Thursday, 19 November 2015

Catrice Absolute Matt Eyeshadow Palette

Catrice is a brand that I haven't tried in years. When I was in Secondary School I used quite a few of their products but I have strayed away from the brand since. On a recent trip to Penneys I spotted this Absolute Matte eyeshadow palette and remembered seeing it featured on some blogs so I decided to pick it up and give it a go. The colours are right up my street, matte and cool toned is exactly what I tend to go for in eyeshadows and this looked perfect for me!

I have had this in my everyday make up bag for the past couple of weeks since getting it and have really put it to the test. I have been just using this for when I'm going to work or don't have much time to do my eye make-up and just need something neutral but which will still look like somethin' somethin' on the lids.

I have been so impressed with this palette since getting it. For the price (€5.49) it is absolutely amazing. If you are starting out in make-up or just want something to be able to throw on in the morning and not worry about ruining your "good" make-up, I would recommend that you pick this up. The pigmentation in the shadows are surprisingly good. The swatches in the picture above are from just one swipe. As you can see the powders are a little chalky so be sure to tap off the excess before you go near your eyelid or it will be all over your face. I always wear the Urban Decay Primer Potion under all my eyeshadows which I really think makes a difference to the longevity. I haven't worn them without the primer underneath so I can't really comment on how they preform otherwise- but with the primer they last all day on me without creasing or fading away.

The colours all work brilliantly together. I love having a palette where you don't have to think about what colours you are going to use. With this you can use any combination of shades and know that they will all go perfectly together. There are shades that are perfect for a quick everyday neutral eye look with two darker shades at the end to help smoke it up for a more dramatic look.

For €5.49 you really can't go wrong with this palette. I think there is a darker version too so definitely check them out at your local Catrice stand!


  1. It looks pretty nice :) I've never tried their eyeshadows, so maybe I should get this :) xx

  2. The shades are all so nice I just wish I suited cool tones more :(

  3. Love the shade range in this! I wish I could find Catrice more easily!

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