Simply Lippy Challenge Day 138 | Catrice Shine Appeal Fluid Lipstick in Shade, Better Make A Mauve

Well, Thursday is over which can mean only one thing; the weekend is now well and truly in sight! I was working late this evening so tonight’s post is going to be a very quick one, albeit a positive one.


You all know what a big fan I am of Catrice lipsticks, but I had never tried one of their high shine lip glosses until this one today which my gorgeous sister-in-law gave me as a gift.


The shade Better Make A Mauve, has the same name as one of their cushion lipsticks I wore a few weeks ago, but the colour on today’s shade is much deeper. So, needless to say, I’m a bit confused as to why they have the same name, especially as they both have gloss finishes.


Today’s version of the shade is a deep brown toned mauve, with a very slight hint of a pink undertone, and it feels thick and creamy on application without any stickiness.


The finish also has a hint of silver glitter to it; it doesn’t have a glitter look, but adds something extra to give a high shine impact when you wear it. The pigment is much better in this lippy than in the cushion version, and because of that, has a much richer tone.


The lasting power was ok, I wouldn’t say it was amazing, but probably about the same as other high shine gloss lippies. Overall I liked it, it’s a very wearable shade and makes your lips feel super smooth and glossy!

Sorcha 💋

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 88 | Catrice Lip Cushion in Shade 020, Better Make A Mauve

If you caught my post from Day 56, you will already have heard me talking about these new lip cushion gloss finish lippies from Catrice which I’m loving.

When they released this range earlier this year, I was so excited to give them a try and was not let down at all.


The finish is high gloss which you would expect to be sticky, but thankfully it’s not. It has a thick, rich formula which coats the lips leaving them feeling smooth and of course, glossy!

Although the cushion applicator is very easy to use, I don’t think this shade gives as much of an impact as the first one I tried, but is still nice for a neutral lip kind of day.


I really like the formula, and it’s a very handy lippy to have when you’re running around the place, but I kind of wish it was just a little more pigmented than it is.


What do you think about cushion lipsticks? Have you tried this range yet? The Coraline’s Crush shade from Day 56’s post is just gorgeous!

Sorcha 💋