Catrice have seriously upped their game in the last year or so with high quality affordable products. With them being sold in Penney’s and more & more pharmacies now they are more accessible than ever to achieve a “flawless” professional look on a budget.
I am a fan of their products in general with one of my favourite products being their matte powders.
But I recently purchased the HD Liquid Coverage foundation as the hype surrounding it was massive. I also picked up the Prime and Fine Professional Contouring Palette as I am a sucker for a good contour & highlight 🙂
I purchased mine in Daly’s Pharmacy Gort Co. Galway.
The foundation retails for around €7.90 & the palette retails for around €5 🙂
Lets start off with the HD Liquid Coverage 🙂
This foundation is available in 4 shades. Light Beige, Rose Beige, Sand Beige & Warm Beige. I purchased shade Rose Beige as that indicated to me that it would have a mix of cool & warm undertones so that would suit me tanned or pale. I find it is on the yellow toned side, a teeny tiny bit dark for me but nothing a bit of bronzer won’t fix 🙂
This foundation claims to last up to 24 hours, have a mattifying & second skin effect, high but natural looking coverage and have an ultra light liquid texture.
To start I completely agree with the texture being extremely light, I initially thought it would be terrible coverage but I was so wrong. I literally only needed 3 drops to cover my whole face, a little goes a very long way. I love the dropper that is included, ensures you are not using too much. The foundation was so easy to blend, I used a large buffing foundation brush. It does not dry to a complete matte quickly, it has a very nice subtle sheen to it which makes me think it would be suitable for all skin types maybe even slightly dry skin.
The coverage is amazing, definitely high coverage. I have a few small blemishes at the moment and it covered them instantly, no need for concealer. This foundation would be perfect for night wear!
I wouldn’t say it looks cakey on the skin but I also don’t think it is natural looking. That does not bother me one bit as I like the make up look.
It is extremely long lasting on my oily skin, I do apply a small bit of matte powder.
Overall I am so impressed with this foundation and so glad I gave into the hype 🙂
Catrice Prime and Fine Professional Contouring Palette
This contouring palette is available in 2 shades. Ashy Radiance & Warm Harmony. I purchased shade Ashy Radiance which I think is suited more towards typical “Irish” skin tones, whereas Warm Harmony looks suited towards naturally tanned, deeper & darker skin tones.
It contains a highlight shade and a matte contour powder, which could also be used as a bronzer.
I am so impressed with this product! The pigmentation is very good and when applied to skin it is blended very easily.
I applied the matte contour below my cheek bones and along my hair line.
I applied the highlight above my cheek bones.
Overall I am so surprised at how excellent this contour/highlight palette is. One of the best I have used.
Below is a few pictures to give you an idea of what the foundation, contour & highlight is like on.
Thank you for taking the time to read and hope this was helpful.
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