Catrice Liquid Metal

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catrice-eyeshadows-liquid-metal Look at that snakeskin embossing. I had to take a photo of these babies as soon as I got home because I’m no marshmallow-test passer in Walter Mischel’s experiment (which I’m trying my hardest at for Selene to succeed at because PSYCHOLOGY). I guess you can call these impulse buys – although technically, I have been planning to buy them even before the brand landed in the country. So I guess, it wasn’t so much an impulsive decision? #cognitivedissonance Okay, enough psycho-babble.. let’s talk eyeshadows. catrice-eyeshadows-liquid-metal-champagne catrice-eyeshadows-liquid-metal-gold-leafcatrice-eyeshadows-liquid-metal-swatches

Liquid Metal

Catrice Eyeshadows
The Liquid Metals pictured above: Gold Leaf and We are the Champagnes (love the clever names of these).
I’ve had my eye on Catrice eyeshadows for such a long time after seeing beautiful swatches on Claire’s post, they just aren’t easy to get a hold of. Thankfully, SM Beauty Hall recently added the brand to the numerous global drugstore brands they carry.
The Liquid Metals are my kind of frost – despite their finish, they don’t so much highlight eyelid lines (let’s not emphasize my crepey lids once more). They have extremely good pigmentation – maximum opacity in one swipe, especially the darker shades. However, I find that the 3D embossing tends to crumble when swatched with pressure – therefore causing fallout. Moreover, because of this — they tend to feel a bit grainy and powdery.
When blended, they tend to sheer out (as expected which means it’s a breeze to blend) so I usually pat on another layer to increase saturation. I got two light-medium shades, Gold Leaf Me – a khaki gold that registers more green than I expected; and We are the Champagnes – a light champagne gold. My arm swatches above are the worst, I can’t get the true shades to show.
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No affiliate links. Items were bought by me at SM Dept. Store. The Catrice Liquid Metals are priced at PHP329 each.
These are beautiful on the eyes — albeit not as foily as I wanted them to be (I prayed and hoped they’d show up like Stila’s Magnificent Metals). They’re definitely not made for those who shy away from shimmer but let me just share that they don’t at all look like the cheap kind of sparkly.
For the look above, I used the Gold Leaf shade on the lids and used LORAC Mauve for the crease, just because it doesn’t look complete as a one-look shade. I feel that when wearing light shimmery shades such as these, they’re best paired with a matte light brown on the crease always. It’s because my eyes tend to look smaller when I wear lighter shades on.
For PHP 329 bucks, it’s not exactly super cheap for a single shadow. But the quality is there and the amount is most definitely there (although who can really finish up an eyeshadow single!?). I don’t know, I wanted to love these more but I’m just okay with it at the moment. I should’ve maybe picked up one dark shade – but we’ll see how my EQ goes once I pass by a counter soon.
Have you tried any Catrice eyeshadows? I believe they have a few different eyeshadow ranges – the Velvet Mattes and Absolute Mattes, to name a few.
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  1. December 20, 2014 / 6:46 pm

    I bought one of their quads and I’m in love with it! It’s not the best out there of course, but for its price it’s pretty good.

    • January 2, 2015 / 12:56 pm

      How much were the quads? What’s the finish? 🙂

      • January 7, 2015 / 7:01 am

        Quads are 399 I think, and finish is satin or shimmery. There are several shade combos!

  2. December 20, 2014 / 8:20 pm

    These look really cool, and the colours are quite pretty! Shame to hear the pigmentation wasn’t as expected though. Is it possible to use them wet?

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    • January 2, 2015 / 7:02 pm

      IT IS! I should have swatched these wet, I’m sorry! 🙂 They look more pigmented that way! Thanks for reminding me, Tash!

  3. December 20, 2014 / 9:27 pm

    Hey Shari, I like both shades even though I seldom go for something so metallic nowadays (it’s age speaking)! Can you use them wet? They look like they could be REALLY foiled if you use a damp brush!

