I think anyone who uses products from Catrice would agree that they are really great value for money. The brand can more than compete with some pricier brands with the quality of their products. Occasionally Catrice put some products on sale at 50% off when they are discontinuing lines to make room for shiny new products. When an average product from Catrice costs about €5, a 50% discount makes these sales a super bargain. I was pottering by one of my local Catrice counters when I spotted the familiar yellow 50% off labels and knew I had to take a look. Here’s what I picked up…
Photofinish Foundation (Was €6.99 – reduced to €3.50)
I have yet to try a Catrice foundation but was a huge fan of their now sadly discontinued BB cream. I seriously loved that stuff and bought four tubes of it when it went on sale. This foundation promises a light formula but flawless coverage that should last 18hours. I picked up the lightest shade 001 Ivory but at first glance this probably won’t suit really pale skin tones but I think it might just be perfect for me. This foundation is being discontinued to make way for the new 12 hour matte mousse makeup I think.
Ultimate Shine Gel Colour Lipstick (Was €4.49 – reduced to €2.25)
I’m not a big lippie wearer but I do like the lipstick/gloss hybrids such as my favourite YSL Rouge Volupte Shine lipsticks. Catrice are discontinuing this whole range so I picked the lightest shade 100 – Sweet Macaron which is a hint of pretty pink. Judging from the first swatch these are right up me street, light, moisturising with a hint of colour. Won’t last hours but are easy to reapply without ruining your face. These lipsticks are going to make room for the Luminous Lips lipstick range.
Made To Stay Smoothing Lip Polish (Was €5.49 – reduced to €2.75)
This product is new enough to the Catrice family, it’s a combo lipstick/stain/gloss that promises 8 hours of wear. Again as I’m not a big traditional lipstick fan this seems like my kind of product. They had this one shade on sale 030 Strawberry’s Secret. It’s a coraly kind of red, might be a bit bright for me but I need to try some new looks this year.
Nail Polish in Fuschiarama (was €2.99 – reduced to €1.50)
The Catrice polishes are amazing quality for their price. I already own at least 10 if not more of these. There are loads of polishes in the sale including the full Crushed Crystal range and the glitter range that was out towards Christmas. I chose a neutral pink as I know I will definitely get some wear out of this for spring.
So there you have it my mini Catrice Sale haul. I got €19.95 worth of products for the bargain price of €9.45. Other items I spotted in the sale were the Quattro shadow palettes, I think the full range of these are being discontinued and there are some lovely colours. The Smoky Liners are all on sale as well as two of the mascaras. Lots of goodies to be found! What are your favourite Catrice products?