Review: Catrice LE Rocking Royals nail lacquer and liplocking base17:53
It finally came. New Catrice limited edition called Rocking Royals. The products were still all there and I was ready to dig in. But then I was disappointed. I was sure to buy one of the eye shadows, but they didn't seem that pretty in real life. One of them was full of glitter - which I sort of hate. Lipsticks were basically a plum and fuchsia color and that wasn't me at all. The liner is just liner, blush - not my colors, so I finally decided to take liplocking base and one of the nail polishes.
I have to admit I was lured to this LE because of royal design going on everywhere around these products. I know, I shouldn't be this shallow - damn all those marketing designs!
Rocking Royals liplocking base
The liplockig base is supposed to prep your lips for the lipstick and prevent it from bleeding. It's a transparent base, which is creamy enough, but not shiny. It gives your lips a base, which is a little bit sticky so the lipstick can adhere to it.
It does hold the lipstick nicely and I also think it evens out the lips a little. As far as bleeding goes, it does prevent a little, but not all the way. I put it over my only Catrice lipstick, which is Ultimate Shine in 130 Ketch-me-up. I think it will work as a nice base to any lipstick. And look at this beautiful crown - I just know I will reuse this packaging for something else :).
It's black plastic matte with gold design on top. The hold of the lipstick is pretty strong, so far. It contains 15 ml of product. Price: 4,19€.
I think nail polishes or nail lacquers are really nice. Nothing out of the ordinary, but nice shades. I really liked purple and gold, plus the classic red. At the end I was somehow drawn to a blue color. Totally not my style, because I usually really don't like blue nail polishes.
This nail lacquer is in the shade C03 Royal Blue. I think the naming is a little off, because to me it almost looks like a dark teal shade, not royal blue. It's sort of silver blue. On the nails it is matte, but because it has a lot of shimmery pigments in it, it gives that nice matte sheen to the nails. It's very pigmented, so one coat covers the entire nail. I don't like the texture, which is very thick and it dries very quickly - don't like at all. If you put on a top coat, the shade becomes, of course, shinier. I think this is one of those nice blue fall shades and I don't have anything similar in my collection of nail polishes.
The packaging is of course glass with plastic top, that also has a matte crown design. It contains 10 ml of product. Price: 2, 59€.