Trying out Catrice Cosmetics

By Thursday, February 20, 2020 , , , , , ,

Catrice is a German brand that has been around for a while, but not here in Canada. I often heard about the brand as one of the ones to look out for when going to the USA or abroad and worth getting so many products from. That is why when I learned they were coming to Shoppers Drug Marts in Canada I got super excited.

I was lucky enough to be given some items to try out and review. So here we go.
Catrice has partnered with Beauty Influencer Eman to create three palettes, eye, cheek and highlight. She created the palettes to reflect places that influenced her life and I honestly think they are all gorgeous.

Catrice X Eman Lit Highlighter Palette ($14.99)
This shimmery highlight palette features four very different but equally stunning shades. Eman is Egyptian-Canadian and so this palette's shades take on various names of places in B.C. (except Maple, which is just very Canadian).
Whistler is a pearl white, Victoria is light gold, Surrey is a champagne and Maple is golden. All are intensely shimmery.
I am very drawn to Whistler and Surrey. I think this palette has a great range for all skin tones, I am super pale and can pull it off but so could almost anyone out there. I would suggest going lightly with it because it is highly pigmented and full of shimmer.

Catrice X Eman Cheeky Blush Palette ($14.99)
This palette has four gorgeous blushes that get their names from Eman's time in Egypt.
Shisha is a coral-pink, Alexandria is a bright pink with shimmer, Luxor is orange and Cairo is a matte tan shade.
This is a great palette because it has only four shades but they are all very different, you got a pink, a coral, tan and orange, you pretty much covered. The formula is smooth and fine, but incredibly pigmented. I used a duo-fibre brush as to not pick up too much product but still had to tap off excess.

These may be some of the strongest blushes I have ever used. I think this is fantastic because so many people have trouble with drug store blushes not having a lot of colour payoff.

Catrice X Eman Bronzed AF Eyeshadow Palette ($14.99)
Finally, we have an eyeshadow palette inspired by Eman's time in LA. This palette has 9 shades in it, 5 matte and 4 shimmers, all with bronzey tones to them.

I really love the large selection of mattes, I mainly wear mattes on workdays so it really makes me happy to see a palette with a good selection. The shimmers are buttery and blend out fantastically with lots of pay off.
Fairfax is a matte light beige, Sunset is matte tan, Melrose is a pink with gold shimmer, Malibu is shimmery taupy-brown, Laguna is a shimmery copper, Runyon is a brick-brown, Hollywood Blvd is a copper shimmer, Sweetzer is a matte dark brown and Mulholland Dr is matte black.
I found Sweetzer to be the right shade to use on my brows which makes this palette even more of a great palette for me. I really adore the Runyon and how the brick-brown shade looks a liner and have been using it a lot with Melrose on my lids.

The mattes are rich and blend out very well, the shimmer are very shimmery and buttery and also blend out very well. I do find the mattes actually can kick up a bit of powder in the pan, and the shimmers can create some fallout while applying. Neither of which actually bothers me and are quite easy to clean up.
Catrice Prime and Fine Keep Me Matt $9.99
Described as a "Lightweight primer minimizes shine and reduces optically the size of pores. Longlasting. Dermatologically tested".
This is definitely a primer more suited for those with oily skin, and I have dry, I will say I love the formula. It is lightweight, smooths my skin while helping my makeup go on smoother and longer. I mean it is a win-win kind of product. Sadly due to the dry skin, I cannot attest to how it helps with oil control.

Catrice Prime and Fine Multitalent Fixing Spray
This is a primer spray and setting spray in one. "Prepares the skin. Improves make up wear. Refreshes complexion" as the bottle says.

The spray has a light floral scent that I cannot place but absolutely love. The bottle has a great wide and misty spray to it that gives great coverage in a slow outpour without any streaky bits. One spray gives me all I need, but sometimes I go for a second. I really do love its actual spray bottle, it looks great, you can see what is left and the actual spray of product is one of my favourites for setting and refreshing my skin.

Catrice Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer in 010 Porcelain $7.99
This is a liquid concealer with a doe-foot wand. It claims it is ultra-long lasting and camouflages even tattoos. I have no tattoos, so I cannot tell if it does, but I will say it does a great job of neutralizing and covering my imperfections.
When I first saw this shade (porcelain) I thought it looked a bit beige and almost dead like, but as soon as I blended it out I saw how it neutralized all my redness and purple veiny spots I was won over. It blends out incredibly nicely and can be built up to very full coverage. In fact, I am only wearing concealer in my photos, no foundation or powder at all.

Catrice Generation Plump & Shine Lip Gloss in 030 Shimmery Goldstone $7.99
This is a shimmery gloss that is thick in texture yet not too sticky, it just kind of coats your lips and stays there. It is moderately pigmented so it works well over lipsticks or liners but also on its own
This shade is perfect for me for everyday wear, it kind of just works for me and lasts a long while.
Here is a look that I created using the products in this post. I used only the primer and concealer on my skin to correct imperfections.
Overall I really love these products. They are easy to find at Shoppers, they are great quality, strongly pigmented and affordable. When it comes to drug store, this really is a line you should check out.

I am definitely going to try out their foundations, more of the setting sprays, the all look great.

Have you tried anything from Catrice? What do you think of the brand?

Catrice Cosmetics can be found at Shoppers Drug Marts across Canada.

*Products were sent for product review purposes, all views and opions are my own.