Hey I Just Met You So Coral Me Maybe With Catrice Cosmetics’ Illuminating Blush

Catrice Cosmetics Illuminating Blush in Coral Me Maybe

Do excuse the lame title for this product review. Obviously my head was in the song. 😛

I’ve never actually heard of Catrice Cosmetics until about a month ago when I was back in Malaysia visiting family and friends. I was doing my usual perusal of Watsons phamarcies and that was when I stumbled upon the brand on one of the shelves. After a bit of Googling, it turns out that Catrice Cosmetics is actually a German brand and is wildly popular in Europe along with the likes of KIKO and Essence. As for Catrice makeup in Malaysia, they come in a variety of styles with very affordable price tags.

At that time, I didn’t know what to get and knowing me, the safest bet would be to try out their blushes. I decided to get the brightest blush I could find and the Illuminating Blush’s design caught my eye. The Coral Me Maybe swatched pretty sheer but as I was in a hurry, I figured I’d just pop it in my shopping basket and give it a real go when I’m back home in Melbourne.

Catrice Cosmetics Illuminating Blush in Coral Me Maybe

Just before I gave this a proper go, Paris B reviewed several of their Matt Eyeshadows and found them very impressive. It was good news for me because it increased my expectations for the blush. Unfortunately, when I finally tried this out on my skin, I wasn’t all that impressed.

If you’ve been a long-time reader (thank you!), you’ll know that I like my blushes eye-poppingly bright. Or at least, they have to be richly pigmented and don’t require many layers for the colour to show. This blush belongs to the latter category.

Catrice Cosmetics Illuminating Blush in Coral Me Maybe

I cannot fault the quality of the pressed powder. It’s buttery soft and smooth, and not at all gritty like a lot of cheapie blushes are. If I rubbed my finger firmly against the pressed powder, I’ll get pretty good colour payback. However, this does not translate well on the skin when I use a blush brush.

Catrice Cosmetics Illuminating Blush in Coral Me Maybe Swatch

This is not to say that it’s an awful blush, just that it takes a lot more layers for the colour to show. It’s a sheer blush and if sheer blushes are your forte, then by all means give this a go because the colour and quality are beautiful. Coral Me Maybe is a peachy pink blush that looks lovely on the skin, even though I have to apply more layers than I normally would for the colour to appear on my cheeks.

In terms of the design of the blush, well, that clearly won me over. I’m a sucker for beautifully-embossed pressed powders and this interlaced chevron design is very pretty in my books. 🙂

Catrice Cosmetics Illuminating Blush in Coral Me Maybe

Ahem, do also forgive the brows. They’re in dire need of good threading. *gulp*

If you like blushes with good instant colour payoff, this blush is not for you. If you like them sheer, then check it out because it’s priced very reasonably. Unfortunately, I can’t remember the exact price I got this for but I’m sure it’s under AU$10. At the time of writing, Catrice Cosmetics is not available in Australia but it is available in Malaysia. For my American friends, Catrice Cosmetics is available at Ulta (this blush is priced at US$5.99).

Catrice Cosmetics Illuminating Blush in Coral Me Maybe

Even though I wasn’t too impressed with the blush, I for one cannot wait to check out the eyeshadows Paris B raved about. They’ve gone into my shopping list for my next trip to Malaysia, whenever that may be. 🙂

What I like about it: Beautiful design, lovely colour, good quality powder. Very reasonable price.

What I do not like about it: Too sheer for my liking, needs a good number of layers for the colour to show on the cheeks. Catrice Cosmetics is not available in Australia. Boo!

Have you tried this or anything by Catrice Cosmetics? If you have, what’s your favourite item from the brand?

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10 comments… add one
  1. Paris B

    Oh noooo I just got it 🙁 I haven’t tried it though but now I’ll have my expectations in check. It is pretty though, right? And for the price, seriously, we can do worse haha! 😀 Get Bee to pick you up a couple of the matt shadows. They’re still on Buy 1 Free 1 and they’re discontinued. So erm… you probably won’t want to miss out on them 😉
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    1. Tine

      So how? Have you tried it yet? Did it work for you?
      Discontinued? NOOOOOOO!! 🙁 🙁

  2. Kiran

    I love the packaging and design too, the colour in the pan looks gorgeous. It is a shame it doesn’t pack much of a punch in terms of pigmentation, but I prefer sheer blushes as I feel it is easier for me to wear them and customise the colour that I want. Wish I could get this in the UK! Great post, and stunning images xxx

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    1. Tine

      You’re nearer to this brand than I am, that’s for sure! 😛 You can get them from the official Catrice website. 🙂

  3. daphn3t .

    I quite like Catrice for its affordability. I’d say Essence is the at lowest price range, Catrice in the middle and Kiko at the top (comparing the 3 brands). But since arriving here, I found another new favorite – P2 which is the house brand cosmetics from DM drugstore! They make some pretty good foundations and glowy blushers.

    I have used the mattifying pressed powder from Catrice and hit pan with it (huge achievement!) and am currently using their brow powder (super good stuff that lasts on my oily skin!).

    1. Tine

      I love Kiko. Man I wish we have Kiko here. We have Essence here but I still find a lot of their products more of a miss than hit.

      Oooh hitting pan! That’s definitely a huge achievement in my books. Haven’t hit pan on anything in quite some time. 😛

  4. Asha Eapen

    Pretty pretty! 🙂

    1. Tine

      Hehehe pretty indeed! 😀

  5. Fer Donato

    Catrice always bringing news! very good, I recommend to all!

    1. Tine

      Haha me too!

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