Nov 13, 2012

Catrice LE SpectaculArt collection - swatches & review



Hello Everyone! How are you doing today?
I've been looking forward to show you this beautiful Collection from Catrice called SpectaculART since I got it at the begining of November. So, without further ado, here you are my picks:



Pure Chrome eyeshadows:
I've picked all of them because these are simply fantastic! The extreme softness in application, and the pigmentation is out of this world! These babies are  as good quality as the most renown brands , just name it! The range is in chrome metallics colours, and they are meant for outstanding eye looks, so no sheers or mattes here.
From Left top clockwise: CO4 Artfully Lustrous,
CO2 Bombay Bauble, CO1 So Precious, CO3 Treasure it.

From Left clockwise: CO4 Artfully Lustrous,
CO2 Bombay Bauble, CO1 So Precious, CO3 Treasure it.

Artfully Lustrous is a very pretty and light  shade of rose gold (yet very pigmented)
Bombay Bauble is a deep charcoal packed with shimmer
So Precious is the outstanding piece here, in my opinion, a beautiful antique olive toned gold, or golden toned olive, ;) as you prefer. Gorgeous!
Treasure it  Is a very shimmery steel silver.
From Left to right: Treasure It, So Precious, Bombay Bauble, Artfully Lustrous


From Left to right: Treasure It, So Precious, Bombay Bauble, Artfully Lustrous

Swatches were done with no primer or base. You can see from the swatches the great pigmentation and opacity with only one sweep. The payoff in these shades is insane! if your eyeshadow collection is not very big (mine isn't) you really shouldn't regret picking up all of these, in any case I have not.

Next is the Highlighter Powder in Artfully Lustrous


I love highlighters. I have many and use them on a daily basis. This one has no gold what so ever, and no fine glitter or shimmer particles. It is shiny, don't get me wrong, but it is more of a porcelain sheen if you get what I mean. The shade is great for me, because is neither too golden, nor too white. It has the right amount of rose to balance my yellow undertones without clashing with it. It is quite sheer and subtle, so it does the job without making of me a glow-in-the-dark-doll. It's soft in application, also. Again, swatch without primer or base.


Hihglighter powder in Artfully Lustrous
(Update Note on 14thNov. :this highlighter does fade a little quick, I worn it yesterday afternoon and the light wasn't there anymore 3-4 hours later :( reapplying highlighter during the day is not my favourite thing)


Then there is the Sheer lipstick:

Revel the red Sheer Lipstick
I've only picked one of the three shades available, Revel the Red, because I'm not a fan of sheer on the lips and I don't want to own three kinds of them. That said, I have some subdued lipglosses made for complementing a bold smokey eye, but I didn't own any sheer lipstick until now. That's the main reason I've picked this one. The other two shades available didn't seem to suit my skin tone.


As you can see from the swatches, the lipstick is sheer, meaning it has not an opaque coverage, but it is quite pigmented, meaning is not "invisible". The texture is nice, it is smooth when applied and comfortably mosturizing. It has some sort of scent (mine smells like cherry candy) but I don't find it disturbing once on the lips. These lipsticks have also hyaluronic acid ingredients and SPF 10.

Revel the red Sheer Lipstick


The Mousse Blush in Holi Hai:


Mousse Blush in Holi Hai

Mousse Blush in Holi Hai

Mousse Blush in Holi Hai
The blush is also quite sheer, but in a nice shade of pink with very pretty sheen. The look is like any average drugstore cream blush. What is absolutely amazing is the texture, really like a mousse and very light and soft application. But again, this is not a must have, still a pretty shade.

The last of my picks is the Superfine Eyeliner Pen in Black Bindi:



Nothing special to say about this liner except I never owned one like this before. I have many crayons, but this is more like a marker. I know there are various brands that feature liners like this, but this is my first. I find it very versatile, because the tip is really stiff and won't bend when you apply it, as it would be with a brush. I have a similar applicator in a Sephora's eyeliner, but that one is to dip in the product, and that makes it a little harder to me, in the sense I never seem to pick the right amount of product, besides the product in the pot dries up quickly.  With the pen you don't have this two issues, but I guess you get less product.

All in all, I really love this collection! All products in it, except for the eye products, are quite sheer and soft shaded, because they're meant to integrate a look where the accent is put on the eyes. I like this idea, you know how is always important to keep a balance on your face and put the accent on your eyes or your lips, but not both.

I've also got 3 out of 4 nail polishes plus the gold leaf topcoat. I will swatch them all very soon, so stay tuned!!

What do you think of this collection? Any particular item you like or are interested in?
Love, 
Nati
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15 comments

  1. Ayer ví los esmaltes en el display y no me convencieron del todo, pero estaré atenta a los swatches que hagas para ver si me equivoco o no :)

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    1. Tienes razón, Mari. En verdad los colores no son nada del otro mundo. Así que si ya tienes varios rosas o fucsias no te pierdes nada.
      Gracias por pasar! besos

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  2. I love the eyeshadows!! I'm looking forward to the nail polish swatches :)

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  3. Great collection!
    The Pure Chrome eyeshadows are my favorite, they're so pretty :)

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    1. They're my favourite too!

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  4. I loved the eye shadow print, looking braided and all that! :D Sad thing that it has be ruined when using it though! ;)

    And another thing, have you thought about removing your word verification thingy or at least editing it some? Now it is horrendous filling in some out of focus numbers AND some swirly half letters that's really hard to read :/ When I removed mine people started to comment a lot more and I have jet not got any trash comments/commercial comments. :)

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    1. Oh Gelic! thanks for making me notice! I didn't even know I had that on the comments, I just struggled a little but finally found where it was, now is off! Comment as you please, xxx.

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    2. Wonderful! :D I didn't know I had it on until somebody made me notice either! :D

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  5. The pure Chrome shadows look like my kind of fun! I love how pigmented they are even before a base. I can only imagine how strong they would look under Urban Decay's PP. They look like they might blend easily?
    I am also liking the look of the lipstick. I don't really do lipstick and most colours look too strong on me..looks like the perfect medium! Beautiful collection! xx

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    1. Ithfif, I haven't done an eye look yet, but I'm planning to do one soon, They DO blend easy! I may or may not post the eye look... I'm old and wrinkled, lol!

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  6. I saw this collection but didn't get anything although I love the highlighter powder and the lipsticks (I love sheer lipsticks!). I was a bit disappoint the gold top coat is actually made of glitters and that it's not a gold leaf top coat...but I'm looking forward to see your swatches because the colors look beautiful!

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    1. Hi Nailderella, I was disappointed too about the topcoat! How misleading is to call it "Gold Leaf"! If you like sheer on the lips I would pretty recommend these, they're quite mosturizing. You do have to re-apply after one hour or two, though.

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  7. I think the chrome eyeshadows are probably my favourite, although not for everyday use (at least not for me). I never use highlighter so I probably wouldn't try this. I tend to have an oily complexion so I avoid anything except foundation and powder.

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    1. Hi Megan! You're right, the eyeshadows are a bit "too much" for everyday use. But I think this is more like a holiday collection so maybe is meant for special occasions.
      Thanks for reading!

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  8. Hi Natalia, these look like so special though versatile colors - I passed all of them though, I am not really experimental with make-up and stay with my true and good - already yawning ;-) I know booring :-)))

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