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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?