New Catrice lipsticks: Matt Lip Artist, Velvet Matt Lip Cream, Ultimate Colour

New Catrice lipsticks: Matt Lip Artist, Velvet Matt Lip Cream, Ultimate Colour

Slowly but surely, I’ve been making my way through reviewing the new fall/ winter 2016 make up products by Catrice. We’re nearly there. After the rather disappointing Prêt à Lumière eyeshadows, pretty ok HD foundation and stellar Moon Rock polishes, I thought we’d dive into lip products next. I picked up 5: one lipstick in a formula I already know and love but that had a new shade out. The others are all brand new formulas to the Catrice line and I couldn’t wait to try them.

Catrice Matt Lip Artist 020 Best ROSEbuddies Forever Catrice Velvet Matt Lip Cream 040 Plumming Bird, 060 REDvolution, 030 Hazel Rose-Royce Catrice Ultimate Colour Lipstick 470 My Little Peony review

Catrice Matt Lip Artist 020 Best ROSEbuddies Forever
Catrice Velvet Matt Lip Cream 040 Plumming Bird, 060 REDvolution, 030 Hazel Rose-Royce
Catrice Ultimate Colour Lipstick 470 My Little Peony

I thought I’d review all lip products in one blog post. The shade selection of some of the lines wasn’t all that impressive, so I figured it best to lump it all together. The Matt Lip Artist is a brand new product and costs €4.99. Another new formula is the Velvet Matt Lip Cream which retails for €3.59. Last but not least there is the well-known classic Ultimate Colour line which retails for €3.99.

Catrice Matt Lip Artist 020 Best ROSEbuddies Forever

Catrice Matt Lip Artist 020 Best ROSEbuddies Forever

The Matt Lip Artist is a crayon like lip product. These have been making the rounds for quite some time now and I reviewed some by other brands. There are the Hema Soft Matt Lip Balms for instance, and the Maybelline Color Drama Velvet lip pencils. So far, these chubby stick type of lipsticks are a great formula. They go on easily and generally have a great color pay off.

The Catrice version lives up to those expectations. The color is intense, has good lasting power and is easy to apply. The shade is very pretty: a good my lips but better color. The texture is definitely matte, but not drying on the lips. This product remains feeling lightweight and creamy, yet appears as a satin matte on the lips.

Catrice Velvet Matt Lip Cream 040 Plumming Bird, 060 REDvolution, 030 Hazel Rose-Royce

Catrice Velvet Matt Lip Cream 040 Plumming Bird, 060 REDvolution, 030 Hazel Rose-Royce

The Velvet Matt Lip Creams looked the most promising to me when I saw them in store. Of course, the liquid lipstick trend is one that abounds as well. With the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks being one of my favorites, these lip creams would have a lot to live up to. I picked up three shades as I thought the shade selection looked interesting enough.

Unfortunately these Velvet Matt Lip Creams are nothing like a liquid lipstick. Sure they are a lipstick and they are liquid, but they are anything but velvet and anything but matte. Only one of the shades dries down a little bit, but the other two stay shiny and glossy looking. Lasting power is unfortunately not too great because of the creamy texture.

Catrice Ultimate Colour Lipstick 470 My Little Peony

Catrice Ultimate Colour Lipstick 470 My Little Peony

An old favorite of mine are the Catrice Ultimate Colour lipsticks. They do new shades with every line change and I love picking up a new shade to add to my collection. The shade selection is large and ranges from nudes and pinks to brights and darks. The formula and texture of these never disappoints and that is why I had to get this pretty dusty rose shade.

The formula of the Ultimate Colour line is mostly creamy with intense colour pay off. There have been a few mattes in the past, but most of the lipsticks in the range have a slight sheen to them. I find that despite the creamy texture, these lipsticks stay put rather nicely. The don’t stain your lips, but will definitely survive a drink and a small meal or snack.

Catrice Matt Lip Artist 020 Best ROSEbuddies Forever Catrice Velvet Matt Lip Cream 040 Plumming Bird, 060 REDvolution, 030 Hazel Rose-Royce Catrice Ultimate Colour Lipstick 470 My Little Peony

Best ROSEbuddies Forever, Plumming Bird, REDvolution, Hazel Rose-Royce, My Little Peony

The swatches tell the rest of the story. The Matt Lip Artist is a pretty warm pink shade and the most matte of all. Plumming Bird is the only shade that has a more matte finish of the three Velvet Matt Lip Creams. REDvolution and Hazel Rose-Royce do not settle down whatsoever. And My Little Peony is exactly the type of lipstick shade that I have been loving all year: a dusty mauve pink that goes with everything.

Catrice Matt Lip Artist 020 Best ROSEbuddies Forever

Catrice Matt Lip Artist 020 Best ROSEbuddies Forever

Catrice Velvet Matt Lip Cream 040 Plumming Bird

Catrice Velvet Matt Lip Cream 040 Plumming Bird

Catrice Velvet Matt Lip Cream 060 REDvolution

 Catrice Velvet Matt Lip Cream 060 REDvolution

Catrice Velvet Matt Lip Cream 030 Hazel Rose-Royce

Catrice Velvet Matt Lip Cream 030 Hazel Rose-Royce

Catrice Ultimate Colour Lipstick 470 My Little Peony

Catrice Ultimate Colour Lipstick 470 My Little Peony

A lipstick review would be nothing without lip swatches! As you can see the Matt Lip Artist and Ultimate Colour lipsticks have the best color pay off. The Velvet Matt Lip Creams not only aren’t matt and too shiny, they also are a bit patchy, especially the lightest shade.

It will be no surprise that my two favorites here are the Catrice Matt Lip Artist in Best ROSEbuddies Forever and the Catrice Ultimate Colour lipstick in My Little Peony. The Velvet Matt Lip Creams just don’t live up to what the name suggests, despite the shades being pretty and quite unique. If you are looking to pick up anything from the new Catrice lipsticks, I’d suggest you skip the Velvet Matt Lip Creams and look into the Matt Lip Artist crayons instead.

What is your favorite drugstore lipstick formula?

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