I’ve only bought a Catrice eyeshadow mono once in a gorgeous colour ‘The Noble Knights’. I generally tend to stay away from mono eyeshadows, because I tend to forget them and I just really prefer palettes over monos. I know you can depot them, but I didn’ have the time to do that kind of stuff yet. If anyone has experience depotting Catrice eyeshadow, feel free to let me know how you did it.
I bought three colours: two from the new colours and one from the old collection. I really love the packaging, they are from sturdy clear plastic and the packaging reminds me bit of the Shu Uemura packaging. The design is simple but really sleek and clean looking. One eyeshadow contains 2 gram of product and they go for around 2,50 euro (I’m not sure). Catrice offers a good selection of shades with various finishes.
I m going to review Vanessa’s Paradise, Heidi Plum and Golden Evergreen.
Vanessa’s paradise is a very pretty, medium to dark blue leaning to the teal side. It has very fine silvery glitters in it. The finish is shimmery. Because this colour is very close to teal it’s more of a neutral colour rather than a cool one. I do think that it pulls more blue on cooler complexions and more of a teal on warmer skintones. The colour is very nicely pigmented and is the longest wearing of the three shades on me because it stains the skin very slightly. To avoid staining use a base or primer. This colour is part of the updated products of Catrice.
Heidi Plum is a gorgeous deep plum colour without glitters or shimmers. The finish is more frosty. The plum is very close to the pink side, so be careful when using this because you don’t want to look like you have a black eye. I find this shade quite neutral. This colour goes on quite smoothly and pigmented, but I do find that it tends to get a bit muddy, so watch out for overblending! It looks quite close to Mac Nocturnelle in the pan, but once swatched you can see clearly the Noctunelle is a bit brighter and more pink then Heidi Plum. Also Heidi Plum is more frosty and even a bit better pigmented! Heidi Plum is part of the ‘older’ products.
From left to right: Mac Nocturnelle, Catrice Heidi Plum
From left to right: Catrice Heidi Plum, Mac Nocturnelle
Golden Evergreen is a medium olive green. When applied it leans to the gold and brown side but you still see the olive colour peeking through. This shade has a frosty finish. I also find this colour is the least pigmented of all three, but it’s still quite pigmented. I love these kind of shades for layering over other colours to create more depth. Some people were wondering if this was a dupe for Mac’s Sumptuous olive. it’s close, but there are differences. Sumpteous Olive is paler and is more golden comparing to Golden Evergreen. It also has a more frosty finish. However, this is quite close to Inglot 433, but the pigmentation of Inglot is far more superior to Golden Evergreen. In the pan, Sumptuous Olive and Golden Evergreen look quite similar while 433 is more warm toned. Of all three shades Inglot 433 is the frostiest and the most pigmented. Golden Evergreen is also part of the updated collection of Catrice.
From left to right: Mac Sumptuous Olive, Cartice Golden Evergreen, Inglot 433
From left to right: Mac Sumptuous Olive, Catrice Golden Evergreen, Inglot 433
Overall I really think Catrice has some very nice shades. Some shades are on the more sheer side, but considering the price for these eyeshadows they are a steal!
- Two out of three are really nicely pigmented.
- The packaging is really nice.
- You get a lot of product for a great price.
- Some shades are a bit sheer.
You can find Catrice in Kruidvat.