When I started blogging, I was surprised to find out that Canmake was very popular in the beauty blogger world. Canmake is a beauty brand in Japan, which has a lower price than most other drugstore brands. I consider the brand to be hit or miss, but many of their products have been extremely popular online. For example, the Canmake Melty Nudy Lip swatch post was the most popular post on my blog for nearly 2 years!
When I went back to Japan last time, I desperately needed to buy a new mascara. Considering how popular it was in the beauty blog community, I decided to pick up the Canmake Gokubuto mascara. According to the Canmake website, it is their 2nd most popular product.
What it does: (from the Canmake website)
Apply in layers for ultra-thick lashes! Achieve fluttery lashes! The super-volumizing and curling mascara is here! Film-type formulation that washes off with warm water☆
note: “Gokubuto” means “ultra fat”, referring to the volumizing effect of the mascara
Price: 630 JPY (around $6) The website says 600 JPY, but all products in Japan will be charged a 5% tax. Most products in Japan are required to show the price inclusive of tax.
Where to purchase: this and other Canmake products are available in most drugstores in Japan, as well as supermarkets and other discount stores
- The brush is thin, making it easy to use
- This mascara smudged easily. The claim says it comes off with warm water. It also came off with sweat!
- I do not consider this to be a film-type formula. “Film” mascaras, such as the Dejavu mascaras, typically slide off of my lashes in clumps when I apply makeup remover. This mascara felt the same as “normal” mascaras
- This was an extremely wet mascara, sticking my lashes together until I felt like I had only 6 lashes left!