Simple Color-Contrast (feat. Catrice Cosmetics Cucuba Collection eye products)
One more European brand I’m enjoying exploring! Catrice is a well-known German brand with tons of affordable, fashion-forward colors. This season, the Cucuba collection features delicious rich browns, warm coppery-bronzes, interspersed with tropical mints, yellows and corals.
Here are 3 of my absolute favorite items from the collection and descriptions so you can look for similar products if you can’t get Catrice:
- Havana Drum pigment - a rich metallic bronze that goes copper on the skin
- Take It Mint pigment - a shiny mint green shimmer
- Take It Mint Liquid liner - pearly mint green liquid liner
I picked these colors because of the sharp contrast between them. You can substitute the copper and mint with any other color you want, but to get the same effect, just make sure they are not too close to one another. (E.g. try gold and lavender, green and pink, blue and bronze, etc.)
Step 1: If you’re applying loose pigments, try to use a good eye primer so you don’t get too much fallout. Then simply apply a wash of soft copper shadow over the entire lid up past the socket line.
Step 2: Apply the mint-green liner along the upper lash line and end with a short flick at the outer corner.
Tip: With pale colored liners, you might need to apply 2 coats to get a completely even finish.
Step 3: Allow the liquid liner to dry, then use a small brush to gently run the mint-colored shimmer pigment over the liner. This not only evens out the color but also gives you an incredibly-intense sheen and color.
Step 4: Finish by curling lashes and applying dark mascara and make sure you wiggle the brush at the roots for some definition. (The pale liquid liner might make your lashes disappear if not.
If you want, you can also apply a little matte yellow or beige liner along the lower lash line (I used NYX Yellow).