Review: Canmake Marshmallow Finish Powder SPF26 PA++ in Matte Beige Ochre, Finishes Smooth and Matte Yet To Keep My Skin Oiliness At Bay

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.

Canmake Marshmallow Finish Powder SPF26 PA++  in Medium Beige

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

Moisturizing agents

  • Aloe vera leaf extract, rosemary extract, chamomile extract, lemon extract

Toning agents

  • Horse chestnut extract, perilla (shiso) leaf extract

Emollient agents

  • 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 Marshmallow Finish Powder SPF26 PA++  in Medium Beige Packaging

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.

Canmake Marshmallow Finish Powder SPF26 PA++  in Medium Beige Open Compact

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.

Canmake Marshmallow Finish Powder SPF26 PA++  in Medium Beige Close Up

A closer look to the compact foundation, it is powdery smooth. From the look of it, the powder texture looks finely made.

Canmake Marshmallow Finish Powder SPF26 PA++  in Medium Beige Swatch

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.

Canmake Marshmallow Finish Powder SPF26 PA++  in Matte Beige Ochre Before & After

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.

Above all…

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

PROs:

  • Medium coverage
  • Conceals enlarged pores
  • Evens out skin tone
  • Lightweight and leaves skin smooth
  • Matte finish

CONs:

  • Insufficient oil controlling properties
  • Low lasting power
  • Transferable

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,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Canmake Brown Eye Liner, Impressive Smudge-Proof Power

Japanese brand eye liners are quite a winner, very known for their fine applicators, build-ability, smudge-proof or water-proof. This time round, I’m trying this eye liner from Canmake and I have not been using Canmake make-up for a while now. I remember my first purchase was their brow powder and I love it so much.

Canmake Brown Eyeliner Review 2

‘An exquisite brown eyeliner that makes impression of your eyes soft. Achieve the angelic Eurasian look you’ve always yearned for

♥ Contains 10 types of beautifying ingredient to care for your eyelids while making your eyes look more stunning

♥ Waterproof

♥The secret of the color that uses the power of illusion
The exquisite balance of sweet red and bitter brown creates an angelic Eurasian look!!!
● This thoroughly sweet, yet glamorous reddish-brown makes your pupils look larger, enhancing your beauty in the blink of an eye! For a nonchalantly pretty, soft and natural look that loses none of its impact Make-up that will win you an array of compliments♥

♥The secret of the look good, feel great formulation♥
● Multi-proof formulation that stands up to sweat, tears, water, rubbing and running
● For long-lasting lines that will keep you looking pretty ♥
● Although it won’t run or wear off, the film-type formulation can be easily washed off with warm water.Gentleness that won’t place a burden on your eyelids♥
● Kind to your eyelids and eyelashes! Contains 10 types of beautifying ingredient (moisturizing ingredients)♥
Panthenol, hyaluronic acid, chamomile flower extract, aloe vera leaf extract, perilla leaf extract, rosemary extract, grapefruit seed extract, lemon extract, witch-hazel extract, hydrolyzed conchiolin.

♥The secret of the perfect line♥
● Felt-tip format makes it easy to draw a line without your hand shaking.
Fine lines or bold lines – even novices will find it simple to create a versatile range of effects!!!’ – Canmake

Canmake Brown Eyeliner Review - Felt Tip & Swatch

This is a pen type liquid eye liner and this is in the shade called Sweet Angelic Brown. The brown shade has red undertone and this eye liner only comes in this shade, no other shades. It comes with a felt tip applicator which can be drawn thick or thin lines.

Canmake Brown Eyeliner Review - Application

It can be applied easily and the shade is buildable. To draw a fine line is possible but challenging because of the stiff felt tip applicator and when the line is drawn fine it look way too natural. I usually prefer to draw my eye liner as thick as this. After having this eye liner on, it definitely soften and warms up the look.

Canmake Brown Eyeliner Review - Lasting Power

I have this on for approximately 9 hours to test the lasting power of this eye liner and I’m impressed!

  • 9:47AM – I freshly applied the eye liner, very pigmented and neat application.
  • 2:52PM – Mid day update, the eye liner seems as good as I freshly applied them.
  • 6:33PM – It didn’t smudge a tinge bit at all and didn’t fade.

Verdict?

