Simply Lippy Challenge Day 208 | Catrice Matte Lip Artist Lip Crayon in Shade 060, Merl’ Oh!

In contrast to yesterday’s lip crayon disaster, I decided to reignite my love for lip crayons by trying out this one from Catrice. I’ve tried many, many lip products from Catrice over the past six months but never one of these.


When I applied this to my lips my first thought was Whoa! That shade! It is a very rich, very deep berry wine shade and though I wouldn’t usually wear a shade as dark as this in Summer, I absolutely love it!


It is rich and creamy and so easy to apply. You need a very small amount due to the amazing pigment and colour pay off, and it blends like an absolute dream too. 


The formula itself is smooth and very moisturising, as I have come to expect from most Catrice lippies, and it completely restored my faith in lip crayons after my Sephora fail yesterday.


One thing I love most about lip crayons is the fact that you can line your lips in the same way you would using a lip liner, then you just fill them in. They are a great 2-in-1 alternative product and I really just can’t get enough of them right now!


This shade won’t be for the faint hearted as it is very bold, but for those of you who like a daring lip, this would be absolutely perfect for a dull Winter’s day to brighten up your makeup look and give it a dramatic pop. 


I for one, will definitely be wearing it again.

Sorcha 💋 

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 192 | Catrice Ultimate Lip Colour Lipstick in Shade 470, My Little Peony

Catrice lipsticks are one of the best budget lipsticks on the market if you ask me. They could easily be mistaken for a high-end brand due to their gorgeous formula and lovely pigment, and it’s no secret by now what a big fan I am of them.


Today’s lipstick is a lovely rose shade; I’ve become quite the fan of rose tones over the last while, and this one has a lovely cream finish with a very slight shine which makes the lipstick pop just that little bit more.


It is a full coverage lipstick even though there is a slight shine to the finish, and the pigment is just gorgeous. It’s intense and true to colour, and the staying power is also very good too.


I think one of the things I like most about Catrice lippies, is the fact that my lips always feel soft and moisturised after wearing them, almost as if I’ve been wearing a high quality balm. Lots of lippies won’t dry out your lips, but not many have the moisturising element that this does which is why I’m such a big fan.


I hadn’t tried any Catrice products until last year but I’ve really grown to love the brand. It is just such good value, particularly for the quality of the products.


As always, you don’t need this lippy if you’ve got a nice rose shade already, but I definitely don’t think you could go wrong investing in one or two from the collection.

Sorcha 💋

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 183 | Catrice Lip Colour in Shade C02, Fuchsia’s Flower

I’m pretty sure most of you already know that Catrice is one of my favourite, if not favourite, budget beauty brands. I’m a big fan of so many of their products, especially their lipsticks which I’ve really come to love over the past while.


Today’s lippy however is a new release and therefore one I hadn’t tried before, so when I spotted it in Penneys the other day, I knew I had to buy it.


Firstly, can we take a moment for the super cute slimline gold packaging? I love the shape and the gold casing makes it look very high end. I’ve always been a sucker for packaging so this pleases me, a lot!


The lipstick itself is actually more like a balm which I didn’t know when I first bought it. One of the reasons I like Catrice lippies so much is because of their fab pigments, so I was a little worried this wouldn’t live up to that.


However, I’m happy to say, even though the consistency was balm like, it was very creamy and moisturising, and the pigment was pretty good for a sheer finish formula.


I thought it would be more coral than pink, but it was nice nonetheless and my lips felt amazing after wearing this for the day. They were smooth and soft, and definitely more hydrated than when I first applied it.


As the finish was sheer, the staying power wasn’t great, but if you think of it as a balm rather than a lipstick, then it’s pretty much on par with that.


Overall I really liked this lippy, and on a hot Summer’s day, it was the perfect light look for a day in the sun!

Sorcha 💋

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 161 | Catrice Ombré Two Tone Lipstick in Shade 050, Please Tell Rosie

It’s no secret by now how much I love these duo two-tone lipsticks from Catrice. Ever since I tried my first shade from the range, Grapedation Nude, I fell in love with them and haven’t looked back since.


My Day 161 shade as the name Please Tell Rosie suggests, is a combination of pink and a gorgeous peachy rose, not dissimilar to Rockabilly Rose Wood which I wore on Day 102 and absolutely loved also.


Apart from the brilliant pigment, and the very clear distinction between the liner and lipstick shades, these lipsticks are just divine to wear. They are creamy, moisturising, hydrating, and give your lips a gorgeous silky, smooth finish.


I also love the vanilla scent that accompanies it; usually strong scents put me off products, but in this case, the scent really adds to the creamy impact of the lippy.


There’s nothing new to add to this post that I haven’t said in previous posts on this range, other than the fact that every time I wear one, I like them more and more. Well worth the investment if you ask me!


Have any of you tried these yet? Let me know by commenting below because I’d love to hear what you guys think too!

Sorcha 💋

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 151 | Catrice Shine Appeal Fluid Lipstick in Shade 060, Marry Berry

I’ve been feeling very under the weather and a little sorry for myself over the past few days, and in need of something to cheer me up. So this morning I thought, what better way to do that than with a gorgeous bright lippy colour.


