due to my Ciaté Month I am a bit behind on posting about the products I received during the past couple weeks. So please excuse that this is the 2nd sponsored post this week.
Cosnova was so kind to send me all the nail related products from Catrice’s [Doll’s Collection], as well as some of the Make-up products. I was really excited to get these products, because I was already very intrigued by them when I saw the press pictures.
Catrice – Doll’s Collection LE (German | English)
The LE was introduced as followed:
Fashion Doll meets Sixties. Jetset glamour, black & white contrasts and the influences of optical art. The journey through time takes you back to the 1960’s, to Twiggy, the icon of all top models. With her doll’s eyes, broad eyeliner and thick layers of mascara, she was an idol for an entire generation. To this day, her distinctive look inspires numerous designers: A-line mini dresses, bow applications as well as graphic patterns are featured in the 2015 Spring/Summer collections. We will be paying homage to the hip Sixties flavour from mid March to mid May 2015 with the Limited Edition “Doll’s Collection” by CATRICE. The collection convinces with must-have products for an expressive eye make-up look, such as the Matt Dip Eyeliner, the Glamour Doll Mascara and the Doll Lashes. Matt textures and soft pastels including lavender, light green and apricot create a doll-like look with a fresh touch. The Sixties are swinging back – by CATRICE.
The Collection includes the following products:
Satin Matte Eyeshadows
The Look. The soft powder eyeshadows with a satin-matte finish come in three limited colors and offer maximum coverage: lavender, cream and pastel green. The pleasantly soft texture feels velvety on your skin and the unique op art packaging is a true eye-catcher.
Matte Dip Eyeliner
Twiggy’s Eyes. An extra-broad eyeliner style – the Sixties Wing – is the ultimate must-have for perfect doll’s eyes. With the longlasting Matt Dip Eyeliner, it’s quick and easy to trace a large dovetail along your upper lashline. The results are accurate and have a gorgeous matte finish.
Glamour Doll Mascara
Meet the Icon. Here comes the popular Glamour Doll Mascara in a limited look. The special elastomer brush covers each individual lash with black texture without weighing it down. This provides extra volume to create fascinating, long and thick lashes. Sixties tip: for large doll’s eyes, it’s important to apply mascara on both your upper and your lower lashes!
Big is back. False lashes are an essential part of the Twiggy look. With the Doll Lashes, CATRICE offers artificial lash bands for the upper and lower lashlines to create an expressive eye make-up style. Therefore carefully remove false lashes from the tray. Apply a line of enclosed eyelash glue to the lash band. Wait for the glue to become sticky. For upper lashes, position Doll Lashes above your natural lashes, starting from the outside edge. Gently press on the lashes. Do so for the lower lashes, positioning them below your natural lashes. To remove gently peel lashes off and remove the eyelash glue with fingers. Be ready for a true wow-effect.
Bubble Ball. Dab this creamy dome blush directly on your cheeks and it will develop a powdery, matte finish upon contact with the skin. The light textures feels wonderfully soft and the fresh apricot shade provides a gorgeous, radiant complexion.
Swinging Sixties Nails. Lavender, apricot, pastel green and white with apricot sparkles – this springtime color range gives the retro look a light touch. Ultimate colors, ultimate coverage and ultimate shine turn the Nail Lacquers into true must-haves with effects ranging from plain to sparkly.
Statement Sign. The Cuticle Tattoos – small and large bows – are applied directly below the nail bed on your fingers to give the nails a stylish frame. First, remove any make-up residues or excess sebum from the area of skin where you plan to apply the Cuticle Tattoo. Next, choose the desired tattoo size, cut it out and remove the white backing paper. Then press the tattoo onto dry skin for 5 seconds with the image facing downwards. Finally, peel off the transparent foil and your design is done. Easy to remove using baby oil. A romantic token of love for this beautiful era.
Now this was the whole collection. I received the following:
- nail lacquers in all 4 colors
- cuticle tattoos
- satin matte eyeshadows in all 3 colors
- matte dip eyeliner
- ball blush
- doll lashes
Of course I will start with the polishes. I find the to be very pretty. They are all pastel polishes but especially the pink and lavender polish surprised me. They are very pretty and opaque in two coats. The white and green polish were kind of a disappointment. They don’t have as good as coverage as the other two and I don’t really get why they chose those to be in the collection. I’d rather seen a pastel blue and maybe a soft grey one.
Meaning I recommend the pink and lavender one.
Here you see the polishes on the nails.
The cuticle tattoos are a very nice idea. They are a huge trend for 2015 and you will see them in several LE’s in the upcoming months. I haven’t had a chance to try them yet though.
The lashes of this collection come with a set for the upper and lower lashes. Very flashy and doll like looking. I haven’t used these either yet, because I either choose more natural lashes.
The eyeshadows come in 3 colors, similar to the nail lacquers. These are matte eyeshadows and seem nice and smooth. I have used them on the eyes yet, but I will try them when they fit the look. When I swatched them on the back of my hand, they made a solid impression. But yet again I do not understand the color choice of the green one. I’d rather have seen a pastel pink eyeshadow instead of this one.
The eyeliner was one of the products I was excited to try out. When I swatched it I felt it allowed nice thin and thick lines, so I thought it would be easy to apply. Thursday I tried it on my eyes for the first time and at the inner corner of the eye the application was very easy, but since this does not have a soft brush as the eyeliners from Essence I usually use, for me the application on the outer part of my eyes was pretty difficult. Besides that it lasted all day and didn’t smudge at all.
I am undecided about this product.
The ball blush arrive “broken”, meaning the product which was glued (?) to the packaging was loose. So a bit of the product is stuck to the lid. Nevertheless I like the color. It reminds me of the Catrice blush I received a few months ago with a lot of other new Catrice products. The other blush was a powder, this is rather creamy and smooth. I haven’t tried it on my face yet, but I am kind of skeptical about the application over foundation and powder. We will see.
Overall I like most of the products, even though I wished they would have choosen a few different colors or a soft brush for the eyeliner.
The LE is available since March, so if you are lucky you might be able to still get the products.
I am sorry I posted the review a bit late.
Thanks again to Cosnova for sending the products to me.