Goga and I finally had one our wishes fulfilled when I visited Austria and was able to buy new Catrice Ultimate Colour lipsticks.
First off I made swatches of all five shades on my hand … just to give you general fell of these lipsticks.
From left to right: Pinker-bell, Lovely Lilac, Ginger & Fred. Ginger & Fred was tricky to photograph so imagine a little less red shade and more purple one.
Swatch in the sun …
… and shade.
Be Natural! and Princess Peach shades were nightmare to photograph, so the below swatch is for illustration purposes only. Be Natural! is more pinkish while Princess Peach looks like lively peachy color with lots of orange in it.
I really wanted to show you my lipsticks (Be Natural! and Ginger & Fred) on the lips but I’m still learning how to take photos of lip and eye MU, so the photos do not look so good. On the other hand, the color looks a lot more realistic than on hand swatches.
As you already saw on the first swatch, Ginger & Fred lipstick has gorgeous gold shimmer. Unfortunately I hated it on the lips – it feels kind of gritty and I have to apply the lipstick without any “ups” stokes or the shimmer is impossible to remove.
I love reddish purple color, but I can’t say the same for the texture. The only way this lipstick behaves itself on my lips is if I apply it in very thin coat. When I wanted to add another layer it looked simply horrible. I does not dry out my lips (so far). It leaves vaseline like feeling … to much for my taste. It last only for short time on my lips … disappointing really.
Be Natural! – nude lipstick I like a little bit more than previous one … even though I had the same problem with layering and staying power. I guess Catrice Ultimate Colour lipstick formula just does not do it for me.
I think Illamasqa lipsticks spoiled me.
As you can ready in the Goga’s review, she liked here lipsticks more than I did. This is what I get for choosing less vibrant shades. :D
All lipsticks are very creamy, very moisturizing and without shimmer. And also as you can see they are very pigmented. The only thing that I don’t like about them is their shape. I’m not used to have that shaped lipstick, so I had some tiny problems with application but overall I’m very satisfied.
Princess Peach is beautiful peachy lipstick. I finally found one that suites my skin tone and I don’t look like a corpse.
Pinker-bell is the most vibrant of them all. Beautiful fuchsia colour which gets a hint of blue shine in the sun. Definitively suitable for this summer.
Lovely Lilac is as the name says lilac lipstick. I would say that it’s Voletta’s little sister, but Violetta is way more beautiful colour and I adore it. Catrice one was adopted by my mother and she adores it.
They are all my colours, right?
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