Catrice Eyeshadow Base & Absolute Eye Colour Eyeshadows

5/20/2015




I find that Catrice has managed to make their make-up look appealing whilst not using metal or glass for the most part - their eyeshadows look so darn cute in their little transparent pans, don't they? I've received two new shades from their upcoming Spring/Summer '15 collection and they're absolutely beautiful! I love the minty cool one as that's something I'd definitely wear during the warmer months whilst the sparkly purple is simply stunning. They look like little cubes of ice with some colorful filling inside whenever light hits them. Catrice Absolute Eye Colour in My Mermint 910 (3g for 2,79 €) is a pale minty color with some fine golden micro shimmer which looks far more vivid in the pan than it translates on the skin and especially on the lids. I've read some really, really good reviews regarding Catrice mono eyeshadows but I cannot stop wondering how these fail in the pigmentation department? Is it just me or the pigmentation and saturation are simply not up to par? Take this minty number for instance - the texture is beautiful and soft and feels very sophisticaed under the the fingertips but whenever I try to use it, I only get a thinnish veil or minty, dusty color. Applied with brushes or fingertips, it simply doesn't deliver. If you're into punchy colors, this one won't suffice but if a light veil of color is what you want - this very well may be up your street. Catrice Absolute Eye Colour in Li-La Bamba 900 (3g for 2,79 €) looked like a fabulous purple shade with shimmer which looks stunning under sunlight. Although it does perform better than the minty counterpart, it does have its own shortcomings. For instance, again, pigmentation is simply not as the same as it looks in the pan. Also, I get more shimmer on my skin than I do color - if I expected a silvery shimmer it would be fine but I also anticipated some purple, you know? Shimmer is borderline glitter here and fallout is really noticeable - you'll probably notice some around my eyes on photos. Things do get better if I apply an eyeshadow base underneath both mono shades in terms of saturation and longevity, though. I really looked forward to these eyeshadows as both are to my taste color-wise but I don't feel they translate on my skin and/or eyes well enough. If you have some Catrice mono eyeshadow favorites, shades that really look good on you than pop your recommendations in the comments below.

Catrice je kao brend uspio da ucini pakovanje svoje kozmetike privlacnim i bez upotrebe metala, stakla i sl. materijala koji pruzaju onaj 'luxe' dojam - sjene za oci su presimpaticne u svojim malenim transparentnim pakovanjima, zar ne? Na isprobavanje sam dobila dvije nijanse mono sjena iz nove kolekcije za proljece/ljeto '15 i zaista prekrasno izgledaju. Dopada mi se mentolasta nijansa posto ovakve boje preferiram na ocima tokom toplijih mjeseci dok je svjetlucava ljubicasta narocito lijepa. Na suncu obje izgledaju poput malenih kockica leda sa raznobojnim punjenjem. Catrice Absolute Eye Colour sjena za oci u nijansi My Mermint 910 (3g za cca 6KM) je blijedo mint nijansa koja je prozeta sitnim cesticama zlatnog shimmera. Ova nijansa djeluje dosta intenzivnije u pakvanju nego na kozi, pogotovo u odnosu na to kako izgleda na ocima. Citala sam doista odlicne recenzije glede Catrice mono sjena za oci no ne mogu a da se ne zapitam kako je moguce da su nijanse koje sam ja isprobala imale znacajne probleme sa pigmenatcijom? Uzmimo ovu mint boju za primjer - tekstura je divna i mekana te je jako ugodna i prefinjena na dodir. Ipak, pri svakom koristenju, na kozi ostavlja samo blijedi veo mint boje (bez obzira da li je sjena nanesena kistom ili prstima). Ukoliko preferirate pigmentirane sjene za oci, sumnjam da bi konkretno ova sjena ispunila ocekivanja - ako pak volite njezne, blijede boje mozda vas cak ugodno iznenadi. Catrice Absolute Eye Colour sjena za oci u nijansi Li-La Bamba 900 (3g za cca 6KM) djeluje prilicno impresivno - cak i shimmer ima svoju car dok svjetluca na suncevoj svjetlosti. Iako je nesto boljih performansi od mint varijante, i ova sjena ima mane. Ponovo je pigmenatcija ispodprosjecna i dosta odstupa od toga kako izgleda u pakovanju - na kozi naprosto ne odusevljava. Takodjer, na kozi primjecujem znatno vise shimmera nego boje - u slucaju da sam ocekivala srebrni shimmer, bila bih zadovoljna no ljubicasti pigment je izostao. Shimmer je cak dosta krupan i granici sa sljokicama. Prilicno se rasipa sto cete vjerovatno primjetiti i na fotografijama. Stvari se glede pigmentacije i trajnosti poboljsavaju ako ispod ovih sjena koristim bazu. Istinski sam se radovala isprobavanju sjena, nijanse su mi po ukusu no naprosto sam pod dojmom da na kozi ne djeluju jednako impresivno kao u pakovanju. Ukoliko vi imate vlastite Catrice favorite medju mono sjenama za koje znate da su pigmentirane i trajne, zapisite mi svoje preporuke u komentarima.



