Collections

Catrice Kaviar Gauche 2017

A new limited edition collection has been released by Catrice Cosmetics for the month of November and it’s another collection based on Kavier Gauche which is a popular German bridal brand. This is the third limited edition collection that Catrice has released based on Kaviar Gauche. The collection I think will be available up until mid January.

-Talk Soon xx

Blush & Contour Brush

“Brush for blush and contouring with synthetic bristles perfect for cream and powder textures.”

csm_226720000_3b587f43e6

Brush Bag

“High-quality brush bag in an elegant nude tone with space to store five brushes.”

Eye Blender Brush

“Brush for blending textures with soft bristles and a rounded brush shape.”

csm_226723000_6572e74edf

Eye Lid Brush

“Brush for application on the lid with dense synthetic bristles for cream and powder textures.”

csm_226722000_75d250ef6b

Eye Shadow Palette
C01 Sans Souci

“Eye shadow palette with soft nude and brown shades that have both matte and shimmering effects.”

Highlighter
C01 Eclat D’Or

“Golden Highlighter with a powder texture that is suitable for all skin tones.”

Highlighter Brush

“Highlighter (Fan) brush that has a special shape for an accurate application for powdery textures.”

csm_226721000_ce59875529

Disclaimer: All images used in the post have been acquired via brand PR representatives and are for illustrative purposes only and not for profit gain. All images remain property of Catrice Cosmetics™.
Nail Polish

Catrice Brown Collection 💅🏻

One of my favorite things about Autumn when it comes around is the fact that I get to go back to wearing gorgeous dark rich nail colours on my nails. Now I know I can do it all year round, they are my nails and all but I always feel that summer should be embraced with the trends that it brings with it which is why I tend to reserve the more darker shades for Autumn and Winter. Recently Catrice Cosmetics released it’s A/W 2017 permanent line collection and within it is the Brown Collection.

20171005_080624The Brown Collection is a set of five nails polishes, a in varying shades of brown making them very autumnal indeed. Unfortunately I could only find four out of the five shades though I did search high and low for the fifth with no success. Shade No.1 is called Fashion Addicted and it’s your typical basic muted brown shade with a gorgeous soft silver shimmer running through it.

 

SAM_3651All of these polishes come in same packaging which is a rectangle shaped bottle with a rose gold lid. The rose gold lid is plastic and can be removed to show the black handle of the nail polish brush. These polishes all apply super opaque even with only one coat. I found them to be quick drying with thin layers and not so quick with thick.

 

SAM_3649The second shade in the collection is called 02 Sophisticated Vogue and it is more of a champagne brown. All of these polishes when applied with a good base coat and top coat are chip resistant. I found if I was lazy and didn’t bother with the extra steps of base & top coat that they would chip almost instantly.

 

SAM_3653Shade three of the collection is probably the brightest of the set and it’s this almost burning copper red shade, similar to the leaves of  the trees. This shade is called 03 Goddess of Bronze. With regards to longevity these polishes lasted for approx ten days on my nails and I’m a person who uses there hands alot whether it’s cleaning, washing or typing.

SAM_3655Last shade that I have from the set is called 04 Unmistakable Style and it’s actually my favourite out of the ones I owe. This is the most stunning dark auburn brown shade with deep red shimmer running through it. On the nails this polish has so much depth to it that it looks like a gel polish.

lbeOK_ca225714-catrice-nagellack-brown-collection-nail-lacquer-pure-eleganceThese polishes retail for 3.50 euros each. The fifth shade I believe is called 05 Pure Elegance and is similar in colour to the fourth polish just without the shimmer.

-Talk Soon xx

Collections

Catrice Dawid Tomaszewski Collection

For those of you who don’t know who Dawid Tomaszewski is, he’s an art fashion designer and I’ll be quite honest before seeing this Catrice collection in stores I didn’t know who he was either and only really researched him because of this collection. To be frank knowing who he is isn’t really important other than when it comes to his obvious signature on the packaging of this collection and the colour selection. Everything else is down to the incredible formula’s that Catrice Cosmetics is well known for at an affordable price point.

SAM_3799

Now I couldn’t get my hands on the entire collection unfortunately but hopefully the products that I am going to be reviewing in this post will be enough to give you guys an idea on whether or not the collection is for you. The main star of the collection is the Eye & Face Palette and this retailed for 9 euros which, considering it’s Catrice, was a bit up there in price in comparison to they’re normal pricing of 5.50 euros for LE Palettes.

SAM_3802

The palette contains a highlighter, a blush and 8 eyeshadows plus a mirror which all come packaged in this amazing sleek rose-gold packaging. The highlighter is a great one if you’re more of a subtle highlight loving gal though if you layer it over another product in this collection than it is possible to get that highlight from space effect if you want.

