Brand Focus: Catrice

Catrice1Today’s topic for September Beauty Blog Challenge is to highlight a brand you like or find interesting. I’m going to ramble about Catrice as I am a devoted fan since I discovered them about a year ago. Catrice is a budget make up brand that is currently stocked in Ireland in some Dunnes Stores, Penneys and some independent chemists. The parent company of Catrice also own Essence and you often see the two counters side by side. For some reason the brand is not stocked in the UK, they have just gotten word that Essence is on the way, so Catrice can’t be too far behind!

What I love about it

I love Catrice because of the quality of their makeup at seriously good value prices. I don’t think there is anything in the range that costs much above €10. They do great staple ranges of eyeshadows, foundations, concealers, mascaras and not forgetting nails. They always do quirky limited edition collections and some of my favourites from Catrice come from the limited edition ranges.

Product picks

Well one of my favourite makeup products of all time is from Catrice – their BB cream. You can read my full review here but I just think it is such a fab product for €6.50. It gives lovely dewy light/medium coverage and protects your skin with an SPF30. What’s not to love. Their Prime and Fine primer is great value for money and will definitely add some longevity to your makeup. You also have to own a Catrice nail polish. I think they cost about €3.99, there is a fab selection of colours and I find they wear really well. The dusky pink above is one of my favourites but was unfortunately limited edition. Other picks are their gel eyeliner and lipglosses, actually I don’t think there are many products I tried that I didn’t love!


What I’d like to try next

Given the quality of the BB cream, I really want to try one of their foundations a try. I’m thinking of getting the Photofinish foundation which promises long wearing medium-full coverage, I’m very curious to see how good it is! Also I’m addicted to blushes and have yet to try a Catrice blusher so I may have a little lunchtime splurge shortly.

I’d highly recommend Catrice for any cash strapped beauty addicts out there. Are you a fan? Is there a product you love?

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