Simply Lippy Challenge Day 326 | Catrice Ultimate Colour Lipstick in Shade 240, Hey Nude…

I’m sure you all know by now that the Ultimate Colour lipstick range from Catrice is my favourite of all the collections they have. The lipsticks have a gorgeous creamy texture and the pigment is brilliant too.

Today’s shade is a very nude shade, unfortunately I thought it was going to be a bit darker when I bought it, but it’s paler than expected and not my favourite shade.

If I had known how pale it would be, I probably wouldn’t have chosen to wear it after yesterday’s equally pale shade from Paese. But, in the interests of my challenge, as always I wore it for the day and although I didn’t like the shade, the formula was as good as usual.

The creamy texture makes this lipstick very moisturising, and it has a lovely smooth finish that feels very nice to wear. The finish is a satin cream, probably slightly more cream, and the pigment isn’t too bad given the pale colour.

The staying power was okay, not as good as it usually is with these lipsticks, but that’s more to do with the fact that the colour is so pale.

Overall it’s not my favourite Catrice lippy, so I think I’ll just stick to their bolder and brighter colours from now on.

Sorcha ๐Ÿ’‹

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 321 | Catrice Ultimate Matt Lipstick in Shade 050, Taupeless In Love

It’s no secret by now that I love Catrice lipsticks; I have lost count of the amount I’ve worn throughout the year, and they almost never fail to impress me. Of course, there are some I like more than others, but this one today is another gem that I’m really loving.

The Ultimate Colour range is gorgeous and I’ve worn several lipsticks from it, but today’s lippy is one of their matte versions which I hadn’t tried before.

When I first looked at it, I thought it might be a bit dry as the bullet texture looks very matte initially. However, as with most Catrice lipsticks, it has a lovely creamy element to it that makes it feel very smooth on the lips while still having a matte finish.

The finish is matte like I mentioned, but not super matte, so it is very blendable and easy to wear. The pigment is bold and rich, and although this shade wouldn’t usually be one I’d reach to, I completely fell in love with the grey brown undertone and loved wearing it.

There’s something quite sultry about wearing a shade like this, particularly on a freezing cold winter day, and I definitely see myself wearing it again.

Have you tried any Catrice lipsticks? If so, what do you think?

Sorcha ๐Ÿ’‹

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 255 | Catrice Ultimate Colour Lipstick in Shade 020, Maroon

If you’ve been keeping up with this week’s lippy choices, you’ll know that I only wore one of these Catrice Ultimate Colour lipsticks the other day in a gorgeous plum shade. Usually I don’t wear the same range or brand so closely together, but I woke up with incredibly dry lips today and because of that, had to wear something light and very blendable. Hello Catrice!

This lippy is brilliant for a dry lip day; I’m sure many of you have suffered with dry cracked lips at some point, and if so, you’ll know that it’s almost impossible to wear a heavy lipstick when they are cracking and flaking. However, this range is so creamy that you just about get away with it.

Apart from the creaminess which you all know I love in this collection, this shade is just gorgeous too. It has a lovely rose-caramel tone perfect for a cold autumn day, and I love the warmess that it gives your lips too.

The formula has a lovely consistency and while it’s thick enough to give full coverage, it’s not too thick, allowing it to blend easily and work around the dryness and flaking. Plus, the lasting power is pretty great too for a cream finish lipstick.

As budget brands go, for me, Catrice really is one of the best out there. I honestly believe everyone should have at least one of their cream finish lipsticks in their collection, especially as they are so budget friendly.

What do you think? Have you tried any of their lipsticks? If so I’d love to hear your thoughts so let me know!

Sorcha ๐Ÿ’‹ 

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 251 | Catrice Ultimate Lip Colour Lipstick in Shade 490, Plum & Base

Of all the Catrice lipsticks I’ve tried this year and in general really, the Ultimate Colour range is by far my favourite. The creaminess of the formula in this lipstick is just amazing, and my lips always feel so moisturised when I wear one from the collection.

Today’s shade, Plum & Base, is just gorgeous and is the perfect autumnal plum shade; it’s rich with a slight berry tone and the pigment is unreal. 

The formula is very creamy which makes this lipstick so easy to apply and it blends like an absolutely dream too. The colour pay off means you don’t need to apply much, and the lasting power is pretty great for a cream finish.

We spent the day celebrating my lovely sister-in-laws birthday at one of our favourite restaurants, which of course, called for a special lipstick and this is definitely a special one.

I still can’t get over how budget friendly they are at just โ‚ฌ4.49 which is quite frankly a steal for a lippy as good as this! 

The shade is very similar to YSL’s Prune Virgin which I wore back at the beginning of the year, and I’m going to go so far as to say, I think I prefer this one to that. Just goes to show that price isn’t everything when it comes to lipstick!

Sorcha ๐Ÿ’‹