Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Catrice Floralista

Continuing my completist leanings from yesterday, today I have the three colors from Catrice Floralista that I neglected to swatch earlier this month.

Coral's Enchanted Garden took three coats to cover to my satisfaction. Orange-y colors often don't look that great on me, but I liked this one quite a lot.





I don't have an overabundance of coral and orange in my stash like I do for other colors, so the closest match I could find turned out to be not all that close: Essence Colour & Go What Do U Think? (I got mine at Ulta).




Catrice (top), Essence (bottom).


The Essence is noticeably pinker, as you can see. The Catrice is definitely not a true orange, though; it also has some pink in it, just not as much as the Essence. Yay, I can keep them both.

Pink Spring is one of those names that make one wrinkle one's brow in confusion, as it is certainly not pink. It's purple. A warm, reddish purple, sure, but nowhere near reddish enough to qualify it as pink.



Finding things to compare to this one wasn't a problem since I'm a purple person. I pulled Joe Fresh Fig out even though it didn't look super close to Pink Spring in the bottle because a) you never know and b) Fig has been waiting a while to be swatched. I also grabbed American Apparel Dynasty.




Top to bottom: Joe Fresh, Catrice, American Apparel, Catrice.


Fig is the odd one out in this trio; it's darker, bluer, and dustier than the other two. Dynasty is not far off from Pink Spring, just a bit more cool-toned.

Walk in the Woods is a light tan creme that might look better on someone less pink-complected than I.



I couldn't put my hands on any close matches to this in the bottle (perhaps because I haven't yet gotten to sorting my neutrals in the great stash reorg of 2011), but I didn't let that stop me and got out Models Own Nude Beige and Revlon Grey Suede to compare.




Top to bottom: Revlon, Catrice, Models Own, Catrice.


Yeah, neither the Revlon nor the Models Own is close; they're both too pink. They are close to each other, though, despite the Revlon having a slight shimmer. I tried to get my index and ring fingers next to each other to illustrate that, but this is as close as I could manage:



Overall, I think this collection is a great set of colors for spring. Nothing crazy or new going on here, but the aplication is good and the bottles are pretty.

14 comments:

  1. These are such pretty colors for spring. Enchanted Garden is my favorite...I have What do You Think, but Enchanted Garden is better than that too.

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  2. The coral is to-die-for! A murky coral. I am loving corals at present but I don't have a 'dirty' one. Grrrr.

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  3. You are the queen of comparison, I love the bottle design on the Ctarice's ! :)

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  4. Thanks for these comparisons! I love the coral...but I'm pretty excited about coral in general right now!

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  5. Those Catrice polishes are gorgeous on you! So pretty! :)

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  6. With these corals and lilacs you are right up my alley

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  7. As always, very interesting comparisons. :) Thanks for all your work on them.

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  8. I'm a sucker for a beautiful orange. Very nice!

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  10. I love all the colours! The last one reminds me of Deborah Lippmanns Wakin up in Vegas =)

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  11. Wow!!
    I love these!!
    So gentle and beautiful!!

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  12. very nice. i love the peach color, i haven't been able to find the perfect peach. they're always too orange. bravo!

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  13. For me the favourite is the first one it reminds me of barry m coral:)

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  14. I like the last two colours, especially the taupe because it's so subtle and you could wear it to work!

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Thank you for reading and commenting! I greatly appreciate knowing I'm not just talking to myself here. :)