Catrice Hip Queens Wear Blue Jeans! & Matt Top Coat

Monday, November 1, 2010
Hi all! A little more than one week ago I posted about new Catrice products that will be available in November and today I want to show you two additions of their nail assortment. Catrice releases three new colours and also brings out a top coat to mattify your polish - very exciting because I love matte and I needed a new one so this one came right on time!

Catrice Hip Queens Wear Blue Jeans!

This is Hip Queens Wear Blue Jeans!, an instant favourite for me. It's a deep dark blue creme with light blue glitter. The glitters aren't super noticeable, they do jump out when the sun shines, but in other light it's very subtle. I also feel that the blue is somewhat dusty, it's not that in your face blue.

Application was fine, the formula was a little thicker than I'm used to when it comes to Catrice polishes but it didn't bother me. Hip Queens Wear Blue Jeans! is well pigmented, I needed two coats and it was all opaque (and even!). The polish dries quickly but I do think it needs a top coat, it got a little dull after it dried. I feel that Catrice has brought another fab polish to their line and the price, €2.49, makes it too good not to buy it.

Catrice Hip Queens Wear Blue Jeans! with Catrice Matt Top Coat

Of course I had to try the new Matt top coat over this one. It works good! The brush did pick up colour so when you're done using you should clean the brush but man, for a price of €1.99 with this result I couldn't care less about cleaning brushes. I did a little comparison for you:

Catrice Matt Comparison with China Glaze Matte Magic

I've compared the Catrice Matt top coat with the one I used before, China Glaze Matte Magic. As you can see Matte Magic leaves me with white flecks on my nails. All my matte top coats did that after a certain point, even when I clean everything after using, so I will have to wait out and see if the Catrice does that but so far it has behaved itself.

Catrice Matt and China Glaze Matte Magic give the same result, there's no need for us Dutchies (and Europeans) to buy the more expensive polishes now! Comparing the prizes is kind of ridiculous: Catrice gives you 12ml for €1.99 and China Glaze gives you 9.6ml for ± €4.50 to €7.00 (note: when ordered in the US and web shop prizes. I haven't included shipping costs.) Soooo, if the Catrice keeps me happy for the upcoming months I'll definitely repurchase it because now I'm fully satisfied with it.

So, what's your take on the new Catrice polishes? Happy with this addition?

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