Catrice Cosmetics is an affordable yet trendy makeup brand that always aims for great quality makeup products at the best prices. Next to Essence Cosmetics, Catrice has quickly become one of my favorite drugstore makeup brands. They have beautiful, high quality products that are not only affordable but work amazing. Today I am reviewing some of the eye catchers in their displays: among those are Catrice Cosmetics face products, eye makeup products such as different formula eyeshadows, mascara and of course we cannot forget Catrice lipsticks! Here is a review and wrap up of all the makeup products I have tried in 2016 and whether I think they are Catrice Cosmetics hits or misses. Let's have a look!
Finding a full coverage foundation that actually looks like your own skin is no longer difficult, makeup brands like Catrice Cosmetics have changed the game, perfected their formulas and a skin-like finish face product is now a staple. The Catrice Nude Illusion Makeup Foundation was recommended to me by a fellow Catrice fan who told me this is similar to the BB Alround Foundation they discontinued (ages ago), which I really enjoyed using. Catrice promises it's long lasting with a luminous matte finish and a no makeup feel effect.
I only have 3 requirements when it comes to foundations: it needs to cover up the redness I have on my cheeks, look natural and give me a healthy, glowing complexion. Because I have already tried Catrice foundations before I know their consistency is usually pretty thick and full coverage and this one is no different. I picked up one of the lightest shade of the range, 010 Nude Ivory, and applied it using my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge to achieve the ultimate skin-like look.
I immediately loved the idea of a waterproof concealer as some hard core staying power definitely is what I want from my makeup. Catrice went for a yellow toned concealer this time (yellow toned products are excellent to correct redness on the skin) so I was really excited as this is very much an issue for me and my skin. 010 Porcelain is the shade I purchased.
Highlighter definitely is a staple in My Everyday Makeup Routine. Catrice released some with a cute cushion design, and I was intrigued. They have 010 Stardust, which has a pink undertone, and 020 Champagne Campaign, which has a golden undertone, and is the one that I purchased.
Unfortunately I'm quite disappointed with the pigmentation even though it shows up just fine in the swatches. I expected much more of a wow effect with these, just by the overall look of the product. The cushiony design made it look so luxurious and promising but the formula is dry and dusty and I don't like it. Catrice can do better, much better. I don't think it blends into the skin well at all.
I've always been really enthusiastic about Catrice Cosmetics blushes, especially their defining blushes, they have an excellent formulation. When it comes to these Illuminating blushes I have a Catrice bronzer just like them (which also has been discontinued and replaced with the Catrice Deluxe Glow Highlighter Palette), with the exact same pattern. I love that bronzer more than anything so my expectations for these blushes are high.
Not so long ago I made a great eye makeup discovery in Catrice Cosmetics's makeup display: the Matt Absolute Eye Colour monos! I picked up a beautiful chocolate brown at first, the Catrice Absolute Eye Colour shadow in the shade 930 Hakuna MATTata, and then later on a peachy pink in the shade 930 Peachahontas.
Next up is the Catrice Stylo Eyeshadow Pen in 030 Copper and Paste. Eyeshadow sticks have been making a huge comeback and I don't dislike it. This copper shade is absolutely gorgeous, it's super reflective, pigmented and has amazing staying power. It's really easy to apply, blends nicely and doesn't need to be fixed or set with an extra powder shadow on top. Super easy for travel, especially if you like minimal, one color eyeshadow looks.
The new Glam Fusion Eyeshadows from Catrice have a twist to them: it's a powder to gel formula and it works! All the shades are extremely pigmented and pretty. They released six different colors that vary from neutral browns to the new denim trend blues, and the shadows are perfect for that intense pop of color all over the eyelid. These eyeshadows will really stand out even with a simple eye makeup look.
To complete a one brand review for my Youtube channel I picked up a new mascara from Catrice Cosmetics. Not having tried any of Catrice's mascaras for absolutely ages I was real excited about my purchase. I went for one of their new releases: the Luxury Lashes Volume Mascara in Ultra Black, a mascara with a fragrance and a V shaped, traditional brush. It's infused with cashmere protein, which is an ingredient that not only softens but also smooths out your lashes to make the mascara hold better and longer.
The fragrance strikes you immediately as you pull out the brush from the tube, it's subtle, sweet and pleasant. The brush is a bit dramatic for my taste but nothing I cannot work with. Other than the fact that I would have liked this mascara to be more thickening I actually quite like it. The lashes are very easily coated and separated. The formula is lengthening, buildable without clumping and holds curl very well. What I was the most impressed with is that it doesn't smudge whatsoever thanks to the cashmere protein. I was also pleasantly surprised that it's real easy to remove at the end of the day, a little micellar water on a cotton pad and the job is done. A drugstore mascara at it's finest!
Catrice Cosmetics Shine Appeal Fluid Lipstick €3.99
I love the look of these Shine Appeal Fluid Lipsticks from Catrice Cosmetics, they're sleek, minimal and fancy. They have 8 different shades to choose from with anything ranging from nudes to classic reds. Pretty impressive if you ask me. Catrice created a formula that has the pigmentation of a lipstick and the shine of gloss. I went for a pinky-nude called 080 Rose, Would You .. ?, the lightest shade, and 110 Best Seller, Truth Teller, the darkest shade.
Even though Catrice labels this as a fluid lipstick I found this product under the 'lipgloss' category of their website and rightfully so. This is a very pigmented and great quality lipgloss. A bit unfortunate for those looking for an actual affordable liquid lipstick however. I do think they should have labeled this product differently, fluid or liquid lipsticks are usually much more intense, opaque and longlasting.
Other than that I really like this product, it's smooth, tastes like cookie dough ice cream, does not get into fine lines and feels really comfortable on the lips. The applicator is easy to manage and picks up enough product to coat the lips evenly. I find myself reaching for this a lot.
Catrice Cosmetics Supreme Fusion Lipstick €4.99
At last we have the newer Supreme Fusion Lip Color and Care Lipstick in the shade 010 ReNUDE your Lips. I haven't been such a fan of what Catrice has released in the past few years when it comes to lip products but this time they've really swept me off my feet. I absolutely love the smooth and moisturising formula of this lipstick! I thought it would be lipbalmy and sheer, with only limited color pay off, but I was wrong. The lipstick is pigmented and nourishing at the same time without being slippery or greasy. I like it a lot, it's the perfect winter weather staple. You can see me wearing it here.
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