I freaking love this eye liner for its staying power and I wish that it comes in black. Brown is more of creating natural eye makeup look. This eye liner can be removed easily even with just baby wipes. The only thing that I didn’t like about it is the felt tip is slightly too stiff for my liking. I believe this eye liner could stay on longer for more than 9 hours.

Price: TBC

Weight: n/a

Availability: Sasa, Parkson and other major departmental stores.

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PROs:

  • Pigmented and buildable
  • Smudge-proof for 9 hours
  • No fading for 9 hours
  • Easy removal

CONs:

  • Stiff felt tip applicator
  • Doesn’t come in black shade

My Rating: 4.7/5

 

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This eye liner has been provided by Canmake Malaysia in conjunction to their showcase of Spring 2013 Makeup Trend @ International Beauty Expo , kindly refer disclaimer.

Canmake Spring 2013 Make-Up Trend @ International Beauty Expo

Canmake shared with us with their latest Spring 2013 Makeup Trend at the International Beauty Expo held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Center last Sunday. If you haven’t know about Canmake, they are a Japanese make-up brand started in 1985 adapting consistent concept of cute, high quality with reasonable price. They began to diversify into Asian market in 1998 and they are now available in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Korea, Thailand, Myanmar and Russia.

Canmake Spring 2013 Trend @ International Beauty Expo

Representative from Canmake Japan was actually around to conduct the session. It was hosted by Ms Kaori Anzai, (Overseas Sales Manager), Make-up Artist was Ms Toshimo Itabashi (Chief Beauty Advisor) and Assistant was Ms Yuko Fujime (Oversea Sales).

Canmake Spring 2013 Trend @ International Beauty Expo 2

Ms Anzai shared that this year for Spring 2013 is to achieve lighter brow colour, glitters on the lower lashes which they call it Kira Kira (キラキラ) with pink and neutral eye shadows on eyelid. Also, orange lips is coming back to trend but maintaining that cute make-up styles. There are two looks to share in achieving the trends mention demonstrated by Ms Itabashi.

Canmake Spring 2013 Trend @ International Beauty Expo  - Sweet Taste

Sweet Taste

Creating that cute innocent sweet look, pink eye shadows were used and brighten the eyes on the lower lash line with Kira Kira. Everything got to be pink including the blusher and lips, brows are are softer with lighter color using brow mascara.

Canmake Spring 2013 Trend @ International Beauty Expo - Natural Taste

Natural Taste

This is more of a neutral look where colors of the eyeshadows used are champagne, white, gold and brown. The blusher and lip colors are more orange tones. Not to be missed to bring Kira Kira on the lower lashes line. In between of the make-up demonstration, there are a few make-ups circulating around for us to try.

Canmake Spring 2013 Trend @ International Beauty Expo - Smooth Skin Primer

Canmake Smooth Skin Primer

This is an upcoming product, a primer to be applied before your makeup.  It helps to reduce the appearance of pores with matte finish. The texture is light and thick cream, once blended, it finishes off smooth and velvety. This is very interesting and I’m very into matte finishing product especially when I have combination skin.

Canmake Spring 2013 Trend @ International Beauty Expo - Smooth Liquid Foundation

Canmake Smooth Liquid Foundation

When Ms Itabashi used this foundation during the make-up demo, the foundation looked pretty sheer until I swatch it myself. It comes in a pump bottle, the texture is light but the coverage is medium to full. I’m not sure if this will be suitable for combination to oily skin. This foundation is also an upcoming product for Canmake in Malaysia.

Canmake Spring 2013 Trend @ International Beauty Expo - Perfect Brown Eyes & Swatch

Canmake Perfect Brown Eyes

This quad palette was used on the Natural Taste make-up, the eye shadow is very sheer as you can see from the swatch. Its shimmery with glitter and this quad also comes with an applicator.

Canmake Spring 2013 Trend @ International Beauty Expo - Brown Eyeliner

Canmake Brown Eyeliner

I always love Japanese eye liners because they are so easy to use. Both make-up demonstrated is on the softer look hence using this eye liner. This is a felt tip eye liner and its only available in brown.

If you’re into Japanese innocent and cute make-up, do check out on Canmake products. They are available in Sasa throughout Malaysia and if you like to keep yourself updated with the latest news from Canmake Malaysia, please give them a like for their Facebook below!