September 12, 2017

Catrice Lip Cushion Review & Swatches

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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 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.

Catrice Lip Cushion Swatches (Better Make a Mauve)

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!

Love these!

Muse Approved.

Catrice Lip Cushion is available now at

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  • Robin

    I bought them all except two colors and I may go back for them as well!! These are so comforting on the lips. They are not tacky and just feel like they are protecting your lips, in a sense, by keeping the soft and hydrated. Not a fan of the spongy thing and it may get a trim with scissors down the road, but the formula is wonderful. This is one of the best purchases I’ve made this year!

    Have you tried their Vitamin Lip Treatment? Heaven!! I apply it at night and it’s heavy like Vaseline, but it stays on all night!!

    • Isabella Muse

      Agreed! I found them slightly tacky but not unpleasantly so! Quite hydrating too 😀 Yay! Glad you’re loving! I haven’t yet, I’ll need to check that out next!

  • Carol G

    Glad to hear you liked this because I bought one a few weeks ago and agree with you, they feel wonderful on the lips. I might get this color you reviewed next. It looks pretty.

  • Jodi

    I think you’ve reinforced the old cliche that things ” come in threes”! Cause this look, also, is awesome, gorgeous, amazing!!! This has been a vey uplifting newsletter! “I’ve never seen you looking lovelier than you look tonight” ( “Lady in Red” … I think … )