The lipsticks were, as usual, on the very top of my shopping list. I picked these up along with a lip brush in a pharmacy in Hamilton Long Pharmacy on O'Connell St in Dublin. I couldn't be happier with them - everything about them, from the pigment to the finish, screams high-end.
|Bullets and swatches of Catrice Bloody Red and Colour Bomb|
I haven't even mentioned the shades yet - both are seriously on trend. Bloody Red is a classic, slightly blue-toned matte red that goes on thick and does not budge. Now, I don't own it so I can't say for sure, but it looks like a seriously good dupe for MAC Ruby Woo.
Colour Bomb is a corally-pink that is really flattering on. You know how some coral shades require a tan to be pulled off? Not so with this one. It's perfect for day and night and also lasts extremely well. These lipsticks set me back €4.99 each. How can you argue with that?!
While I was in the chemist, I also picked up this little twist-up retractable lip brush that came out as part of the collection. I'm not fussy when it comes to lip brushes - they're really not something that I'd go to MAC or Inglot for as I only use them the odd time, and as long as they are synthetic, small and precise, they do the job for me. I'm actually delighted with this one as it's really firm and easy to work with, and retractable so it won't stain my make-up bag - perfect for when I want to wear a Sleek Pout Paint on a night out!
And finally, how amazing is this ombré blush?! I missed out on MAC Azelia Blossom last time it came out, so this will have to do for now. Happily, it's in my favourite shade for blush - a peachy coral with a touch of shimmer. It's stunning on, and set me back a mere 4.49. I was overjoyed with this and have been wearing it loads since purchasing it.
As a fan of high-end makeup, I was really delighted with these finds, and will be using them just as much as, if not more than my more expensive stuff. I'd recommend checking out this collection while it's still in the shops - there are some serious gems!
Have you picked up anything from this collection?