I have started cleaning and organizing my vanity this week and I am stumbling upon so many of hidden treasures. Does it happen to you as well? We have a thing or 2 or many lying around in some corner and to be discovered years later!!!! Well I came across 1 such thing or rather 2 and wanted to do a review on these.
Catrice Velvet Matt Smoky eyes Pencil: 010- Please, Mauve Black and 020 – Avokhaki
It is a pencil that can be smudged and used as thick liner or eye shadow using the integrated brush. So it is a 2-in-1 product which I love.
The packaging is typical pencil with a brush at the end for smudging. Both the pencil and brush have caps.( I lost my brush caps L). The pencil color itself is color coded of the actual shade which is good and handy.
I love Catrice Cosmetics for the quality they offer for the bargain prices. Also you have a huge range and always the latest additions to select from.
Price: Eur. 2.49 each.
It is a velvet eye pencil for smoky look. The texture is very velvety and creamy. Gives the ultimate velvet feel. It is very pigmented and build able. 2-3 strokes are enough to build a smoky eye look. It glides on smoothly on the lids and then you can smudge using the integrated brush. It doesn’t leak, but with primer underneath it will stay longer. It is not waterproof. You can wear it as an eye-liner as well.
The brush is bit harsh on the eyes and I would rather not use it. It is great for smudging the lower lash line but not much on the lids.
010- Please, Mauve Black– It is a black shade with a very dark purple tone to it. It is visible only after blending. Else if you use it as a eye liner it will just jet black. It is a perfect shimmery shade for the black smoky look. Highly pigmented and buildable.
020- Avokhaki – It is a khaki color with bronze tone. My favorite color for a smoky look. It is very shimmery and has the perfect shade. Very pigmented.
Also the thing I like is we don’t waste the product while sharpening. The product doesn’t come off while sharpening the tips.
Overall this product is the best quality for the money. I wish the brush was more useful. Also need to sharpen every now and then which is again a con.