Why we are obsessed with the new foundation from this budget AW16 collection

High street and budget brands are getting better and better with each season that passes, offering us trend collections and products that will sit happily in our make-up bags beside the other products we love. I find that Catrice are particularly good at keeping up with trends and textures and this season is no different; their AW16 series is full of goodies and all of them are under €8 to boot!


Jane wears HD Liquid Coverage foundation in shade 010 and Matte Lip Artist in Merl'Oh

I'll start with two of the key new products that will no doubt, fly off the shelves; the HD Liquid Coverage foundation (available in 4 shades, €7.80) and Matte 6Hr Lip Artist lip colours (€5.50). The foundation is the best I've seen from Catrice and they've even gone all out to create a luxury style bottle complete with pipette applicator too.

The formula is light, very fluid and blends like a dream, giving buildable coverage. The finish is matte, and while a lot of the more budget brands' matte formulas can look a bit dry/cakey this one has a fresh finish. The Matte Lip Artist colours come in seven shade varieties and offer a creamy, opaque finish that is perfect for a statement lip this winter.


Catrice Velvet Matte lip cream in Plumming Bird // Pret-a-lumiere eyeshadow in Parlez Vous Francais? // Eye Powder in Aubergenius

Next up; the new Pret-a-Lumiere long lasting eye shadows and the Eye'Matic Eyepowder Pen in the new shade Aubergenius (€4.50). Available in nine and seven shades respectively, both of these eye shadow products have lovely silky textures and blend easily whether you want a wash of colour or something a bit deeper.

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For lips, there are also four new, hydrating Velvet Matte Lip Creams (€3.50) perfect for throwing in your bag for after work drinks.


Swatched: Eye Powder in Aubergenius // Pret-a-lumiere eyeshadow in Parlez Vous Francais? // Catrice Velvet Matte lip cream in Plumming Bird

Catrice couldn't release a new collection without included a couple of nails colours too. Well, I say a couple, but there are actually four in the NOIR series designed to bring out your inner vamp; Noir Rouge; a deep black/red, Noir Vert; a forest green, Noir Bleu; blue/black and Noir Cassis; a black cherry. And last but by no means least, something that also caught my eye are these gorgeous little half/demi lashes (€4.99). I love these type of lashes, they're easier and faster to use and give lashes a boost of length in one easy step.



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