That being said, I try to go the Illamasqua route when I'm craving color.
CanCan is referred to as a "matte violet" by Sephora. Its like an amped up lavender and is most definitely matte. Given the fact that purple hued shades such as this usually offend in pigmentation, I had no dupes in my collection. Everything was either far to lavender or more plum/cranberry than anything. CanCan swatches a bit more sheer than it applies and is ever so slightly powdery. Applying this over a white matte base (i.e. NYX Milk) achieves some in your face pigmentation. It is most definitely a fun shade, but it proves to be wearable across a range of skin tones, It doesn't get lost on any skin because of the vibrancy to it. And I definitely subscribe to the belief that purple looks phenomenal with any eye color.
- Strong pigment.
- Versatile across different skin tones.
- Applies and layers well.
- A touch powdery.
I enjoyed working with this shade, and even though it isn't in my daily routine, it was a good buy.