Three Catrice Eye Pencils, One Smokey-Eye


Instead of making a classic review, I’ve decided to showcase these three beauties by showing them in action and what they can create by working together. I’ve reviewed the Catrice Made To Stay Inside Eye Highlighter Pen approx 4 months ago – I’ve used it in the waterline for this look and I also want to revisit it for a second. I’ve received a few complaints from readers regarding this pencil and those concerns are all about the pencil drying out too fast which makes it crumbly and unpelasant to use (especially in the waterline, mind you). Well, four months ago I didn’t have any issues but I have noticed that, after several months, the top of it did get a bit stiff. It seems that I can solve the problem by taking off the tip  but only for a short while – the ‘fresh’ part of pencil underneath works amazingly well but as soon as it becomes dry again, problems come back. I’d say that this pencil does have a problem with this and taking off its top part time and time again makes it a non-economical product as I’ll use it up faster – but at least it won’t end up in the bin. I wish the brand would sort this issue out as the pencil itself is fabulous and it would be a shame to see women stop using it due to this fault.


Umjesto da napisem klasicnu recenziju odlucila sam da prikazem ove tri ljepotice na djelu konkretno u praksi ali zelim da vidite i kako zajedno funkcionisu. Prije otprilike 4 mjeseca sam recenzirala  Catrice Made To Stay Inside Eye Highlighter Pen – nju sam za ovaj look koristila u unutarnjem rubu donjeg kapka a takodjer zelim da dopisem par opservacija koje sam napravila nakon te recenzije. Nekolicina citateljica mi se javila sa prituzbama glede ove olovke a svaka prituzba se odnosila na to da se olovka susi isuvise brzo sto je cini neprijatnom za koristenje i sklona je da rasipanju/mrvljenju u tom stanju. To zaista jeste problem, pogotovo ako imamo na umu da se olovka ove vrste koristi u unutarnjem rubu donjeg kapka. Prije ta cetiri mjeseca kada sam pisala svoju recenziju, zaista nisam imala takve probleme no tokom ovih par mjeseci moram priznati da se vrh olovke malo stvrdnuo. Djelimicno rjesavam problem tako sto odlomim/odrezem sami vrh i otkrijem ‘svjezi’ dio olovke koji savrseno radi svoj posao i kremast je. Ovo je pak samo kratkotrajno rjesenje problema posto ce se i taj vrh ponovo isusiti vremenom i time se vrtimo u krug. K tome je i taktika sa uklanjanjem sasusenog vrha neekonomicna. Zbog ovoga tracimo olovku i mnogo ce se brze potrositi ali barem nece biti neupotrebljiva. Voljela bih kada bi se ovaj problem sa prijevremenim susenjem rijesio posto je sama olovka odlicna i steta je da ovakvo nesto odbije korisnice od nje.

Back to the smoke-eye I’m wearing on the photos. I’ve got my hands on the Catrice Velvet Matt Smokey Eyes Pencil in Avokhaki 020 (1,1g for 2,49€) and I really, really like it! Now, this is a true multitasking product – it can be used as a regular eye pencil along the lash like, you can (obviously) smudge it for a smokey effect, it can serve as a crease defining shade blended out and it can also be used as an eyeshadow because it creates a diffused, soft haze over the lid which is perfet for building a stronger smokey-eye. Since it’s two-sided, one one side you have the pencil and on the other brush made for smudging. I think it’s a good brush and can do its job but it would be almost ideal if it had more bristles. Now, the pencil itself is of a soft texture which means that if you want it along the lower lash line – an eyeshadow base would be advised. But the softness makes it perfect for blending and smudging but don’t be fooled – it’s of a great pigmentation as well! Avokhaki 020  is a gorgeous olive/dark brown color with golden flecks of shimmer however, if you blend it out over the lid like I have done, you’ll get a greyish base. There is no significant shimmer fallout and longevity is awesome. I’d also get it in a dark blue shade (there is also a black one) since I loved this pencil so much. You can see that I’ve applied it all over the lid, smudged it out with the brush included and done the same along both lash lines. Then I’ve popped some of that Catrice Made To Stay Inside Eye Highlighter Pen I mentioned earlier. Finally, I’ve made a little cat-eye along the upper lash line with my new Catrice Made To Stay Inside Eye  Khol Kajal in Come Black And Stay 010 (0,3g for 2,79€). Very intense black, shimmer-free matte eye pencil of a soft texture – smudgeable (is this a word?) but not too soft and definitely packs a high amount of pigmentation. Perfect for lining the eye and also – fot tightlining! It’s not dry-ish like the highlighting waterline version and I really rate it. Hopefully you’ll like the look I’ve created and let me know if you’ve tried some of these eye pencils.

