“Treasure” and “amazing stuff” are just two of the ways that Jenna Lyons has described a Japanese drugstore blush called Canmake Cream Cheek. I would add “best cream cheek blush ever” and “so glad I convinced my friend’s husband, Lee, to smuggle this back for me from Japan.” Yes, there are plenty of cream blushes Stateside, but the Canmake version is blissfully without gimmicks. It’s incredibly pigmented, rich in texture and color, and easy to blend, giving you a lived-in flush that looks entirely natural and non-patchy. It works on dry, sensitive, and oily skin, and even in 100 degree weather, it doesn’t get greasy or require powder to set. Oh, and it doubles as a pretty, rose-tinged lip stain. Let it say konnichiwa to your makeup bag via Amazon or if you’re lucky, a makeup mule who will smuggle four shades of it to you from Japan.
Canmake Cream Cheek, $8.53 at Amazon.