Catrice Cosmetics – Autumn/Winter 2017 – Review

Catrice Cosmetics – Autumn/Winter 2017 – Review

Hi everyone, 

How are you all doing? It’s another Friday, so time for a new Blog post! Next week I should be posting 2 blog posts I hope!! So Stay Tuned!! 

 

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Today’s blog post is all about some NEW products from Catrice Cosmetics from their Autumn/Winter 2017 collection. Unfortunately, I missed the launch party of these products but Pharma MT were so kind enough to keep me a goodie bag – so I would like to thank them and Catrice Malta!!

If you would like to stay up to date with Catrice cosmetics then like the Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/CATRICE.Malta/ and also if you live in Malta, you can find a number of Catrice stands at your local pharmacy. The one I have used the most was the one at the Health Shop at the University of Malta, if you are wondering.

Let us move on to the products!! 

You can watch my video right here of testing out the products –

Ever since I filmed this video I have used them some more. So here are more of my thoughts on the products.

Brown Collection Nail Polish

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The Catrice Nail Polishes have one of the best formulas of nail polish. I only need to apply one layer and the colour would be perfect. I love these two that I got in Shade 2 –Sophisticated Vogue and Shade 4 – Unmistakable Style.

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I used them together and I think they are two perfect shades for Autumn. They also lasted a week before chipping away.

Re-touch Brightening Concealer – 

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This is a Colour correcting concealer in lanvender.  It balances yellow skin patches and brightens dull skin. I use it for under my eyes and it gives me a more of a brightened look.

Do not apply too much as the more you apply the more it creases. But it settles nicely once you apply some powder. This also states that it should give you a moisturising effect that lasts for 18 hours however I am a bit skeptical about this.

Re-touch Anti-Dark Circle Concealer – 

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Again this states that is an 18hr moisturising product and again I do not quite agree with this. This anti-dark circle concealer comes in a yellow shade and it neutralises your dark panda looking eyes.

Again it works well and remember that you do not need to apply too much. What I can add is the packaging of both these concealers is the one were you twist the pen so the product comes out. I generally don’t like using products with this packaging, I prefer the ones that come with a sponge applicator.

Brow Palette Matt & Glow – Powder & Wax – Shade 10 – Now flASH Lights – 

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I love this brow products. Both the wax and powder worked great together. What I like doing is applying the wax first and then go over the empty pieces with the powder – and I found that the powder really filled in my brows well.

But what I like most about this product is that they have a glow shade with speckles of glitter to make your brows glow!! And the glitters really do transfer on your brows! Love!!

Glam & Doll Super black Eyeliner – 

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I always have mixed feelings about eyeliner pens but this one I have been reaching every time I need to apply eyeliner. I find that the pen makes for an easy application and the tip of it helps create a good lined look.

It is also very pigmented and it dries down so quickly!! And this is also waterproof.

Glam & Doll False lashes Mascara – 

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I love using this mascara to separate my lashes and lengthen them. But then I like going over my lashes with a volumising mascara to give my lashes more of a pop feeling!

Again this is waterproof and it doesn’t clump my lashes. The wand is perfect for separating them!

Professional Makeup techniques Face Palette –

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I LOVE this face palette. If you are just starting to build up your makeup collection I really recommend you getting this palette!! You have a contour shade, a bronzer shade, 2 blushes – one matt and one shimmery, you also get one cream highlight and one powder and then you get a matt cream and matt powder.

All of these products work out great. I especially love the highlights, and if you use them together they give you such a gorgeous glow!! I highly recommend this!!

Volumising Lip Balm – Shade 10 Beauty-full lips

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I love the packaging of this product. it is so pink and cute. It also comes in a mint scent and it just moisturises my lips nicely.

Metal Matt Liquid Lip Powder – Shade 30 Jenny From the Bronze

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Pair this product up with a matte liquid lipstick and apply it in the centre and you are good to go! I love this so much and you can use it on its own or else as I said on top of a matte lipstick. It really plumps your lips and gives you an additional glow!

Ultimate Matt Lipstick Shade 40 Dramatic Lilatic!

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This is such a gorgeous shade for the autumn/winter!! I love pairing this with the metal matt liquid lip powder, I think the two go great together!! It is a lovely matt shade on its own too and it lasts long.

Matt Lip Artist – 6hr shade 40 HibisKiss Proof

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I love this colour, would not technically call it an autumn/winter shade but I still like it! You can pair this up with a natural look and wear this and your makeup would pop!!

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The finished look from the video

Have you tried any of the products out? Or any other Catrice Cosmetics products? Let me know in the comments down below!! 

Thank you so much for reading and HAPPY WEEKEND! 

Love Kezia

xoxo

Essence Autumn/Winter 2017 Collection!

Essence Autumn/Winter 2017 Collection!

