Meet ‘Nude Purism‘, thé prettiest LE Catrice collection since last year’s ‘Metallure’, has landed at Kruidvat. Nude Purism draws its inspiration from the current catwalk trend of transparent fabrics and beautiful flowing cuts. Catrice picks up on the trend with a perfectly aligned ‘no make-up’ or ‘nude’ look. The collection offers 2 Nude Eye Quattro eyeshadow palettes, 4 Gentle Lip Colours, the Pure Shimmer Highlighter and 4 Nude Nail Lacquers. I picked up some of the items to review for you guys today.
My soft spot for nude lipsticks has made me purchase 3 of the Gentle Lip Colours (€ 4,59). They’re a little on the pricey side if you ask me. Though the slightly heavier matte black packaging and engraved caps make it seem a little more luxurious, I think the price could’ve been a little lower. I got C01 Barely Pink, C02 Silky Rose and C03 Delicate Rosewood. C01 Barely Pink is a soft peachy pink nude hue that can look a little off if you’re too pale because it takes away the colour from your lips rather than enhance it. If your lips are pigmented on their own, this one might not do as much as the colour pay-off is minimal. If your lips are a bit chapped, it will show when you’re wearing this. It’s my least favourite shade out of the 3.
C02 Silky Rose is a colour I would describe as your lips but better. It has a little more colour than Barely Pink, but is still really subtle in colour. The most colour you’ll have to get from C03 Delicate Rosewood, a pretty rose-red shade and also my favourite. It gives you softly-bitten lips, perfect if you are pale and looking for a soft & natural colour accent.
Though the lipsticks feel smooth, they’re not as creamy as the Ultimate Lip Colour lipsticks we’re used to from Catrice. They’re quite shiny which makes you have to re-apply every other hour, especially when you’ve been eating or drinking. In that aspect, they feel similar to a lip balm, rather than a lipstick, even though they’re not that moisturizing. If you love soft nude colours, you might want to give these a go. If pigmented shades are more your thing, these aren’t for you.
Now the real star of the show is the Pure Shimmer Highlighter (€ 4,59). What a beauty. This was the reason I went to go check out the collection in the first place. The attractive 3D relief structure of the ultra-silky pressed powder is reminiscent of a softly shimmering honeycomb. Finely graded nude and light-reflecting pigments set subtle highlights on your face and neckline. If it weren’t for the transparent packaging, this could’ve easily been a highlighter from MAC. Great pigmentation, smooth texture and a true enhancement for the face.
Highlighters are extremely difficult to capture on camera, but I did my best to transfer that gorgeous pink-golden glow onto the blog. So please bear with the unflattering photo and focus on the area of the cheekbones & temples. The effect looks even better in real life, so in case you’re even the slightest bit interested, I’d recommend you hurry to your nearest drugstore and go check it out. The collection has been out for a while, but it’s definitely worth trying to track it down. Pinky promise.
Catrice ‘Nude Purism’ is available until the end of March at Kruidvat.
For stores in your country, visit the Catrice website.