Catrice Chocolate Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Oh, hello! Another eye shadow palette? Of course, I'm a huge fan – I've completely abandoned singles to be honest. I'm completely converted and how could I not be since even the drugstore brands are nailing the very essence of what makes a good eye shadow palette. Here I have a pretty good one, not perfect because it has it shortcomings but overall, I really like it.

Catrice does decent and more than decent palettes – I've used and tested the Catrice Absolute Rose (here) and Catrice Absolute Bright (here) eye shadow palettes and even though I generally liked both, I haven't kept them for myself in the end. The Catrice Chocolate Nudes Eyeshadow Palette (6g costs approx €4,99) is a warm-toned palette, on the other hand, shall remain in my possession despite all of its flaws. It's only up to you to decide if those same flaws will influence your decision.

  • Oh, zdravo! Jos jedna paletica sjena je na vidiku? Naravno, ja sam veliki ljubitelj istih – u potpunosti sam napustila koristenje pojedinacnih sjena, recimo da sam preobracena zena u tom smislu. A kako da ne budem kada su cak i drogerijski brendovi savladali umijece stvaranja dobrih paletica. U ovom slucaju imam jednu solidnu paleticu, ne potpuno lisenu mana ali i uprkos njima mi se dopala.
  • Primjetila sam da Catrice u ponudi ima solidne, nekada i vise nego solidne paletice – koristila sam i testirala Catrice Absolute Rose (ovdje) i Catrice Absolute Bright (ovdje) palete. Iako su mi se obje uopsteno dopale, na kraju se nisu zadrzale u mojoj kozmetickoj kolekciji. Catrice Chocolate Nudes paleta sjena za oci (6g kosta cca 10KM) je topla paletica u tonovima cokolade ce ipak ostati u mom posjedu, uprkos manama a na vama je da odlucite koliko ce te iste mane utjecati na vasu odluku.


Packaging is very similar to all of its predecessors, nicely compact and firm. Visually, it doesn't standout compared to previous Catrice palettes but these deliciously chocolate-like hues inside kinda make it look like a little, cute chocolate bar. Hubby asked me the other night if my iHerb order has arrived while he was looking at this palette – he thought it was the chocolate I've ordered. I could say ‘oh, those men!’ but it really makes me think of chocolates – good job Catrice with this one! By the way, keep an eye for that iHerb order I've mentioned, it's gonna be great (wink, wink).

I can only add that I'm not using that two-sided applicator enclosed inside – spongey side is useless as usual whilst the brush is too scratchy. I use my Real Techniques brushes or clean fingers to apply these eye shadows.

Colors inside seem to be nicely coordinated from lightest to darkest – that being said, the array is still pretty monochromatic and there's not much space to create dramatically different looks. You do get a few matte, satins and a shimmery shade. Formulation varies – mattes are a bit dusty, you get a small amount of fallout whilst the shimmery/satin shades are nicely soft and adhere well to skin.

  • Pakovanje je jako slicno pakovanju prethodnih Catrice paleta – kompaktno je i cvrsto. Vizuelno, ne odskace od prethodnica ali cokoladne nijanse koje su gotovo pa jestive na prvi pogled zaista cine da ova paletica asocira na cokoladu. 
  • Neku noc me dragi upitao da li nam je to stigla iHerb narudzba, dok su mu oci bile ‘zalijepljene’ za ovu paleticu – mislio je tj. ponadao se cokoladi u sklopu te narudzbe. I mogla bih sada napisati nesto u stilu; “ah, ti muskarci!” ali paletica ocigledno asocira na slatke cokoladice – pohvale za Catrice sto je proizvod zaista u skladu sa odabranom tematikom! Usput receno, drzite blog na oku posto sam sigurna da ce vam se dopasti iHerb narudzba koju spomenuh ranije.
  • Ono sto jos mogu dodati jeste da ne koristim dvostrani aplikator koji dolazi unutar palete. Spuzvasta strana aplikatora je beskorisna, kao i inace sto je slucaj, a kist sa druge strane previse grebe kozu. Za nanosenje koristim svoje Real Techniques kistove ili ciste prstice. 
  • Nijanse unutar palete su lijepo poslozene od svjetlijih do tamnijih – s tim na umu, odabir nijansi je ipak dosta monohromatski i ne ostavlja mjesta za kreiranje nekih dramaticnih look-ova. Radi se o par sjena sa mat, satin finishom i jednoj shimmerastoj nijansi. Formulacija sjena varira – mat nijanse su pomalo praskaste, uz satin/shimmeraste nijanse je primjetna mala kolicina rasipanja ali se uopsteno lijepo nanose i meke su na dodir.



