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!
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.
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.
For lips, there are also four new, hydrating Velvet Matte Lip Creams (€3.50) perfect for throwing in your bag for after work drinks.
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.
Are you loving the look of these too?