Vratimo se na smokey-eye koji nosim na fotografijama. Koristila sam i testirala Catrice Velvet Matt Smokey Eyes olovku u nijansi Avokhaki 020 (1,1g bi trebalo kostati cca 5-6KM) i jako, jako mi se dopala! Ovo je zaista pravi multipraktik – mozete je koristiti kao standardnu olovku uz rub trepavica po zelji, ocigledno je da je mozete razmazati u svrhu kreiranja smokey efekta, moze posluziti kao nijansa za definiranje pregiba oka nakon sto bude izblendana a takodjer je mozete koristiti preko cijelog kapka (takodjer uz pomoc blendanja) kao bazu za nesto intenzivniji smokey-eye. Ovo je dvostrana olovka i sa jedne se strane nalazi konkretno olovka (tj. pigment u olovci) a sa druge je strane kist/cetkica koji sluzi za blendanje i postizanje tog smokey efekta. Kist je sasvim solidan i posluziti ce svrsi no bio bi narocito dobar ukoliko bi sadrzavao vise vlakana tj. kada bi bio gusci. Olovka je mekane teksture sto znaci da, ako je zelite nanijeti uz rub donjih trepavica, baza za sjenu za oci bi bila pozeljna. No, upravo njena mekoca je razlog zbog koje je blendanje divno. Takodjer ovu olovku krasi i odlicna pigmentacija. Avokhaki 020  je meni barem jako lijepa tamno smedja nijansa maslinastog podtona i prozeta je zlatnim cesticama shimmera. No, ako u potpunosti izblendam ovu olovku preko cijelog kapka ona se doslovno transformise u sivu izmaglicu. Nisam primjetila da se shimmer znacajno rasipa po kozi  a trajnost je odlicna. Voljela bih nabaviti i plavu varijantu (postoji jos i crna) posto me ova olovka dosta dojmila. Na fotografijama sam olovku koristila uz rub trepavica i kao bazu preko cijelog kapka, blendala sam je kistom koji se dobije u sklopu olovke + nanijela sam vec spomenuti Catrice Made To Stay Inside Eye Highlighter Pen unutar donjeg ruba kapka. Za kraj sam napravila mali cat-eye uz gornje trepavice sluzeci se Catrice Made To Stay Inside Eye  Khol Kajal olovkom u nijansi Come Black And Stay 010 (0,3g za cca 5,5KM). Radi se o izrazito intenzivnoj crnoj olovci koja ne sadrzi shimmer, mat je finisa i mekane teksture – veoma pogodna za razmazivanje no nije premekana i definitivno kreira koncentriranu, izrazajnu crnu liniju ukoliko to zelite. Impresionirala me pigmentacija zbog koje je savrsena za obrubljivanje oka ali takodjer i za tightlininig tj. popunjavanje koze izmedju i ispod trepavica sa bojom. Nije sklona isusivanju poput svijetle verzije za waterline i ima moju preporuku. Nadam se da vam se look dopao a ako ste isprobale neke od koristenih olovaka, slobodno mi javite dojmove u komentarima.

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

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