I hope you had a lovely week!! I think this every week, but I can’t believe we’re already Saturday again :D. I have been keeping up with my No Buy very well, by avoiding the drugstore at all cost. I’ve also been looking less on the Sephora website just to not be tempted. It’s so difficult when I see my 25% off coupon pop up in my mail! It drives me nuts! But on the bright side, my wallet is very happy with me. I admit, I don’t think I’ll be able to keep this up until July in terms of skincare, just because I’m probably going to run out of cleansers and make up remover (my Nivea make up remover, Estée Lauder cleanser and Kruidvat Micellar water are almost used up). So I’ll need to buy some new skincare products, just so you know!
You often hear (read) me talk about Essence Cosmetics. And you’ll also have heard of it’s big sister Catrice. Both of those brand are from the same company Cosnova. I’ve been using their products for many years and I’ve seen relooks of these 2 brands several times. It’s crazy how they can come up with such nice concepts for such affordable prices. Lately I’ve noticed a lot of great new lip products from Catrice. Today, I’ll talk about the Aqua Ink Lipliner.
As I told you guys before, I usually am not keen on markers, especially not for my dry lips! But something about the packaging and the beautiful color selection just sucked me in.
I love how simple and chic it looks. The cap and bottom are in the shade of the lip ink and the rest of the pen is black with silver letters. It’s very convenient to carry these around.
The tip is a weird little sphere, which they call a bullet applicator. It’s quite flexible and is juicy. It’s as easy to apply as with a pointed tip. I’m not sure what the function is, but maybe it prevents the tip from drying out…
There is a total of 6 shades in the collection. Like a true marker, the colors show a lot darker on the lips. I’m talking very very dark, even for the lightest shade that I have. The more layers you apply, the darker it gets. They can apply a bit patchy, so make sure there is nothing on your lips (no lip balm).
As the name implies, it feels like water. To me, this is a lip stain. The difference with, say a lip stain from Etude House is that there is practically no taste or scent to it. After application it is a bit tacky (like you just wet your lips) and once dried, it feels like you have nothing at all on the lips. You don’t feel it for the rest of the day, but the color remains crazy intense. Because the stain has sunken into your skin, you can eat, drink, talk and kiss as much as you like. The beautiful thing is, if you feel like it’s dry, you just add a lip gloss on top. This doesn’t change anything about the longevity!
There is absolutely no transfer and even with make up remover, it’ll stay on your lips. I wore it a couple of weeks ago, when I went to a restaurant. I applied it around 6 pm in the evening and it was still on my lips when I woke up in the morning. It just slightly faded on the inside of my mouth.
I haven’t tried the lightest shade yet. And I do feel that the final look will depend on the natural color of your lips. The colors I’ve tried are so dark, which I personally don’t mind. But if you’re looking out for softer shades, you might want to pass on these. If however you are on the hunt for a product that you can apply and not worry about for the rest of the day, that will not budge no matter what, you should definitely try out these babies!
I hope you enjoyed this little review! I’ll talk to you in my next post!
have a lovely week!