recently i picked up two Eyeshadow Pens from Catrice's limited edition called Coolibri (and in a way i wanted to get something from that collection as a pun on this blog ;) ). i bought the vibrant jade green called C03 Virgin Forest and an azure blue called C02 Birds Flying High ( - you know how i feel. sun in the sky - you know how i feeheeheel ... ^^ ).
i mostly wanted to try those bright shades as eyeshadow bases and thought those could be affordable alternatives for Laura Mercier's Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Turquoise (which is LE for this summer - you can find an excellent review on The Non-Blonde).
they contain 1.64g each and cost something about 3.50€(??). i don't even know if this collection is still available but anyways, i wanted to show you how they swatch and some eye make ups i came up with them.
they are quite creamy and don't set to a smudge-proof finish as quickly as other cream shadows, it bugs me a bit since i'd have to wait before i blend other powder eyeshadows over them. they apply vibrantly with a shimmery finish and are quite easy to blend (i use a MAC 217 or anything with a similar shape), however the result is slightly blotchy. as colourful eyeshadow bases they are convenient and work nicely, though.
C03 Virgin Forest - C02 Birds Flying High
C03 Virgin Forest
for the following eye makeup i mainly used a dark green shadow over it (from Clé de Peau Beauté Eye Color Quad #201 Malachite).
C02 Birds Flying High
for this eye makeup i applied MAC Parfait Amour over the blue base, added MAC Contrast on the outer corner, MAC Vex in the inner corners and to blend out Parfait Amour. Rouge Bunny Rouge Periwinkle Cardinal was on my lower lashline. on the lower waterline i was wearing a purple P2 eyeliner.