I have been testing out Revlon’s Ultra HD Matte Lip colour 620 Flirtation, Flirt. It’s a gorgeous coral colour. The colour is really quite stunning. It’s rich and warm and happy, perfect for Spring and Summery days. The type of weather that we (in Durbs) have been having lately. The colour is one of my happy colours and it can brighten up your mood no matter what season you wear it. I think it is quite a versatile colour as you can wear it for day or night time looks. It’s the type of colour you would wear if you want to be noticed and you definitely do get noticed wearing it but in a good way, wink wink! It is not a colour that I usually tend to lean towards as I’m not one to attract a lot of attention but it is lovely and I liked stepping out of my comfort zone for a little bit and you know what they say… ‘Change is as good as a holiday’. I really like the packaging. It fits comfortably in my hand and I love the smooth rounded edges of the container. The container opens easily and the wand comes out smoothly, with just the right amount of lip colour on it. It’s not overly sticky and doesn’t make your lips feel tacky when on. You only have to use a small amount when you want to give your lips just a hint of colour. Or you can layer it up and create a more solid, bold, bright, vibrant colour. The colour is long lasting and doesn’t need to be reapplied too often which is a bonus. My lips don’t feel weighed down by the product, but they do feel soft and moisturised. The smell is delicious – it almost smells good enough to eat.
I must admit that I am very impressed with Catrice cosmetics in general. The different lines of eyeshadows, lip products, nail polishes, blushes etc are quality products and are usually bang on trend! The Catrice Cosmetics Blush Artist Shading Palette 020 ‘CorALL I Need’ consists of three different blush shades in fresh coral and berry tones. I love that these colours are so fresh and enticing. All the shades are from the same colour family and work really well together. The packaging, although quite basic with its simple and compact plastic case and appearance is still appealing and eye catching. I like that you can see the three blush varieties clearly and just by looking at them. The colours are classic shades and I think that they are the type of shades that would suit anyone and can be used for a wide range of different looks and to create different effects depending on what you desire. I like how the shades blend well together and that they are quite soft. The texture of the blush is powdery but it doesn’t leave a powdery residue on your face. It is incredibly blendable and when on looks subtle and quite natural. The blush seems to be really long-lasting and my make-up looks just as lovely at the end of the day as it did when it was freshly applied. I like that you receive a matte shade as well as a shimmer. The colours layer well and because I tend to prefer the softer, more natural looking make- up looks I don’t think that you need to use a lot which is great. You can layer the colour up to build a more vibrant colour or to achieve the look you are trying to create. I am really impressed with the inclusion of little tips and tricks on the back of the packaging. This palette is definitely a must have set in your make-up collection. The only con that I can really pinpoint is that it doesn’t include a brush in the palette which makes it difficult when you are out and about needing to reapply your make-up. Other than that, I think its pretty cool!
I just love the name of this product: Hug S’ and Kisses. Who doesn’t like getting hugs and kisses or feeling loved and these colours are just that. Love! The Catrice Sand Nudes Eyeshadow comes in a thin rectangle plastic case and the palette has six neutral shades ranging from light to dark. It is compact and not bulky at all and because of this, you can just slip it into your handbag and take it along with you for any touch ups that you might need to do. The range of shades is great as they compliment any skin tone. The colours work in harmony from light to dark. All the colours work really well together and can be mixed and matched depending on the look you are wanting to create. The colours blend really well and are really long lasting. I love the pearl sheen of the light nude and how it shimmers in the light. It is the perfect shade to use as a highlighter and draws attention to the emphasised area. There is a perfect balance between the matte shades and metallic colours. There’s a warmth in the colours especially in the darker shades and it is so inviting. I can’t help but think of sunsets when I see the peachy nude shade in the centre. You can create a wide range of different looks with the six shades provided. I love the softness of the different shades in the palette and how they are perfect for creating soft, subtle, romantic, dramatic and natural looking make-up looks. It is very versatile as you can create both daytime and night-time looks. The darker brown shades when used for a night time look are perfect for Smokey, more dramatic types of a look. What I have found to be really helpful is the tip and step-by-step on how to create the sand look that was included on the back of the packaging. I think the tip is really clever and you do not need to be a pro at doing make-up to create a stunning look. This palette set has become my go to set and is fast tracked to being my all time favourite set. The colours are just so lovely and blend so well together. It makes applying eyeshadow effortless. I am really enjoying using it and the double-ended brush also works great. I hate the short stubby brushes you usually seem to get with eyeshadow palettes. Your fingers hold them haphazardly and it never seems to make application simple or effortless. Thankfully this is not the case with the Catrice eyeshadow brush! The longer length is great to hold in your hands and the two different brushes work really well and make application a breeze! I’m really impressed with this set and I will be looking out for more Catrice sets to add to my collection. I think it is well worth spending money on and it’s a quality product and pleasantly affordable! I rate this product a high 9 out of 10 and think it is brilliant!
Is this product still available? I see by reading through the other reviews that it has been discontinued? what a pity, I would have loved to try it out.. Im sure there will be other great gliss products to use :-)
Sho, the price is a bit steep.. It does sound like a great product but at that price, I definitely wont be trying it out.. I think there are tons of great products out there that you dont have to spend a fortune on..I do like the packaging though.
Great review.. Think we will be trying this next. We have mouth wash in our home and I hate that it burns. Like that this is just as effective but a lot softer.
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