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Since I believe you are sick and tired of seeing ‘collective’ posts on my blog (even though I do have one for you next week, again), I decided to write a review. Not only is it a review, but it is a review of a combination of very hyped products by the brand Catrice. Today I will be talking about their foundation and concealer.
I remember, back in the day, when Essence was all the hype, I would never dare to put their foundation on my face. I was afraid I would totally break out. Those days are over, and both Essence and Catrice are coming out with some amazing products. Are these products as amazing as some of the rest of them? Just keep on reading and find out!
HD Liquid Coverage foundation
This foundation comes with some big claims:
- Lasts up to 24 h
- second skin effect
Are those true? Let’s investigate!
It comes in a glass bottle, with a dropper. Instant plus for me. No squeezing the tube, it’s easy to know how much product you need (I usually need I dropper for my entire face), and I feel like it’s quite sanitary. The only down side of the dropper is that the top of the bottle is always a bit dirty, and I’m not sure that it will be able to pick up everything from the bottle, once it’s near empty.
The packaging is not cheap at all. It comes with 30 ml/1.01 fl.oz. of product, and I have the shade 030 sand beige (which is slightly too dark for me, but I make it work).
To be honest, their shade range sucks. They only have 4 different shades, and they are not exactly lightest to darkest, but vary according to the tone of the foundation. Mine is the most neutral, in my opinion. Other ones are either too pink or too warm. So, if you are very fair, or very tanned, you will probably not be able to find a shade for you.
As you can see on my hand, it is a bit darker than my skin, but if I blend it well and use a lighter concealer, it works. And, it is very liquidy.
When you blend it out, it doesn’t look cakey, even though it may seem so in this photo, because I used my finger to blend it out. Also, it has no blurring effect, or pore-filling properties, so a good primer is a must if that’s something you are struggling with.
How I use it
Even though I discovered a foundation brush as a new holy grail about 2 years ago, I wasn’t able to apply this foundation with a brush as seamlessly as with a damp sponge. It may not be as full of a coverage that way, but I can build it up a little bit if I have to. However, when I apply it with a damp sponge, it literally does feel like second skin. It’s very liquidy, but still gives decent coverage, as the name suggests.
You can see what my face looks like with only a primer. There is some redness going on, not exactly an every day occasion, but sometimes it does get a little bit red, and a few blemishes here and there.
As you can see in this photo, after applying foundation, some of the blemishes are still visible, but I don’t really mind. Yes, I know my neck looks lighter than my face, but I swear it wasn’t like that in person 😀
I think this foundation does what it promises. I have to say, I’ve never had it on for more than 8-10 hours, so I can’t vouch for the 24h part, but I don’t think 8 hours of perfect foundation is bad. It doesn’t move, it doesn’t crease, it doesn’t cling to dry patches if you prepare your skin before applying it. I don’t exactly have oily skin, so I don’t really know how it behaves on it, but my T-zone can get oily, but with a good setting powder and a setting spray, it doesn’t show at all.
You can buy this foundation in drugstores for under $10.
Liquid Camouflage high coverage concealer
I knew I had to try this concealer when Tati spoke very highly of it. She claimed this was better than some of her favorite high end concealers. What a claim! And from Tati. Well, I decided to buy it and see for myself, even though I haven’t used concealers much so far. I’ve only tried 2 or 3 other ones.
It also has some interesting claims, including the fact that it will cover up a tattoo. Since I don’t actually have any tattoos, I couldn’t test that theory, but it didn’t exactly cover my under eye blemish, so I wouldn’t count on that part.
This comes in a regular lip-gloss type of a tube with a doe foot applicator. And you will get 5 ml of the product. The tube itself is transparent, so you can easily see how much of the product you have left. The cap also said waterproof, and I would say I agree, since it’s quite slippery and water does slide off it.
Once again, quite bad shade range. There are only 5 shades available, two of which are new. I have the lightest one, again, since the tone is the most suitable. It is in the shade 005 Light Natural. It is actually very light, but since my foundation is a bit too dark, it kind of lightens it, but still manages to brighten up some areas.
You can see in this photo that it does look quite thick, and quite lighter than the foundation underneath.
However, when I blend it out, it gives some additional coverage, and brightens the area. Also, I’m not sure you’re going to be able to see this, but it does blur some wrinkles and lines on my skin, so that’s a plus, because it will smooth the area you apply it to.
How I use it
Since the product does have the applicator, I apply it using it, even though I know it’s not the most sanitary way of applying it. I don’t really need as much coverage from a concealer, because I don’t have under eye circles, or some very visible imperfections, so I mainly use it to brighten my face up.
As you can see, I apply it under my eyes, on my chin, a bit under my nose, down the bridge of my nose, and in the center of my forehead.
Right after I blend it out, I apply translucent powder over it, so it doesn’t crease, and bake my under eye area. While I blend it, I also apply some on my eye lids, as an eyeshadow primer, but I have noticed that it does crease in that area. I do have a bit oilier lids.
I know the photos of the products on my actual face are not the best, and the lighting is terrible, but I really like how these products work with my skin, and how my skin is evened out. I don’t have to do anything more, or need any more coverage really. It evens out the redness, as well, which I sometimes suffer from (‘suffer’ from). Overall I think I like the foundation a little bit better, because it really is light, when the concealer can be a bit heavy. It is by no means as light as the foundation, and doesn’t have the second skin feeling, but I enjoy it more than any concealer (from the 3 I’ve tried) I’ve tried so far.
You can buy this product for around $4-5.
Overall, I think Catrice has done an amazing job with these two products, and I will definitely keep buying them. I don’t exactly feel like I need a high end foundation when I have this one, even though I do want to buy one, and have been wanting it for a while, ever since I had a chance to try a sample of it. However, until then, I will be very happy to use this one, and maybe finding other hidden gems at the drugstore.
And that’s it for this post! Have you tried these products? What did you think of them? What are your favorite drugstore foundation and concealer?
Thank you for reading!
See you soon x