Catrice Beautifying Lip Smoother 020 Apricot Cream

četrtek, oktober 02, 2014


This may just be one of the most comfortable lip product ever. I didn't really plan to get this as I already owned Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in the past (way, way before the hype, when it was still 15 €), until someone nicked it and I never thought of it as being anything particularly special, at least not so much that I would run to repurchase it, but when I saw these Catrice ones in DM, I just instinctively grabbed one. I actually think it's a very good dupe for the Clarins one, but Taya did a more comprehensive comparison of the two.


Texture: It's a super creamy lip gloss and to me it's like a lip balm/lip gloss hybrid. There is none of that cooling wetness that some more shiny glosses have, just a really comfortable creaminess. It's going to sound strange, but it's like a cosy blanket for the lips (you'll get it if you already tried it). It think this is the perfect product for colder months, when the lips tend to get dry. 


Colour: There are three shades available and I decided on the peachiest one, however, I doubt there is much difference on the lips between the three. Apricot Cream is, as the name suggests, an apricot nude shade. On the lips there is very little of the actual colour showing, though it does have the nude effect. On me it's quite a draining colour since I'm so pale, as is the natural colour of my lips, but some people like that anyway (here is how it looks on Petra, whose lips appear to be not as pale as mine). Besides, the nude colour doesn't last long, although the creamy gloss layer remains.  


Staying power is nothing special for a gloss. Most of it wears off fast, although a thin creamy layer persists for a while. It certainly doesn't survive eating or drinking. My issue with it is that, the same as Clarins' one, due to that creaminess,  sometimes it gets a bit odd when it's wearing off, like it's peeling and there are weird bits on the lips, but then I just wipe it off and apply it again.

Scent: It has a gentle scent of vanilla, which I find pleasant.

Packaging: An opaque squeeze tube with a fluffy applicator. These fluffy applicators are very comfortable to use, however, I suppose some might object to them due to hygienic issues. I find it lovely.

Price and availability: Mine is from DM for 3.79 €.

It's such a wonderful, creamy and balmy lip gloss that it feels quite luxurious on the lips. The colour is very nude for my liking and wish they had shades with more colour, but it's pretty nonetheless. It's a nice drugstore buy, especially for these colder months and a great product for those who like more demure lip looks.

Have you tried it? Have a great day! 

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18 comments

  1. Te so res super, ampak meni je najbol všeč najtemnejši odtenek :)

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    1. Razmišljam, da bi morda morala vzeti temnejši odtenek, če je mogoče razlika na ustnicah, ker tale je kar svetel :)

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    2. Ja, tarozast je bolj pigmentiran in malo temnejši ;)

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    3. Aha :) Hvala za info. Samo se mi tudi rozast ne zdi kaj dosti temen :)

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  2. Sem jih videla na stojalu, ampak imam svojega predragega Clarnis-a in jih vbistvu ne rabim... so pa super cenejša varianta očitno. :)

    Drugače so pa Clarins glosi še vedno 15 €, ne vem od kje puncam podatek, da so dražji.

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    1. Oba ne rabiš, ne :)

      Potem so pa Clarinsovi v tujini dražji kot pri nas, če je to možno. Na UK strani so 18 funtov. Moj Clarinsov je bil kupljen v Limoniju veliko let nazaj, ampak se še spomnim, da je bil 15 €.

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    2. Zgleda... jaz sem svojega kupila nekaj mesecev nazaj v Anabelli (bivši Limoni) in je bil isto 15 €. Pa pred kratkim sem gledala še druge odtenke v Mullerju in so tudi 15 €. ;)

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  3. It looks really good, it is going on my must-buy list.

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  4. Jaz imam vse tri in jih non stop nosim. Med odtenki res ni neke ogromne razlike, čeprav se opazi. Največja razlika je pri ta rozastem, kot je že Sara omenila :D

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    1. Ga imam kar namesto labele, ker je tak krasen občutek na ustnicah :). Čeprav me malo moti, da je tako svetel. Ponavadi nosim temnejše, bolj žive šminke, da ne izgledam še bolj bleda kot sem.

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  5. Res odličen izdelek od Catrice:). Jaz sem tudi razmišljala, ali naj kupim druge odtenke, ker so mi bolj ali manj, vsi enaki. Drugače pa si odlično opisala občutek, ko ga nosiš. Jaz ga imam rada kar kot pomirjujoči tretma, ko imam kakšne razdražene ustnice:).

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    1. Meni je zdaj super ko sem bolna, prav über comfortable :)

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  6. I have the pink/rose one- Cake Pop and I love it. It leaves such a beautiful color, I wear it almost every day.

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    1. It looks like Cake Pop is the most popular one :)

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  7. Now I need it. And there's no Catrice in this country. Dang. :(

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    1. Oh, too bad. But there are a few on eBay :)

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  8. Meni je hitro postal eden najljubših izdelkov za ustnice. Dejansko po Catrice posegam dosti pogosteje kot po Clarinsu, pa še vonj mi je tako všeč. ;)

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    1. Meni se zdi od Catrice barva po tvojih swatchih lepša :). Jaz pa vonja toliko ne opazim.

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