Catrice Absolute Nude

3.6

17 reviews

52% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS



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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

These are gorgeous shades for a nude-lover like myself and I was excited when I first saw the palette. They are light enough that I could anticipate using the palette in a more balanced way than many with multiple very deep shades. Unfortunately, the pigment is not very intense on the dark, medium, or light shades, so it takes a lot of primer and brushing to get enough pigment for a satisfactory eye look.
I'd say it's a super palette for someone just starting with eye shadow as it is easy to create many understated looks, but if you've experienced shadows with excellent intense pigmentation, you're likely to be frustrated with this one. Fall-out wasn't too bad for the amount I was trying to plaster on.
It's a lovely selection of mid-tone neutrals in a range of beige and brown that are great for neutral looks, but I wouldn't buy them for anyone but a complete makeup newbie "who doesn't want an overly made up look" but still wants to try eye shadow. I'm disappointed with the pigment.



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Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Grey

Ive got a new fave DS brand! Catrice!! I've got the Matte version of this palette. I'm a Catrice newb., I ordered 6 products from Ulta dot com (this palette, a lipstick, a lipgloss, an eyeliner, a mascara, & a pressed powder) which were BOGO50 & $3.50 off $10 made all of this ~$25 (good deal!!) & I've greatly enjoyed all of my Catrice products, I've never seen them in stores so when a promo (advertising) card came w an Ulta order I had placed previously I was anxious to try this new-to-me brand! These shadows are basically all I need. This has pale shades, transition & dark (Looks gr8 w the Catrice waterproof brown eyeliner & Catrice waterproof mascara btw), I love the texture & color pay off of this palette. It doesn't have a ton of fall out. For $6 bucks I'd say this is def better than many DS competitors. This is lovely w a nude lipstick/gloss. Catrice also makes a mood lipgloss I love to wear this. It's hard to find a good matte palette let alone DS. All 6 colors are matte. At $1/ea. color is just a bargain & it is nice to finally buy something I like at a good price. $50 for a palette is ridic. (says ME the owner of many a fine Urban Decay palettes!). Rec: This palette is gr8 if ur in the over 29+ club or wear glasses.


on

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Grey

I have the absolute matte version. I bought it mostly due to the cute and handy design as well as the fact I loved the choice of colors. I use it very rarely on special occasions. If you also wear the eye shadow primer under, it sits on point for the whole day (the last time I wore these shadows with the primer to the birthday party my makeup lasted for two days in a row without correcting it - I was amazed). Also pigment is pretty intense. Happy to have it.


on

Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

This is my go-to palette for a nude look. Be carefull during application for fall-out, specially with the highlighters. Nice and warm colours, but I miss some matt textures in it, though.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

This is a very pretty and practical palette to look at, something that I had thought would be able to carry me from morning to night. However, the reality is quite different because pigmentation is weak and there is no way this will last for the whole day. Remember the old technology of eye shadows in the 90s where you have to swipe like mad and at the end of the day you'd end up with almost nothing on your lids? This palette is a rendezvous of the era, although to be fair with eye primer it'll last for 5-6 hours before gently fading.

Please note that as NC20, I have to swipe this repeatedly for the colours to show. I have doubts whether they would suit darker skin ladies.

Its saving graces are:
1. The luminosity of the sheen. I just love it. Time to time I like having something sheer and understated on my lids, something that do not scream 'I put on eye makeup' but still look polished and put together.
2. Because it's sheer, blending isn't an issue.
3. Slim & compact packaging.

Will I repurchase? No. It doesn't measure up to Catrice's single quads and perform very poorly compared to most palletes in the market. Oh, the darkest colour is extremely patchy. You've been warned.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


on

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Blue

I've been using this product for one month now.

I simply love nude and natural eye shadows, that's why I was looking for a good palette.
Honestly, the design of the palette was one of the key reason I've chosen this palette, haha!
In my opinion it looks quite similar to the palettes from urban decay!

Now to the product itself: I think it's satisfactory.
The shades are well chosen and pretty. The given brush is good, but there're better ones. However I don't like how the shades are pigmented...The effect is ok, but not excellent!
That's why I'm convinced that's a good palette for a good price...but there're better palettes!
Consequently I wouldn't buy it again.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I do not wear eyeshadows very often so I was looking for a good eyeshadow
palette with good quality & affordable price also I love nude eyeshadow colors
as I do not like making heavy smokey eye makeup. Catrice was a good choice
the colors looks awsome on the palette . the material of the eyeshadow is very soft
but the pigmentation is weak I have to reapply it many times to make colors appear
also it happens with very dark colors on the palettes as well
Edit. I raised the overall rating to 4 as I put a creamy primer I tried to apply it with an eyeshadow brush
instead of the eyeshadow sponge applicator & the result was much better & the colors
became more intense

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I really like this palette but I don't wear elaborate eye make up; for more buildable colour you probably have to pay more. The shades all happen to suit me, whereas I felt with the Naked palettes I would have been spending €50 and only use a third of them. I use it with a matt brown that I bought separately as it does not have a matt shade.

I have sensitive eyes and this did not leave me red. It lasted well even when I sweated a bit after eating a spicy curry but came off with an oil cleanser.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on

Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I've come to expect decent to excellent quality from Catrice products, but this one was just so-so. Many of the shades are not very well pigmented. Every shade is shimmery, not a single matte to be found. There was a bit of fallout from some of the shades, most notably the lightest shade on the left of the palette which was a giant glitter shimmer ball of fallout. The texture of some of the shadows is nice, but overall quality is hit or miss. The packaging looks ok, but after only lightly dropping this onto my makeup counter, a pan broke free from the base and cracked an entire shadow. Handle with care! If you're looking for a Catrice brand nude assortment, the individual shades in their line are of far better quality and you can mix and match them easily to create something nice.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

from the packaging it looks nice, well choice on the color, all shimmer, but not too overwhelming. but the color pay off is SAD! light not bright enough, dark not dark enough, really powder quality, so when you apply it on the lid powder falling all over, but still cant complet a decent look. color cant be built up, over and over, it just staying like the first layer …… for this price, the quality only can say fine, but after use eye shadow from bigger brand, this is just way too bad.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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