Review: Catrice Ultimate Shine Gel Lip Color in " (040) Don't Fear the Sheer"


Hey Beauties,

Hope you all are doing well. Here I am with another lip product review that was requested by many of you. The product am going to review is Catrice Shine Gel Lip Color in shade "Don't Fear The Sheer (040)". When I saw this available at Beauty Arena, I couldn't resist buying it. I did a bit of research to select the best color for me. All the reviews I read on this lip color tempted me to buy it even more.  Finally I decided to buy this gorgeous looking coral shade. Let's see what I have to say about it and is it worth buying or not....

Catrice Ultimate Shine Gel Lip Color in " (040) Don't Fear the Sheer"
Catrice Ultimate Shine Gel Lip Color in " (040) Don't Fear the Sheer"
Catrice Ultimate Shine Gel Lip Color in " (040) Don't Fear the Sheer"
Catrice Ultimate Shine Gel Lip Color in " (040) Don't Fear the Sheer"

Starting with the packaging. It comes in metallic bullet form . The metallic packaging is quite sleek but is so prone to finger prints. The name of the shade is written on bottom. This shade "Don't fear the sheer" is a coral kinda shade which matches the bottom of the bullet. The packaging overall is sturdy and elegant.

This shine gel lip color has gel-like texture. It is creamy and glides smoothly on lips. It hydrates the lips and lips feel much softer and smoother after applying this lipstick. It provides sheer color and moisturizes the lips well. Therefore, in my opinion, this gel shine lip color lies somewhere between a lipstick and lip balm. It's not at all drying on lips. But wait....let me warn you, it has tendency to settle in fine lines and enhance any lip cracks.

This shine gel lipstick provides sheer coverage. After seeing swatches online, I was expecting this shade to be more pigmented. But honestly I am disappointed and this particular shade is not very pigmented. One swipe just provides a sheer tint of color to the lips. When swatched on arm it looks like a light coral shade but when applied on lips it appears as a very pale pink kinda shade with blue undertones.Totally disappointed as this is so not my kind of color. The finish of this lipstick is glossy/shiny. Here are the lip and arm swatches of this lipstick.

Catrice Shine Gel Lip Color "Don't Fear The Sheer" Arm Swatches
Catrice Shine Gel Lip Color "Don't Fear The Sheer" Lip Swatch
Now talking about the staying power, the staying power of this lipstick is below average too. It lasted on me for about 2-3hours at max (with minimal eating and drinking). But a good thing is that it left a very light stain and my lips felt hydrated even after the color faded away.

Overall this lipstick hasn't impressed me much. The coverage is sheer- medium which is ok but this particular shade is not very pigmented. Plus the color appears totally different on my lips. This is not the kind of coral shade that I expected it to be. May be darker colors from this range would look much better. The good thing is it hydrates the lips and is affordable. So you can try some other shades if you like hydrating lipsticks with shiny finish. So here is the round up summary for this lipstick.

The Goods:
  • Sturdy Packaging 
  • Glossy/shiny finish (If you like shiny finish)
  • Glides smoothly on lips
  • Hydrates and moisturizes the lips 
The Bads:
  • Has tendency to settle in fine lines
  • This particular shade is not very pigmented
  • Color appears different on lips
  • Below average staying power

Price & Availability: I bought mine from online store BeautyArena for PKR 780/- You can find these lipsticks at Catrice counters at leading stores in Pakistan.

My Rating: 3/5

So that's all for now. Have you tried any lipstick from Catrice..? Do leave your comments and tell what you think about these.. :)

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  1. Aj kal mujhe bus lipsticks de du :$

    The color is beautiful and looks perfect on u

    1. Lol u r being a lipstickholic too Nida.. :D Thanks dear <3

  2. ahh the staying power is a bit turn off Huda ! Loved the honest review <3

    1. Ahh yes indeed .. *sigh*... Thanks love .. :)

  3. O O!!! Its a bummer!
    But looks good on ur lips n packaging is LOVE!

  4. This is such a pretty shade. It's a shame about the staying power x

    Telina | Love, Telina

  5. I love Catrice! one of my favorite drugstore brands! I am always afraid of the sheer though :P
    Alice|Alice's Beauty Madness

    1. Yes Catrice has some amazing products. I wanna try their ultimate shine color lipsticks too. :)

  6. Great post
    love your blog!!
    would you like to follow each other via GoogleFC ??
    if yes, follow me, let me know and I follow you too :))


  7. It's a nice colour on you but I think I prefer something with a bit more pigmentation/staying power! :)

  8. such an honest review dear .. keep it up

  9. Lovely review! Shame it's not that pigmented!

  10. The colour is pretty ^-^ it suits you and you have done such an honest review and catrice ultimate lipsticks in black packaging are love ^_^

  11. Never heard of this brand before. Such a shame the staying power isn't great though x

  12. Not for me :-/ I love super pigmented lipsticks.

  13. Such a shame about the staying power, looks like a great shade in the bullet! x

    1. Thanks Tasha..yeah it looks gorgeous in bullet

  14. Beautiful color!

    Wanna follow each other via GFC and Facebook? Please let me know!

  15. I have reviewed the Catrice Lipstick Ultimate Colour which is in sleek black packaging, which lasts little longer then this one.

    Following you on Bloglovin and facebook, would you like to follow back :)

  16. This is a wonderful review, I have`t used Catrice lipstick yet.
    You have a wonderful blog, maybe if you like my blog we could follow each other
    on GFC, would be great,
    hope to hear from you :)

    1. Thank you for visiting, I just started following you back- number 183 :)

  17. I've never tried anything by Catrice even though it's available in my country. While the color in the tube looks pretty I'm not sure it'd be flattering on me. Thanks for the review!

    I’d love it if you stopped by my blog sometime! xo



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