Glam Party Look for Under a Tenner: Catrice Absolute Nude Eyeshadow Palette & It’s a Matt World Ultimate Color Lipstick

Catrice It's a Matte World FOTD

Several days ago, I mentioned I was unreasonably excited about getting Catrice Absolute Nude Eyeshadow Palette and It’s a Matte World Ultimate Color Lipstick in the June Deauty Box. I also promised to come back with a look and swatches/reviews about the two products, so let’s get cracking!

Catrice Absolute Nude, It's a Matte World

Catrice Absolute Nude Eyeshadow Palette (4,99 euros) contains 6 neutral shades. Some are more satin while others more shimmery. It’s a Matt World (3,99 euros) is one of the two new matte shades that has recently been added to the Ultimate Color Lipstick line. The packaging of both items is surprisingly sturdy, and the brush that comes with the palette is not scratchy at all! Color me impressed!

Catrice Absolute Nude Eyeshadow Palette

Catrice Absolute Nude swatch

In short, the shades in Catrice Absolute Nude Eyeshadow Palette are decent. The texture is slightly drier and more powdery when swatched, but they are pretty easy to use (on top of a primer. It makes a real difference in this case). Some require a little more building up, but in general pigmentation is fine, and they blend very easily,

If you already have a good collection of neutral shades, I wouldn’t say Catrice Absolute Nude is a must-have. It’s a decent palette for the price, but it would be going too far to say it performs just as well as its more expensive counterparts. Nevertheless, I would absolutely recommend it to beginners and budget hunters. The shades are blendable and none of them is too dark, so it is virtually impossible to make any mistakes with it. For merely 4,99 euros, it really isn’t bad!

Catrice It's a Matt World

Catrice It's a Matt World lipstick swatch

Catrice It’s a Matt World is an orange red with a satin sheen. It has a light sweet candy scent that doesn’t linger for too long. It glides on easily and gives opaque coverage in one pass. When I press my lips together, I could feel the texture is slightly waxy, but really very slightly so. It also emphasizes the lips’ natural texture, but again, only very slightly so. I doubt it’s something people can see from a normal viewing distance.

The lasting power of Catrice It’s a Matt World is decent. It seems to break down a little faster than other matte lipsticks I’ve tried, but it won’t be gone till after a full meal (it leaves a stain behind as well). It tends to leave a darker ring around the edge, but it doesn’t smear all over the place. It is not moisturizing, but it is not drying, either. All in all, it’s a good lipstick, especially considering the price!

For the look, I used the 3 shades on the right of Absolute Nude for the inner half, outer half, and outer v. I highlighted my inner corners with the lightest shade, and smudged the darkest shade on my lower lash line.

budget party look

Catrice Absolute Nude Eyeshadow Palette EOTD

See, glam party eyes and lips for 9 euros in total!

What do you think? What was the last good drugstore product you found?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Mostly Sunny disclosure


  • TracyBeautyReflections

    Wow really pretty look! I’ve heard Catrice has a few gems like lipsticks and lipliners. That coral lipstick looks amazing on you Sunny!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Tracy, they have some nice single eyeshadows as well! If you ever want any I can look around for you :)

  • Caise

    I ike Catrice nail polishes:) they are great
    you look beautiful:)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Daria, I have looked into some of those and I agree with you!

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    This is SUCH a gorgeous look for you, Sunny! love love love! :D

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww thanks so much, Becca! It’s really simple, too!

  • Icaria

    Oh wow for the price your are right, great for a beginner. Great look on you and what’s that I’m seeing? Taboo on your nails? I have it on atm. :D

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      HOW DO YOU KNOW IT’S TABOO? You’ve got hawk eyes, woman!

      • Icaria

        :D :D :D

  • Liz

    I think we need Catrice in North America! I love these colours, both the lips and eyes. They look great on you!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Liz! I hope it’ll be available in North America soon!

  • Jenni @ lifeandlensofbeauty

    oh that palette is love at first sight!! ^^ I wish i can buy it locally!!!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww let me know if you want me to send one your way!

  • ValleyDoll

    I really like the Catrice Nude palette but you’re right when you say it’s not equal to it’s high-end counterparts.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Well it’s probably not fair to ask for that though. I mean, look at the price! I’m getting one for my brother’s girlfriend. She wants to start wearing makeup, and I think this palette is a great bet!

  • Catherine

    If Catrice was available in the US, I’d pick this up asap.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww it’s not? Let me know if you want me to send these over!