Spotlight | Canmake Four Shiny Eyes Palette in Strawberry Chocolate.

Last May, Canmake Philippines' chief makeup artist Bea Almeda held a Facebook giveaway in celebration of her birthday. At stake were the Four Shiny Eyes Palette, Eye Nuance Eyeshadow, and Candy Wrap Lip Gloss. I was lucky to be one of the winners, and for my prize I received this Four Shiny Eyes Palette in 01 Strawberry Chocolate.
Canmake Four Shiny Eyes Palette.
For those who are hearing the name 'Canmake' for the first time, it's a Japanese brand of drugstore makeup. Canmake finally made its way to Philippine soil, and the brand was officially launched in the country last summer.

Now back to my new toy - the Four Shiny Eyes Palette. Here's what the product does, as per the Canmake website:
Your eyes will look bigger than ever! Achieve deep-set eyes by layering on these colors with different textures! Use this four-shade palette of eyeshadows to try a wide range of tricks for making your eyes look bigger.
Strawberry Chocolate.
The Strawberry Chocolate variant is a trio of cute, pink shades plus the brown liner on the last pan. What's great about the Four Shiny Eyes Palette is that you have a lot of shades to choose from. There are seven palettes in this collection, all of them priced at 680 yen (somewhere around Php 300 or a little over US$6).
Wakarimasu ka? (Do you understand?)
It comes in a clear, plastic packaging. The case itself looks like a jewel, with studs and sparkles adorning the cover. I find the packaging really cute, though I've heard that the plastic container isn't very sturdy.
How to!
Pretty much everything is written in Japanese. But the instruction guide is illustrated and easy to understand.

Now for the swatches.
Texture is soft and creamy, though a bit chalky. Not as highly pigmented as my other drugstore brand eyeshadows (i.e. Almay), but the shimmery and sheer colors are pretty buildable. It'll take a bit of effort to build the colors, though. 
Swatches of Strawberry. And Chocolate. :)
Also, I've heard some complaints about this product's poor staying power, so just to be on the safe side, I use this eyeshadow with a primer on. I was able to wear this for a good eight hours without creasing or fading. Either they have improved the formulation, or my primer is pretty damn good. Haha!

What I love:
- Pretty packaging.
- Affordable price.
- Several shades available.
- Now available in the Philippines. 
- Staying power is good, when used with a primer.
- No fall-outs, surprisingly. :)
- No allergic reactions; safe for sensitive skin.

What you might not like:
- Save for the brown liner on the last pan, pigmentation is so-so.
Customary FOTD! :)
FACE: Majolica Majorca Skin Pore Lingerie,
Tony Moly Luminous Goddess BB Cream,
Benefit Erase Paste in Medium, Skin79 Skinny Mirror Pact.
EYES: Canmake Four Shiny Eyes Palette in Strawberry Chocolate,
BYS Waterproof Eyeliner in Black,
Fairydrops Volume Burst Mascara, Ever Bilena Eyebrow Liner.
CHEEKS: Tony Moly Cat Chu Wink.
LIPS: Double Hit Lip in Rose Riot.
Get to know more about Canmake here.


  1. I don't think they sell this brand in the US-at least I have never heard of it before--those are pretty shades of pink-I do like that they include an eyeliner as part of the palette. If I happen to see this in a drugstore here (in the US) I will check it out to see if I like one of the color choices.

  2. Those are the main colors I use anyway. I love it! Gonna have to see if they sell this in the United States

  3. The shimmers is perfect for evening makeup. Fantastic! :) I like it on you, looks good.

  4. love the shades! ganda :) bagay sa'yo!

  5. I love this color palette! I think it is great that they include instructions on where to apply each color. I could use the help!

  6. I've never heard of strawberry chocolate eyeshadow before. I love these colors!

  7. Such pretty colors! I love the shimmery look :) You look so pretty!

  8. im not into glittery type. but i like the white shade, it can be use as a highlighter. infairness sa make up sis, cutie! :)

  9. too shimmery for me! but it's such a yummy looking (the colors hehe) palette, it compliments your skin color very well :)

  10. wooow.. the shades are really nice sis!!! I want the shades.. so natural :)

  11. I love the look sis. It looks good on you. The shades are my kind of colors too! What eye primer did you use?

  12. We have this brand in Singapore too but haven't really tried it out. IT looks good on you :)

  13. Thanks for the kind words everyone! You all made my day! :)

  14. Hi Genzel! I used Majolica Majorca's Skin Pore Lingerie. I don't use a separate eye primer, haha.

  15. I love those colors. I like to wear pinks and browns myself. They looked really nice on you! Maybe someday this brand will make it to the US.

  16. Thanks for the review. Though I don't like shimmery palettes on their own, the first 3 colors look great for highlight. :)

    xx, Kim
    Kimpossibly Gorgeous

  17. I love the colors. I wonder when they will come to America. I should have asked my Tita to pick some up while she is visiting back home.

  18. this is the first time i have heard this brand, definitely it was not yet available here in our place but looks really promising,

  19. these are great can you go wrong with chocolate =}

  20. I haven't heard of this brand! But it has a really nice, smooth finish. I like the shimmer, too. Reminds me of smashbox? these colors are so beautiful.

  21. I like the colors of this palette! Affordable too. I wonder where they are sold.

  22. this shade is perfect for day outs. ang sweet :D

  23. The shimmer is just perfect, not too shiny unlike other eyeshadows that I have encountered. This one can also be worn daytime.

  24. I love the colors. Thank you for sharing.

  25. looks good there Czjai! i guess i have I canmake palettes or other products maybe somwhere in my cabinet i bought in SanSan here in MY. I love buying them but sad I can't use them haha

  26. I asked Pipay to get these for me in Japan. You should try the Milk Chocolate version! I used literally everyday since I got it until I hit the pan. Haha! Canmake's shadow base/primer is really nice too.

  27. thanks for sharing it! another make up style that i learn from your blog..


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