Happy 2017 everyone! Can’t believe that 2016 is over, I honestly have had such an amazing year thanks to the start up of my blog. It’s brought a bunch of new connections and opportunities to work with some amazing brands including a brand I regularly feature on my site Catrice Cosmetics. Delighted to say that they’re starting 2017 with a bang with the release of a brand new limited edition collection called Prêt-a-Lumiêre. This collection is very much centred around the trend of Strobing and getting that incredible glow to the skin. I don’t have all the products from the line so for the ones I don’t I’ll be using HD images instead.
Glam and Doll Sparkling Lashes Mascara
Price: 4.50 euros
“Bright Eyed Beauty! The popular glam and doll mascara is enhanced with a fine shimmer to add sparkle to your lashes. This mascara can be worn solo or used as a topper to deliver a sparkling effect.”
From the description I’m guessing that this is going to be permanent line Glam and Doll mascara with added glitter to make your lashes sparkle. Only thing is I have no clue as to what colour the glitter is. I have tried their original and the formulation is great for those of you who like a soft fluttery look to your lashes.
Lip and Eye Brow Lifter
Price: 3.95 euros
“This multifunction creamy texture pen offers effortless strobing on the go. The texture contains light reflecting pigments to set beautiful champagne or rosé highlights beneath the arch of the brows and on the lip bow for fuller looking lips.”
I love the idea of these pencils, they’re basically what it says on the tin. One thing that is excluded from the description is that I think they would be amazing to use on the inner corner of the eyes as well. That will cause any eye look to instantly brighten and look lighter. These are available in two shades; C01 Golden Glow and C02 Radiant Rose.
Vinyl Gloss-In Stick
Price: 5.50 euros
“Get smooth, shiny lips with one sweep of these slim sticks. The lipsticks are easy to apply accurately and come in two shades.”
These are very similar to the super shiny lipsticks that most brands are bring out. They come in one of my favourite forms with regards to application. I love lipsticks that come in this thin format. The shades are C01 Nude Couture and C02 Strobe in Rosewood.
Face Glow Definer
This is the first of the products that I was sent from the collection. Liquid highlighter that comes in this simple acrylic tube with a sponge applicator wand for putting it on. I love the rose gold packaging that has been used for the collection as a whole. This highlighter comes in two shades C01 Golden Glow and C02 Radiant Rose . I have the second shade which is a bit more on the bronze side.
Pigmentation is nice and subtle meaning this is more than suitable for wearing during the day. It reflects the light softly and I personally think you could definitely intensify it by applying a highlighting powder on top once it sets.
Illuminating Serum Primer
Price: 4.50 euros
“Liquid illumination comes in the form of this stunning new primer-a light neutral beige base with a golden shimmer. Mixed with foundation, this all rounder has a subtle effect, while the glow is more intense when applied solo.”
Strobing Gel Highlighter
Price: 5.50 euros
Definitely one of the more interesting releases within the collection. This is a highlighter with a gel formulation that comes in a rather large glass pot. This is simply without a doubt gorgeous on the skin. Because it has a thicker consistency than a liquid highlighter a little goes a long way so the pot will last you quite a long time.
This highlighter has a very rose gold undertone that really falters almost every skin tone. I think it might be more suited as a blush for those of us who are super pale. I like to apply this with a sponge rather than a brush as the brush I found picks up a bit too much product. The shade is called C01 Luminous Lights and is great for applying not only to high points of the face but also to the décolleté.
Price: 5.50 euros
Last product from the collection is this stunning highlighting powder. I think it’s very smart of Catrice to bring out a powder with this collection as it can be layered over all the other formulations to give a more intense look and effect.
The highlighter comes in three shades, C01 Luminous Lights, C02 Golden Glow and C03 Prismatic Pink. From the three I have the shade C02 Golden Glow which is definitely the more golden of the three. C01 Luminous Lights has more of an ethereal glow and C03 Prismatic Pink has that porcelain iridescent effect to it.
The powder itself is gorgeously finely milled, so there is no risk of chunkiness with the application of it. There’s also no sign of chunky glitter that is common with inexpensive brands, rather it has a stunning shimmer that is comparable to some of the higher end highlighters such as the Urban Decay and Mary Kay highlighters.
This collection will be available in Catrice stockists such as Pennys/Primark and Sam McCauleys throughout the month of January.
-Talk Soon xx
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