SAM_3888

The blush shade is a stunning coral shade that has been shot through with gold reflective shimmer. It’s very similar to both Nars Orgasm and Sleek’s Rose Gold Blush. Personally I found this shade very summery in colour so I would have preferred a more warm shade for the winter months.

Eyeshadow wise you get 4 shimmer shades, two satin and 2 mattes and all of them bar the sixth shade in the images above are highly pigmented and blend out beautifully. The sixth shade I personally found to be slightly chalky and had a lot of fallout when you go to blend it out on the eyes. It’s a palette with one dude unfortunately.

SAM_3809

As I mentioned above, it is possible to get the highlight from space effect with the highlighter available in the palette if you layer over this highlighter from the same collection. This is the Glow Stick in the shade C01 Fashion Fash and it is a cream highlighter that gives a nice subtle glow on the cheeks.

SAM_3811

Packaging wise it comes in this amazing rose gold triangle twist up tube, similar to the packaging of the Hourglass Stick Foundation. Texture wise I would compare it to that of a buttery lipstick. It is not chunky and has no glitter in it at all-just a nice luminous shimmer. I found it worked really well over foundation as it didn’t move it around at all and it also blended out beautifully.

SAM_3879

This retailed for 5.50 euros which considering the quality of it and the packaging really isn’t that much of a pain to fork over for it.

SAM_3803

Last two products that I have from the collection are both lip products and the first is the Eye and Lip Pencil in the shade C02 Violet for VICTOR-y. Now this product does say eye and lip meaning you could use it as an eyeliner if you wish but I personally found it too hard to use as an eyelid liner. When I popped it into the waterline it seemed to just disappear it nothing so I do recommend that you just ignore the eye part of the pencil.

SAM_3850

On the lips however this pencil is amazing. Highly pigmented with a velvet texture to it. This makes it both hard and soft enough to get that perfect outline on the lips. I did find it to be a bit drying by the end of the day but that said I find some of my MAC Cosmetics Lip liners to be drying by the end of the day too.

SAM_3901

Price wise this is only 3.50 euros and I believe it is available in another shade called C01 Glided Glitz.

SAM_3851

There are I believe 2 lipstick shades in this collection and the second one is a red, and with me owning so many red lipsticks within my collection, I honestly couldn’t justify another one so I went with this dark violet shade. It also goes with the lip pencil above so it seemed like the smart choice.

SAM_3852

This shade is called C01 Un-Conventional Violet and it’s very much a matte finish lipstick that looks amazing when layered over the lip pencil above. Though it’s matte this lipstick is not drying whatsoever and has amazing lasting power on the lips too. I found because it has a more hydrating formulation than the lip liner, when they’re layered together it stops the lip pencil from drying out the lips.

SAM_3903

This collection is limited edition and as far as I know will only be available up until mid-November so if you want it, it’s best to try and get it fast.

-Talk Soon xx

Other products available in the Collection


Collections

Catrice Travelight

It seems one collection wasn’t enough for Catrice Cosmetics for the month of July. They have decided to release another and this is also limited edition however this one will only be available until the end of August whereas their Limited Edition: Catrice Soleil D’été collection will be available until the end of September. I’m not entirely sure if this collection will be available in Ireland but I do know it is available in most of Europe.

-Talk Soon xx

Blush & Bronze

“Two subtly shimmering blush & bronzer nuances create a fresh and natural-looking, tanned complexion. The fine powder with a boat embossment offers two perfectly aligned shades for a beautiful effect on the skin. In addition to the make-up technique contouring, blush & bronze is also ideal for the latest trend Sun-Stripping”

csm_225215000_b74091374c

Cool & Matt Lip Colour
Available in two shades

“The cool & matt lip colours unite a creamy texture that spreads evenly across the lips and intensive colours with a high coverage and matt finish.”

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Cool & Matt Primer Stick

“A perfect, matt complexion is easy to achieve with the cool & matt primer stick. The stick is ideal as a preparation for foundation, and also great as a quick fresh up, thanks to it’s pleasant cooling effect on the skin. It is perfect travel companion and prevents the skin from sweating in hot temperatures. The mattifying effect means there is no need to use a powder with a matt finish-this way, the complexion looks fresher and more radiant.”

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Eyeshadow Palette

“Twelve powder eyeshadows with various effects and a mirror as well as an applicator are part of this must-have palette. The harmonious combination of colours ensures perfect 50’s eye make-up styles.”

Liquid Liner
Available in two shades

“Metallic, glossy pastel blue and midnight blue with a matt finish create expressive make-up styles.”

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Nail Laquer
Available in four shades

“These long-lasting nail polishes with various effects in unique packaging are absolute must haves this summer. Reserved champagne with a glittering finish, trend orange with no effect, elegant navy wit a discreet pearl effect and soft pastel blue with a light shimmer  create nail looks that are perfect for the sunny time of the year.”

