If you are anything like me then you cant visit your local Clicks or Dis-Chem and not walk away with a little treat for yourself. I generally pop in for a shampoo and walk out with 2 bags of products that I really dont need.
My go to item for a quick and affordable pick me up is always a lipstick or nail polish and so it is not surprising that I have made it a personal challenge to find the best lippie in every shade out there.
And now, I think I just may have succeeded in fnding the best suits-everyone nude lipstick out there, and I wanted to share it with you in this post.
You will be forgiven if you don’t immediately recognise the name, as Catrice is relatively new on the scene and (I stand corrected) can only be found at certain Dis-Chem stores. At time of publishing this post they don’t yet have a presence on social media locally, but they can be found and followed on their international website, Facebook and Twitter pages. Thank goodness for Google translate!
About The Product
Catrice Ultimate Colour in 240 ‘Hey Nude’ has got to be the best lipstick I have found in a while. The packaging is black, sexy and sleek and the lipstick itself is soft, buttery and glides on perfectly. The colour is nude with a touch of pink, which is flattering for most complexions. The lipstick has a very subtle fragrance which is preferable, considering it will need to be applied throughout the day and often a strong fragrance can become too overpowering.
There are multiple colours in this range, and the lipstick is priced at R54.95 (RRP). Good news for us office-bound ladies is that Dis-Chem now has an online store, so you can have your favourite product delivered to your doorstep.
Cheapie – Essence 52 “In The Nude’ RRP R29.99
Budget – Catrice 240 “Hey Jude” RRP R54.95
Splurge – MAC CremeSheen Creme’D Nude RRP R180 – R240
Packaging – 9/10
Budget Babe – 10/10
Wearability – 5/10
Tips and Tricks
The golden rule for a nude lip is a smokey eye – this lipstick will go perfectly with dramatic eyes, fat lashes and flawless skin. Wear this nude lipstick with a black lace cocktail dress, stylish up do and a pair of nude stilettos, or dress it down with a messy fishtail braid and maxi dress.
To improve the longevity of this lipstick on your lips apply a pressed powder before application or consider using a nude lip pencil.
‘Till Next time!