Monday, July 27, 2015

Catrice "It Pieces" LE July-August 2015 + Swatches

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Hi!

Catrice has been a favourite brand of mine for a few years now, they're always my go-to when I'm on a budget. Their "nude illusion" foundation is probably one of my most ever purchased foundations (I bought another one yesterday). While I was in the chemist looking at the foundation, I noticed that there was a new Limited Edition out. It's called "It Pieces" and it's a preview of some upcoming Autumn trends.


Catrice do previews like this every year (and one in Spring/Summer too) - they're a really good way of finding out what's coming up in the makeup world. The entire collection looks like this:


I bought three pieces from the collection - the Illuminating Highlighter Pen, the Matt Blush, and the Ultimate Stay Lipstick in the shade Floral Coral.



The blush is described as four matte "united" shades in one blush. It's recommended that you apply this with a large blush brush, or you could also wear the shades individually. You'd want a fairly small brush - but I did try these out individually on my eyes, and I really liked them. I paid €4.49.

The highlighter pen is a liquid "silvery pink" highlighter. The twist-pen is one not often seen for highlighter, it's more common with concealers, and a little goes a very long way. I found that too much product came out with one twist for me to blend and the product dries in very quickly - so I found it much easier to twist a dab onto the back of my hand and apply with the brush I always use for highlighter. This was also €4.49.

The lipstick is a long-lasting satin matte finish, and doesn't dry out lips. This was €5.49.

I really, really like all three products. The highlighter looked really scary when I swatched it yesterday but it blended out beautifully with a fluffier brush. In these pictures I'm wearing the blush (a fluffy blush brush swirled over all four shades) on cheeks, the individual blush shades as eyeshadow, the lipstick, and the highlighter on brow bones, cheeks and nose.


Here's a closer look at the highlighter and blusher. The actual size of my pores.........



I really like the three products I chose - I was tempted by the eyeshadow trios and the colour changing lip gloss too (it's one of those reactive ones that turns a different colour on everyone and they're always fuschia on me) - but I'm going to buy a backup of that highlighter. If you're into strobing you might like it - I'm just beginning to get to grips with contouring and highlighting so I won't be strobing anytime soon - but it's not often I've come across a cream highlighter that leans pink instead of gold.

As far as I know, the "It Pieces" are usually integrated into the permanent range in Autumn/Winter, so you should be able to find the products on stands. Anything catching your eye?




11 comments:

  1. SO Pretty! I must go and see if these are in my local yet!

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    1. Hopefully they will be! And if not, I'm almost 100% sure that they will be joining the permanent line from late Autumn so I hope you'll come across them at some stage x

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  2. Fab post! I never really use Catrice, I don't know why because I'm constantly looking at the stand! That highlighter is so intriguing. I really need to find a good budget friendly one, so I think i might try this because it looks amazing on you. Also those trio palettes look amazing!!! Damn it I'm on a spending ban!!! Thank god pay day is around the corner Xx

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    1. I never seem to pick up much from the stand either apart from the foundation and concealer! The highlighter was a great surprise, really good quality for the price x

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  3. Oh you look fab and love theolk of these products, I know one chemist in the town that stocks Catrice so I better avoid them until next month!! Oh wait that's next week Woohoo lol

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  4. These all look so pretty on you, especially the highlighter. I'm really crap at applying highlighter. I love Catrice - it has some great products. I also like the look of those baked eyeshadow palettes x
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

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    1. Oh Becca I am SHITE at highlighter. I just dab it and swirl a brush around and hope for the best, not even sure if I'm putting it in the right place!!!

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  5. Spectacular! These are so pretty! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  6. Loving all the colours, feels like autumn! :) x

    www.lovelifeandmakeup.com

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