One of the items I was looking forward to buying while in Japan was some CandyDoll cheek color (as they write on the package)/blush. I am the type who prefers to buy cosmetics in store rather than online because I want to try it out on my skin first. Well blushes and eyeshadows are fine, but in this case I just wanted to pay less. Haha.
CandyDoll cheek color, Strawberry Pink
So one evening at my local Picasso store (a mini version of Donki) I picked up some CandyDoll blush. There are three shades of CandyDoll cheek color; Peach Pink, Carrot Orange and Strawberry Pink. Strawberry pink is an intense shade of bright pink that is very girly and pop. I like it because it's not so easy to find vivid blushes like this around MN.
The check color cost Y1240, which seems expensive to me because I am poor, but its very good quality for the price. The pigmentation is very intense! Despite the small package size, it will last you a long while because you don't need to use much at one time. One little swipe on the blush is all you need to get bright pink cheeks^^
A light swatch on the back of my arm
Right now, gyaru are using intense blush, I especially see more and more with the orange hues of blush. So to achieve the super bright/thick blush gyaru are wearing, you'll need a product like this. Regular drugstore American blush is never going to be pigmented enough (in my experience).
CandyDoll blush goes on very easily, but it does not blend very much. Once it's on, it's on! So make sure you place it correctly the first time, otherwise you'll have to really wipe/wash it off. On the other hand, you don't need to use much or put multiple coats. It looks super cute, and actually shows up in photographs!
Even in this washed out photo CandyDoll blush shows up!
Regular blush really washes out in pictures, but this kind will show up nicely - not as bright as real life, but nice for photos^^ I want to try Canmake's cream cheek blushes as well, but I can't imagine myself ever using American blush again haha! And despite my coloring, I'm really curious to try the Carrot Orange color too^^