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The Catrice Spring/Summer collection for this year has some really great products in it. I was going to do a lowdown on the stuff that I was actually sent from it, but there is a couple of stand out things that I think deserve their own limelight. I spoke about their Makeup Transformer Drops here last week. This week is about the Catrice Liquid Gel Cushion Eyeliner.

Catrice Liquid Gel Cushion Eyeliner

Now when I first spoke about this I naively thought this was the first cushion liner on the market. My lovely friend Mags rightly corrected me though. She is an encyclopedia on all things Stila, they did it first! The Catrice Liquid Gel Cushion Eye Liner is a hell of a lot cheaper though!

Catrice Liquid Gel Cushion Eyeliner

It comes just like a cushion foundation or blush would, except obviously it isn’t in compact form. It’s in a glass jar with an airtight lid, to prevent the product drying out. Inside the jar is a sponge doused in eye liner.

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If you press down on the sponge, you can see the liner is very much in liquid form. This is a bit unusual because obviously we are used to seeing gel liner in potted form. Liquid liner usually comes in a pen or tube. I actually really like the format of the Catrice Liquid Gel Cushion Eyeliner. You can use your weapon of choice to apply it rather than a built in applicator.

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This is it swatched just once in a downwards motion on my hand with a small liner brush.

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You can see it’s really opaque, smooth and it dries down with a bit of a shine to it. It does last pretty well too. I only managed to remove this from my hand with warm soapy water.

Here it is in action on one of my eyes:

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Went a bit ham with the flick so I did. I just wanted to show that you can manipulate the liner to your liking 🙂

I actually put the packaging to the test too and turned it upside down while open. The product didn’t escape the cushion!! You get 3ml’s of product within the jar.

Overall, I am a big fan of the Catrice Liquid Gel Cushion Eyeliner. I like that you can have the control over how you apply your liquid liner. It’s available from stockist now for €4.95. It only comes in black at the moment. You can see Catrice talk about it more on their website here.

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The Catrice Makeup Transformer Drops are not a new phenomenon.

Catrice Makeup Transformer Drops

Many brands have their own offering of the concept. However, the Catrice Makeup Transformer Drops are the cheapest version I have come across as of yet on the market. That alone is exciting. Who doesn’t like a bargain? 🙂

If you are unfamiliar with the concept, they are basically a pigment you can add into a foundation to either lighten or darken the shade and customise if to your preferred colour. These drops come in 15ml tubes.

Catrice Makeup Transformer Drops

As a pale skinned gal. The Lightening Catrice Makeup Transformer Drops are definitely something that could enrich my foundation wearing life. Alot of the time the palest shade in a foundation range is still too dark for me. The Darkening Drops probably won’t get much use from me personally, but they are equally as important for warming up foundations for darker skinned beauties. Or, of course for fake tan wearing days 🙂

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They have a light but creamy consistency that blends super easily with foundation. I was kind of worried about them changing how my foundation applies and lasts on the skin. But, after trying the lightening ones everyday for the past week or so, I can confidently say they don’t on me.

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Here it is in action on my skin with a foundation that is a couple of shades too dark for me. Now I will say, some of the transformer products on the market come in white which would give more colour scope. The Catrice offering are more of a very light skin shade.

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The Darkening Drops work in much the same way.

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I would say add product and mix as you go. The first time I played with these I ended up wasting alot. They’re called drops for a reason, a little goes a long way 🙂

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Catrice also say on the website you can use the drops for highlighting and contouring, which makes sense since they are pigmented and blendable, and of course the right kind of shades. Not something I have tried as of yet, but I definitely will at some stage.

Overall, I am a fan of the Catrice Makeup Transformer Drops. A variation of colours would be as always more beneficial to more skin tones. But, for the price point (€3.95), they are a great addition to your personal makeup collection. They are available in retailers now.

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I saw the Clarins 4 Colour All In One Pen online last year and I have been so excited for it to launch. Not going to lie, I was kind of stalking it online.

Clarins 4 Colour All In One Pen

It is such a nifty idea. I attended the launch of the Clarins Spring/Summer collection a couple of weeks back. They have some gorgeous releases that are hitting shops at the moment.

And, I was super lucky to leave with a gorgeous goodie bag including the Clarins 4 Colour All In One Pen.

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It looks exactly like the Bic pens we all had at school with the multiple colours. It comes with four shades, 3 eye liners and one nude lip liner. You click down the shade you want to use on the top and then twist the pen in the middle to release the product.

Within the stylo, you get a matte black:

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A matte brown shade:

Clarins 4 Colour All In One Pen
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A matte blue eye liner:

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And then finally a tan nude lip liner shade:

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For me, the lip liner is a lovely creamy consistency, but the colour doesn’t really suit my complexion. It’s a bit too warm. The three eye liners overall are easy to use, soft and opaque. I probably have the hardest time building up the blue shade consistency wise, but you do get there with it. The colours are all really wearable.

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They are not waterproof, but do last really well on the upper lash line. I’ve worn all three eye liners and none of them transferred or moved on me.

I think the Clarins 4 Colour All One Pen really is a novel idea, and I think the products inside are fairly decent too. You definitely have to get used to the width of the pen and the pencils themselves. I don’t think they would work great for detailed work. But to have all of the colours in one place and literally a click a way is genius! It will make a great travel companion 🙂

It is limited edition and only available in select countries. So, if you like what you see, try get your hands on it asap. I’ve seen it in a few local chemists myself already. I have found a link to in online from Arnotts here. It is retailing in Ireland for €36.

Are you intrigued by it?

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The Essence Little Eyebrow Monsters is a super cute trend edition collection just released from the Essence Cosmetics.

 

The limited edition Essence Little Eyebrow Monsters contains 9 products all for our unruly eyebrows and all for under a fiver!

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First up we have the Essence Little Eyebrow Monsters Eyebrow Treatment.

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According to Essence this ‘provides ideal overnight care. It’s enriched with valuable oils, it ensures smooth hair and makes brows look gorgeous while you sleek’. It costs €3.10.

 

This is the Essence Eyebrow Little Monsters Tweezers.

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There’s also a Eyebrow And Highlight Set They are baked powders.

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It has two brow powder shades one is more cool toned and one is a little warmer. Then, there’s a light highlighter shade on the end.

I have the colour 01 Little Miss Natural.

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It also comes in a darker trio 02 Little Miss Bold and costs €4.10.

 

Next up is the Essence Little Eyebrow Monsters Eyebrow Mascara.

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This is a tinted brow gel with fibres in it.

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It’s available in two shades 01 Ernie Knows Best (which I have here) and also a darker shade 02 Bert Knows Better. It costs €3.50.

The Essence Little Eyebrow Monsters – Eyebrow Lifters.

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These are shimmery cream stick brow highlighters.

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They come in two shades. 01 ‘Lift’em Up In White

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And 02 ‘Lift’em up in Rosy’

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They will set you back €3.10.

There is also Essence Eyebrow Stencils.

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These cost €2.30 for a pack of three.

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We have an Eyebrow Styler in the collection too!

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It has a slanted brush on one end and a spooley on the other.

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The Essence Little Eyebrow Monsters collection also has a clear Eyebrow Fixing Gel for €2.90

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and Eyebrow pens in three shades for €3.80 in it too!

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It really contains everything your brows desire and for such an affordable price. It is limited edition so is available in usual Essence Cosmetics retailers including Penneys from April until May.

 

Anything take your fancy? 🙂

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