Catrice – LE Oceana on World Oceans Day

By Mamy

Catrice LE Oceana is finally available in Kozmo drugstores in Croatia. I bought four nail polishes and eyeshadow. I could hardly wait to see the lipsticks, but I was disappointed.  The looked like the perfect reds on the photos but in reality one was not very pigmented and not red at all and the other one was too pigmented and dry.

After a long wait – first Catrice matte polishes are here.

Catrice - LE Oceana, bottles
Catrice: LE Oceana
Catrice - LE Oceana
Catrice: LE Oceana

First matte polish is light gray shade named Pebble Beach. It’s quite thick, easy to apply and it works with Konad image plates. 

Catrice - LE Oceana, Pebble Beach, swatch
Catrice: LE Oceana, Pebble Beach – two coats

The biggest surprise was matte green polish Sea Of Green. It looked cool and uninteresting in the bottle, but in reality …

I can’t stop looking at it. When Gejba got message that it looks like “Budapest”, I said to my self – I don’t need this polish. Yeah right.

Catrice - LE Oceana, Sea Of Green, swatch
Catrice: LE Oceana, Sea Of Green, two coats

Next come two deja vu polishes. First one is Blue Out Of Sea – dark blue as the ocean. First layer was quite watery, but the second one was already opaque. It’s very shiny polish with lots of silver shimmer.

Catrice - LE Oceana, Blue Out To Sea
Catrice: LE Oceana, Blue Out To Sea

Ocean Sunset is simple red polish. It’s easy to apply, but it could still be little thicker. I used two coats. It has creme finish. Nice summer shade.

Catrice - LE Oceana, Ocean Sunset, swatch
Catrice: LE Oceana, Ocean Sunset

The only eyeshadow that went home with me is Sea Of Green: very pigmented, lively green – maybe already little bit on the turquoise side.  The only thing that bothers me is that it’s matte.

Catrice - LE Oceana, Sea Of Green, Eye Shadow
Catrice: LE Oceana, Sea Of Green

I decided to play a bit with matte green polish – Sea Of Green.

Catrice - LE Oceana, Sea Of Green, comparision
Essence – Meet You in Budapest; Catrice – Sea Of Green + konad with Catrice Pebble Beach + topcoat Essie MAY; Catrice Sea Of Green; Catrice Sea Of Green + CND Effects Gold Prearl

Meet You in Budapest and Sea of Green are not alike. Image made with Pebble Beach was pleasant surprise. I added Essie MAY top coat over the konadicure. CND Effects Gold Pearl covered up most of the image on the pinky. Anyhow – green p0olish is perfect by itself and and I wanted to show you that it would be a shame to upgrade it.

Did you notice that it’s not as matte as on the ring finger where I used Essie MAY?

There is something else I’m noticing lately in Catrice products – poor print on the eyeshadows/lipsticks/glosses that disappears after a very short time.  It’s quite awkward if product “looses” it’s name.

Last quality problem I had with Catrice:

– gray polish had completely ruined brush, so I took it back to the store and got a replacement. Other polish was not flawless either – I had to cut of too long bristles.

– after I removed the label with declaration, a lot of paint came of with it.

You can see both problems on the bellow photo.

Catrice, Damaged Brush

8 June is the World Oceans Day. Perfect opportunity to remind ourselves that oceans are huge source of life and we have to take good care of it.

15 thoughts on “Catrice – LE Oceana on World Oceans Day”

  1. I’d like to see an eye make up with the green e/s! Pls!!! :cute: Btw, the print of my e/s is still on it. No probs so far. :yes:

  2. Moder, zele, rdeč :thumb:
    Jaz pa ravno mat senčko iščem tako da upam da se mi bo uspelo dokopati do te. Kako se pa kaj blenda glede na to da je mat?

  3. I bought pebble beach too and also thought: nah, I don’t want Sea of green, but I love it on your nails! Luckily essence is coming with a new polish that looks like this in a while. And I had the same problems, the brush is a bit weird and paint came of with taking of the tape.
    lovely blog!


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