therefore I hardly use most face sponge. The clasp of the compact holds tight to close and I have yet to experience any accidental opened compacts.
A closer look to the compact foundation, it is powdery smooth. From the look of it, the powder texture looks finely made.
Here is the swatch, lightly for the top photo and blended over the skin on the bottom photo. It definitely looks like some decent fine powder but I do think that this has a light pink undertone to it which I doubted if it is going to suit for my skin.
I have been using BB cream most of the time now and that would explain my ghastly look. My face has always been fairer than the rest of my body. To complete the face makeup, I do apply Canmake Marshmallow Finish Powder SPF26 PA++ in Matte Beige Ochre. It does provide medium coverage and evens out my skin tone. To be honest, this shade is a tad bit too fair for me and from the photo, it seems that it matches my skin but in real, it does look slightly pinkish and almost a shade too fair for me.
I love the coverage and the finishing of it where it also conceals my enlarged pores to look smaller. It leaves skin feeling smooth and doesn’t feel heavy at all. However, this foundation could not conceal severe acne and you could witness one that there is one popping above the right side of my lips. It finishes off matte and it could help my skin to hold shine for about an hour or two. I always started to get oily starting from the nose.
This foundation powder does transfer easily as I blot it every few hours and by the end of the day, the foundation powder is almost gone. Approximately 15 – 20% left? Call me lazy because I hardly do touch ups and another reason for not doing it is product hygiene. I definitely do not want to transfer bacteria or dirt from my face into the product. As much as I have shared my opinions on this compact, unknowingly I have already hit the pan. I have been using this foundation almost everyday and I would think that this foundation is better off for those who have normal to combination skin.
Price: MYR 69.90
Availability: Sasa outlet throughout Malaysia
- Medium coverage
- Conceals enlarged pores
- Evens out skin tone
- Lightweight and leaves skin smooth
- Matte finish
- Insufficient oil controlling properties
- Low lasting power
My Rating: 3.8/5
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This foundation was provided as a door gift during Canmake Spring 2013 Makeup Trend @ International Beauty Expo.xoxo,