Canmake is a drugstore/high street (whatever you want to call it) level cosmetic brand from Japan. Think Collection 2000. But much, much better and more innovative for the price!
I purchased this eyeshadow base, because I am a sucker for primers of any kind.
A creamy eyeshadow base enhances colour payoff and prevents unsightly creases for eye makeup that stays vibrant and fresh even well into the night.
Moist formula quickly turns to powder after blending on lid, improving eyeshadow adhesion for longer lasting colour that stays put regardless of sweat and extreme humidity. Pat and blend on lid before applying eyeshadow.
The texture is really interesting. What this primer has is a slightly oily, hydrating texture which is odd – it looks like it’s going to be thick and dry and it isn’t:
The added benefit of this primer is that it works as a concealer too – this means it will cover up redness, fine hairs and veins. It spreads nicely, it blends in nicely and leaves a really lovely, even base.
Without a doubt this product improves colour pay off and because I like to apply the shadow quickly on top, it really seems to adhere (I like slightly oily primers because of this).
It leaves a bit of a pale cast on my skin – makes no difference to me because I go over it with eyeshadow or I can just use it on the lid only. If you are dark skinned you may not like the pale cast it leaves on the skin.
Basically if you can get this at retail price, then it’s a good primer (I paid about £9 for this and that is seriously marked up). It improves colour pay off, it improves durability quite a lot but it doesn’t leave you crease free for the WHOLE DAY. More like half a day.
I still like it more than UDPP though – I think that’s a bit old school now – so I would recommend this but I’m not saying it’s the best primer I’ve ever used. I bought this from eBay.