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Radiant Glow Mist

“This refreshing spray is offset with a subtle shimmer-for a gorgeous summery glow. Thanks to it’s moisturising formula, the radiant glow mist has a cooling effect and provides the skin with the moisture it needs especially in the warm weather. Thanks to the practical pump dispenser, it’s easy to distribute the product on the skin evenly.”

csm_225214000_3c07dcd7b0

Disclaimer: All images used in this post have been acquired via the Catrice EU Website and are for illustrative purposes only and not for profit gain. All images remain property of Catrice Cosmetics™ 
Collections

Limited Edition: Catrice Soleil D’été

A brand new limited edition collection from Catrice Cosmetics set to be released mid-July and to be available up until mid-September. This collection is all about achieving that metallic and bronzed look that’s very on trend at the moment. There are seven products in total in this capsule collection and as always with these kind of overview posts, all the images and details will be below.

-Talk Soon xx

Duo Highlighter
C01 Gentle Sun Glow

“GLOWrious. A two-tone highlighter with a soft, slightly creamy texture and shimmering powder finish. Suitable for all skin types. Thanks to the shimmering bronze core and gorgeous rosé shade, the duo highlighter can be used to create many different looks.”

csm_225126000_55271ae07f

Golden Lip Booster
C01 Golden Sun-bath

“Glossy Gold. The metallic gloss with a lip-boosting effect creates a shiny gold finish. Applying it on it’s own results in exciting metallic effects while the booster offers a soft, golden shimmer when applied on top of colour lipstick.”

csm_225127000_6ac3b01f44Metal Eyelight
Available in two shades

“Magnificent Metals. The gel-like eyeshadow with a metallic finish is easy to blend and can be intensified by applying several layers. In addition to creating expressive smokey eyes, the metallic eyeshadow in light champagne or bronze khaki is also ideal for setting targeted shimmering accents.”

Metal-Infused Eye Palette
C01 Metal Muse

“Metallic Eyes. Different effects ranging from matt to metallic: five perfectly aligned eyeshadows with a powdery texture for various expressive eye makeup styles. The high-quality packaging with an intergrated mirror has a unique graphic design.”

Metalip Colour
Available in three shades

“Creamy metallic. Metallic effects with a high coverage meet upon a pleasant cream texture. The lipsticks in three trend colours ensure an extravagant look. A peachy nude tone, rosewood as well as an elegant rosé create the matching lips to go with an all-over glow. In their golden packaging, the metalips are particularly eye-catching.”

Sheer Serum Bronzer
C01 InsTANned Complexion

“Fluid Glow. The liquid bronzing serum creates soft, golden accents. Extremely versatile: applied solo or mixed with foundation, the bronzer ensures a sun-kissed complexion. Liquid and creamy textures offer natural-looking results-especially for the complexion. The practical pipette applicator allows a simple accurate, dosage.”

csm_225125000_192ca97d0aSun Stripping Bronzer
C01 Each and Every Sun

“Beautiful Bronze. A fine, matt bronzing powder ideal for the ‘contouring’ and ‘sun-stripping’ makeup trends. The mattifying powder suits every skin tone.”

csm_225124000_4550e2aa7c
Disclaimer: All images used in this post have been acquired via brand PR representatives and are for illustrative purposes only. All images remain property of Catrice Cosmetics™

 

 

Nail Polish, Nails

Catrice IcoNails Gel 💅🏻

Catrice Cosmetics has launched their IcoNails Gel Nail Polishes that I mentioned in my recent post on their Provocative Collection. They have revamped their entire nail polish range into this new gel formula. There are a whooping 45 shades available and they only retail for 2.95 euros. The great thing about these is that there is no rush to run out and get them as these are part of permanent range. Below I will be posting images of some of the shades though not all of them otherwise it would be a super long post of just images. Let me know if you plan to pick up any of these polishes for the summer 🙂

-Talk Soon xx

Catrice IcoNails Gel
Price:
2.95 euros
Available in 45 Shades

“The innovative nail polish formula ensure a perfect gel finish and maximum durability in 45 brilliant colours. The nail polish, which are enriched with acai berry, have a high-shine finish thanks to the incorporated GLOSS SEAL’R™  technology. The new professional brushes allows a particularly simple and accurate application.”

Catr_ICONailsGelLacquer_Innercap

IcoNails Gel Top Coat
Price:
3.95 euros

“The IcoNails Gel Top Coat with hybrid technology is ideal for sealing the colour and enhancing the shine for up to 10 days. This top-coat creates a strong gel-shine protective barrier on top of nail polish to extend it’s durability.”

