Saturday, October 16, 2010

Review: Canmake Maxi Volume Rouge

Sorry that I've been a way for a few days but I got tied up with a last minute, rush job for work. This meant working both at my office and at home but I managed to finish everything up with time to spare.

Recently I did a trade with thesungirl of The Sungirl Says. Please check out her blog as she blogs about an interesting array of things, including beauty and events in Japan. We both had items that we each wanted and figured out comparable values and agreed on the trade. She also included some extra goodies and was far more generous than she needed to be. I had to share one of the goodies that she sent. In a recent post, she wrote about visiting Tokyo Disney Sea. I'm assuming that she picked up this goodie there because it is Tokyo Disney Resort Halloween 2010 bag of marshmallows.

I have noticed that there are different character types of marshmallow candy in the stores locally like Hello Kitty, for one. The marshmallow looks like the regular puff marshmallow except that it's flat--like it was smashed down.

Anyway, since I didn't really read the packaging thoroughly (or as thoroughly as my limited Japanese allows me to) I was surprised when I ate it that it had a chocolate cream center! When I looked at the package more carefully, I did see that it mentions that there's chocolate in it.

This is seriously THE BEST marshmallow that I have ever had!

On to the review...

One of the items that I had requested was Canmake's Maxi Volume Rouge.  

It comes in an all silver tube, nothing fancy about it. I got it in 02 Pink Berry, which is sort of a bright pink color. The color goes on sheer so I needed to layer it on a couple of times but the color did seem to intensify a bit after it sat on my lip for a while. It goes on very smoothly and is quite moisturizing for me. It's not sticky at all, just feels moisturizing. The color lasted for several hours until I ate something. The moisturizing effect did seem to diminish over time too but didn't completely disappear. There is no scent or taste to it. (I tested this on lips with no lipbalm on because I wanted to see how it well it lasts and moisturizes without the lipbalm. In my pictures below though, I am using a lipbalm.)

Lips prepped with clear lipbalm only

Wearing 02 Pink Berry

Overall, I think that this is a nice lipstick for a Japanese drugstore brand. I would definitely consider repurchasing it again.

Thank you thesungirl for a wonderful trade! I've been truly blessed to have "met" so many wonderful people in the beauty blogging community.



thesungirl said...

I am glad that you liked everything! Yes the marshmallows are from Tokyo Disney Sea, I only have seen them at the disney parks at this time of year. :)

Jess said...

I love the pink berry shade, Kat! I've been looking for a berry lipstick that flatters me, but still have not found the right one.

galpal.hi said...

@thesungirl--I loved everything! I wonder if the other Disneys around the world have the marshmallows at this time of year too. It's really yummy! Thanks again!


galpal.hi said...

@Jess--Thank you! I find it difficult buying lipsticks online since you can't see the colors and if it will work well on you. I'm really happy with this one though. Good luck in finding the one that works for you.