Inspired by Asian beauty trends Catrice Lip Cushion ($6.49) is a new lipgloss formulated with avocado oil to leave lips hydrated with a blast of pretty color. Catrice launched these in six shade selections and their entire line is Buy 1, Get 1 50% at Ulta.com at the moment so now is a great time to indulge.
I purchased a single shade at full price but heading back in for a purchase of more since I really loved these.
Here’s my thoughts and review.
Catrice Lip Cushion (0.11 oz) comes housed in a chubby click pen wand with an attached fluffy little cushion applicator which is reminiscent of ones we’ve seen on concealers such as Revlon Youth FX Fill + Blur Concealer, Erborian Touch Pen Complexion Sculptor and Concealer, and Visee CC Concealer. I think the applicator is a touch too big. The idea in theory is fun and even seems like a good idea but it’s a bit too large for mouth and works best with concealer versus lipgloss. They should have done an applicator more alone the lines of the smaller rubbery cushion that Wet n Wild Mega Cushion Soft Matte Lip Cream and Sephora Wonderful Cushion Matte Lip Cream has. If you have wider, larger lips it won’t be an issue but it took me a little getting used before I was able to apply without going outside my lip line. A smidge smaller of an applicator and they would have been golden.
Applicator aside the formula is wonderful. This is a thick slightly tacky lipgloss with no fragrance or flavor. It has excellent pigmentation on a single layer with a high-shine finish and a beautiful plush, pouty appearance. It wears for a solid five hours without migrating or feather and looks smooth and even through the wear. It’s quite hydrating as well and feels quite moist throughout the wear.
I had a little struggle with the applicator but overall, the Catrice Lip Cushion was wonderful! Pigment, moisturizing, and comfortably long-wearing! Not to mention inexpensive!
Catrice Lip Cushion is available now at ulta.com.