Summer Essentials from Catrice

Everything Beauty, Launches, Makeup Reviews, Reviews By Jan 16, 2016

It has been insanely hot the past few weeks with not a single day reaching below 30 degrees and on top of that Cape Town has been experiencing unusual humidity with both of these factors I’ve found it useless to even attempt to wear a full face of make-up. Even with the best primers everything will slide off by midday. Catrice sent me a bunch of new goodies and I’ve been dying to try them all out. The other day in sheer desperation I reached for their new Luxury Lashes Waterproof (R84,95) mascara and lo and behold it actually lasted all day even in the heat and humidity!

Essence Summer Essentials

This lead me to try out the eyeliner (R59,95) from the same line, a brave choice to attempt eyeliner when your eyelids are literally sweating all day but this one lasted for most of the day and night as well.

I’ll definitely be reaching for these two for holidays and hotter days. A good quality waterproof mascara and eyeliner are ideal in summer as they help one to look groomed but are also fuss-free and you can swim and relax without worrying about looking like a panda afterwards.

I was in need of a darker bronzer as I have developed a tan but since I refuse to tan my face it tends to always be a couple of shades lighter than my body, and a bronzer is a must to even things out. I purchased this one from Catrice and am so impressed. It is the Sun Glow Mineral Bronzing powder in 010 Golden Light (R89,95). It can be applied over foundation, used to subtly contour or even used on it’s own over your moisturiser to provide a bit of colour and warmth to ones skin.