I'm not a huge collector of single eyeshadows, because palettes make creating eye looks just so much easier, but there's been a couple of singles lately that have made it's way into my make up collection that I really like. One of them is the beautiful Catrice Absolute Eye Color Eyeshadow in 720 Papaya Don't Preach.
First - this one is in the process of getting discontinued, so make sure to grab it quickly if you like what you see. I bought this when the summer just started and it's been one of my go-to eyeshadows for a simple look with a slight pop of color. The eyeshadow comes in transparent plastic packaging that appears quite sturdy and there's 2 g/0.07 oz. of product inside.
The eyeshadow is soft to the touch, but doesn't feel exactly silky or creamy like some higher end ones. It's richly pigmented and appears very bright in the pan, but applies less vivid on the eyes. It can definitely be built up if you want a brighter look, but I prefer it look somewhat natural. The shade is a beautiful coral with a golden shimmery finish. It blends nicely and wears well. I've worn it with a primer underneath in this excruciating summer heat and it lasted well through out the day, without creasing of fading for 8 + hours. If you're really into drugstore makeup, but it tends to crease up or fade quickly I would suggest investing into high quality primers/setting sprays. Especially with eyeshadow primers you only need a tiny bit, so they tend to last a really long time, even with everyday use.
Swatched comparisons (L-R):
Catrice 720 Papaya Don't Preach (not 740!)
Benefit Coralista Blush (I used this one a lot as an eyeshadow before getting the Catrice one)
On my eyes, blended with the middle bronzer/contouring shade from Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette:
Compared to the Chocolate Nudes Eyeshadow Palette that Catrice released for the fall this is a real winner in terms of pigmentation, shade and wearability.