Hi everyone, 

I am coming with a very exciting blog post all about the upcoming Essence Autumn/Winter 2017 collection! 

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Here are some of the products that you will be seeing on the Essence stands in the coming Autumn/Winter months!! I am only mentioning the products that intrigued me as the collection will include many other products that I have not written about in this blog post!

Also I have NOT tried out the products yet as these haven’t been released yet! But I hope to be able to pick some up when the products will be released and will hopefully come back and update you on how the products tested out!

Disclaimer – Last but not least Pictures are all thanks to Cosnova Beauty as I am on the Blogger Distribution List. 

Metal shock eyeshadow

Creamy, highly pigmented eyeshadows that will light up the eyes with a fascinating metallic look. Colours with glitter particles will also be available. There will be 7 different shades and I am so excited to get my hands on these!

Here is a little sneak peak of some of the shades –

The Rain or Shine Eye & Face palette & The Superpower! Eye & Face palette

The two “eye & face” palettes will be coming in a cool metal box. The “rain or shine” version will have holographic pastel shades while the “Superpower!” palette will unite light, colourful shades.

The Superlast Eyeliner

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‘In Matt Black’

This eyeliner will be focusing on long durability. Essence wrote that, “with a hybrid of silicon and flock applicator, the eyeliner can be applied with just one stroke”.

There will be 3 different eyeliners in this formula – Matt Black, Deep Black and Waterproof

Cannot wait to test this out!

Three NEW Mascaras!!

As you know I LOVE Essence mascaras!! They will be releasing 3 new mascaras!

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1 – The Instant Volume Boost Mascara (smudge-proof and intense black)

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The intensive black mascara will allow for maximum lash volume. The volume brush will consist of flower-shaped fibers. Application will just take ten seconds!

2 – The Instant Volume Boost Mascara (smudge-proof and waterproof)

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This will provide us with lots of volume that will last all day and is waterproof, too!

3 – The #Lashes of the Day Super Volume Mascara

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This will help us achieve perfectly curled lashes for a gorgeous look. Also, what cute packaging!!

Superlast 24h Eye Brow Pomade Pencil

 

 

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In the Shade Blonde

It is said to be waterproof, creamy and it will be a twistable eye brow pomade pencil to shape and emphasise the brows. This will come with an integrated sharpener and silicon brush.

Brow Marker

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Blondie

I have never ever seen anything like this. This will be a, ‘cool eyebrow pen with a text marker look.’ It will be longlasting (on the marker it says ‘semi permanent’!) thanks to its tint effect, so it will accentuate the brows accurately and intensively.

Correct to Perfect CC Multi-benefit Pearls

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These multi-functional pearls will help even out any skin irregularities and ensure a flawless skin tone. I never tried anything like this so I am curious how this product will test out!

Strobing & Contouring Palette

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Essence will be releasing this contouring palette! It will include TEN creamy shades that you will be able contour or highlight with.

Brighten up! Banana Powder

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This will be a, “translucent, mattifying powder” which will come in a very soft yellow; and is ideal for the “concealer baking” technique, or for setting “matt highlights”.

The Fresh & Fit Awake Primer

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You will be able to use this either solo or with foundation underneath. It will come with a light texture  with light-reflecting pigments which will ensure a smoother, fresher complexion and will help extend the durability of make-up. It includes vitamins and cranberry water.

The Fresh & Fit Awake Make-up 

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In Fresh Ivory

“Enriched with a vitamin complex and cranberry water”, the foundation “wakes up” the skin and will give it a healthy look. It will include delicate light reflecting pigments that will ensure a smooth complexion with a fresh touch. It will come in 4 shades.

Holo Rainbow Nail Polish

Five new nail polishes will be released with a holographic look and glitter particles! I would love to try these out!

Vibrant Shock Lip Paint

Cool colours like blue, pink and grey with velvety-matt results and a non-sticky texture. Here is a sneak peak of 3 of the 6 upcoming shades!

The Ultra Last Instant Colour Lipstick

I love ESSENCE lipsticks, their matte range is amazing!! This lipstick range will have 20 NEW shades. The lipstick will come with a creamy texture is longlasting and won’t dry out the lips.

Super Beauty Sponge

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With its unique shape, the sponge is said to be ideal for the application of powder, foundation, primer, blush and cream – even in those hard-to-reach areas. Am curious to try this out and see whether my beauty blender will be replaced by this one!

Time to Clean Face Cleansing Brush

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The brush will come with soft bristles, and will help in gently removing make-up and cleansing the skin down to the pores – for a natural, fresh face. I would love to test this out!!

I hope you enjoyed this post and are getting excited for the upcoming items from Essence!! 

Which item do you want to try out the most? 

Thank you so much for reading!! 

Love Kezia

xoxo