Catrice is now available in the US at Ulta and Ulta.com so I decided to venture in and make a purchase! The Catrice Tinted Lip Glow Balm ($5.99) was my first stop because I tend to like quickie lip balms to get a hint of color on my lips after my lipgloss or lipstick has worn away. I like keeping products like Dior Lip Glow in my desk drawer but hey, Lip Glow is $33 and Catrice Tinted Lip Glow Balm a mere $6 so I decided this would be a great place to start my adventure with this German brand.
Let’s take a look!
Catrice Tinted Lip Glow Balm is a tinted lip balm in a universally flattering shade of pink that enhances the natural shade of your lips. The balm comes housed in a metallic pink barrel with Catrice’s name embossed on the side of the lipstick. It’s quite nicely package for such a budget friendly price!
The balm is a translucent shade of pink with a slightly dense texture at first pass. As it warms up I find the texture has a more melt-y consistency that glides easily onto lips. It’s just initially the it’s a bit harder but after the first use you’ll find it much softer and easier to use. It provides nice light balmy moisture to lips and leaves them tinted a wearable shade of pink with a slightly shiny finish. My lips are fairly pigmented already so this shade enhances my natural color and adds a little more pink to it! It actually swatches completely transparent on my wrist unfortunately but does show up on lips.
I actually like the formula a little more than Dior’s Lip Glow as it provides a little more moisture and a little more pigment. It has no flavor or fragrance and wears for around two hours or so.
I’m one of those people that has a million lipsticks and a million lipglosses but I tend to not reapply any of them once they wear away. My day is typically very busy and I feel like I simply don’t have time for a touch up so I just snag a lip balm and apply it on the go. I particularly like ones that are tinted as I can get a little moisture and a little hint of tint on the go and in most cases I don’t even need a mirror to apply!
Catrice Tinted Lip Glow Balm is a nice little pick up of you enjoy products like Dior Lip Glow or if you’re anything like me and just can’t be arsed to reapply your lipstick and gloss throughout the day. This give lips a nice little hint of tint and a bit of moisture easy and quick! Perfect essential for your desk drawer.
Catrice Ultimate Lip Glow is available now at Ulta.com.