Review: Canmake Color Stick Concealer – cheap and very popular!

This is a review for the Canmake Color Stick Concealer. This concealer is pretty popular in Japan, and is consistently in the top favorites lists in several magazines. This concealer comes in several different colors, including white for highlighting.

I have this in 02 Natural Beige.

What it does: (from canmake.com)
This is not only a concealer that will cover flaws in your complexion; it is a multi-purpose cosmetic stick in a range of colors that can be used to cheeks and as highlighters to provide luster, translucence and definition. Moderately hard, it clings tightly to your skin and can be spread thinly over your face for a natural-looking complexion that looks even more beautiful than bare skin. 
Apply directly with the stick or apply to your fingers and spread thinly over areas that have flaws or that you want to look more attractive. This product is considerably more effective if applied thinly and then reapplied with a patting motion.

Price: 609 JPY, about $8 USD.
The Canmake website lists these as 580 JPY, but the price does not include the country-wide tax of 5%.  This price may seem very high if you are used to American drugstore products, but it is in fact extremely cheap compared to most Japanese drugstore products.

Pros:

  • very affordable 
  • creamy and easy to blend 
  • light to medium coverage 

Cons:

  • this concealer does not have enough coverage for me 
  • this concealer must be set with a powder or it will transfer easily 
  • I would not recommend this for concealing blemishes since it is quite oily. 

Would I repurchase? No. This concealer just doesn’t have enough coverage for me. I can make it work by setting it with a powder foundation, but that is just too much work for me.

After trying this concealer, I’m surprised that it is so popular in Japan. I think there are several drugstore brand concealers that are better than this one!

Hope you enjoyed this review!
xoxo, K

4 Thoughts on “Review: Canmake Color Stick Concealer – cheap and very popular!

  1. Jamilla on January 16, 2012 at 20:44 said:

    Thanks for the review! I love Canmake’s blushes, though!

  2. thanks for your honest opinion. ;)
    i’ve heard so many things about this, practically i feel i have used this myself. lol.
    it looks sure easy to carry around, though. :)

  3. Wow! canmake is really popular in japan indeed! their blushes are quite pigmented and pretty but too bad their concealer didn’t turn out to be that great…thanks for the review..

  4. Thank you for the review! For the most part, I like Canmake products as they are quite inexpensive but have good quality.

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