What came to the rescue here is the eyeshadow base which is a true winner of this review. Catrice Prime and Fine Eyeshadow Base (5ml for 3,49 €) is exactly what the brand promises and exactly what I've personally expected from it. Packaging is really good - it comes right up to the Urban Decay eyeshadow base levels. Bottle is cute and functional and I love the applicator - the soft, doe-foot applicator is my preferred way of applying an eyeshadow base. This base has no intense scent, it's of a light beige (skin-like) color and the texture is heavenly. So soft and creamy - it's a joy to use! I honestly feel like it could be passed as a high-end eyeshadow base because the formulation is so good. You cannot over-apply it and it even offers option as to what you're aiming to do with it. If you apply it on the lid and blend right away, you'll get a moisturizing, tint-free base which does its job as you'd expect. But if you let it set for a few seconds, it will thicken up, offer skin unifying properties (cancelling minor veins and eyelied discoloration) and at this stage it's uncanny how much it reminds me of the Urban Decay eyeshadow primers! Heck, it could very well be the base dupe for the Urban Decay original eyeshadow primer. It does make any and every eyshadow pop, intensifying its appearance. It also makes them free from creasing and prolongues the longevity for an additional few hours on me (how much extra hours I get depends on the quality of eyeshadows I'm using as well). I'm really impressed with this product and it gets my most heartfelt recommendation. What do you think of these new Catrice make-up bits? Has anything intrigued you?

Proizvod koji je spasio situaciju je baza za sjene koja je istinska zvijezda ove recenzije. Catrice Prime and Fine Baza/prajmer za sjene za oci (5ml za cca 7KM) je upravo ono sto brend obecava i definitivno je sve ono sto sam ocekivala od nje kao od proizvoda. Pakovanje je jako dobro - po izgledu mozda manje ali prema funkcionalnosti svakako da je na nivou Urban Decay baze. Aplikator je odlican i meni omiljena varijanta za nanosenje baze za sjene za oci - mekani aplikator je ugodan za koristenje ali i higijenska opcija. Baza kao proizvod nema primjetan miris i bez/beige je boje (jako slicne boji koze) a tekstura je fantasticna. Jako je mekana i kremasta - pravi je uzitak za koristiti! Iskreno vjerujem da bi se bez problema progurala i stala rame uz rame sa bazama iz high-end ranga posto je formulacija odlicno napravljena. Sa njom je gotovo pa nemoguce pretjerati sa nanosenjem te cak dopusta da sami odlucite kakav efekat zelite postici njenim koristenjem. Ukoliko je nanesete u tanjem sloju i odmah nakon nanosenja izblendate preko cijelog kapka, dobiti cete hidratantnu izmaglicu koja nece znacajno izmijeniti izgled kapka no raditi ce svoj posao kako ocekujete. Ukoliko se pak odlucite da je nanesete u debljem sloju i ostavite je da se osusi par sekundi onda ce se blago zgusnuti i pri ponovnom blendanju ce pruziti vecu prekrivnost sitnih nesavrsenstava poput vena i sl. Moram reci da je nevjerovatno koliko u biti slici Urban Decay bazama za sjene. Cak bih se usudila reci da je dupe za Urban Decay originalnu bazu! Cini da svaka sjena za oci dobije na intenzitetu, sprijecava nakupljanje u pregibu oka i produzava trajnost za par sati. Koliko tacno cu dodatnog vremena trajanja dobiti ovisi i od kvalitete sjene za oci koju koristim preko baze. Zaista sam impresionirana Catrice bazom za sjene i od mene dobija najtopliju preporuku. Kako se vama cine ovi Catrice noviteti? Da li ste do sada pronasle nesto sto zelite isprobati?


*Some of these products may have been sent to me for review. For more information, see my disclaimer.

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