Black Eyeshadow is one of the eyeshadows, you need to own in your makeup box. From creating a Smokey look to keeping those kajal smudge free, we need a black eyeshadow. I had purchased Essence Black mono eyeshadow almost a year ago, even though I still had it, I decided to toss it out and buy a new one and today’s review is on Catrice 140 the Captain of the Black Pearl Absolute Eye Color Mono Eyeshadow, So read on to know more
What the company claims:
A diverse color spectrum, long durability, high coverage and various effects in matt, shimmering or pearly – united in the Absolute Eye Color Mono Eyeshadows. Inspired by the looks at the international fashion shows, the Eyeshadows are available in various nuances ranging from soft nudes to bold shades for a bright and color-intensive finish.
• Colour-intensive powder eyeshadow
• High coverage
• For longlasting eye make-up
Price: € 2.79 for 2g
Talc, Octyldodecanol, Silica, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Octyldodecyl, Stearoyl Stearate, Tin oxide, Dehyydroacetic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, CI 77266 (Black 2) (Nano), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxide), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).
My Experience with Catrice 140 the Captain of the Black Pearl Absolute Eye Color Mono Eyeshadow:
While it was always in my mind, that I had to toss out my Essence eyeshadow, as the cap was broken and I was not able to carry it anywhere, I didn’t want to buy the same black eyeshadow but wanted to try something new. I mainly went to purchase the rock metal range of black from Essence but it was glitterier and it was not the black I could wear daily and at that moment, I saw this black, it had tiny glitter in it and they shine in the light and I fell in love with it and just picked it up!
The packaging is quite simple and sensible. The eyeshadow, comes in a clear transparent plastic case and it has a flip cap which shuts with a click, making the product easy to carry. The packaging doesn’t look cheap and you can clearly see the color through the transparent package. The Black Pearl is a deep pigmented jet black eyeshadow. It has a matte finish and has tiny silvery glitter particles in it that sparkles. However, the glitter particles are not too much and the product still looks matte. The glitter particles makes the black eyeshadow to stand out.
The texture of the eyeshadows is soft and powdery. They are very easy to blend when applied and can be easily applied. Considering the powdery texture, there is fallout from the product. Even though it isn’t too much, when I want to create a deep Smokey look, there is a lot than necessary in my brush and while applying, the product tends to fallout. The eyeshadow lasts for a good 6 hours and then it starts fading.
As it is jet black, the fading doesn’t look very light. Considering that it has a powdery texture, when applied on the lash, it does get into the eye, and the tiny particles keeps floating in the eye, thus it can get kind of irritating. The eyeshadow can be clearly removed using a makeup remover. It doesn’t leave any residue behind. Overall, considering the price and the longevity, it is a good buy but not the best and I would like to look out for more. So summing up:
Pros of Catrice 140 the Captain Of The Black Pearl Absolute Eye Color Mono Eyeshadow:
• Lasts Long.
• Deeply pigmented Jet black.
• Sleek packaging.
• Economical Price
• Provides good coverage.
• Soft and matte finish.
• Can be easily removed.
• Has tiny silver glitter particles.
Cons of Catrice 140 the Captain of the Black Pearl Absolute Eye Color Mono Eyeshadow:
• There is fall out while application.
• The particles can get into the eye when applying on lash line and can be irritating.
IMBB Rating: 3.5/5
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Catrice 140 the Captain of the Black Pearl Absolute Eye Color Mono Eyeshadow?
It is a good product but not a must have product. For the same price, I feel there are better ones out there.
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