I hope you had a lovely weekend. I think winter has said bye bye to Durban because it has been warm here this weekend. It is still cool at night but the days have been hot. Of course, now that I have said that I bet there is a cold front on the way 😉
I’ve been eyeing the Catrice Creme fresh collection for ages now and every time I can’t decide so I end up walking away. I finally caved and snatched up the whole lot. I just want to give you a bit of a overhaul impression of these before I show you each one.
Catrice describes this collection as “Wash-off pastels and 60’s flavour. The designers are heading into the Spring/Summer Season 2014 with sorbet shades and feminine retro silhouettes. Shift dresses, A-line skirts, blouses with round collars, cat-eye sunglasses, curved eyeliner and backcombed, up-do hairstyles à la Audrey Hepburn determine the look”. So this is a very retro, 60’s inspired collection. All of these have a shimmery, frosty finish. In some shades it is much less obvious but on others it is quite obvious. I want to say frosty but I think it is more a white shimmer. Regardless, the colours are really gorgeous and they are really opaque too. They do kind of remind me of the Essence – me and my ice-cream collection as far as finish goes but the colours are much more saturated, they are more opaque and the formula is good too. So , onto the colours.
Catrice – Another pink panther
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. The opacity on this one was great. It looks a little lighter on the photo than it actually is. (You know my “my camera hates pink” curse) It is a pastel soft pink but really pretty and definite pink instead of a washed out white look. In this one the shimmery finish isn’t as obvious.
Catrice – Evergreen 60s
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. This one is almost the most opaque of them all and if you can apply super carefully you could get away with one coat. I wouldn’t of course but you know 😉 Formula was good on this one as well and I absolutely love this mint shade.
Catrice – Light your fire
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. This is the one that looked most frosty, shimmery of them all. This one is also great opacity and the formula is good but I did have a few really subtle brush strokes. I did topcoat it after the photos and it really helped smooth it out. I also prefer the lighter pink to this one but it is a pretty colour.
Catrice – Make fast at Tiffany’s
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. For some reason the name of this one really bugs me. I dunno. This is a really pretty yellow colour that is realy opaque. It is also quite pigmented and you can actually see how my hands looks much more tanned. The shimmery, frosty thing is a little obvious in this one but not too much.
The Peach boys
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. This is also the most interesting one for me. It is a very light nude almost grey / white shade packed with this goody shimmer that turns it into a browny nude. You can see that shimmer in this next photo just to the right and around the ‘E’ of Catrice on the bottle.
It is really quite pretty and it would totally appeal to me if that shimmer wasn’t so yellow gold. I just can’t seem to get away with wearing any polish that has a ‘subtle’ gold shimmer ( Think Sinful Colors – Glass pink and Catrice crushed crystal in the pink and silvery. The minute it goes on my nails all you see is yellow gold shimmer and it completely washes out the colour. This makes me sad) The peach boys is once again pretty opaque and good formula.
Even though I really liked these I decided not to keep them. I have picked up about 3 or 4 pastel collections in the last few months and I’ve already used the others so much so I decided to pass these on to much better homes while they are still new and virtually unused. I know they will be loved in their new homes much more than with me. This does in no way mean they aren’t nice or pretty or that I didn’t like them. I will say again, they are not straight up cremes. This might bother some people so take note.
What do you think of these? Do any of these colours appeal to you? Have you tried any of them? I’d love to hear what you think.
Thanks for reading,