Catrice Mascara review and a mascara giveaway

If you’re an Ulta shopper you’ve probably noticed that they are carrying a lot of new brands making shopping there a lot more fun. One brand I started exploring is CATRICE which is a European cosmetic company that does not test on animals. Ulta carries a nice selection of the brand’s products though not the full brand.

Catrice Mascaras: Better Than False Lashes, Ultimate Lash Maximizer
Catrice Mascaras: Better Than False Lashes, Ultimate Lash Maximizer

When shopping one day there was a gwp going on that, of course, spurred me on to buy more. I ended up with 2 mascaras (among a few other items). The first is Better Than False Lashes, the second Ultimate Lash Multimizer Volume. Both of which are volume mascaras. I’ve been wearing them both on and off and have picked my favorite so let’s see which one it is! The first thing I’ll say is that mascaras are so individual and it seems we all have different opinions of the same mascara. What I’m looking for in a mascara is one that doesn’t weigh down my thin lashes. I also like a lot of definition and lengthening. Even though these are volume mascaras I like that too. I just like mascara that makes my lashes look good.

Catrice Better Than False Lashes mascara
Catrice Better Than False Lashes mascara

BETTER THAN FALSE EYELASHES ($7.99) was my first choice. I think it’s the name that said “Pick me, I’ll remind you of TF Better Than Sex Mascara”. This mascara is said to offer dramatic volume, sensational length and extreme curl. That description makes this seem like it meets all my criteria.

Catrice Better Than False Lashes want
Catrice Better Than False Lashes want

The brush on BTFE is quite large and made of fibers. I was quite excited to try this since I usually like mascara with this kind of brush. But upon wearing it the first time my reaction was “Eh”. Nice but not special. I didn’t notice any oomph with this. It’s improved a little with age but it’s not one I’ll rebuy.

Catrice Ultimate Lash Multimizer Volume Mascara
Catrice Ultimate Lash Multimizer Volume Mascara

CATRICE ULTIMATE LASH MULTIMIZER VOLUME MASCARA was my second choice ($7.99) and I’m not sure exactly why I picked this one but I’m really glad I did. The two mascaras don’t seem that different from their descriptions, the difference seems to be the brushes. This Multimizer Volume Mascara has a large elastomer brush that is actually wider than most of the rubber brushes I’ve tried. What this promises is no clumping due to the brush, dramatic volume and perfect definition.

Catrice Ultimate Lash Multimizer Volume Mascara wand
Catrice Ultimate Lash Multimizer Volume Mascara wand

Ultimate Multimizer Volumizer is a winner for my eyes. As much as I thought the description of Better Than False Lashes had everything I wanted in a mascara, I realize that the brush on this Ultimizer is what makes the difference for me. I always use an eyelash curler and the Ultimate Multimizer makes that curl stand up and last. My eyes look instantly enhanced and the curl lasts the day. There’s no smudging, the definition is good as is the price. Right now Ulta has a gwp for a different version of the Ultimate Mulitimizer if you spend $15 on Catrice.

During my Catrice spree I bought a third mascara, Catrice Lashes to Kill Volume Mascara ($5.99). Here’s the description from Ulta: “Catrice Lashes To Kill Ultra Black Mascara is formulated with black diamond powder and carbon pigments to create spectacular volume. The ultra black carbon pigments provide a deeper and more dramatic look with unbelievably thick and perfectly shaped lashes.” This is part of the prize for this giveaway. While this is not sealed, it’s never been opened. The brush appears to be a bristle one and not a rubber one.

Catrice Lashes to Kill mascara
Catrice Lashes to Kill mascara

In addition to this Catrice mascara, the giveaway will include a new Doucce Punk Volumizer Mascara that was in my last Boxycharm box. This is serious volume but there is the chance of clumping with it, with a lash comb you can smooth it out as long as you work fast. This picture is from the Doucce that I use from one of my Wantable boxes.