I always apply Catrice Eyeshadow Base (reviewed here) underneath and I do get really good results – but I must mention that this base amps up the color intensity, prevents any creasing or fading and prolonges the longevity by approx 2h time. Swatches made here, however, are on bare skin (no primer/base used).

Overall, the pigmentation isn't through the roof – it's actually rather average but buildable (especially in case of the fifth shade in the palette L-R). First shade offers a light illuminating effect, isn't too pigmented but rather good for inner corner of eye. Second shade is matte and a bit dusty, might not come up on certain skin tones – I like to use it to even out the skin of my eyelids. Third shade is good for light contour of the eye socket. Fourth shade is a bit warmer, more intense warm chocolate color with slight micro shimmer. Fifth shade is my favorite, which is a coppery/chocolate shade ideal for all over the lid. It's the most prominent one and carries the most appeal of this palette for me. Sixth shade is a matte warm brown which I like to take and layer over the light matte brown shade I use for defining the socket.

I find this palette to be more suitable for everyday/daytime makeup looks rather than night-out makeup which requires more depth and intensity or diversity in a palette. You don't get anything for lining the eyelash line and certain shades don't pack a punch – they all tend to blend together for a warm, chocolate/copper look which isn't too plain but is very simple to achieve.

Which Catrice eye shadow palette is your personal fave?

  • Uvijek nanosim Catrice bazu za sjene (recenzirana ovdje) ispod sjena i zajedno sa sjenama daje odlican rezultat – imajte na umu da baza malo ‘pojaca’ boje, sprijecava da se uopste nakupljaju u pregibu oka a trajnost produzi za cca 2h. Swatchevi koje vidite su pak napravljeni bez baze, na cistoj kozi.
  • Rekla bih da preovladavajuca pigmentacija nije iznadprosjecna – prilicno je prosjecna ali pruza mogucnost blagog intenziviranja uz dodatni sloj. Prva nijansa ima efekat blagog posvjetljenja koze, nije pretjerano pigmentirana ali sasvim dovoljna za osvjezenje unutarnjeg kuta oka. Druga nijansa je mat, pomalo praskasta i mislim da ce na svjetlijoj kozi biti tesko uociti je – ja je koristim za ujednacavanje koze ocnog kapka. Treca nijansa je mat svijetlo smedja sjena a time i korisna za blagu definiciju ocnog kapka/pregiba. Cetvrta nijansa je toplija, intenzivnija boja cokolade i sadrzi sitni shimmer. Peta nijansa je meni omiljena nijansa iz palete, ujedno i ona sa najboljom pigmentacijom. Radi se o mjesavini boje bakra i cokolade koja je savrsena za nanosenje preko cijelog kapka. Najljepsa je i u mojim ocima je najveci adut cijele palete. Sesta nijansa je mat topla smedja boja kojom volim intenzivirati sjencenje pregiba oka, preko one svjetlije smedje mat nijanse. 
  • Ovu paletu bih procijenila kao odgovarajucu za dnevne look-ove radije nego za vecernju sminku koja ipak zahtijeva vise dubine, intenziteta i razlicitosti u jednoj paleti. U njoj nemate nijansu sa iscrtavanje linije uz rub trepavica a neke nijanse se ne mogu pohvaliti pigmentacijom – sve skupa se lijepo blendaju i stope se stvarajuci ujednacen cokoladno/bakarni prekrivac pigmenta preko koze. Efekat nije previse obican ali je zato jednostavno postici ga.
  • Koja Catrice paletica sjena je vas licni favorit?

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6 Comments

    • Decembar 16, 2015 / 12:30 pm

      Ti najbolje znas sta ti treba u kolekciji, meni se ova lijepo uklopila u ideju onoga sto zelim posto najvise volim neutralno nasminkane oke 🙂

  1. Decembar 15, 2015 / 6:13 pm

    svidja mi se paletica, ali vec imam milion ovakvih sjena pa cu preskociti ovaj put

    • Decembar 16, 2015 / 1:19 pm

      Mi ljubiteljice neutralnih sjena i kad nam nova ne trebaju – ipak bacimo oko na okolne recenzije 😀
      Sve znam, sve razumijem!

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