Sunday, 13 May 2012

Catrice: Revoltaire Velvet Matt Lip Colour Review



So, the Revoltaire Limited Edition Collection by Catrice has been making its rounds on websites here in Europe.

I was very drawn to the sleek, glossy gunmetal casings with the Revoltaire 'emblem' when I saw them for the first time on the Limited Edition Preview section of the Catrice website some time back. To be honest, though, I think they would look even better in matt.....but never mind. Many things go through my head when I see the ornate 'emblem': Rococo, Rorschach's inkblot test, not quite Rock & Republic and not quite Rouge Bunny Rouge. The design looks different on the casings for the eyeshadow palettes. I'll feature that later. If you haven't seen it, you can take a look on Catrice's website.


Although some may gag at the silly play of Voltaire's name, I actually quite like it. In a nutshell, with the Revoltaire collection, Catrice advocates having the courage to be yourself and all that you want to be, and breaking free of conventions.

Yes, okay.

This is what Catrice says of the Velvet Matt Lip Colour:

Matt, velvety lips revolutionize the spring season: full of contrasts, unexpected, exciting and new. The matt lipsticks in a unique gun metal case won’t dry out your lips thanks to their velvety, rich texture. Instead, they provide color with depth for sensual lips with a matt finish and a touch of coolness - from nude to coral pink to intensive red.

I paid €3.99 for each of these.

I gave the nude one - Nude Alarm - a miss. I just know it would never ever ever work on me. The coral pink one is called Colour Bomb and maaaan, it's one heck of a coral pink. A coral pink this bright is not something I'm used to and at first, I wasn't sure if it would be a hit or a miss but I've decided that it's quite all right on me.

L: Colour Bomb; R: Bloody Red

The vampy red one - Bloody Red - appears to be a brown-toned red on the lipstick but when swatched or applied on the lips, it actually looks slightly blue-toned.

The highly pigmented lipsticks have a seriously matt finish and an almost rubbery look which I love! Both applied smoothly, albeit seemingly dry. I applied them without my usual lipbalm base as the slight glossiness of the lipbalm may take away the matt effect and surprisingly, my lips were able to take these lip colours straight for many hours.

Colour Bomb

As they are on the 'dry' side, the colour doesn't transfer much when one takes a drink. After a meal though, one is left with the lip colour only on the outer edges of the lips. This unsophisticated outline cannot be simply/temporarily fixed by pursing the lips together to shift colour around because the Velvet Matt Lip Colour has little slip - it's 'dry'. A proper re-application is advised.

Bloody Red

The lip colours look 'dry' but they are not drying. I took a closer look at the list of ingredients and besides the usual microcrystalline wax, these lip colours also have safflower seed oil, corn oil and extracts of the papaya fruit and the early purple orchid. I'm wondering if this explains why my lips didn't dry and shrivel with just these lip colours on.

Thumbs up, Catrice!

Ingredients
Neopentyl glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate, Trimethylolpropane triisostearate, Dimethicone, Microcrytalline wax, Polyethylene, Polybutene, Dicalcium phosphate, Silica, Dimethicone crosspolymer, Mica, Safflower seed oil, Corn oil, Papaya fruit extract, Orchis Mascula flower extract, Pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopheryl acetate. May contain: CI 15850 (Red 6/Red 7 LAKE), CI 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium dioxide).

7 comments:

Jû rockornot said...

The dark red is a wonder!!
Wow!

나니 said...

Gorgeous colors > : D I'd look like a clown if I wore them.. but oh well XD

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous colors and casings. Very stylish and I love the price. "KTee"xx

Janet said...

both shades are really pretty!! But I would go for the bloody red! really gorgeous! ^_^~

Anonymous said...

These lippies are beautiful, but bloody red would be my favorite. They look gorgeous on your lips and the casings are very classy. Great find! Hope you had a great weekend, Nicole x

lavender said...

both colors are very nice!

Witoxicity said...

@rockornot
I guess it's hard to find fault with the red one. :)

@나니
A clown?! Surely not, Nani! :)

@KTee
I gotta say I'm really happy I got these lipsticks. :)

@Janet
The bright coral pink is a risky one for some of us. :)

@Nicole
Bloody Red is a 'safe' choice. The other bright one is certainly out of my comfort zone. My weekend went well, thanks. I hope you're having a good week, my dear! :)

@Lavender
I'm glad you like them both. :)