Catrice Self Made Bae Eyeshadow Palette Review

Oh happy day, I got some new makeup to test! When I got an email asking if I’d like to try one of the Catrice Bae palettes, I was super excited! There are three in the collection: Self Made Bae, Badass Bae, and Basic Bae. The Catrice Self Made Bae Palette caught my eye. The purples are right up my alley!

There was a time in my life where everything had to be purple. My clothes, my nails… even my curtains. These days I usually just settle for purple eyeshadows and nails. It’s a subtle way to make a statement without being too over the top! So let’s talk about the newest addition to my purple collection: The Self Made Bae Palette.

Catrice Cosmetics Self Made Bae Eyeshadow Palette Review

Catrice Self Made Bae Palette Review

The Catrice Cosmetics Self Made Bae Palette retails for $14.99USD and contains 12 shades in a mix of purple, cream and gold tones. The finishes in the palette are matte and metallic/shimmer.

The shade names are success and empowerment buzz words, with hashtags! My personal favourites are #equalpay, #Boss, #CEO , and #Hustle.

The Self Made Bae Palette can be found online at Catrice Cosmetics or at Shoppers Drug Mart Canada.

Catrice Cosmetics is Cruelty Free and this product is free of parabens, alcohol, oils and fragrance.


The Self Made Bae palette is made of cardboard and contains a mirror. This is basically my favourite type of packaging, but I’ve noticed a shift in attitudes towards mirrors in palettes. I appreciate having them, but the flip side of the coin is that they aren’t easily recyclable if they are at all.

I love the purple outer design of the palette, it’s distinguishable from the other palettes in my collection and it’s easy to locate in my palette box.

Self Made Bae Purple eyeshadow palette from Catrice

Pigmentation, Fallout & Blend

My first impressions of the Catrice Self Made Bae Palette were good. The shades aren’t overly pigmented but I found that the mattes built up easily and didn’t take too much effort to blend. I loved the purple colour story and I expected to reach for it a lot.

After a few uses however I noticed that the bottom row of shimmers all looked basically the same on my eyes. They turn into a really muddy purple, and the shimmer doesn’t really come through.

Self Made Bae Palette Review

The shimmers don’t grip to my eyeshadow brushes or my eyelids nearly as well as I hoped they would. They apply best with my fingers, or with a wet brush. Even with a wet brush though they had a tendency to look patchy on my eyes. I was able to get a very sheer application using a dry brush, but these shadows didn’t last at all on my eyes without a setting spray.

I think part of that is because these are more of a satin than a full on metallic formula. I’ve always found that satin eyeshadows don’t grip to the eyes as well as regular metallics or pressed pigments.

Fallout and kick up in the pan was minimal, so I was able to do my foundation before my eyeshadow.

Catrice Cosmetics Self Made Bae Purple Eyeshadow Palette Review


I’ve been using the Morphe Eyelid Primer for over a year now and it hasn’t steered me wrong. But for whatever reason, the Catrice Self Made Bae palette wore like I didn’t have any primer on. A setting spray helped those shimmer shadows to grip to my eyelids but halfway through my workday my eyeshadow had worn away in some spots.

The mattes didn’t last very well on my eyes either, the colours appeared washed out within a few hours of wear.

I wasn’t even doing anything strenuous, I sit all day at my workplace!

Catrice Self Made Bae Swatches

Catrice Self Made Bae Swatches

You can see from the swatches above that these aren’t the most pigmented shadows. I don’t really see much of a wow factor here, except for the three mattes in the middle, EmpireHustle, and Boss.

Normally I would include some makeup looks but I could’t create one eyeshadow look that I was proud of for this review. The darker purples became extremely muddy on my eyes and ruined basically any look I was trying to do.

I would look in the mirror halfway through the workday while I was testing the palette and think Oh dear I look terrible! I’m really sad to say this, especially because this palette was gifted to me by the brand. But I don’t recommend it at all 🙁

Did you pick up the Catrice Self Made Bae Palette?

I really wanted to love it and I was so excited when it arrived. But after trying it I honestly think there are better eyeshadow palettes out there that last all day and all night for the same price. My recommendation if you’re into mauve/purple shadows is the ColourPop Give It To Me Straight Palette. Definitely worth the price!

Catrice Self Made Bae Palette Review



  1. April 6, 2020 / 5:50 am

    It looks like a great palette, it’s such a shame that it didn’t work out for you and considering the price, the formula should be somewhat decent. As always, love your honest review! Such a great post my love xx

    • April 9, 2020 / 2:51 am

      Thank you! I’m so disappointed with the palette, I really expected better quality. Oh well! Thanks for reading! x

  2. April 2, 2020 / 9:24 am

    That is such a shame that the palette didn’t work out for you. Patchiness or muddy eyeshadow is never a cute look so I understand your frustration with it.
    To be honest, I had seen some of their products on Ulta and was never intrigued by them.

    • April 9, 2020 / 2:48 am

      I wanted to love it so bad too, but my makeup always looked awful at the end of the day.
      I just pick up their dewy makeup fixing mist and I really liked it, so maybe eyeshadow is just not something they do well? Who knows haha

      • April 11, 2020 / 8:45 pm

        that really sucks! but from what I’ve seen it doesn’t look like their eyeshadows do as well LOL who knows, cheap formula probably, their products are really affordable just like essence and WnW

        • April 27, 2020 / 12:19 pm

          That’s true, but WNW has such a great eyeshadow formula, at least for the mattes. So it definitely can be done!
          Maybe this is just a brand that I buy more complexion products for instead of eyeshadows.

          • May 1, 2020 / 12:30 pm

            it can* be done, but perhaps other brands have a bigger budget than others and that may not make it possible, who knows. either way, i’m sure they have other products that are amazing 🙂

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