There's no better time to whip out the red lip colors than Christmas-time and Catrice's Ultimate Colour Lipstick in Step Red Up is the perfect red for me! I purchased this drugstore lipstick in Amsterdam and although it was only a few months ago, it's felt like ages since I was there. I gravitated toward to the rich blue-toned red but didn't have the heart to even swatch it until a few weeks ago because I love the look of a never-been-touched lipstick bullet. Well, it's a good thing I finally tried it because I absolutely love it!
These lipsticks retail for €3.99 and are absolutely worth the price. Step Red Up is my favorite red lipstick in my collection at the moment and I can't believe how affordable it is. The price is right and the packaging is nothing short of awesome. The sleek black tube has a nice weight to it and the brand name is inscribed into the lipstick bullet. All shades are conveniently labeled on the bottom of the tube which is very helpful.
The Catrice Ultimate Colour Lipsticks are highly pigmented, creamy and non drying. The color stays on well and leaves a flattering stain after a few hours. The lipsticks have a slight sheen when applied but can be blotted for a more matte look. Step Red Up is a cool toned red which makes my teeth look whiter and is the perfect bold lip. Wearing bright colors takes a bit of practice to get your confidence up if you're originally shy about rocking a bright pout. But once you try it, you'll wonder why you hadn't done it sooner.