Before You Buy: Catrice x Eman Palette Review

Catrice x Eman Bronzed AF Eyeshadow Palette

Product: Catrice x Eman Bronzed AF Eyeshadow Palette
Price: $11.99
Where to Buy: Ulta

Using It:

Apply an eyeshadow primer before packing on a shade on a flat brush. Tap off the excess from brush, and pat the eyeshadow where you’d like it on the lid. Use a blending brush to blend the edges. Keep layering to create your look.

Catrice x Eman Bronzed AF Eyeshadow Palette Review:

Not sure who Eman is yet? She’s basically Egypt’s answer to Huda and Kylie. The Youtube beauty influencer teamed up with German drugstore makeup brand Catrice to create several face palettes. I tried the Bronzed AF Eyeshadow palette, which looks warm, creamy and oh so cozy. Luckily, my hazel eyes work very well with the four matte earthy tones and four shimmery and golden taupes.

While each shadow is highly pigmented and easy to blend, I found using a primer really makes the shades pop. You can see on my swatch picture, the shades with more primer pop out while the black shade toward the end (without as much primer) started to look washed out. So, either apply the shades with a wet brush or with a primer to get the full effect.

Catrice x Eman Bronzed AF Eyeshadow Palette swatches

That said, the shadows are very easy to blend. They don’t look patchy and the formulas are forgivable even if you haven’t perfected the art of blending. Everything seems too good to be true, especially for the $11.99 price tag! The only problem I found is the shimmery shades have a lot of fallout. I found myself brushing off little speckles underneath my eyes and re-applying my concealer. Use these with eyeshadow guards or with extra powder under the eyes so you can brush the flakes off.

The shadows are long-lasting, especially when used with the primer and the package itself is high-quality, with a large mirror I actually ended up using during application!

Plus, if you’re an animal lover like I am, I’ve got some good news for you. The Catrice brand is cruelty-free! “This applies to the end products as well as to all ingredients. Our suppliers are also required to certify in writing that their products have been manufactured without testing on animals.”

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Notable Ingredients

  • No alcohol or fragrance in sight, which is great for sensitive eyes and skin!
  • The Catrice brand is cruelty-free, although not officially certified by Leaping Bunny or PETA.

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Catrice teamed up with Egyptian beauty influencer Eman to create this gorgeous and affordable palette. See how it stacks up. #beautypalette #beautyinfluencer #crueltyfree

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Catrice x Eman Bronzed AF Eyeshadow Palette Review
  • Packaging/Design
  • Ease of Use
  • Affordability
  • Effectiveness
  • Value
The Good

Flattering earthy tones

Great mirror

Cruelty-free and vegan

The Bad

Fallout from shimmery shades

Nataliya Ogle


Nataliya Ogle likes making sure others live to their full potential. She publishes articles on her primary website and works as a freelance writer for other women's interest sites. Her physical body is in New York but her presence can almost always be found online. The internet is her first love.

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