From the time I first saw Catrice Papagena promo material I could hardly wait for the goodies to come to the stores. So you can imagine how exited I was, to run into full stand in Austria. I bought all the polishes for me and palette for Maestra.

Catrice Papagena nail polishes by Parokeets
Catrice Papagena: Welcome To The Jungle, Bird Of Paradise, Enter The Undergrowth, Amazonian Gold

The polish that I was most looking forward to is Welcome To the Jungle. I simply love this dark green shade and look at that shimmer! I used 2 coats + top coat.

Catrice Papagena - Welcome To The Jungle swatch by Parokeets
Catrice Papagena – Welcome To The Jungle

The only other shimmery polish in this collection is Amazonian Gold. Color I like – something between old gold and bronze shade. But the formula … slightly streaky, clumps in polish, 3 coats for the full coverage.

Catrice Papagena - Amazonian Gold swatch by Parokeets
Catrice Papagena – Amazonian Gold (shade)

Surprisingly I loved Enter The Undergrowth. I’m not a huge fan of muted/army green shades, but this one is perfect – not to much yellow or blue, not to bright not to muted … And I think it looks good on me.
Formula is good to – one thicker layer is all you need. But of course I used two + top coat to make it look good with macro setting too. :D
Creme finish.

Catrice Papagena - Enter The Undergrowth swatch by Parokeets
Catrice Papagena – Enter The Undergrowth (shade)

Bird Of Paradise is another great shade. Magenta-purple combo that brightens up my hands (more muted color in real life). Creme finish. 2 coats + top coat.

Catrice Papagena - Bird Of Paradise swatch by Parokeets
Catrice Papagena – Bird Of Paradise (shade)

And did you see the caps on this polishes?!? They printed Catrice logo on the slightly rubberized cap and they used different color for each shade – the same shade and finish as the polish inside the bottle.

Two bonus photos for you – konadicures with Enter The Undergrowth as a base + Welcome To The Jungle + Fauxnad image plate H23 …

Catrice Papagena Enter The Undergrowth + Welcome To The Jungle + IP Fauxnad H23
Catrice Papagena Enter The Undergrowth + Welcome To The Jungle + IP H23

… and the color combo that Maestra suggested: Bird Of Paradise + Amazonian Gold + Fauxnad image plate A05.

Catrice Papagena - Bird Of Paradise + Amazonian Gold + IP Fauxnad A05
Catrice Papagena – Bird Of Paradise + Amazonian Gold + IP A05

Price – 2,5 EUR for 10ml (0,33 fl.oz.).

Other products in this collection didn’t impress me – lipsticks freaked me out with their see-through form, blushes were to “greasy”, blush is way to shimmery for me  …

Now I leave the “floor” to Maestra and her cute palette.


Thanks, Gejba!

Rumble In The Jungle is indeed a lovely palette. It looks nothing but adorable. I love the packaging and the patterns on the eyeshadows.

Catrice Papagena: Rumble In The Jungle - Absolute Eye Colour packaging
Catrice Papagena: Rumble In The Jungle – Absolute Eye Colour

The good thing is that the quality of the eyeshadows is good too. I swatched all of them over an eyeshadow base.

Catrice Papagena: Rumble In The Jungle - Absolute Eye Colour swatch by Parokeets
Catrice Papagena: Rumble In The Jungle – Absolute Eye Colour

Three of the eyeshadows are shimmery, while the purple one is almost matte. The most shimmery (bordering on glitter) is the gold one. For my taste the shimmer is a bit too big. I guess in the summer you could use this one as a face highlighter as well. Just use it “carefully”. All four of the eyeshadows applied nicely. The only one that was a bit harder to apply, was the light green one. But that’s not due to the lack of pigmentation rather than because the eyeshadow itself is hard and I had to rub a bit to get the desired effect (result). But once I realised that I just had to rub harder and that the eyeshadow is actually pigmented well, I had no problems with it anymore.

All in all I’m really happy with the eyeshadow palette. It’s a beautiful looking palette for a good price.

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36 COMMENTS

  1. Awh! *__*
    A friend of mine catched for me “welcome to the jungle” and I put it few days ago, I love it too! Totally! *___* :party:

  2. Hi,

    I don’t know if someone else is interested, but I am: Could you please do a comparison between catrice *enter the undergrowth* and essie *sew psyched* ? From the distance they look like the same shade…
    :bow:

    • Če mene vprašaš, bi morali tole kolekcijo dati ven 1x jeseni … vendar si jih tudi sedaj ne branim. :biggrin:

    • We still don’t have Catrice LE in Slovenia … at all. We have polishes from regular line and that is it. :(

  3. Ugh, je Amazonian Gold obupna barva. Vse ostalo pa je kot naročeno zame! Držim pesti, da bom dobila vse iz nemčije. :yes: Komplimente za fantasični konad manikuri, sploh prva, zelena je res popolna. Zelo lepo! :wub:

    • Amazonian Gold na soncu še funkcionira, ampak v senci … brrr. Ziher boš dobila – pri njih je razmerje med številom stojal in polish freakic bolj ugodno. :biggrin:

  4. Obe konadikuri sta nori. :drop: :w00t: Čudovita vzorčka, ki bi jih seveda takoj imela. Paletka: lepa. :cute:

  5. Oh my gosh, Welcome To the Jungle is AMAZING!!!!!!! I love it! Can’t wait for the Papagena to be out in Italy, too! I also like Enter The Undergrowth, but I have a very similar one by Kiko (Italian brand) and I don’t think I need a dupe of that colour in my stash. TFS the swatches!

  6. Bird Of Paradise mi je edini všeč, pa vijola senčka v paleti. Konadi so pa vsi super (jaz jih pa ne znam delat :( – mam vse pripomočke ampak mi vseeno ne uspe lepega vzorčka odtisnit)…

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