September 10, 2015

Catrice Luminous Lips Lipstick Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

Catrice Luminous Lips Lipstick

Ok, so, I need ALL the Catrice Luminous Lips Lipstick shades ASAP! Get in my cart right now! Catrice Luminous Lips Lipstick is probably my favorite beauty budget friendly lipstick of the moment. These have such a unique and brilliant formula that you’re just going to want all the shades.

Muse Approved for sure.

Catrice Luminous Lips Lipstick ($5.99) is available in 12 shades and has a hyaluronic acid that provides moisture to lips and helps to lock that moisture in. They are promoted as a shiny lipstick and come housed in a weight silver tube.

Right out of the gate I’ll say these have a very nice feel in my hand. The packaging as some nice weight and the lipstick itself has the Catrice logo carved right into the lipstick. It’s simple packaging but it’s also elegant packaging at this price point with excellent presentation all around.

The packaging isn’t what really grabs me here, the formula is! I think that shine and glossiness is promised a good deal in newer lipstick formulas but it rarely comes through in the finish once applied (I’m talking to you Lancome Shine Lover Lipstick!). This is in fact an area that Luminous Lips Lipstick excels at. I’m the type of girl that rarely applies lipstick and goes. I almost always end up applying a clear gloss on top of my lipstick as I like the moisture element but more important I like the glossiness and shine of a clear gloss atop my lipstick. That extra application step is completely unnecessary with this formula as it is incredibly shiny and glossy all its own. I was so very impressed with how shiny a finish this little lipstick had! It was almost as if I had applied gloss atop the shade! It’s a very pretty, glossy, and gorgeous finish in my opinion.

Catrice Luminous Lips Lipstick My Pink Instinct

Catrice Luminous Lips Lipstick (My Pink Instinct)

Catrice Luminous Lips Lipstick swatches

Catrice Luminous Lips Lipstick Swatches (My Pink Instinct)

On top of the glossiness you also get a very nice hint of moisture. The lipstick texture has an easy glide on lips with plenty of pigmentation and a melt-y consistency that leaves lips feeling very nicely hydrated and of course, shiny! I think sometimes shine also translates as sheerness for some lipsticks but that’s not the case at all with this formula as it has great pigmentation in a single layer with a bright, bold finish. It wears nicely on my lips for about four hours without any migrating issues or feather plus it feels pleasantly moist through that wear!

I don’t know how they did it but Catrice has come up with a formula that has incredible pigmentation, a very comfortable and hydrating formula, and an intensive shiny finish. It’s a funny thing about lipsticks as sometimes they can promise many different things but end up being a one trick pony at best but Catrice’s formula promises moisture, shine, and color and successfully delivers all three.

Catrice Luminous Lips Lipstick fotd

Needless to say I need more shades of this lovely little lipstick! Shine, color, moisture, and a six dollar price tag make Catrice Luminous Lips Lipstick one of the best budget lipsticks I’ve had the pleasure of trying.

Catrice Luminous Lips Lipstick is available now at Ulta and

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Dora

    Oh, I want that! What a gorgeous shade! Sadly I just made an ULTA order YESTERDAY (figures). Will have to wait — but maybe in the meantime you’ll swatch some more shades . . . ?

    • Isabella Muse

      I only one for now sorry! As soon as I purchase more I’ll def swatch 🙂

  • Crystal

    this colour looks so nice!!! i am a matte lipstick girl, but i also like shiny ones from time to time – i hate lipgloss though. does this stain a bit when faded?

    • Isabella Muse

      I thought so too! 😀 No staining, once it fades it didn’t leave any color behind!

  • Jane

    I love these too! I’ve been wearing the shade Wood Rose Propose almost everyday since I got it, didn’t really thought I would like it this much when purchased. They simply got everything right, the formula, the shade, even the price!

    • Isabella Muse

      YAY! Glad to hear this. I want the Rose Wood. Def ordering all of them 😀 kinda sorta waiting on a BOGO though hehe!

  • Katherine T.

    The swatch says it all!! It’s super pigmented like a lipstick and ultra shiny like a gloss. Beautiful! I will need to check these out