Catrice Cruise Couture & Coolibri Limited Editions ~ Out Now!!!

Just like sister brand Essence, Catrice Cosmetics have also come up with two Limited Editions which are currently on sale, namely, Cruise Couture and Coolibri. I have had the chance to try some products from these limited edition collections during the Essence & Catrice bloggers' event in the beginning of August but after seeing swatches of the other products that other bloggers got, I went ahead and bought the rest of the products that I most wanted.

I'm going to start with Cruise Couture first as it is my favourite out of the two collections (well, anything nautical inspired is!)

Cruise Couture
As the name implies, this collection is all about nautical inspired shades with a twist I might add as instead of the traditional red lipstick that is usually associated with nautical looks, Catrice opted for hot pinks and corals along with shades of blue. Some products from this collection were already available as part of the permanent line.

Eyeshadow Palette in 01

I fell head over heels for this palette as soon as I saw it mainly because of the packaging. It is all cardboard and has a magnetized closure which I am particularly fond of.  I was even more awe struck when I swatched the actual colours...amazing pigmentation without the need of a primer and the colours complement each other very well. The texture is silky smooth and you get both shimmery and matt shades.  There is also a double ended eyeshadow applicator.

Ultimate Shine Lipstick in 110 Shy Flamingo

There are two lipsticks with this collection, both of which were already available in the permanent line. However, Shy Flamingo is going to be discontinued while Mrs. Brightside is one of their latest additions to the Ultimate Shine lipstick range.  I had bought Shy Flamingo some time ago because I think it looks pretty on, but be warned... it is not for the faint hearted! Basically, it is a bright orange-based coral with silver shimmer and it hits the nail on the head when it comes to this summer's orange lips. The lipstick feels very moisturising on the lips and lasts for around 3 hours on me.  The only downside to this lipstick is that it melted a bit in the summer heat so make sure to store it in the refrigerator. Cost: €4.50.

Lashes to Kill Waterproof Volume Mascara in 010 Black

This mascara is also available as part of the permanent line of Catrice mascaras. I am always looking for a good waterproof mascara and this really fits the bill as it give nice volume, length and curl to the lashes right from the very first application. It doesn't smudge and doesn't clump. A waterproof eye make-up remover is necessary to take it all off.

Gel Eyeliner in C01 Nautica

The only gel eyeliner available in the collection is this creamy deep blue which almost looks like black when swatched. However, it is much less harsh and gives the eyes a brighter look. Cost: €4.50.

Ultimate Nail Lacquer in 01 Hi, Society!, 02 Jetsetter, 03 Welcome To Pink Tropez, 04 Feel the Yacht Beat & 05 Nautica

I all the nail polishes out available in the collection and I absolutely love the ship wheels motif on the caps.  The formulation of the polishes is very nice to work with and they dry fairly quickly. The brush makes for an easy application with fewer strokes. 01 Hi, Society! is a pale peach with coral-gold reflects all throughout; 02 Jetsetter is a bright coral pink creme; while 03 Welcome To Pink Tropez is an Italian pink creme; 04 Feel the Yacht Beat in a sky blue with royal blue shimmers in it and lastly, 05 Nautica is a dark blue with royal blue shimmers. Cost: €2.80 each.

Beauty Bag

This is the ultimate essential to carry all these limited edition goodies around! Perfect for travel and carrying everyday essentials!

Also available in this collection is are two lipglosses and a duo blush.


Moving on to the next limited edition collection, Coolibri by Catrice which is inspired by the colourful feathers from the Amazon. There are a few more items from this collection that I had wanted to get at first but by the time  I got to the display at the event, most of the stuff was already gone (I was too busy with the other products ;P) and I haven't yet found them on sale at the pharmacies I usually go to.  I did get two lipglosses and two eyeshadow pens though.

Nectar Gloss in C01 Birds Flying High & C04 Exotica

Basically, there are four sheer lipglosses in the collection the texture of which is quite thick but they are not at all sticky.  They are not very pigmented though except for the blue one as I find it makes it me looks like I'm on the verge of hypothermia so I would never wear that alone.  On the other hand, the orange imparts a nice coral sheen to my lips which is more me. The applicator is a brush tip as opposed to the traditional doe foot and it delivers just the right amount of product.

C04 Exotica

C01 Birds Fliying HIgh

Eyeshadow Pens in C03 Virgin Forest and C04 Exotica
I quite like the concept of eyeshadow pens especially for the orange one as I intend to wear it as a lipstick instead.  I am very fond of the pigmentation and colour pay-off of both of these eyeshadow pens and they are very easy to apply too! One thing to note is that Exotica has a matt finish whilst Virgin Forest has a metallic finish. The colour of the packaging is exactly what the actual product looks like as the photo can testify. They last well but a primer is always a good idea to make them last longer.

PR Samples

1 comment on "Catrice Cruise Couture & Coolibri Limited Editions ~ Out Now!!!"
  1. Seeing this really makes me wish England had these brands, my purse though, not so much!