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Catrice True skin Foundation Review
I have dry skin and every time I hear about a hydrating primer or foundation I become excited and feel the need to try. That was what happened when I knew Catrice was going to launch and hydrating foundation, which they claimed to be high coverage. I couldn’t wait to get it and I bought is in JustmyLook. I have been u8sing it for two weeks now and I want to share with you what I think about it.
Catrice is a German company founded in 2004 by the parent company Cosnova Beauty, who is also behind the brand Essence. They founded Catrice as a cruelty-free makeup brand dedicated to creating high-performance products at an affordable price. Also important, more than 80% of the Catrice collection products are vegan. The brand is now sold worldwide, covering almost 70 countries, including the UK.
|Back of the Bottle|
One of the last releases of Catrice is The True Skin Hydrating Foundation. With buildable medium to high coverage, it makes small skin impurities and redness disappear and feels as light as a feather on the skin. For a pampered, matte and natural “Real Skin” finish that lasts for a long time. It’s completely vegan – no ingredients of animal origin were used in the formula. Instead, hyaluronic acid and watermelon seed oil provide a real boost of moisture and care, leaving your skin looking smooth and naturally radiant. – from catrice.eu
|Front of the bottle|
What the brand claims
With buildable medium to high coverage, it makes small skin impurities and redness disappear and feels as light as a feather on the skin. For a pampered, matte and natural “Real Skin” finish that lasts for a looong time. It’s completely vegan – no ingredients of animal origin were used in the formula. Instead, hyaluronic acid and watermelon seed oil provide a real boost of moisture and care, leaving your skin looking smooth and naturally radiant.
- “Real Skin” finish for a natural complexion
- Conceals skin impurities and redness
- With watermelon seed oil and hyaluronic acid
Aqua (water), isododecane, talc, coco-caprylate, hydrogenated tetradecenyl/methylpentadecene, trimethylsiloxylsilicate, cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, propanediol, dimethicone, sodium chloride, PEG-10 dimethicone, sodium hyaluronate, citrullus lanatus (watermelon) seed oil, tocopherol, diesteardimonium hectorite, caprylyl glycol, triethoxycaprylylsilane, dimethiconol stearate, hexylene glycol, aluminium hydroxide, potassium sorbate, sodium dehydroacetate, phenoxyethanol, parfum (fragrance), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (iron oxides), CI 77891 (titanium dioxide)
Price and availability
I bought it online in JustmyLook for £6.95. In the UK you can buy it online only in that store and with actual lockdown, I don’t know if it will be available in physical stores.
|Details of the pump|
The product comes in a glass bottle with a pump dispenser and a rose gold plastic cap. Contains 30 mL and the pump delivers a good amount of product. Looking at the packaging, it doesn’t seem to be a low-cost product, any high-end brand product can have similar packaging.My experience
Foundation is very fluid with a light consistency and almost no smell. After checking the texture, I thought it was going to be low coverage and that huge amount was going to be needed to cover all my face. But I was wrong. This is a high coverage foundation. The brand claims medium to high, but in my opinion is closer to the high side of the coverage. It is buildable, if you have redness or hyperpigmented areas, a second layer only on those parts completely hide them. You need to apply a small amount. I like very high almost full coverage and I use two pumps for a full face layer and the second one in a couple of hyperpigmented areas. I apply it with a brush, but if you apply with a sponge you can get lower coverage.
|Catrice True Skin Foundation texture|
It blends easily on my skin and dries and sits quick. There are more shades available now, I think, but when I bought, only six shades were available. My skin is Type IV in the Fitzpatrick Scale (see my post) with a warm undertone. I chose the shade 039 Warm Olive and when I got it I thought it was going to be very dark. However, when I apply it, it blends perfectly with my skin and sits giving a second skin natural coverage.
This foundation lasts long on your skin. I apply it in the morning and it lasts on my skin the full working day, with almost no transfer. It leaves a natural matte finish and doesn’t need to be set with setting powder (I hate to apply setting powder as they give a dry aspect to my skin). It doesn’t crack or show wrinkles or lines during the day. It doesn’t move when you apply blush and bronzer on top of it. On spite of being a matte finish foundation, it contains hyaluronic acid and watermelon seed oil and other hydrating ingredients, which gives a hydrating feeling to the skin. My skin doesn’t feel dry when I use this foundation.
|The picture shows how it looks when you apply it with brush (left) and sponge (right)|
In summary, this foundation does exactly what the brand claims. It is a very good product. It provides high coverage with a natural, matte finish which feels light on the skin. It lasts a long time without any fading or cracking and doesn’t transfer, which is very important now as we need to wear a face mask.
It has a matte finish which makes ideal for oily and combination skin. However, as it contains hyaluronic acid and other hydration ingredients, it is a good option for dry skin also, provided you like a matte finish.
|It doesn’t transfer too much. Picture shows transfer after application|
My final words
I think this True Skin Foundation by Catrice is going to be an essential product in my make up stash. I am sure I will buy it again, more if there are more shades available.
- Medium to high buildable coverage.
- No transfer
- Sits quick
- Doesn’t feel heavy
- Hydrating ingredients
- Parabens free, no mineral oils and no microplastics
- Matte finish may not be a good option for some dry skin people
- Only six shades available
Will you try this foundation? Let me know in the comments.