Review | Catrice Velvet Matt Eyeshadow + Swatches (6 Colours)!

I was meaning to write this post when Catrice made their way to Malaysia's market early of this year but I had been trying out other stuffs until I forgot about it. Last February, I purchased myself a Catrice Velvet Matt Eyeshadow in the colour 040 Al Burgundy as I thought it was such a lovely colour that I would use quite often.

For those of you who is looking for Catrice Cosmetics, you can find their stand at selected Guardian Pharmacies. The brand is apparently a sister company to Essence, which now makes sense why both of them have somewhat similar products line up and packaging.  

Here's what Catrice says on their website; 
"The Velvet Matt Eyeshadows with a new premium texture contain ultra-soft shimmer pigments for a velvety matt finish. Thanks to the silky, highly pigmented formula, the Velvet Matt Eyeshadows practically melt with your skin to create a radiant look."

The packaging is clear plastic round compact which seems to be sturdy and travel safe. Although the design and everything are pretty, I'd prefer to depot it into my Z-Palette because single eyeshadow like this can be easily forgotten. I read other reviews where many of them find the eyeshadows are very prone to breaking where they can crush into tiny pieces if you drop them on floor. It could be because of the packaging or the formulation, idk.

Talc, Nylon-12, Mica, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Ci 77163 (bismuth Oxychloride), Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (titanium Dioxide)

As the name said, it is indeed very silky and has strong pigmentation. In fact, I dare to say this eyeshadow could possibly be one of the softest eyeshadow that you would ever touched, which is a good thing as I find that the pigments can be easily pick up by both fingers and brushes. A little dap definitely goes a long way! I remember being ;O ;O at the store upon swatching this so, ya know I'm going to tell you the pigmentation is THAT good!
Speaking of the finish, Catrice clearly said the eyeshadow contained shimmer yet they decided to name it with matte *side eyes Catrice*. However to me, Al Burgundy is more of a satin finish, not shimmery nor matte. 

Colour Range/Swatches
Overall, there are 6 colours available and I really hope Catrice will come out with more colours. Al Burgundy is a very beautiful burgundy shade. It doesn't really have a lot of red undertone to it but instead very strong, dark purple and when it sheered out, the colour shown is slightly brown.

I love their names :D :D
I swatched 040 Al Burgundy both under natural and indoor lighting. It would appear more purple-ish tone indoor. All shades are pigmented but I find that 010 and 020 can be a little chalky then the rest of the eyeshadows. 

Personally I think the eyeshadow is very suitable for doing smokey look, at least with this particular burgundy shade. It has no fall out when applying to my lids and it blended out easily and nicely. Burgundy makeup look was once become a trend throughout fall in South Korea because of EXO Baekhyun's infamous vampy burgundy makeup look that he wore during last year's Seoul Music Awards. There are many tutorials on Youtube for it so don't forget to check out. 

Longevity is great only with the primer underneath. If you swatched this onto your hand without primer, it will disappear immediately when you rub it which could indicate that the shadow isn't long-lasting.  

Product Info;

Name : Velvet Matt Eyeshadow
Brand : Catrice 
Made In : Italy
Content : 3.5 g /1.23 oz
Limited Edition : No, except for 020 Pink-Up-Girls

Price : RM 21.90
Availability (Malaysia) : Selected Guardian Pharmacy |
Link :

Give this eyeshadow a try because at the end of the day, you might be pleasantly surprised. Also, it's not easy finding an eyeshadow with good colour pay off at the drugstore, so YAYY to this! Let me know what you think and see you in the next post! xx

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melody said...


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Reshah said...

Love the colour and its very pigmented! Great review!

Amy said...

These sound lovely! I love the colour of Pink-Up Girls ♥
Amy xx

Little Moon Dragon

Jhem Arzaga said...

Aww.. this sounds interesting.. but of course, we saw the proof from the photos you've taken from the eyeshadow, Thanks for the swatches.. I agree this is a must try. Hope to spot one soon and so I can experience using it myself.

Jhem |

Redha CS said...

Oh my God they are looks sooo beautiful, soft and pigmented. Al Burgundy is really pretty. I hope they sell this in Indonesia. ><

ieyra h. said...

Agree! I really like the shade. Thanks for stopping by, Melody. :D

ieyra h. said...

It's almost matte, and very, very pigmented! *yay* Let me know if you liked it as much as I do! :)

ieyra h. said...

Pink-Up Girls can appears a little chunky and powdery, but it's still such a lovely colour!

ieyra h. said...

You’re so very welcome! :D I just had to buy it even though I already own many eyeshadows. Catrice kinda impressed me with their products! :D

ieyra h. said...

I went cray-cray when I swatched it at my local drugstore. Haha. Catrice just reached my country, I'm sure it will come to you eventually since we are nearby! Hehe.

crafty-zone said...

I really like this al burgundy shade, it's so pretty!

Belén Muñoz said...

I love eyeshadows! The 060 Moss Wanted Colour looks really good but I like all! Great post!!

Sitha said...

These looks so good!! Whyyyy are they not coming to Indonesia? Even Essence left us (TT_TT)

Mindy said...

The color is soo pretty but honestly I prefer a more reddish burgundy haha :/ These eyeshadows are alot cheaper where I live. Their mono eyeshadows are great as well. Thanks for this review, I will check iut Vannilaty Fair next time I am at a drugstore ♡

Mindy ♡

ieyra h. said...

I like it too! Hehe. Thanks for stopping by! :D

ieyra h. said...

Thank you! I really love the green colour too but I couldn't see myself wearing it, haha

MARIA said...

I really like it