CatriceIcoNailsGelTopCoat,€3.95

Shades:

Disclaimer: All images used in this post have been acquired via brand PR representatives and are for illustrative purposes only and not for profit gain. All images remain property of Catrice Cosmetics™
Collections

Provocative by Catrice

A while back ago I did a huge overview post about the Provo Catrice [Limited Edition] collection and recently I was lucky enough to be sent some bits from it. This collection really brings together a lot of the trending makeup that’s popular nowadays, such as softly lined eyes and softly stained lips. I personally absolutely love this collection as it’s so beautifully designed in packaging and the quality of these products is just incredible especially considering that most of these are less than 6 euros.

SAM_3098

If your thinking of just getting one item from this collection then I highly recommend you pick up just the eye palette C01 Une Touche ProvoCATRICE. This palette has four beautiful shades and one eyeliner shade. The only real drawback of it is that there is no mirror, a mirror in my opinion would have made it the perfect palette for travelling.

SAM_3100

All of the shades are super neutral but highly pigmented. You get two matte shades (Shade 1 & 4) and two shimmer shades (Shade 2 & 3). My favourite has got to be shade 2 which is a gorgeous dual-chrome gold/peach reflect shade. For the eyeliner shade I highly recommend wetting your brush with a bit of setting spray or MAC Fix Plus before dipping into it, as applying it dry I found it to go on slightly patchy.

Ever since discovering the wonderful blushes that are the Isadora Perfect Blush I’ve been slightly hooked on blush so when I saw that there were Ombré blushes in this collection my excitement was through the roof.

SAM_3103

Rightfully so, these blushes are absolutely a dream to put onto the cheeks. They’ve got amazing colour payoff and blend beautifully without clinging to any patchiness on the face. I have both shades from the range and the first of them is the lighter of the two.

SAM_3104

This is the shade C01 Raspberry Belle and is a lovely soft pink shade. Both of these blushes have very fine shimmer in them but that simply adds a healthy glow to cheeks when their applied.

SAM_3175

My only real warning about these blushes is that there is a lot of powder kickback when your dipping your brush into the powder. I highly recommend you tap off the excess ofthe brush before blending them onto your cheeks. Out of the two shades I have been personally reaching for the darker of the two, C02 Berry Bow

SAM_3106

This shade is a deeper richer version of the first blush even though looking at them in the pans they look completely different. On the cheeks though the are the exact same except this shade is just that hint more dark.

SAM_3177

This next product I actually purchased myself as I wanted to be able to review the entire makeup part of the collection for you guys (I didn’t get any of the nail polishes because I’m waiting for their Iconic Nails to launch-overview post coming soon!).

SAM_3107

This is the highlighter of the collection, though it sure doesn’t look that way. They’ve marketed it as a scented powder and yes it does have a nice subtle scent of cotton candy to it. I personally would compare this to the S&G Glow All Out powder which is a shimmery powder that can really be applied all over the skin to give you a slight dewy look to the skin. Oily skin people stay away from this product it isn’t your friend but for everyone else, go ahead it’s so beautiful. The shade is called C01 Transparent Shimmer.

SAM_3112

Lashes seem to be getting just bigger and bigger and I’ve seen some people rocking fake eyelashes just to go to work. Now I’m not as glamourous as that but I do like me a good strong eye look with mega lashes to complete it. This product will definitely help to achieve that. This is the Volume Lash Dust in the shade C01 IrresistibleEyes and it’s basically a translucent powder in brush-on form.

SAM_3113

I’ve seen Youtuber Melissa Alatorre apply to her first coat of mascara translucent powder, leaving it to dry and then going in with a second coat and they simply look Va Va Voom! This does the exact same thing. It’s simply easier and less messy to use. It has a  sponge tip to it that I really wish looked like an actual mascara wand but instead it’s just flat. I would say this isn’t the greatest product to use if you wear contacts as it could get on them.

SAM_3108

No makeup collection is complete without a few good lip products and this collection is no different. Keeping on the softly stained lips, this collection brings two gorgeous shades of Cushion Powder Lipsticks. These are lipsticks which are in powder form and are applied via a sponge tip.

SAM_3111

The actual lipstick comes in the lid of the product and you simply twist off the lid to apply with the sponge tip. I have to say these aren’t the easiest lipstick to apply because of the sponge being so soft and big. It tends to make getting a precise application very difficult. That said, the pigmentation of these is beautiful and they feel like velvet on the lips.

SAM_3179

The two shades are C01 Raspberry Belle and C02 Berry Bow and yes they do have the same names as the blushes 🙂 totally not a typo on my behalf.

SAM_3185

This collection, like I’ve said is limited edition and is available I would say up until the first few days of July so I highly recommend you pick it up as soon as possible if you’ve seen something you like.

-Talk Soon xx

Disclaimer: Some of the products featured on this site have been sent for review consideration by brand PR teams, however all opinions and comments are the authors. Any sponsored content (paid for product placement) will be clearly marked as such. All opinions remain the authors own, even when the content is sponsored.