Saturday, 19 January 2013

Catrice LE SpectaculART

Hey My Wonderful Readers How are you all doing today?
Well finally after weeks of hearing the Snow is to come it finally arrived this morning.  You can imagine all the excitement plus the twins real first time seeing snow here, but of course the snow didnt stick as it pured with rain last night and also the snow has decided to change to sleet so all we see is alot of puddles and muck and  dull weather but hey it might change.  
Anyways today I am showing you the latest Catrice Limited Edition call "SpectaculART"
Bombay meets Paris. Indian opulence coupled with French modernity. On the international catwalks, fashion designers are combining sari-like skirts, intricately decorated borders and embroidered coats with accurately cut shirts and simple blouses this winter season. The colors gold, silver, burgundy and pink dominate this look.
The Limited Edition “spectaculART” by CATRICE from November to December 2012 is inspired by this crossover couture and the Indian bindi-look of the winter season 2012.
Now as always I only buy what I think I will use so let me show you what I got from the Collection 
There is a few products I ended up not picking up for instance 
The Mousse Blush which to be honest looked like a blush I got from a previous collection and still have lots of so I passed on that 
The Sheer Lip Colours there was 3 to pick from and to be honest they WERE very sheer when I swatched them they were more of a tinted lip balm which I have too many of and the colours didnt really convince to to buy them.  
And lastly I only bought 1 shade out of the 5 shades of Nail Polishes available as the shades look alot like some I already have in my huge collection.  
So lets get on with the Items I did Get :) 
Lashes to Impress :) 
The moment i saw these I just had to pick them up.  You see I have a love for Single lashes more so than strip lashes.  I always have as I prefer to have control Of where I want them.  I think they are great for both everyday and night time looks.  Dont get me wrong I do Like strip lashes but I feel Single Lashes dont feel so heavy.  
The Lashes come in 3 rows each one different lengths and different widths.  You also get lash glue which to be honest I never really use glue that comes with lashes as I always use the one lash glue which is Duo Lash Glue its the best :)  The packaging these lashes come in is quite good and sturdy so you can take them anywhere without them getting damaged :) For only 4 euro I recommend you pick them up  
Next Items I got 
Pure Chrome Eyeshadows 
These Little Beauties were the first thing noticed and grabbed every shade.  For only 4 euro per eyeshadow I just couldnt pass them would you?  Just look at the design of these beauties they certainly look pricier than they were thats for sure.  The funny thing I noticed about these eyeshadows is a dint in them and obviously its part of the design you will see in the closer picture its like a finger dent in every one of them sunny eh?
Another funny thing I noticed was on the site these eyeshadows are named but on the eyeshadows themselves there is no names but thats only a minor thing right?
So let me show you the shades up close 
01 Artfully Lustrous
This is a stunning Green with golden shimmer.  The finish is sort of metallicy but not overly.  This is pigmented once a good primer is used but it does need a little bit more effort than the rest.  Once a primer is used this looks stunning :) 
02 Bombay Bauble 
When I seen this shade at first I actually thought "What could I actually call this shade" In the pan it looks like a grey/silver but when swatched it actually has grey/taupe/dark brown with multi coloured shimmers :) This is a stunning shade for a dark smokey eye and looks stunning applied damp you could actually get away with this on its own.  Its very pigmented and takes very little to achieve a look.  This will need a good primer for the shadow to hold onto if your not applying it wet as you will experience fall out otherwise 
03 Treasure It 
This is oh so pretty just look at it in the pan never mind the swatch of it :)  This is a stunning metallic Silver with the teeniest tiniest multi-coloured micro shimmers.  This is full of pigmentation and looks stunning dry or wet Love it :) 
04 Artfully Lustrous
This is such a stunning shade yes I know its a light shade but it works wonders for your eyes.  Its stunning as a highlight for the inner corners of your eyes to make them look more awakes, its great for under the brow.  Its also great of a highlight on top of your cheek bones :)  Its a stunning sparkly champagne shade.  I love to use this on its own on the lid with a nice thick winged liner look.  You cant go a miss with this eyeshadow for sure 
Next up is 
Highlight Powder in Artful Lustrous 
To be honest I have no Idea why I bought this as I have so many highlight powders especially from Catrice but when I seen it in the store I couldnt help but be dragged in by the light hitting the pan.  The golden shimmers called out to me say "buy me" and of course i did.  To be honest it didnt wow me.  
Its a stunning champagne highlight with a golden sheen when swatched and would be a great highlight for everyone but for it its far too sheer and i also found it a little on the chalky side which is surprising for Catrice because normally their highlighters are quite good but as i said its sheer and needs quite a few swatches before appearing on the skin the photo below is taken in direct sunlight and swatched about 4 to 5 times.  This highlight i suppose would be good for everday use but to be honest this is one I do regret buying as I have plenty of highlights that do a better job 
Next up is 
Superfine Eyeliner Pen 
At first when I seen the tip of this eyeliner pen I had huge hopes that this was going to be brilliant as you will see by the photo below It looks amazing 
I as hugely disappointed when I got this home and tried it.  The tip of the pen is flimzy and bends a little and the pigmentation isnt exactly brilliant either.  At first I thought maybe it needs a few swatches before it works properly so I drew a few lines to get it started but no still the same this will be ok for everyday use but nothing more in my eyes another disappointing product for me im afraid 
And lastly 
Ultimate Nail Lacquer in "Soulful"
I love Catrice Nail Polishes Always have since I started buying them and have quite a few in my collection.  They are just amazing quality for the price and you get quite alot for only 2.51 euro how could you pass them.  Out of the 5 shade to choose from in this collection This shade stood out to me the most as the rest looked alot like shades I had in my collection already 
I am so pleased I got this shade now as its a fantastic dark burgandy with tiny golden shimmers that is only noticable in sunlight.  This took 2 coats but I like to apply a 3rd to make it last longer.  Its absolutely stunning 
Overall I am really happy with the eyeshadows they are absolutely stunning and well worth every cent.  
The lashes are brilliant they feel soft and are very comfortable I did not try the glue but I am sure it would be good enough to use if you hadn't any other glue.  
The nail polish as you can tell I love :) They never disappoint me :) 
The highlighter is not the worst I have bought but to be honest I don't see myself rushing to use it often I just find it too sheer but it might be more noticeable on a woman of colour.
The eyeliner pen is another I will not be rushing to use and will probably end up throwing it away as its just too patchy and too time consuming to apply to make it look noticeable.
I hope this review was helpful to all you Catrice lovers out there. 
Have any of you tried these yet? 
What do you think of this Limited Edition :) 
Until Next Time 
Lots of Love Luck and Laughter 

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5 comments: said...

so cool collection :)

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Lorraine Stagno said...

I must get those lashes! And the eyeshadows look so pretty...must get those too :)

Bex said...

These items look gorgeous. I really need to try some Catrice products x

Chiara said...

i love catrice.
ohhh i think i should buy those eyeshadows :)


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Eva-Lynn said...

Aww what a shame the liquid liner isn't good :( i really want to get the eyeshadows but i'm kinda not allowed to buy as much makeup anymore haha! Otherwise I spend all my money =( x

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