As you can see it comes with three shades that don't look very coral to me. Has the definition of coral changed in the fashion world recently? Is coral no longer pinkish orange? It's in your standard clear plastic cheapie drugstore case we've all seen a jillion times.
Above are swatches of the three shades contained in Catrice's Blush Artist Shading palette in O20 Corall I Need taken in natural mid morning light. On the right is a muted deep cool pink flecked with fine gold sparkles, the center shade is a warm matte muted coral(?), and to the right is a highlighter shade that's a very shimmery rose gold. All three powders were reasonably pigmented, remarkably finely milled, and easy to blend. Thankfully none of the shades had chunky visible glitter. I've had quite a lot of fun mixing the shades for various effects. The fine shimmer and textures of the blushes remind me of the highly rated Nars blushes. Mixing the rose gold highlighter with the center matte coral resulted in a shimmery peachy pink shade quite comparable to the cult favorite Nars Orgasm blush. They all kicked up a bit of powder in the pan but I didn't experience any fallout or shimmer anyplace on my face once applied. All three shades applied sheerly but were buildable to greater intensity. I did not experience any chalkiness, streaking, or patchiness upon application of any of the shades. Unfortunately all three shades did accentuate my skin's texture a bit. All three shades wore for a good 6 hours before starting to fade. I paid about $7USD for this palette which contains 10g of product. This palette is also available in 010 Bronze Eclat (warm bronze and rose gold shades) and 030 Rock'N'Rose (looked like 2 coral pinks with a lilac pink highlighter).
This baked powder highlighter is so luxuriously finely milled, subtly luminous, and easy to blend it rivals my Cle de Peau Luminizer in Golden Apricot that cost $55USD! This stuff is absolutely amazing and I've already purchased 2 more for backups!
Here's Bibi's FOTD featuring the above mentioned products.
Please pardon my miserably bloodshot and swollen eyes as agricultural burn season is in full swing here. I'm wearing It Cosmetic's BB cream in the shade Fair because it has 50spf (you NEED 50spf daily living at 4,000ft in elevation) and It Cosmetic's Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging concealer in Light. The blush palette was a really fun way to try out new shades of blush. I used a light hand applying the deep pink to my cheeks. I'm one of those weirdoes that uses blush for eyeshadow so I used the coral pink in the palette on the crease of my lids. I did a bit of strobing on my brow bones and upper cheek bone with the rose gold shimmery highlight from the blush palette too. My shiny schnozz is matt and soft focused thanks to the Catrice transparent powder. I used the Rimmel liner as a lippy and topped it with a clear balm for a bit of definition and color. Due to poor air quality this was NOT a mascara day so I did a simple smudgy smoky eye with my long time Holy Grail Elizabeth Arden eye pencil in Gunmetal. I then set my makeup with light overall C3 dusting of the brilliant Essence Pure Nude highlighter in Be My Highlight for that sublime glow. TA-DAAAA! Oh my eyes look horrid and sinuses are aflame. Blargh.
I am so jazzed to try Catrice and Essence's Spring and Summer 2017 collections!
If you live in the US you can find some of the Catrice and Essence line at Ulta, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and Target. I have heard from my Irish girlfriend that they have both brands in Penney's in the ROI. Ms Vix say Essence is available in at Wilko's and Asda in the UK. Catrice and Essence are available throughout the Middle East and the rest of Europe too. Rimmel is available all over the US and of course the UK. The Sheikh (my husband) is rolling his eyes and asking if we should request wholesale pricing. Sounds great to me!
What are your fave drugstore makeup lines?
Any Holy Grail status budget beauty products you recommend?