If you follow my twitter, you know how excited I was about this LE collection by CATRICE, “Une, deux, trois”. Check out the collection HERE. It features matte lipsticks, nail polishes, duo blushes and a mini kabuki brush. I've decided I do not like the duo-blushes, so I will not get them, but they seem to be amazing, just like (almost all) Catrice blushes. I got the two lipsticks (Velvet Lip Colours) I wanted the most - and I ended up being very disappointed. The colors look amazing swatched - but not on me. Ok, I guess I should have known with the 'Meet Nudy' that it's a hard-to-pull-off shade. But 'Meet Rosy' looks weird on me as well. And that's just the shade. The texture is not nice at all. They are very chalky, they leave little particles across the lips, they're difficult to apply, and they smell (and taste) kind of strange. If I want to make them work, I have to really moisturize and prepare my lips, and dab the lipstick on with my fingers. You really have to bend over backwards to make them work. To be brutally honest - I was in love with them - until I tried using them.
Gorgeous swatches above, right? But the texture, well, observe below.
Maybe it's me. Maybe I'm having a bad lip week. Maybe my lips are very dry. Maybe I'll love them in a week, but I wanted to write this post before these are completely sold out. I will try to make them work, so hopefully I'll get some use out of them. I am in love with the semi-matte lipsticks from the ''Feathers and Pearls'' Limited Edition collection by Catrice, but these are not for me. 'Meet Rosy' is sold out almost everywhere, so if you did not get it, don't cry. I might go back for 'Meet Cherry', because that one seemed to have a creamier formula than these two. 'Meet Berry' is far too dark for me, and as far as 'Meet Pinky' goes, it's a bold shade, so I'm not sure when I might wear it, and because the texture is difficult to work with, I will stay away from it. Did you try any of the lipsticks from the collection? Opinions?
A shame. If they were better, I'd get them all, look how gorgeous they seem: