Review and swatches: Catrice Coolibri LE

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Yay – Catrice Coolibri LE is finally here! I can not believe I was so lucky to find the full stand and could actually chose which products I wished to buy. In the end I decided to get 3 nail polishes and 2 eyeshadow pens. :love:

Catrice Coolibri LE

If I didn’t have mile long wish list for this month, I would have bought all the nail polishes and eyeshadow pens in this LE. But as I had to be rational (hate that word :silly: ), I got blue and green nail polish and decided to go with the pink one over yellow and orange shade. Eyeshadow pens were easier as I already have green and blue one from Kiko. :angel:

Catrice Coolibri Birds Flying High nail polish is my new baby. I adore this muted blue shade with some kind of grayish undertone and possibly hint of green(?). Is comes in creme finish and easy to work with formula. And the biggest plus – no staining. :happy: 2 coats + top coat.

Catrice Coolibri LE - Birds Flying High nail polish

Catrice Coolibri LE – Birds Flying High nail polish (swatch)

Catrice Coolibri Virgin Forest is playful medium green filled with green shimmer. The only downside to this shade is slightly frosty formula. I used Essence 24/7 base coat and had no staining. 2 coats + top coat. Comparison with Catrice King Of Greens is in the below video review.

Catrice Coolibri LE - Virgin Forest nail polish

Catrice Coolibri LE – Virgin Forest nail polish (swatch)

Catrice Coolibri LE Abloom is another creme shade with color that borders between pink and red … but is still more pink on me. If you don’t mind VNL, you can possibly even use only one coat. 2 coats + top coat.

Catrice Coolibri LE - Abloom nail polish

Catrice Coolibri LE – Abloom nail polish (swatch)

I tested both eyeshadows sticks and as I suspected shimmery Precious Nectar has better staying power and more “stickiness”. There was some fallout when I applied eyeshadow over Precious Nectar, but nothing major. With no base and fixated with eyeshadow I got 5+ hours without creasing. Because of the shimmery base, eyeshadows looked like they had metallic finish.
Exotica on the other hand gives eyeshadows more matte/satin look, they don’t last as long as on Precious Nectar and lack the “grip”. But with Too Faced Shadow Insurance it should have whole day staying power and I love the fact that it warms up cooler toned eyeshadows.
I can’t use these kind of products alone, but those with normal to dry eyelids could probably get away with it. As far as I could see, the’re easily removed with makeup removers or soap, but they seem to defy water.
I made comparison with Kiko Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow no. 10 and 11. Catrice Coolibri swatches were more than 4 hours “old” when this photo was taken.

Catrice Coolibri LE - eyeshadow pens + Kiko comparison

Catrice Coolibri LE – eyeshadow pens + Kiko comparison swatch


  • nail polish: 2,59 EUR for 10ml (0.33 fl.oz.)
  • eyeshadow pen: 3,69 EUR for 1,64g (0.057 oz.)

Video review:

What is your favorite from Catrice Coolibri limited edition?

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  1. Maestra

    June 13, 2012 at 10:35

    Kolekcije v trgovinah nisem videla. Od predstavljenih izdelkov me k sreči nič ne pritegne zelo. Od lakov je moder lušten, rdečkasto-malinast nič kaj posebnega, zelen pa ima vidne proge od čopiča. Senčil v stiku skoraj ne uporabljam in me zaradi tega ne pritegnejo zelo.
    Hvala za (ponovno) lepo predstavitev kolekcije. ;)

  2. marox79

    June 8, 2012 at 15:29

    I’ll probably be getting the 24/7 Essence basecoat when I finish what I have. I sometimes fnd that polishes stain my nails as I’m taking them off. Using nail polish remover can sometimes be a bit tricky, as they make the colour to bleed and that’s what stains my nails most times.

    • Gejba

      June 8, 2012 at 15:34

      Yeah – bleeding formulas are a pain to remove. I sometimes go for the foil removing technique if I suspect the removing will be troublesome.

  3. maisenzasmalto

    June 7, 2012 at 16:07

    I’m waiting for the collection to arrive here, I was really interested in the polishes, but now that I see swatches I think I can reconsider needing green and red one!

    • Gejba

      June 8, 2012 at 15:33

      Blue one is my favorite, but yellow and orange are cute too. :nails:

  4. Nicole

    June 7, 2012 at 12:48

    i really like the nail polishes!

  5. edina (lakkomlakkom)

    June 7, 2012 at 07:59

    Thank you for the swatches! I’m so waiting for the release of this TE. Birds flying high is so pretty… Wow, these emoticons are awesome, ha! Now off to :nails:

  6. edina (lakkomlakkom)

    June 7, 2012 at 07:52

    Thanks for the swatches! I’m so waiting for the release of this TE. Birds flying high is very pretty. Over. :cool:

    • Gejba

      June 8, 2012 at 15:32

      That one is really must have. :love:

  7. Anita (KONADomania)

    June 7, 2012 at 02:49

    Nekako me nič ne prepriča:) Swatchi so pa itak top, kot vedno:)

  8. Ulmiel

    June 6, 2012 at 22:57

    Sem prišla pred napol izropano stojalce, zelenih in modrih ni bilo več, prav tako ne modrega in zlatkastega senčila, to me je najbolj zanimalo od vsega. Hvala za swatche! Zdaj namreč sumim, da je moder dvojček od Suzi says Feng Shui (ena mojih najljubših modrih ever), zelen je pa tudi zame malce preveč frosty. V bistvu mi je žal, da nisem rumenega in oranžnega vzela … bom, če jih še kje ujamem. :) Aja, pa res zakon, da si zraven poswatchala še Kikota, točno tako zeleno bi hotela, bom pogledala v Španiji, če se ga še da dobit! :thumb:

    • Gejba

      June 8, 2012 at 15:31

      Mogoče ju pa ujameva v Leclercu. :cute:
      Poglej, če imajo Deborah sticke – k nam jih ne bo, vendar so izredno podobni Kiko/Catrice senčilom.

  9. MissDoll

    June 6, 2012 at 21:26

    Meni nekako tele žive barve ne sedejo, ampak moder lak me pa močno mika :wub:

    • Gejba

      June 8, 2012 at 14:28

      Moder je hud in sploh ni tako napadalen. :wub:

  10. nail crazy

    June 6, 2012 at 20:59

    krasne boje, mogle su se zvati i parokeets, a ne kolibrići :love:

  11. Art on my way

    June 6, 2012 at 20:36

    Jooj, uvijek me razveseli neki super post kad dođem na vašu stranicu :wub:

    Lakovi su divni, ma sve mi je divno.. ali nažalost ništa neću nabaviti :shock:

    Fotke su fenomenalne kao i uvijek!

    Već jedva čekam novi post :)

    • Gejba

      June 8, 2012 at 14:27

      Ja tek polako dolazim sebi, tako da sam u strašnom zaostatku. :blush:

  12. Andreia88

    June 6, 2012 at 20:19

    Haha jaz tudi vedno ko zagledam polno stojalo v Mullerju v BTC-ju (Essence) kar stojim pred njim in ga gledam… :haha:

    • Gejba

      June 8, 2012 at 14:26

      Me prav zanima kako si nas prodajalke razlagajo. :biggrin:

  13. Kaja

    June 6, 2012 at 19:29

    Mi imamo zdaj v Mariboru (Muller) čisto drugo kolekcijo Limited Edition – Cruise Couture in se tako zelo bojim da Coolibri sploh ne bo prišla v Maribor :( Lakci zgledajo super!

    • Gejba

      June 8, 2012 at 14:25

      V LJ sta prišli obe LE na enkrat. :yes:

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