Catrice is known for their up-to-date trendy products so they bring out new products twice a year. The new Catrice release Spring/Summer 2017 also includes Catrice Instant lipstick mattifier 010 Matt is more*. Matte lipstick look has been all the rage so I can see the reasoning behind this product. But does it deliver? Scroll down to see :)
Catrice Instant lipstick mattifier 010 Matt is more comes in a small glass pot with a screw on black top. I like the glass packaging even though it makes the product heavier. It contains 5 grams of product which will last you a long time.
Ingredients: cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, silica, dimethicone crosspolymer, acrylates/dimethicone copolymer, dimethiconol, BIS-PEG/PPG-14/14 dimethicone, aroma
The consistency is very similar to plain vaseline and it has a very silicone like feel to it. It has no specific scent and looks clear on the skin.
Let's see it in the action. i decided to test it with Catrice Ultimate colour 340 Berry Bradshaw lipstick. Berry Bradshaw is very pigmented and has a creme/satin finish.
First swatch on my hand is how Berry Bradshaw looks on its own. Second swatch is with a layer of Instant lipstick mattifier on top. As you can see it looks patchy and shinier than before. I think the problem lies in the formulation, I can't see how cream on cream could be matte. Non matte lipsticks normally don't dry on the lips and when you add another layer of cream product over it you just drag the bottom lip color around. Last swatch is Berry Bradshaw with a layer of translucent fixing powder over it - powder absorbs some moisture and oils from the top layer of the lipstick and you get a much better matte effect.
This is probably one of my first negative reviews. I avoid doing them if a product is ok but it doesn't suit my skin type or personal preference. But when a product doesn't really do what it's marketed for then it's a different story. Catrice makes great lip products, for example their Matt 6hr Lip Artist pencils are a great matte lip product and I'd recommend you rather buy that instead of the Instant lipstick mattifier 010 Matt is more. I can totally appreciate what they wanted to do but Catrice Instant lipstick mattifier 010 Matt is more gets a no from me.
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