Catrice Cucuba LE (swatches, review)
What does the press release say about the newest limited edition by Catrice called Cucuba?
Carribean, Havana, salsa, warm brown, yellow, coral, mint … nice promo photos … I couldn’t wait to see the collection in person. Last Friday I spotted the collection in my local drugstore and the display was practically untouched. Yay, lucky me! I have to tell you, everything looked tempting on the display. The packaging so nice and the color inviting. I chose five products.
Soft Lip Colour in the shade C01 Salsa Cabana lipstick is a coral lipstick with shimmer. The finish is very glossy.
Liquid Shimmer Eye liner in the shade C02 Reggaeton is a dark brown eye liner with gold shimmer that is almost invisible on the lid. It has a nice and precise pointed brush as an applicator. It’s a very good eye liner. Love it! If it would be waterproof it would be perfect.
Loose Eye Shadow in C01 Sunny Side is a golden loose eye shadow which is very sparkly and glittery. I actually love it! You can use it wet or dry. Swatch below show the eyeshadow dry without a base (left), dry with an eyeshadow base (middle) and foiled (right).
A couple of quick tips on application of loose eyeshadows: Use a flat brush that is not too fluffy. Lay the eyeshadow down on your lid. Try to avoid blending as much as possible.
I had to try the eyeshadow, the eyeliner and the lipstick immediately. Here is the look I did. (btw. The darker eyeshadow is Catrice – Plum Up The Jam – new eyeshadow. ;)).
Next are two nail polishes.
C02 Reggaeton is a dark brown with cool tiny silver (maybe even multicolor) shimmer. Such a lovely dark brown. Love it!
I just had to try, how this one would look like with a matte top coat. I haven’t put a matte top coat over a nail polish in a very very … very long time, but this time I had a feeling that I would look cool. Maybe like leather. There’s Essence Matte top coat on my ring finger and others there’s the Artdeco matte top coat.
Next is the shimmery orange shade called C01 Sunny Side. It’s kind of jelly with shimmer and that’s why it’s also a bit sheer even with two coats, which is what I’m wearing in the photos below.
I like both colors, I just don’t like the ridiculously big bushy brush. Ever since they changed it I don’t like it. I like the old flat brush much much better! I want it back!
I want to finish my part of this review post with a konadicure I did with the Cucuba nail polishes and an Essence image plate. I wish that the brown polish would be more pigmented …
These are the five products that I bought and Gejba has one more to show you.
I was surprised to see how lovely was Catrice Cucuba Take It Mint nail polish to apply. I bought it because I like mint polishes (like I don’t already have enough of them), but I expected the formula to be chalky one. I was completely blown away when I had no problems with application … maybe this (Cu)Cuba polish likes tropical temperatures we’re currently having. I used 2 coats + top coat.
You ask a lot how alike are my mint shades and I’m constantly saying – but they look nothing alike (sign of the true nail polish addiction ). I gathered few you were wondering about or that I found interesting and took grope photo … and I still think they’re not dupes. These are the shades that I chose: Collistar Mint Milk, Flormar 424, Essence Did Someone Say Nude, Avon Aqua Fantasy, L’Oreal 602, Alessandro Peppermint Patty
Thank you Gejba for your contribution. ;)
What do you think? Is there anything from the collection on your wish list? Or did you maybe buy anything yet from the collection?