Today, I wanted to share my thoughts on the stunning Catrice x Eman Collection! I was generously provided a selection of products as a part of the official launch of Catrice Cosmetics in Canada.
The collection features three affordable, yet high end quality palettes.
Blush tones adorn the packaging of each of these sleek square palettes. Large mirrors and binding that allow the palettes to open up completely are just some of the touches that add to a product. As a product can be stellar but its ease of use determines how often you’ll actually reach for it.
The palettes have end to end pans, which means you’re getting more for your money’s worth.
Catrice x Eman Eyeshadow Palette The eyeshadow palette houses 9 shades. Five satin mattes and four shimmers. The formulation is silky smooth to the touch and rich in pigmentation. This is a drugstore gem! I naturally gravitate towards neutral, soft brown hues and this palette has everything from a base shade, crease/transition shade and highlighting shade. $14.99 CAD.
Catrice x Eman Blush Palette This cheek palette houses three blushes and one bronzer shade. I was incredibly surprised with the pigmentation, as the lightest sweep provides endless amounts of colour. The finely milled powder allows the blush to blend seamlessly. $14.99 CAD.
In short, the Catrice x Eman palettes are a definite buy! Formulation, selection of shades and affordability are all there! I often find some collaborations are too specific to the creator and don’t cater to the consumers. The Catrice x Eman collection definitely suits a multitude of complexions.
Catrice Cosmetics is available in Canada at select Shoppers Drug Mart, Pharmaprix, and Loblaws stores.
I know it’s officially the Holiday season when my local Shoppers Drug Mart has their Quo Cosmetics 2019 Holiday Collection on display! Their line up of products are highly impressive. From full size gift sets to ooberly cute stocking stuffers!
This stunning brush set includes 6 mini brushes. Each with clear, golden glitter handles. The set also includes a metal carrying case. Makeup lover or not, anyone would love to receive this stunner! $25 CAD
I recently tried out Laura Mercier’s Sun Kissed Veil Bronzer. Which was a part of Laura Mercier’s Summer launch of their Mediterranean Escape Collection.
Mediterranean Escape Collection was a limited collection and although I’m sharing my thoughts at the end of the season. This is one I couldn’t resist sharing. Plus, it’s still available online and Laura Mercier has a similar product available as well.
The official description says, ‘Go glamorously off the grid with tones and textures inspired by a bohemian meets jetsetter vibe.’ They weren’t kidding. The packaging is mesmerizing and one that will surely instill the urge to travel in you!
I tried out Laura Mercier’s Sun Kissed Veil Bronzer in the shade Riviera Sun.
The Sun-Kissed Veil Bronzer, is a multi purpose product. One that can be used on the eyelids, cheeks, body and applied even to your lips! To create the illusion of a pumper pout! Having gone to the Dominican Republic last month, I wish I had this product with me then!
It has a lightweight balm consistency that provides a beautiful subtle glow. The colour is more warm and apparent on lighter complexions and much more natural appearing on deeper tones. Granted how stunning the sheen is, it can be used year round for achieving the look of glowing skin.
I find applying it with your fingertips is best as it warms up the product. Allowing for a seamless application. This product does not transfer on to any garments.
I am quite particular about blush and often don’t experiment with new shades. As I like natural-appearing rosy hues. I have dry skin and most powder blushes appear as if they’re sitting on the surface of my skin. I also fear going overboard. Hence, why I’m excited to share a product I have in heavy rotation, which is the Shiseido Minimalist WhippedPowder Blush!
I know Shiseido as a brand that creates phenomenal skincare and only recently tried out products from their makeup line.
The WhippedPowder Blush has their formulation right in their name. It is an air whipped blush that is incredibly light, breathable and provides a natural wash of colour. It dries down to a matte finish.
Available in 8 shades. I tried out the shade Sonoya. Each of the shades are named after House of SHISEIDO’s muses.
Each blush comes encased in minimalistic packaging, as its name suggests. A protective cap helps ensure the product stays securely in place.
The WhippedPowder blush is best applied with your fingertips as it has a mousse like consistency. I found using a brush picked up too much product and resulted in a heavy handed application.
The Minimalist WhippedPowder Blush is quite pigmented and a little goes a very long way. I get well over 10 hours of wear and find it continues to look better as the hours go by.