Transitioning your makeup bag on a budget | Catrice Cosmetics

Catrice cosmetics have launched their Autumn collection 2017. Anybody that knows me knows how much I adore Autumn. A basic pumpkin spiced latte kind of girl right here. So I have to admit to being eagerly awaiting the transition of my makeup bag. I love the rich colours that Autumn brings, mirroring the natural shades of Autumn. In my makeup bag you will begin to see more Golden, Bronzed and Berry shades dominating.

It’s time to transition your makeup bag without breaking the bank.


Glam & Doll False Lash Mascara.

This budget mascara pleasantly surprised me giving me a luxe finish. It features short rubber bristles making it easy to reach every lash. It has a curve to the brush making application mirror the natural shape of your eye. I found it nice to control and loved how it visibly lifts my lashes while adding a gently curl. This ultra black mascara is also waterproof. It is packaged in a chic light blue tube. When it comes to value for money Catrice Cosmetics always nail their mascara collection.


Catrice Cosmetics always nail their mascara collection.


Ultimate Matt Lipstick – From rose with Love….

My first impression of this lipstick was WOW! It is simply stunning! It screams luxury! This lipstick has a matte suede like texture. It applies extremely smoothly. If like me you adore Matte lipstick you will LOVE this as much as me. I am wearing this deep rich autumnal red shade 020. It is very pigmented, making your lips really pop! I found this lipstick to be a medium on the scale of long-lasting but for the price you can’t go wrong.



Liquid Intense Lipstick

If liquid lipstick is more your style, then get your hands on this intense liquid lipstick. This lipstick is a rich berry shade that adds moisture to your lips preventing them from drying out. This liquid lipstick dries to a powdery matte sultry finish. It passed the pumpkin spiced latte test and I did not need to reapply after downing one of these cups of delicious – ness. (The technical term.)



Volumizing Lip Balm

As much as I love the crispiness in the air that comes along with Autumn I don’t enjoy dry or crack lips. This sweet lip balm is creamy and extremely satisfying on my lips. It is infused with mint that leaves your lips feeling tingly and plumped. I like to wear it as a lip primer also, underneath some of my favourite matte lipsticks.



Nail Varnish – The Brown Collection. 02 Sophisticated Vogue

Thinking back to the good  MTV days era  2006 The Hills, and I am thanking Lauren Conrad for introducing to me how cool it can be to wear dark nail polish. This shade is a rich bronzed shade infused with glitter that really twinkles. I love how creamy and deep this nail polish is. One coat gives you a rich gloss finish. This polish surprised me and I found it to be quite long lasting. I got easily to day 4 before I begin to notice any chips.


Siliconic Makeup Blender

Silicone beauty blenders have mixed reviews across the internet regardless I wanted to try it out for myself. It was much more softer and squishy than I thought it would be.

 Did it blend my makeup? Yes!

 Did it make it any easier? Nope!

Being used to the sponge blender it took me a few moments to grasp this. I found it works best to apply my makeup first and then in a dabbing motion to blend it out. Although I didn’t find it any easier to use nor did it make blending any quicker it does leave a radiant finish. I also love how quick and easy it is to clean unlike the sponge.



Brow Palette Matte & Glow

This eyebrow palette features a wax, two powders and a double – ended brush. I like to use the the powder shade on the right for a subtle daytime look and the gel shade on the left to really snatch my brows for an evening look. As I like to keep my brows sleek I opted to wear the middle shade as an eyeshadow as it is infused with glitter. This makes this little trio palette perfect to keep in your handbag for touch ups throughout the day. 

And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep and Autumn was awakened



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