For palette Saturday I decided to keep it affordable this week. Catrice releases these little clear palettes every time they revamp their line and for Fall/ Winter 2019 they have released a very warm toned rendition. The Spicy Rust collection fits well in Catrice’s line up of palettes and it is also perfect for fall. What is it like?
Catrice The Spicy Rust Collection Eyeshadow Palette // Review, Swatch, Makeup Looks
This eyeshadow palette is priced the same as the other versions of this. At just €4.99 these are definitely some of the most affordable palettes on the market. My favorite is the Modern Matt eyeshadow palette, but most of the other ones I have owned I have decluttered over the years. The Essential Nude and Blazing Bronze were nice palettes too, but mostly these palettes have very few mattes and can blend away into nothing quite easy. I am always hoping that the newest version is much better than the last.
As with all of these palettes, you get 9 shades in a clear plastic compact. You don’t get a brush or a mirror but I like how no space is wasted with this. The plastic feels sturdy enough and the palette is quite small. So this is a great size for travel and one that is suitable for chucking into a bag for touch ups throughout the day.
As with all of these palettes there is a lot of satin and shimmer going one. There is only one true matte, which is a dark cream shade that makes for a good transition. Everything else has a bit of sheen to it, but always in varying degrees. What mainly made me want to try this was the color story. This has some nice cranberries, bronzes, browns and other neutrals that could make a stunning fall makeup look.
Usually the swatches of these Catrice palettes are already quite sheer and you can see the colors fading quickly. How surprised I was when I swatched this! Do you see how each shade has good pigmentation, doesn’t fade away too quickly as you create a finger swipe and there is enough variation in the shades to create depth and dimension. As with all of these palettes these are quite soft and powdery. They can blend away, but they also build up. So if you are willing to be patient, take your time and build up the shadows, you can use this to create a very stunning eye look indeed.
Don’t believe me? What about this eye look I created using all 9 shades? I think this is a very stunning warm toned look. This reminds me of turning leaves and all the fall colors. The cranberries and bronzy browns work really well together. The result is a sultry warm toned eye that works very well if you have brown or green eyes. The reddish undertones in these shades works great with those eye colors.
Overall I liked how this palette worked. They didn’t blend away straight away, but were easy to diffuse and make look blended. I do feel I had to pack on the shades on the lid and as you can see, in my crease it is almost as if the color didn’t ‘stick’ as much as the rest of the shades. So I would definitely recommend a primer with this to make sure it stays all day and prevent fading and ensure the shadows intensity.
My Final Thoughts
I am positively surprised by the new Catrice Spicy Rust eyeshadow palette. This is their best palette in this line to date and that has always been my secret hope. From powdery messes that blended into nothing, this is a nicely curated palette for that warm toned eye perfect for the fall time at an incredibly affordable price point. If you are in the market for these kinds of shades and you don’t want a palette that won’t break the bank? Then I would recommend trying this as this is good quality for the price point.