    • January 2, 2015 / 7:12 pm

      I should have!! How silly of me to forget. I tried these damp and they really come out foilier! 🙂

  4. December 20, 2014 / 11:25 pm

    Wow, these are both gorgeous! We Are the Champagnes is a color I’d get a LOT of use out of!

    • January 2, 2015 / 7:12 pm

      I looooove We are the Champagnes! You and I both love these kinds of shades, no? 🙂 Woot!

  5. December 20, 2014 / 11:34 pm

    Ooh, gorgeous! Love the packaging and the subtly metallic finish. Nice impact, but still quite wearable! xo

    • January 2, 2015 / 7:13 pm

      Yes Jen! Definitely wearable still despite the metallic-ness.

  6. Raven Ang
    December 21, 2014 / 12:13 am

    From the name, I expected them to be like the Stila MM Foils. Kinda glad they aren’t bevause I didn’t really like the Stila ones from a ‘first impression’ swatch. Have you tried applying it damp? I think that can help make them foily-er and more intense.

    • January 2, 2015 / 7:14 pm

      I should’ve! I tried using these damp na and they are better! 🙂 I loved Stila MM HUHU but 1,350 for one shadow Im not sure I will use a lot was too much. :

  7. December 21, 2014 / 1:53 pm

    The champagne color looks promising!

    • January 2, 2015 / 7:14 pm

      It’s a beaute! Not so unique but definitely something i can wear a lot 🙂

    • January 2, 2015 / 7:14 pm

      They are even better on the eyes babe 🙂

  8. December 22, 2014 / 12:48 am

    gold leaf looks a bit too cool leaning for my taste but you’re right, the pigmentation is there for both colors

    • January 2, 2015 / 7:15 pm

      It is on the cool side, though I wished it were on the warmer olive spectrum a la Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird.

  9. December 22, 2014 / 4:07 am

    Wow, Gold Leaf looks amazing. I might pick that one up.

    • January 2, 2015 / 7:16 pm

      I’m sure it’ll look spectacular on you, babe!! Ahhh can’t wait to see how you’d wear it!

  10. December 22, 2014 / 1:26 pm

    They are both heavenly-looking, though I am unsure if an olive-tinged metallic like Gold Leaf is something I could pull-off. Intense metallics are so dramatic, though, and I love that level of drama. Too bad they’re not more foil-y. From the pan they look foil-licious. Haha. (*Sigh* Foily metal shadows don’t seem mass-produced enough.)

    • January 2, 2015 / 7:18 pm

      FOILICIOUS! I think they aren’t mass-produced enough because you can sort of turn any shimmery shadows foil-when you use it wet. I should’ve swatched these wet because they are definitely more foily that way! 🙂

  11. Elka
    December 23, 2014 / 12:53 pm

    Are you a Psych major? Cool!

    • January 2, 2015 / 7:17 pm

      I’m not, Elks but I’ve always been very interested in the human mind and its workings. Took a Psych subject during College and it was one of my favorites 🙂

  12. December 26, 2014 / 10:52 am

    I like the Mono Eyeshadows better Shari. I’m preparing to head on to the newly renovated SM Makati and do a major haul on them. Haha!

    • January 2, 2015 / 7:19 pm

      I shall try the MONOs then, such an enabler Nikki! Thanks for the input, though 🙂 Panibagong swatchfest nanaman to!

  13. Shanna
    December 30, 2014 / 7:02 am

    gorgeous! I love the shades you picked out especially for these festive moments! I am a really big fan of your blog 🙂 Keep ’em coming xx
    Hope you had an amazing Christmas, and wishing you a happy new year.

    Shanna | http://www.mycurvesandlashes,

    • January 2, 2015 / 7:19 pm

      Thank you Shanna 🙂 Happy new year!

  14. March 24, 2015 / 10:05 am

    They are gorgeous aren’t they!? I’ve swatched them in store but didn’t get any as I wanted more unique shades but they seem to be of great quality! Love the khaki shade most!

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