review : Canmake Cheek&Cheek in Orange Bouquet

January 28, 2014

Ever since my favorite Etude House blush decided to break into pieces and I was forced to throw it out, I have been on the hunt for the perfect orange blush. I wanted to buy the same one from Etude, but for some reason I couldn't find it anywhere. Luckily, I received this cute orange blush from Canmake last year.

Compared to my Etude House Corset Color blush, the Canmake Cheek&Cheek line is matte and has no shimmer in it. This one, Orange Bouquet, has two shades of orange. The shade on the left is a peach shade, while the one on the right is more coral. The thing to do, I think, is to mix the two colors to get a nice gradation when you apply, but I personally prefer to use just the latter. Both colors are pretty pigmented, and a little goes a long way. The brush that comes with it is a bit hard to use, so I usually use a different brush for it. The main issue I have with it is that it is a bit chalky. I've always used and preferred shimmery blushers, so I don't really know. Whenever I mix the two shades, I tend to have trouble with blending; color seems to just sit on top of your skin. Once it's blended out though, the color is really pretty.

Sadly, this blush didn't quite do it for me. I do use it from time to time though. If only it were easier to use, I'd use it everyday. My current blush is also from Canmake, Cheek Gradation in Peach Pink. I like it more than this one, but it hasn't quite reached -favorite blush- status yet. I'm planning on buying another blush from Canmake soon, hopefully I'll like it more than the ones I have.