The stand out piece for me though, is the eye-shadow pen available in 4 colours (C01 Precious Nectar, C02 Birds Flying High, C03 Virgin Forest and C04 Exotica) costing just €3.99 each.
I picked up C01 Precious Nectar first, along with one of Catrice's eyeliner pens, and I was so blown away I went back and bought C02 Birds Flying High.
|good sized pens that fit nicely in your hand and make-up bag|
Oh my soul, these are so soft and so highly pigmented and just so beautiful to use. It is quite a fat little "crayon" of colour in a twisty-up pen, so if you want a skinny line of colour you will need to use a linerbrush to get a skinny line.
|Catrice Coolibri Eye-shadow pens C01 Precious Nectar & C02 Birds flying high|
But I didn't bother.... I just drew a thick line as close to my lashes as possible and then lashed on some Black mascara. C02 is a gorgeous peacock blue. Iridescent, turquoisey,bluey beautifulness.
|Thick line of C02 Birds Flying High|
And the staying power is really something else: the swatch on the back of my had lasted through a gardening session, 2 loads of dishes and 3 loads of washing (sorting, washing, hanging, folding) and various other chores and multiple handwashes during the day. It lasted through my shower, where I washed my hair and scrubbed my body, and it was still there, albeit faintly when I was drying off and putting cream on. I came off when I used a bit of micellar water on a cotton pad and scrubbed it. It lasted 10hrs. 10 HOURS!!!! Its safe to say that C02 is waterproof. And sand-proof. Its awesome.
C01 Precious Nectar is GOLD. Metallic GOLD.
|Catrice Coolibri C01 Precious Nectar|
Its is sparkely and metallic and soooooo pretty and soft. You need to be careful with this though, as it can go a bit patchy, especially if you layer it. And it tends to flake off quite a bit, it doesn't have the longevity that C02 has, but its still such a pretty shade.
I paired it with one of Catrice's eyeliners: And it looks pretty good, but you can just see the patchiness...
|C01 Precious Nectar all over the lid, You can just see the patchiness in the lower right pic|
So now I will be going back to get C03 Virgin Forest and Back ups of the other two. I don't have the colouring to pull off the coral looking shade.
These really are perfect for lazy days when you just want to slick a colour over your lids and not worry about faffing too much. But I think you could really create some lovely looks with these too if you had the time to blend then out nicely. I will be playing with them a bit more.