As much as I really adore Catrice lipsticks, I had no idea what to expect from this latest edition to their range. Metallic lips have been a big trend this year so no surprises there, but what really intrigued me about this was the fact that it calls itself a lip powder.
As always, the intrigue only heightened my want to know more, so I bought one and put it to the test today. But to be honest, I’m totally confused about whether I like it or not.
The pigment was nowhere near as bold or strong as I thought it would be given the intense colour you see in the bottle. When I applied it, it had a very subtle tint, almost like a sheer finish except when it dried it was completely matte.
The matte element I loved; it dried smoothly and felt very soft on the lips, and ultimately made the staying power pretty good. It kept its metallic sheen even when it dried in, and it definitely gave the lipstick another dimension to what you’d get from an average matte finish.
Given the metallic and almost shimmery formula, you just don’t expect a matte feel or look with this at all and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by it. It was easy to wear and very comfortable too.
So, there are lots of positives and I really wanted to love it but I can’t get my head around the colour. I was hoping for a bold rose gold punch with this, something with a real pop, and in that regard it just let me down.
It’s nice, it’s subtle and anyone could easily wear it. But it just didn’t quite hit the mark for me today.