Review: Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip

By Friday, June 24, 2016 0 Permalink 5


Revlon has been a well-established brand for as long as I can remember, and have always hosted products that I consistently buy (go Revlon!). Recently they released their Ultra HD Matte lip product range and I couldn’t wait to try it.

I was not disappointed. The applicator is doe-foot (like a lipgloss) and the formula is very comfortable on the lips, especially for a matte. It goes on wet and dries matte after a few minutes. I’ve tried liquid lipsticks before and a lot of them leave my lips feeling incredibly dry and uncomfortable. This feels like more of a velvet texture. It does fade in the centre of my lips when I eat a meal, but that’s the case with most lip products – not too much of a shlep to reapply. And guys, the smell is so YUM.

I currently have four shades; Seduction (which is my new favourite nude – LOVE), Flirtation (which is a coral shade), Love (which is a vibrant red), and Addiction (which is a plum shade).

Available at Clicks and Dischem, retail price is R150.

Review: Catrice Primers

By Saturday, June 11, 2016 0 Permalink 4

Catrice primers

Primers are a great way to keep your makeup looking fresh throughout the day. You use them as a base, apply your makeup on top, and you’re good to go. Catrice have come out with three stellar primers, all performing three different functions, namely; pore-filling, beautifying and colour-correcting. Here is my opinion on them.

Tip: All the primers in this range are very moisturising, so give them a few minutes to set before applying the rest of your makeup!

The beautifying primer is what first caught my attention because I love a youthful look to my skin. I mostly apply this primer to my cheeks and it provides a really beautiful but subtle glow whilst evening out my skin tone – love!

The pore-filling primer does a decent job of mattifying my skin and filling my pores. I have a very oily t-zone so that’s where I’ve been applying this product. Because of the moisturising formula, I found that it doesn’t do anything too dramatic so I do have to touch up with powder throughout the day but it does a decent enough job for the price point.

I use the colour-correcting primer around my nose because that’s where I get the most redness. It has just the right amount of pigmentation and is great for this time of year.

Overall, I am very impressed with these primers. I love that Catrice catered for different skin issues and that their prices are so reasonable. Definitely check out their Prime and Fine range – it’s a winner.

*Available at Discem, retails for R79,95