Catrice Make Up – My Review
This week I was sent some products by Catrice. I had heard a few friends who are make up artists talking about various products from the range so I was looking forward to trying them myself.
Truthfully I wasn’t expecting a whole lot (especially from the foundation) just considering how inexpensive they are.
On day one I tried out the Cover stick (€3.49)…
This comes in a stick tube with a round tip making it really easy to apply.
I used it under my eyes, on my cheeks where I had some redness and on a few small blemishes. I thought it was creamy and really blendable. It covered everything perfectly and lasted all day, until I removed it that night. It’s not my favourite concealer ever but for the price it’s definitely one of the best I’ve tried. I will continue to use it for everyday wear. It’s convenient packaging means perfect for having in your handbag.
(Available in 3 shades- I tested shade ‘Nude’)
With that I tried the Velvet Smokey Eyes pencil (€2.79)
I still can not believe how good this is for under €3.. It’s actually better than some expensive eye pencils I have.
I put this on the lash line on my upper lids and smoked it out with the brush that’s one the other end of this pencil.
I loved how quick and easy it was to create a smokey look. I only did a very quick job here and it’s quite subtle but you could go much darker and more dramatic if you’d like to.
It has a really smooth texture making it easy to apply. It did not budge or smudge which I was most impressed by. Absolutely loved this one- A must buy!
(Available in 3 shades, I tested ‘khaki’)
I used the Jet lash speed volume mascara (€4.99 or €5.49 for the waterproof)
I wouldn’t usually be drawn towards a fiber brush for applying mascara but this was really super. It really caught each individual lash, probably due to its v shaped applicator.
My lashes were jet black and volumised after 2 quick coats. It didn’t smudge, go clumpy or flake off into my cheeks (hate that) and it was easy to remove.
I’d definitely buy this in the future.
I also tried ‘Luminous Lips’ lipstick in shade ‘wood rose proposal’ (€4.49)
I loved this lippy. It’s soft and smooth, it gives intense shine with a medium colour dispersion. Meaning it’s really easy to pop on, no need for lip liner or accurately taking your time. It felt nice on the lips with good durability. I really like this particular shade too. An easy go with everything type of colour. There’s 14 shades in total to choose from.
The following day I wanted to test the Matt Mousse Make Up. (€5.49) (On the eyes I used the same as the day before)
I applied the mousse with my fingers – which I’d never normally recommend but with this I felt it was the best way to do it.
It felt like silk to touch. Really smooth and light. It glided onto my skin and I loved that it took only about a minuet to apply. It had a matt powdery finish. I used a brush at the end to ensure it was all blended properly.
The shade I tested was ‘light beige’ which wasn’t really my shade – I’d like it a little darker. As you can see from the picture I’m not wearing any bronzer or anything – which is needed. I just wanted to show you what it was like on its own.
I would recommend it for oily skin although they say it’s suitable for dry skin too.
I think this is especially good if you’re looking for an everyday make up that certainly won’t break the bank. At that price its worth trying!
Let me know if you use any of these too and what you think ?
Festive Sparkle by Tara O’Farrell