Canmake Candy Wrap Lip Swatches/Review: Candy Lips!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Ooh look, a lipgloss that looks cute, comes in a range of colours, and performs well! Of course, it's none other than Canmake, a Japanese drugstore brand that's got the kawaii image down pat. Everything in their line is packaged in the most cutesy, girly way you can imagine. And while I tend to squeal over cute packaging, I've got to admit, Canmake's latest offering, the Candy Wrap Lip range of lipglosses, also has quality to boot.

I absolutely love these little guys. Just look at how cute the packaging is! While I know the name Candy Wrap Lip may sound a bit odd to a westernized audience, I kind of get the image - shiny, sweet, and in candy colours, and I quite like it! Very evocative of candy lips. The Candy Wrap Lip has four colours, ranging from your typical pale pink to a jelly-like red. Don't they just look so delicious and candy-like?

Canmake Candy Wrap Lip 1

L - R: 01 Sugar Love, 02 Navel Orange, 03 Peach Shower, 04 Lady Strawberry

The glosses come packaged in a plastic tube, with a doe-foot wand applicator. That's not anything particularly unusual, but doe-foot just happens to be my favourite type of gloss applicator.

Canmake Candy Wrap Lip 2

Here are swatches of the Candy Wrap Lip range. As you can see from the swatches below, all the lipglosses have this jelly-like, transluscent finish that's very shiny. Just like candy!

Canmake Candy Wrap Lip Swatches

01 Sugar Love is a pale, pastel neutral pink.
02 Navel Orange is a pale orange with a hint of pink.
03 Peach Shower is a peach-coral shade that isn't actually very peach or orange.
04 Lady Strawberry is a juicy sheer red.

And of course, I know you're dying to see how the Candy Wrap Lip glosses look on the lips, so here you go!

First, we have 01 Sugar Love. On my lips, it registers as a shiny pale pink nude. Very useful if you like shiny nude lips - it's a good nude in that it tones down your lip colour, but because it's transluscent, some of your natural lip colour still shows through, avoiding that dreaded "corpse nude lips" look.

Canmake Candy Wrap Lip Sugar Love 01

Next is 02 Navel Orange. Navel Orange - I have no idea what that name is supposed to mean, but the colour is pretty lovely nonetheless. Although I didn't think I would like it, because it seemed quite orange in the tube, it actually registers as more of a very pale caramel nude on me, quite wearable and quite pleasant to look at. Also has that transluscent, squishy, shiny finish.

Canmake Candy Wrap Lip Navel Orange 02

03 Peach Shower isn't as peach as the name makes it sound - in fact, to my eye, it's more of a pale coral-pink than anything else, both in the tube, as well as in swatches, both on my arm as well as on my lip. It's a pale colour, but isn't exactly a nude shade - it has a tinge more colour than that.

Canmake Candy Wrap Lip Peach Shower 03

Last of the lot, we have 04 Lady Strawberry. Now, you know I love a sheer, juicy, succulent looking red lipgloss, so you'll know that this shade is definitely right up my alley. In fact, Lady Strawberry is probably my favourite of the bunch, because it really has that juicy, candy look and feel to it. I like it - it can be sheered on for a very wearable red lip, or you could layer it a little for slightly more colour. It's still pretty sheer, though, so you don't have to worry about looking like you're wearing a screaming red lip.

Canmake Candy Wrap Lip Lady Strawberry 04

All in all, I quite like these, and I feel that they really do feel, smell, and look like candy. I also like the selection of colours, and feel that they fit in with the candy theme very well. My only gripe with the lipglosses is that they feel a bit sticky, but at least they don't dry out my lips. If you're interested in pretty, girly shades of sheer lipgloss in cutesy packaging, the Candy Wrap Lip is definitely worth a try! These will be launching in Singapore in November this year, and I'm sure they'll be popular - to me, the Candy Wrap Lip line is definitely one of the standouts of Canmake's offerings this year.

(Product was sent for review. Review is my complete and honest opinion. I am not affiliated with/compensated by the company.)


  1. Navel Drop and Peach Shower both look gorgeous!

  2. WANT! I love the effect that the japanese glosses have on lips. Their finish is overall more Jelly than anything we get in the states.

  3. i like what you picked!

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  4. Ohhhh I love how juicy they make your lips look!

  5. navel drop and lady strawberry are so pretty!

  6. BEAUTIFUL! The packaging is just wayyy too pretty! <3 Peach shower is my favorite!

  7. where did you buy them? they are so lovely... I want them too! :)

  8. @justitia: They're available in Asia, not too sure about the UK but you could try shops online that sell Asian brands, or sites like eBay.

  9. Beautiful swatches! I have these too, they're great!

  10. kawaii! is all jap brand lipglosses sticky?

    1. @Grace: Not all are. But I do find that by and large, most of the Japanese brand lipglosses I've tried tend to be a bit on the sticky side.


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