Sunday, 15 September 2013

Catrice Eve In Bloom, L'Afrique C'est Chic and Thrilling Me Softly

Eve In Bloom is one of two new Catrice collections for September. See the collection details here.

Lavish bouquets of flowers: colourful foliage and warm light in the park, millfleurs and XL prints on the international catwalks. Floral fantasies ranging from authentic to stylised upon flowing dresses, blouses and headbands. In September 2013, let’s celebrate the magnificence of autumn with the Limited Edition “Eve in Bloom” by CATRICE. The colour scheme is reminiscent of a fresh bouquet of bright red and coral shades as well as autumnal purple in its most beautiful facets.

The collection includes three powder eyeshadow duos in a lucite packaging much like the old Shu Uemura eyeshadows.

There are also three lip and cheek creams. The rose design on the lids looks reminiscent of a Body Shop collection from a couple of years ago.

I picked up the Loose Moisturizing Highlighter, which is an ultra-refined shimmery loose powder. Although it is described as giving a matte effect, this is much too glowy to be matte.

Just peeling off the sticker inside the pot threw up a fine mist of the loose powder. It is very finely milled and featherlight, so the effect is a subtle radiant glow. There are no loud glitter bits.

Thrilling Me Softly is the other new collection for the autumn. See the collection details here.

Belles Rebelles. A rebellion on a mission to create new paths and more passion in the world of fashion. A reunion with gothic culture is developing into an exciting encounter. Catwalks are covered in leather and lace. Graceful, mysterious and feminine. Black dominates the field in a modern interpretation combined with bright reds as well as soft rosé and nude shades. Highlights are set in a cool gold and purple.

It's a gorgeous collection that includes three lip stains, two blush sticks and two Absolute Eye Color Trios.

Catrice's blush sticks are usually good quality so I snapped up the Smooth Blush Sticks in C01 Feverish and C02 Daredevil without hesitation. Feverish is a peachy pink while Daredevil is more red-toned. These are made in Germany and contain a generous 8g.

Below is the Absolute Eye Color Trio C01 Soft Thrill, which looks suitable for everyday wear.

Swatches (from left to right) of the blush sticks in Feverish and Daredevil, plus the Wet Shine Stain Lip Lacquer C03 Fatal.

L'Afrique C'est Chic was released earlier in July for the summer. See the collection details here.

African appeal: colourful, traditional, exotic. Designers are discovering the new AFROdisiac – a journey into the African fashion culture. Folkloristic and colourful with bold influences of the next generation. The diversity of patterns is the central element. Tribal, Zulu and animal prints are all the rage in this summer’s collections and great designers are using them in flowing, elegant caftans as well as for feminine business looks. With an opulent palette of colours ranging from papaya to cinnabar to the iridescent blue of the ocean, the Limited Edition “L’Afrique, c’est chic” by CATRICE will be making a great impression this August and September 2013.

This included four Liquid Metal eyeshadows, a new formula that has been added to Catrice's permanent range. However, these felt a tad dry and lack the molten velvety texture of the Estee Lauder Gelée Powder Eyeshadows.

The shades in this collection did not really appeal to me so I only picked up the blush brush, more for the novelty factor. This is made in China and feels pretty soft for a drugstore brand.


Nini said...

Auf die Catrice Eve in Bloom bin ich am meisten gespannt, konnte sie aber leider noch nicht entdecken.
Die Thrilling me softly fand ich leider eher enttäuschend!

Anonymous said...

Hi iris!

Thank you for featuring these collections especially eve in bloom. I hope it will be out in sg soon.

I got the liquid metal shadow and cannot wait to give it a try. That includes all the other goodies :) I tried the nude palette today and love it!!! Thank you soooo much! You sure know my taste! ;)))


Haru said...

hey AhCapp,
glad to hear that you like the nude palette! Figured it was the safest one to choose for you, as the shades all go well with one another.