Sunday, May 26, 2013

Best Budget Blushes: Catrice Defining Blush in Rose Royce


Blushes have been my most-hauled beauty product lately and I Catrice's Defining Blushes are so perfect that I bought all six of the shades in the line.... Yes, I have problems. Catrice is a German budget brand that can be found at Kruivat stores in the Netherlands. Each blush retails for about €3 or €4 which translates to $5 or $6. Thus, I could justify picking up the entire range.


I love Catrice's clear acrylic packaging as it looks sleek and expensive. The front of the compact is minimalistic and clean while the back has everything you might want to know about the product. The blushes are 5 grams or .17 ounces, a wee bit more than a Nars blush.


The pigmentation of these blushes is perfect as the color is not overpowering but still clearly visible when swatched. The formula is smooth and non-powdery which makes building up the color very easy. Rose Royce is a great everyday pink, neutral shade with a sheen. There are very sparse shimmer particles but they are barely noticeable and do not translate to the skin.

Although my experience with the Catrice eyeshadows have been quite hit or miss, I absolutely love their powder blushes. Swatches of the other five shades are coming up! What is your favorite budget blush brand?

8 comments :

  1. I was gifted this in a swap and I really love it! Catrice products are outstanding! I was also gifted some limited edition makeup sets, I hope you can find some of those as they are lovely and the cream eyeshadows!
    Hope you are doing well x

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    1. I was looking forward to the LE collections but the ones recently aren't standouts for me. Luckily I love the permanent line as well! :)

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  2. Can't wait for the other swatches! Sounds great especially for something so affordable :D

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  3. I agree, Catrice is such a great budget beauty brand! Tiffany and I always think of Catrice whenever we do a swap with our international followers. Artdeco is also pretty nice. It is available at Douglas and the quality is comparable to NYX. :D

    ♥ Ella

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    1. I knew I had to pick up some Art Deco before coming here! :) I bought a palette and some shadows and a blush in my first few weeks when Douglas had 25% off! :D

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  4. Your Europe hauls are killing me! My foreign lemmings have increased ten folds because of them! Have you seen the new Bourjois cream blushes yet? They seem like blushes you'd really enjoy :)

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    1. Haha sorry! I picked up one of the new Bourjois cream blushes when I was in London last week :) Haven't tested it out yet though!!

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