Catrice Velvet Matt Lip Pencil Colour and Contour – Mauve in the Brown Direction Review

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Today’s review is all about Catrice Velvet Matt Lip Pencil Colour and Contour in the shade “Mauve in the Brown Direction”. So, read on to know more.

Catrice Velvet Matt Lip Pencil Colour and Contour - Mauve in the Brown Direction Review

Price: €2.59 for 1.3g
Product Description:
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 Color and 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.
Beauty Tip: accentuating the lips in red or berry shades can highlight small skin irregularities and blemishes, so a flawless complexion is a must: it’s best to apply a primer underneath foundation and enhance the coverage of the make-up with concealer and/or camouflage. Now there’s nothing standing in the way of an expressive look with statement lips!
• Lip Pencil with a smooth, matt texture.
• For contouring or filling in the lips.
• Fast-drying as well as smudge and waterproof.

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Ingredients:
Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polyethylene, Synthetic Wax, Dimethicone, Polybutene, Silica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Ci 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)

My Experience with Catrice Velvet Matt Lip Pencil Colour and Contour – Mauve in the Brown Direction:

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The easy to sharpen Catrice Velvet Matt Lip Pencil Colour and Contour comes unsealed, very much similar to the other products from Catrice. The cap and the bottom rim denote the shade of the product. The cap is sturdy and doesn’t open up on its own making the product a travel-friendly one. Most of the lip liners in this range contain carmine, but this shade doesn’t have it.

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The shade “Mauve in the Brown Direction”, when swatched on the hands, looks like a pretty mauve colour with brown undertones. I like this shade very much. However, on my lips, it looks like a light mauve colour with pink undertones. It is a beautiful n*de shade. The lip pencil has a soft, creamy texture and it glides easily on the lips without any effort. But, the creamy pencil breaks even with a little pressure or sharpening.

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The lip liner hides the pigmentation of my lips by providing an opaque coverage. The product glides smoothly and provides a matte finish to the lips. Being a waterproof lip liner, it doesn’t smudge on the lips. While outlining the lips is easy-breezy, filling in the lips causes a little bit tugging and this leads to an uneven application. Also, one should apply the product onto well-moisturised lips else it will cling onto the dry patches on the lips.

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Like all the lip liners from the velvet matte range, this one also hardly stays for about 2-3 hours. Even though the lip liner’s performance is a little poor, but when combined with a lipstick, it increases the duration of the colour. By doing so, the staying power of the lipstick increases by 2-3 hours than its normal duration. While I am happy with the shades, I would probably never buy this range again as there are several lip liners which do a very great job for a decent price.

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Pros of Catrice Velvet Matt Lip Pencil Colour and Contour – Mauve in the Brown Direction:

  • Soft and creamy texture.
  • A beautiful n*de shade.
  • Covers pigmentation on the lips really well.
  • Travel-friendly.
  • Enhances the duration of the lipsticks.
  • Smudgeproof and Waterproof.

Cons of Catrice Velvet Matt Lip Pencil Colour and Contour – Mauve in the Brown Direction:

  • Lasts for just 2-3 hours when used alone.
  • Clings onto the dry patchy areas and thus, need to be applied on well-moisturised lips.
  • Very soft, thus breaks easily.
  • No sealed package.

IMBB Rating: 3.5/5
Will I Recommend/Repurchase Catrice Velvet Matt Lip Pencil Colour and Contour – Mauve in the Brown Direction?
Not really!

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