Hey guys! A couple of weeks ago, I picked up two new shades of Catrice lipstick that single-handedly (double-handedly?) kicked my love for make up and beauty into a new gear. Which was obviously very welcome, since winter stopped inspiring me QUITE a while ago. Nothing like a tube of lippie to give your look an easy makeover when nothing else seems to work, especially if that tube only costs 3,99€. EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEEZY
So what are you waiting for!
Oh, right, my review.
130 Frozen Rose and 250 Matte About Pink are both part of Catrice's Ultimate Colour range, so they come in the signature shiny black tube with a clear bottom, showing the shade. A sturdy, classy tube if you ask me. I like how the metal feels quite thick, which means your lipstick is isolated from sudden increases in temperature for example. But more importantly: I've never had a Catrice Ultimate Colour tube open up in my pocket or purse. Muchos importante. So, packaging: nothing extravagant, but everything it should be. Not that I care a lot about the look of my beauty products, to be honest. I just want them to look good on ME.
This swatch pretty accurately represents the colour these two shades leave on my lips. Frozen Rose is a cool (blue) toned nude pink. The finish is somewhere between matte and cream sheen. Matte About Pink is a shade that can look anything from bright pink or pastel coral to an orangy red, depending on the light and your own lip colour. It is absolutely matte, though, which I love. I've never been a fan of a super glossy pout. Both shades have a tendency to emphasize dry lips, so pay attention to that if you want a flawless finish. Light scrubbing or using some lip balm underneath will fix that for you.
As you can see, the Matte About Pink can give a very different result depending on the lighting. First picture is slightly overexposed, second picture a bit darker, and third was taken outside with natural light. This is definitely a shade to swatch on your own skin before taking home! However, it looks lovely in any light if you ask me. Very wearable yet still punchy, and with a slight retro-Pan Am feel to it.
Again, the real colour of Frozen Rose is somewhere between all of these pictures. This one was a surprise, because it's the ONLY light pink/nude lipstick I've EVER found to look good on me. I actually went shopping to buy Matte About Pink and brought Frozen Rose home because I liked the way it swatched, but when I wore it... Oh man. I've been wearing it basically ever since. It's so chique, so unlike all of my other lipsticks, so easy... The perfect lipstick to wear when you want to look put together, but still effortless. And I looooove the way nude lipstick emphasizes my eyes and makes my lips look more luscious! A recommendation across the board.
SO. How do you feel about these matte lipsticks? Is nude pink too Barbie for you, or perfectly spring appropriate?