Doucce Punk Volumizer Mascara
Doucce Punk Volumizer Mascara

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION –  At last, an international giveaway. Most of our giveaways are US only which we rarely have control over so it’s nice to be able to have one for everyone! The winner will receive a Doucce Punk Volumizer Mascara ($24) and Catrice Lashes to Kill Volume Mascara ($5.99) both in black. This giveaway is open through 11/23/15 at 11:59 EST. If comments close you can email me at [email protected] and label it MASCARA. Are you ready to have your eyes opened? — Marcia

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  1. Amy R | 11th Nov 15

    I don’t currently have a favorite mascara. However, the closest I have gotten to a good mascara has been Too Faced’s Better Than Sex mascara.

  2. Shaimaa | 11th Nov 15


  3. kelly tupick | 11th Nov 15

    Right now i’m using cover girl blackest black flame mascara.

  4. Debora | 11th Nov 15

    Great giveaway! My favorite is YSL

  5. Vicki Wurgler | 11th Nov 15

    I use cover girl

  6. Alona Y | 11th Nov 15

    My current favorite mascara is my purple one from medusa’s makeup.

  7. Natashakat | 12th Nov 15

    Too Faced’s Better Than Sex mascara.!!!

  8. stephanie landeros | 12th Nov 15

    RIght now I use loreal voluminous mascara

  9. bilqees bano | 13th Nov 15

    I love L’Oreal mascara

  10. Michelle Boor | 14th Nov 15

    lash blast is my favorite at the moment.

  11. Shayna | 14th Nov 15


  12. Paol Trenny | 14th Nov 15

    I love Blinc mascara.

  13. Rachel Beltz | 14th Nov 15

    I don’t really have a favorite, I basically just go for whatever is on sale at the time!

  14. jeanette sheets | 15th Nov 15


  15. Rebecca W | 15th Nov 15

    I use L’Oreal Double Extend. Love it!

  16. Christy Peeples DuBois | 15th Nov 15

    I am using TF Better Than Sex Mascara and it does give volume but on me it flakes during the day which I do not like so I’m still looking for a favorite mascara. As I was reading your review I thought I wonder what motivates a cosmetic line such as Catrice to make three volumizing mascara’s? I would love to know. Thanks for the review and giveaway.

  17. Jc Loh | 15th Nov 15

    I usually go for L’Oreal because it’s easily available, thank you.

  18. Michelle StPierre | 16th Nov 15

    My favorite one is Clinique in black, but I would definitely love to try something new 😉

  19. Sheila Chaffins | 16th Nov 15

    Bare Escentuals.

  20. Edye | 16th Nov 15

    CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume

  21. Karen Nadeau | 16th Nov 15

    I love to use Covergirl for my make up.

  22. Yesenia Salgado | 16th Nov 15

    I currently used Milani’s mascara.

  23. Andrea Darst | 17th Nov 15

    I have 2 – Dior Diorshow New Look and Butter London Iconolast!

  24. Bonny McDevitt | 17th Nov 15

    I am in love with Smashbox at the moment!

  25. claudia | 18th Nov 15

    My favourite mascara at the moment is the ‘Get BIG! Lashes’ waterproof volume mascara by Essence!

  26. amybelle2001 | 19th Nov 15

    Maybelline lash stiletto!

  27. Laurie Nykaza | 20th Nov 15


  28. Oksana V. | 21st Nov 15

    Now I use clinique mascara and I love my experience 🙂

  29. Debbie Yoder | 22nd Nov 15

    Covergirl LashBlast

  30. Jenny S | 22nd Nov 15

    Rimmel’s mascaras have been my go to for the past year or so.

  31. adriana | 22nd Nov 15

    Revlon lash potion 🙂

  32. Sandy Pincombe | 23rd Nov 15

    Have been wearing Rollar Lash by Benefit. Not happy with it.

  33. Julie | 23rd Nov 15

    Mary Kay – Black

  34. Giovanna S | 23rd Nov 15

    My favourite mascara is the “Vamp!” by PUPA.

  35. Corrinne | 23rd Nov 15

    I know it’s an older technology but I still love L’Oreal’s Double Extend Beauty Tubes in Blackest Black. Totally gives the look of false lashes and is SUPER EASY to remove!

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