I’m loving glosses anytime, especially during the warm season when the weather is nice, without any wind that will make the gloss stick to your hair. The other week while I was buying products from Essence and Catrice at Prestige Boutique, my local beauty drugstore, I received Catrice Shine Appeal Fluid Lipstick as a gift with purchase. Considering it is a lovely shade for spring, one that will go perfect with a day makeup, I started using the product right away so keep reading more for a full review and lip swatches.
Where to buy:
Romania – Now @boutique-produsecosmetice.ro, @emag.ro and local drugstores like Prestige Boutique (blv Iuliu Maniu, nr.59 Bucuresti)
International – Now @kosmetik4less.de
Catrice 040 Pink Macaron Shine Appeal Fluid Lipstick (€3.95 / 19.50 Lei for 5 ml / 0.16 fl oz) is a light nude peachy-pink with warm undertones and glossy finish. It has a good color payoff looking semi-opaque on the lips, while providing a shiny glossy effect.
The formula contains Vitamin E that pampers sensitive lips and offers a smooth, bright finish. It applies effortlessly across the lips, without being sticky or tacky at all. It tends to settle a bit into fine lip lines but the glossy effect smooths out everything pretty nicely and give you that fresh, plumped lips appearance.
It has a scented formula, that smells sweet to me, closely to vanilla, but without any discernible taste.
Catrice 040 Pink Macaron is a shade that goes lightly on the lips and looks very natural and fresh on those with fair and light skin tones. I would say it is a perfect lip color for a casual day, when you don’t want to wear a full face makeup, or just perfect if you want to wear it to school.
The color lasted on my lips for about 3 hours without leaving a stain behind.
The packaging is pretty simple yet very easy to maneuver, as it comes in a transparent case with a black cap which holds a doe-footed applicator.
Catrice describes this product as a beauty hybrid between lipstick and lip gloss, but on this particularly shade I didn’t see the pigmentation and opacity that you would expect from a lipstick. As a lip gloss I can totally agree with them, as it provides a nice luscious finish, but if you are looking for something more pigmented then this shade is not for you.
Enjoy more photos…
Still – a lovely shade. (Even if it needs more pigment.)