Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation Review

Monday, September 04, 2017 9 Comments A+ a-

Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation Review


Hi Divas!

I do not have much experience when it comes to Catrice makeup products. I have only ever used their lipsticks, nail polishes and blushes, which I loved by the way. I noticed that Catrice came out with a new HD Foundation and I was super curious about its performance. I went online and tried to do as much research on the product as possible. To my surprise it was really hard to find good reviews especially in English. I watched as much Youtube tutorials as possible to see if the foundation was worth buying or not. Most had satisfying results, so I thought I would give it a try too. I went to my local Dischem and purchased the shade 030 Sand Beige. There are only four shades in the foundation range which is a fail when it comes to women of colour. All four of the shades are light in tone with the darkest being 040 Medium Beige. Catrice is a German brand so I do understand that the brand markets to their main demographic in Europe. When it comes to exporting to South Africa this is an epic fail since the majority of our demographic is not pale in skin tone. Anyway, I still love the brand, I just wish they would produce a variety of shades in other countries.

On to the review:

The foundation is packaged in a sturdy 30ml glass bottle with a dropper top. I personally prefer pumps over dropper tops as it is easier to get the product out. It's also less messy when using a pump. I do like the look of the packaging though. It looks very high end and classy. The product is described as a mattifying full coverage foundation. It promises to give a lightweight feel and second skin effect while lasting up to 24 hours. It swears to give a high definition result, thus looking picture perfect on camera. Yes, please sign me up for that! I am combination skin and love matte foundations. What drew me to this product even more is that it claimed to give you air brushed skin while still looking natural. As mentioned above I chose the third shade out of the four, 030 Sand Beige. Even though, this shade is lighter than my skin tone there is a reason for my madness. Since I did not know how the base will play out on my face, I decided to go lighter. I was looking for a lighter foundation shade to mix in with my current foundations to match my Winter complexion. In addition to this, I had no idea if the product would oxidize on me, so I chose a lighter shade. I figured I could always purchase 040 Medium Beige, which is closer to my skin tone, if I really liked it.




The consistency of the liquid coverage is very runny. I do not apply dropper products directly on my face as it drips down every where. I prefer to place a few drops on my hand and apply it on my face with a brush or sponge. One full drop of this foundation is enough to cover your whole face and have a natural look. Going in with a second drop will definitely give you more full coverage. I applied the product on separate occasions with a brush, sponge and my hands. I do have to say that I love applying foundation with my hands the best, as I get full coverage and an even application. Applying it with a wet sponge gives good coverage and looks natural but a lot of the product gets absorbed into the sponge, which kills my spirit a little inside. When using a brush it's a little harder to blend and can cause streaks. It too sometimes soaks up the product and you end up having to apply more drops. Either way you choose to apply the base, it dries down quite quickly so be sure to not waste time for even coverage. The foundation has an incredible matte finish. I usually apply a matte setting powder quite liberally all over my face when using other foundations. With this one, I lightly dusted some powder because my face was super matte.




So how do I feel about this foundation? As you can see in the two photos above, the shade 030 Sand Beige has a yellow undertone which I love! I think the shade looks really good on me for my Winter skin. It does oxidize throughout the day but not too much. It is definitely too light to wear in the Summer months and I will mix this colour with a darker foundation. My base lasts well on me throughout the day. The foundation does not move around or transfer. My one pet peeve is when my base transfers all over the place. This does not do that, thankfully. As I mentioned above, this dries down to a super matte finish. This could be your worse nightmare or best dream. I have combination skin and I noticed that while the foundation performed well in my t-zone, my mouth and forehead area would sometimes look dry. I found that I would look drier on some days and not on others. This of cause was due to the chilly Winter weather and the moisturiser I was wearing. If you have a tendency to have dry skin, it would be best to wear a hydrating moisturiser and primer. This would give your face a good moisturising base and the foundation would not cling to dry patches. I noticed too that if not blended out well the foundation can settle into fine lines like my forehead. Make sure you do a proper makeup application.

Final Thoughts:
I think this foundation performs very well for a drugstore product. It gives great coverage and you don't even need to use concealer on days you want a minimal look. It does give an HD effect and looks good in pictures. I do not agree that your face will look completely natural. You can see that you are wearing makeup but it's a better version of your skin, if you know what I mean. This is a super matte foundation and will not work well on dry skin tones. If you are oily, this one might be your best friend. I am combination skin and with the right moisturiser and primer it worked well on me. I do not have proof that it lasts for 24 hours but I did do heavy 50 minute cardio exercises wearing the foundation and it did not smudge or budge. It looked pretty flawless except for my runny mascara, LOL.


Let me know your thoughts. Have you tried this foundation?

I hope this review was helpful
Lots of love
Divalicious Kisses
Xxxx

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4 September 2017 at 15:50 delete

We can't get Catrice in Canada. The packaging does look very nice. Sounds like a great foundation. I prefer a pump too. Http://www.mrsqbeauty.com

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Bianca Smith
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4 September 2017 at 16:13 delete

I saw this one at Dischem and didn't know if I should buy it or not. Thank you for the review, beautiful. XoXo

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Kim Alston
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5 September 2017 at 16:00 delete

It looks really good on you Desle. I was worried when I saw the light swatch on your arm LOL But it oxidized and really compliments you. You can always add more moisturizer to the areas where you experience dryness. Perfect for colder months. My skin is too dry for this foundation, but it sounds great. I hate droppers as well.
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Lynette
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6 September 2017 at 12:06 delete

This foundation is on my wishlist... Lol but I need to swatch in store first as I'm sure it will oxidise on me too (most foundations do ) .

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Diva Desle
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3 October 2017 at 09:43 delete

Such a pleasure. Thank you for reading. Xxxxc

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Diva Desle
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3 October 2017 at 09:44 delete

Yes it is best to swatch. Some have a pink undertone and I prefer yellow.

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Diva Desle
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3 October 2017 at 09:44 delete

Pumps are the best, Lol. 💗💗💗

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Diva Desle
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3 October 2017 at 09:45 delete

Yeah, it is still too light but I mix it with my other foundations now. I love the matte finish. Xoxo

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Taryn
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13 October 2017 at 02:15 delete

Loving your work! ☺

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