Lips: Pigmented and prone to dryness
Skin Tone: Medium tanned with yellow undertones
Continuing with the series of red lip pencils and lipsticks, I am back with another review from Catrice Cosmetics. The ‘Velvet Matt’ range from Catrice Cosmetics claims to last for 6 hours and also to be smudge-proof and water-proof. I picked up the shade ‘050’ quite some time ago, so let’s see how this lip pencil fared out for me.
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Price: €2.49 for 1.3 g
Colours Unlimited. The smooth, creamy texture glides on softly and is suitable for outlining and filling in the lips. With a fast-drying, smudge and waterproof formula as well as a velvety-matt finish, it’s an absolute must-have! All colour dreams are sure to come true with a choice ranging from rosewood to mauve to berry tones. Matt lips are an undeniable trend and can be created with all sorts of colours and formulas. The Velvet Matt Lip Pencil Colour & Contour is not only ideal for contouring the lips, it can also be used to achieve a fashionable all-over look with a matt finish.
Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Synthetic Wax, Polybutene, Silica, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/polyhydroxystearate/sebacate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Ci 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides).
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My Experience with Catrice Velvet Matt Lip Pencil Colour and Contour 050 I Feel So Allured:
This lip pencil has a black body with a red cap and a red bottom, indicating the shade of the pencil. This makes it easy to identify if you put it in your bag or purse with other makeup products. The name of the shade is written on the cap along with the barcode. This lip pencil doesn’t have a wooden body but a plastic one, and it makes sharpening a bit difficult. The hold of the pencil is comfortable. Overall, the packaging is simple and travel-friendly.
As I mentioned earlier, the sharpening of the lip pencil is difficult due to its plastic body, but despite being a matte pencil, the lead itself doesn’t break while sharpening. So, this is a plus point because, with other matte pencils, you see a lot of breakage while sharpening.
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Texture, Pigmentation and Lasting Power:
Once sharpened, the lip pencil is easy to use and glides on easily, without tugging on moisturized lips. It doesn’t accentuate the fine lines. I do not recommend applying this lip pencil without a moisturizer.
Now, coming to the finish and the pigmentation of this lip pencil. The finish is matte. Not a soft matte but very flat matte. I personally love this finish as it suits me. But a disadvantage of the matte finish is that as the day goes on, you will feel your lips getting drier. This happens with this lip pencil and which is why I recommend starting with a moisturizer in the first place. As for the dryness, drinking water helps my lips stay hydrated when I wear this lip pencil.
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The pigmentation also stays because this pencil is water-proof. For me, drinking water ensures that this lip pencil doesn’t over dry, but for some people, it might still over-dry and they may feel the need to put on a gloss or a tinted lip balm. The pigmentation of this lip pencil is good for a drugstore brand and you need 1-2 swipes to cover any pigmentation on your lips.
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The colour is a beautiful red with pink undertones. Now, in broad daylight, this colour appears more on the pink side but if you are working indoors, it will look like true red. This shade will suit all Indian skin tones. It is smudgeproof, it won’t smudge on its own unless you wipe it off with your fingers.
It transfers a teensy bit when you eat or drink but the colour stays solid for 6 hours as per its claim, which is amazing. I don’t have to re-touch this lip pencil during the entire day. It also makes my lipstick last longer. You do not need a concealer underneath this lip pencil to ensure it lasts longer.
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I am happy with the pigmentation, finish, shade and lasting power of this lip pencil. It is water-proof and smudge proof. It can survive oily meals. I have no complaints with this lip pencil and I will buy more from this range.
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Pros of Catrice Velvet Matt Lip Pencil Colour and Contour 050 I Feel So Allured:
• ‘I Feel So Allured’ will look good on all Indian skin tones.
• Doesn’t tug on lips and glides on smoothly.
• Makes lipsticks last longer.
• The finish is matte and is perfect for you if you are looking for a lasting matte lip pencil for your lips.
• Water-proof and smudge-proof.
• 6-hour lasting power claim is true.
• Can survive oily meals.
Cons of Catrice Velvet Matt Lip Pencil Colour and Contour 050 I Feel So Allured:
• Plastic body makes sharpening difficult.
• Can be over-drying for people with very dry lips.
IMBB Rating: 4.5/5
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Catrice Velvet Matt Lip Pencil Colour and Contour 050 I Feel So Allured?
Yes, to both.
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