Product Review: Catrice Infinite Shine Lip Gloss in Very Very Raspberry

by Gio

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Name: Infinite Shine Lip Gloss in Very Very Raspberry
Brand: Catrice
Size: 5ml
Price: €2,99

From Catrice’s website:
The next generation of CATRICE lip gloss for intense shine and bright colours. Thanks to its moisturising formula, the Infinite Shine Lip Gloss guarantees gorgeous pampered lips without leaving behind a sticky sensation.
Available in a large choice of 13 shades ranging from subtle to dramatic.

What I liked:
– buildable colour payoff
– very shiny finish
– non-sticky texture, glides smoothly on the lips
– good staying power
– if you like almonds, you’ll love the scent
– the packaging
– the price

What I didn’t like:
– texture isn’t moisturizing
– if, like me, you can’t stand almonds, you won’t like the strong but quick-fading scent

Sometimes, I wonder how cosmetic companies choose the names for their shades. When they are not weird or boring, they are totally inappropriate. Take Catrice Infinite Shine Lip Gloss in Very Very Raspberry for instance. With a name like that, you’d expect the gloss to stain your lips a juicy pale red colour, like they would be if you had just taken a bite of this delicious little fruit.

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Instead, Very Very Raspberry is a pinkish coral with gold shimmers. It’s absolutely beautiful, and perfect for the hot summer months, but it’s just not what I had expected from its name, you know? Needless to say, it doesn’t smell (nor taste) like raspberry either. The gloss has a strong and sweet almond scent, which thankfully disappears very quickly once on the lips, or I wouldn’t be able to use it. I know that many people find almonds delicious but I can’t stand neither their smell nor their taste (the gloss has no taste at all).

Although Very Very Raspberry should be renamed Nothing Nothing Raspberry, I love how it performs. The gloss is on the sheer side, providing only a hint of bright colour to the lips that can, however, easily be built to your desired intensity. The shimmers are very fine and sparkle beautifully when hit by the light, but without ever getting over-the-top.

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The gloss, which is easy to apply thanks to its arched applicator, has a lightweight texture that’s neither sticky nor particularly moisturizing, so I suggest you use it together with a lip balm if your lips are dry. Staying power is surprisingly good for a gloss. I get almost 3 hours of wear, which is double of what I get with most lipglosses. Impressive, isn’t it?

Available at: catrice counters

Although Catrice Infinite Shine Lip Gloss in Very Very Raspberry doesn’t look, taste nor smell like raspberries, it has buildable pigmentation, a very shiny finish and good staying power. The texture isn’t sticky but not moisturizing either. The strong, but quick-fading, almond scent could also be a problem for some too.

Rating: 4/5

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Trisha July 22, 2013 - 4:57 pm

An almond scent!!! I love the smell of almonds. It’s almost like cherries. Also, like always we have the opposite taste in scents. 😉

beautifulwithbrains July 23, 2013 - 8:23 pm

Trisha, we have, haven’t we? I always think of you when I come across a sweet scent I don’t like, and how I’m sure you’d love it. As for almonds, I really wanna like them, but I just can’t. 🙁


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