I was sent of few of Catrice’s new goodies and thought I’d show off some of my favourites. Ready to get stuck in?
Catrice Glamour Doll Curl & Volume mascara, price TBA.
This arrived when my friend Ina was visiting from Germany. She picked it up, slicked on and went ‘Wow!’ I followed suit and said the same thing; ‘Wow!’
This baby promises to curl and volumise and delivers on both, particularly the curl bit, with the added benefit of not being a clump-monster. For a cheapie, this is a serious gem of a mascara.
Catrice Made to Stay Smoothing Lip Polish, price TBA.
If you’re a fan of YSL’s Rouge Pur Couture but hate the price tag you’ll appreciate this dude. Much like the former, it serves up the pigmentation of a lipstick with the shine of a gloss but, after it wears off, your lips are left with a stain.
Obviously it’s packaging isn’t half as luxe-looking as YSL’s offering, but I actually prefer the shape of its applicator. It’s less wide so I can get it into the corner of my mouth with ease. Feel-wise, the actual product itself is quite similar but not 100% the same. Still, it’s close enough and good enough in its own right to get a two thumbs up.
Other goodies worth a mention? Catrice’s Lash Couture single lashes (price TBA) look like a nice alternative to pricier brands but I haven’t tried them myself. Could be cool, could be kak. But at least you know they’re there.
Another goodie? Catrice Prime and Fine mattifying powder (price TBA). It’s pretty much a total ‘waterproof’, vitamin A and E-infused dupe for MAC’s Prep + Prime translucent finishing powder.
Once you’ve finished your make-up, use a kabuki brush to sweep it across your face to mattify and minimise the look of fine lines and pores. Personally, I won’t use this product, be it Catrice or MAC, as I find that, even though it’s ‘translucent’, it ‘pales me out’ a little. Still, there are a million girls who think I’m being pathetic and swear by MAC’s version. And if that’s you, you’ll want to give this dude a bash.
Now run off to Dis-Chem (Catrice is exclusive to them) and buy that wow-inducing Glamour Doll mascara. It’s Awesome with a capital A.