Today is my last Foundation Fall review for October! Next Friday will be my video game review but I have decided to continue Foundation Fall on into November. I’ll talk more about the foundations I plan to review then in my monthly wrap up post on the 30th.
Today we’re discussing the very popular Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation, along with their Aqua Fresh Hydro Primer and two Prisma Chrome Lipsticks. This is one of those rare reviews where I actually liked, to an extent, everything I tried out so let’s talk about the foundation first!
The HD Liquid Coverage Foundation is $11.00 for 1.01 ounces of product. I’ve heard so many people rave about this foundation over the years but I just never got around to trying it until now. This is a good foundation but it does have a few issues so let’s get into the pros and cons.
*Skin type: combination that tends to be more oily, large pores, sensitive and acne prone with acne scarring
- This foundation claims to be lightweight, non-oily, matte and like a second skin. I found all of that to be true. While this foundation is matte, it doesn’t look overly dry and I would consider it to have more of a natural satin finish. The finish looked beautiful over my skin texture and pores.
- This foundation has medium to full coverage, depending on your skin. I do have acne scarring with redness and this covered it perfectly. I found it to be buildable and I didn’t have to wear concealer with it.
- It did not break me out or cause any irritation. It is scented, more so than I prefer, so be aware of that if you’re sensitive to scent.
- This wore well on me for around six to eight hours. I do get oily around my nose but it did a decent job of keeping that under control.
- This foundation comes in a glass bottle with a dropper. I hate when foundations have droppers and I’m also not a fan of glass packaging because it is not travel friendly.
- It claims to last for 24 hours and that is laughable. I can get between six to eight hours of solid wear BUT even in that time frame it does sink into my smile lines, wear away from my nose and rubs away under my glasses.
- I found I needed a hydrating primer for this to apply and look the best. This foundation can be very difficult to blend in because it’s a thicker formula so a hydrating primer just makes it easier to blend.
- The shade range for this foundation needs some serious work on both ends of the spectrum. I have the shade Light Beige, the lightest shade available, and it’s about half a shade too dark. It also oxidizes. It is a yellow undertone, which is fine for me, but if you’re lighter than me or have a cool undertone, this foundation won’t work for you.
The first two pictures on the left are of my bare skin and the other two are of my skin with one layer of foundation. You can see just how great the coverage is.
Here are a few pictures of my makeup on different days. In the last picture on the right, I’m wearing this foundation with no concealer.
Also, I’m not sure why I look so ghostly in that picture because the white balance was not edited. I’m assuming it came out like that because it was very cloudy outside when I took it and I do use natural lighting.
I typically wear my foundation between six and ten hours. These pictures were taken somewhere between the six and eight hour mark. I could see a difference with primer, specifically the Aqua Fresh Hydro Primer that I’ll be reviewing next. I feel that primer helped it to look smoother and not sink into my lines as badly. If you zoom in on the pictures you can really see a difference on my chin.
I’m sorry about the lighting in the picture on the left. It was taken in my bathroom late at night so the lighting was really off.
Do I Recommend It?
Even though there are a lot of things I like about this foundation, I don’t recommend it. The ShopMissA Satin Foundation that I reviewed a few weeks ago has an even better formula and is less than $2.00 a bottle. It also has a better shade range and wears excellently on my skin. This foundation isn’t bad, it’s just not great.
The Aqua Fresh Hydro Primer is $8.00 for 1.01 ounces of product. It contains bamboo water that works to moisturize the skin. I’m usually not a big believer in primer but this one is excellent!
I have loved it under every foundation that I’ve put it under, especially my matte ones. It doesn’t do anything for my pores but it does help to give my skin a smooth, hydrated appearance. I also think that it helps prolong the wear of my foundations.
Do I Recommend It?
I definitely recommend this primer. If you would like to save a little money, however, I think the essence Glow Boosting Primer is very similar and it’s just $5.00. These two primers have been my go to’s for months.
The Prisma Chrome Lipsticks are $8.00 apiece. I have the shades Mystical Mermaid and Blue and Berry’s. Mystical Mermaid has a brownish red base with blue and green glitter. Blue and Berry’s has a purple base with bright blue glitter.
I love both of these lipsticks so much! I’m one of the few people that likes metallic/glittery lipsticks but those types of lip products are usually in a liquid lipstick form. They can be very dry, crack easily and just look gross on the lips but this formula is totally different. These lipsticks have a creamy base which makes them comfortable, however, you can feel some grittiness from the glitter. This doesn’t bother me but might bother others. These also aren’t the most opaque, you can see the patchiness in the swatches, but they can be easily built up. They do transfer and wear away like a typical cream lipstick but they’re easy to reapply.
Do I Recommend It?
I recommend these, not because they’re the best formula but because they’re fun. They make a glittery lipstick more “wearable” and more comfortable than any other formula I’ve tried. If you want something a little different, try these out.
That is everything for my last Foundation Fall post for October! I hope this was helpful to all of you and I’d love to know if you’ve tried any of these products. Thanks for reading and have a great day!