The lipstick I chose was a gorgeous blackberry shade, Marry Berry, from Catrice’s shine appeal fluid lipstick collection, a range which I have worn a few shades from recently on both Day 138 and Day 142 of the challenge.


The consistency of these liquid lippy’s is thick with a vinyl-like finish that is soft and smooth on the lips. The bold pigment gives the lips a dramatic pop of colour and the thick consistency allows for a very even application that doesn’t drag or pull the colour underneath too.


The downside to this gloss if I had to choose something, is the lasting power as you only really get an hour or two out of it per application, and it’s probably less if you’re eating or having a cuppa in between.

However, I did love the colour so much that really I didn’t mind having to reapply and will definitely be wearing it again in the future!

Have you tried these lippies? If so then let me know by commenting below!

Sorcha 💋

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 142 | Catrice Shine Appeal Fluid Lipstick in Shade What-a-Melon

Well everyone, Monday is over and for that, I am grateful! Why is it that no matter how old you get, or how many weeks or months go by, Monday never gets any easier or funner?!


Anyway, this Monday called for something fun and bright to get me through the day and what better way to get that than with a coral lip.


Coral; probably my favourite shade – in everything! Whether it’s blusher, clothes, nail polish, or of course, lipstick, coral never fails to put a smile on my face and make everything feel a little brighter and better.


Today my coral loveliness was courtesy of Catrice, in another of their Shine Appeal Fluid lipsticks which you may recall, I tried out for the first time last week.


The consistency of these fluid lipsticks (or lip glosses as they should really be called), is silky smooth and they have a lovely, rich thick formula that gives a luxurious high shine, glossy finish to the lips.


There is no stickiness with the formula as you sometimes get with high gloss products, and the pigment although sheer, is still pretty strong. So much so, that I don’t even know if you could really call it sheer.


I just loved wearing this today; the colour is exactly what I was hoping for from looking at the packaging, and it lasted pretty well for a gloss finish too.


What’s your favourite lipstick shade? Are you a coral lover like me or do you prefer something softer? Let me know by commenting below!

Sorcha 💋

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 112 | Catrice Lip Cushion in Shade 010, Rather Be At Coachella 

If you’ve been following my lipstick challenge up to now, I’m sure it won’t come as any surprise that for Saturday’s lipstick choice, I tried out my third shade from the Catrice lip cushion range.


I tried these a few months back for the first time, both on Day 56 and Day 88 of my challenge, and while I loved the first shade Coraline’s Crush, I was a bit disappointed by the second one, Better Make A Mauve.


Thankfully, I’m happy to say that I really like today’s shade, Rather Be At Coachella, which is not dissimilar to Coraline’s Crush in that it has a peachy tone and is a light coral.


The pigment isn’t quite as strong as Coraline’s Crush but is definitely better than Better Make A Mauve (which I found to be very sheer and gloss like), and it also has a nice creamy texture to it. 


It is glossy but not too sticky; my hair did catch in it once or twice but only very slightly, and the thick consistency allows it to stay in place well for a sheer, gloss finish.


I really like this soft shade: I don’t know that I love it as much as Coraline’s Crush, but I do like it, and definitely plan on wearing it again in the future.

Sorcha 💋

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 105 | Catrice Velvet Matte Lip Cream in Shade 030, Hazel-Rose Royce

Forgive my delay in getting my weekend lippy posts up, but we were away in Dingle with some friends for the Easter weekend so I didn’t get time to post.


On Saturday, I reached day 105 of Simply Lippy, and as it was a day spent walking on the beach and exploring the sites and pubs of Dingle, I went for a soft lipstick from Catrice.


The velvet matte lip cream is a very easy to wear lipstick, especially when you’re on the go, but I have to say, I didn’t quite love it as much as their other lippies.


The texture was soft and velvety, and I liked the creamy berry/brown shade, but the lasting power wasn’t great, it wore off very quickly, and I didn’t find it particularly hydrating to wear either.


Given how much I love the other lip products I’ve tried from Catrice, I’m sure this was bound to happen, so I definitely won’t hold it against them, but I don’t think I’d go for this one again.

Sorcha 💋

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 102 | Catrice Ombré Lipstick in Shade 010, Rockabilly Rose Wood

I’m sure by now, you all know of my love for Catrice lipsticks, so I don’t need to get into how much I like them again in this post. But, what I will say is, their new ombré collection is definitely my favourite of all.


A few weeks back, you may remember I tried one out for the first time in Shade Grapedation Nude and loved both the formula and colour. For Day 102, I tried my second shade in the range, Rockabilly Rose Wood, and I think I love this even more.


The two shades are gorgeous with the liner shade more of a wine/plum colour and the lighter shade a creamy pink nude. Whereas grapedation was more red toned, this definitely has more of a berry tone and exactly the kind of tone that I’m drawn to.


One other thing I love about these lippies is the vanilla scent, I’m not always a fan of scented products, but with this, it just adds to the creaminess or something, and is so moisturising on the lips.


If you’ve been thinking about trying an ombré lip, I would seriously recommend giving these a go. They are so reasonably priced, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!


Excuse the lack of photos, but I was rushing out while writing this post so didn’t get a chance to get a proper face photo. Instead, I’ve shared this one of me and my bestie out at Ed Sheeran. The perfect lip colour for a girls night out!

Sorcha 💋