Recently, Catrice Malta kindly sent me a lovely PR package with some Catrice favourites and this red lipstick was one of the products.
The packaging of this lipstick looks like a crayon and this promises to be a 6 hour wear matte lipstick.
So my first impressions of this lipstick is that the colour is a perfect red and I was really impressed with how pigmented it is. One swipe gave me a full coverage.
Here’s what it looks like on my lips…
When I applied this, I found it quite difficult to get nice clear edges with this shape of bullet. It was quite difficult to get my cupid’s bow looking right. I did end up having to clean it up with some concealer.
I do love the coverage and the colour of red. It is certainly very matte but I felt like this lipstick immediately started drying out my lips.
After a couple of hours, this started to look quite dry and flaky and for this reason, I’m not a fan of this lipstick. I own many other red lipsticks and this is one that will be quite far down my list of red lipsticks of choice.
I am disappointed by how this wears because I do love the colour and the finish. That said, this isn’t a lipstick I can recommend unless your lips are perfectly moist and you’re not worried about drying and flaking.