Budget Makeup – Three Great Products from Catrice

I am a self confessed beauty snob. Part due to the marketing and the ‘science bits’ behind luxury products and part of me just being spoiled for choice, i tend to turn my nose to more affordable brands convincing myself that they are just not good enough if the price tag isn’t €€€. How foolish! Yes there are cheaper products that aren’t up to scratch, but again that happens with luxury ones too.

What changed my mind? Catrice. All it took was a new Catrice stand near my job, one of the girls to try a couple of things on her lunch break and then boost about it to all our friends. We all made a bee line in McCabes and left with a couple products.

My choices: the Eye Brow Pencil, the Concealer Palette and the Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner.

Catrice Makeup ReviewI have been wearing them all week, every day without fail.

Catrice MakeoverBudget Makeup CatriceThey are just AMAZING! Like really, blown away by the quality.

Catrice Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

Catrice Waterproof EyelinerThe moment i get outside, my eyes start to water making all my good blending and defining work in vain. Sometimes people even ask me if im all right. Because i cant leave the house without my ‘trademark’ eyeliner flick, i kept looking for decent ones that would stay on: the Eyeko Pen was good, Lancome Artliner/ Loreal Carbon Black were easy to use but would wear off when tearing, whilst the Lancome 24H Liner would just crack off in flakes of pigment and was a pain to remove.

The Catrice Waterproof Eyeliner is sent from heaven and the best i’ve ever tried: super black, easy to use, doesn’t smudge and is a dream to remove. Where have you been all my life? All for just under €4. You need it!

Catrice Brow Pencil

Catrice Eye Brow PencilIn a bid of saving money, i picked one of the Catrice Eye Brow Pencil to try out until i can afford another Mac Lingering. I love the shade – Ash Brown, warm red tones don’t suit my skin and tend to clash with my hair. Texture wise is a semi hard, not too soft so it would smudge, yet not too hard that would be difficult to apply. A dream! The little brush is great too, i like it that much that it replaced my Laura Mercier one.

Catrice Concealer Palette

Catrice Concealer PaletteMy attention was instantly drawn to the concealer palette – my under eye dark circles are just ridiculous so i need as much help i can get. Im still in love with my Maybelline The Eraser and keep it in my bag for nose touch ups on the go. I mainly used two of the corrective shades: the bright orange to counteract violet hues under my eyes and the medium shade of concealer. The orange shade is amazing at neutralizing any darkness, i used to use orange/brick shade lipstick in the past when things were desperate, so im delighted to have a proper corrector. For blending i don’t use a normal brush, the texture would cake, instead the RT blender sponge does the job seamlessly and makes the concealer last all day without creasing.

Can you believe i only spent €10 for all these gems? Im hooked now, please tell me what other Catrice products i need to check out?

9 Comments

I love-love-looove the Camouflage Cream! It is amazing! The eyebrow lifter is pretty awesome too and I heard good things about their matifying powder, but I haven’t tried that one yet because I’m currently in a love affair with MAC MSF :))

I love the Catrice Brow gel so might try the pencil. If you live concealer try the NARS creamy concealer you won’t be disappointed xx

I love that concealer palette, I get dark circles (around my nose, too, of all places) and the orange is brilliant. I would also recommend their camouflage cream and their nude illusion foundation, both fantastic. I’m not sure if they still do the Glamour Doll mascara, I used to love it, but not sure how it would work for sensitive eyes. Love the photos in this post x

Thank you girls, I’ll be stocking up on more! Love your recomandations.

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I really love the All Matt Plus foundation, it’s my most repurchased base ever. I prefer it to anything I tried in the past – Hourglass, Laura Mercier, NYX, Estee Lauder, everything.

And I need that concealer palette, it looks great for correcting as I too have undereye problems. My sister swears by that liner too, so I have a little shopping to do!

You are using the even better foundation by clinique… Could you please do a review on the foundation. Thanks a lot

I will do one soon Annie, thank you for reading.

I personally love the Prime and Fine Translucent Powder, the Prime and Fine Primer, the Nude Illusions Foundation, their new Nude Purism Highlighter is amazeballs.

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