Hey friends! Catrice Cosmetics sent me their HD liquid Coverage foundation to try out and let me tell you, I was blown away. I was worried that this foundation would let me down after my disappointing experience with the Catrice Self Made Bae palette, but thankfully I didn’t need to be concerned. Catrice also sent over their Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer but I will save that review for another day.
I wasn’t expecting to love this foundation as I’ve gotten rather used to wearing more “high end” foundations (my previous go to was the Stellar Beauty Limitless Foundation), and I seem to have forgotten that you can find some really excellent base makeup at the drugstore. I’m happy to report that their shade range includes a fair shade with yellow undertones, — Fair 08 worked perfectly for me! I get really frustrated with brands like Covergirl & Maybelline with such basic, small shade selections to choose from.
The Catrice HD Liquid Coverage foundation is one of my favourite base products! Let me tell you why…
Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation Review
The Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation retails for $10.99USD. The foundation is described as a “Ultra-light, high coverage foundation for a natural looking finish”. It claims to mattify and create a smooth, even complexion for up to 24 hours. There are 23 shades of foundation to choose from so it’s hopefully a little easier to find a match from Catrice than from other drugstore brands.
This product doesn’t look like something from the drugstore. If I didn’t know that Catrice was sold at Shoppers Drug Mart at a very affordable price I would assume that it was a much higher end foundation. The frosted glass bottle and dropper applicator make it feel extra luxe!
I always prefer a pump to a dropper. Sometimes it wouldn’t pick up much product, and other times it dispensed way more than I thought it would. I think it’s just something you have to get used to. I find that droppers work great for liquid serums, but thicker products like foundation or thicker serums (like the Pixi Hydrating Milky Serum) don’t always pick up well in a dropper.
Application & Coverage
The Catrice HD Liquid Coverage foundation blended immediately on my skin. I always apply foundation with a wet sponge which usually sheers out liquid foundation on my skin as the sponge absorbs some of the product. I got a very quick & easy layer of medium coverage from just one application. A second squeeze from the dropper brought me up to high coverage, but unlike a lot of high coverage foundations the product blended easily & seamlessly.
It does a great job at covering blemishes & hyperpigmentation. My face can be blotchy & red in some areas and I find that this foundation really evens out my skin tone.
I don’t think I’ve ever had such an easy time applying a foundation. I have dry patches which tend to make foundation a nightmare, but thankfully the Catrice foundation didn’t cling to those patches or appear cakey.
You can definitely tell that I’m wearing foundation when I wear Catrice HD. It’s not because my skin looks cakey. My skin looks almost too good to be real in this foundation! The finish isn’t super heavy on the skin, it kind of has that second skin effect that I think a lot of us are looking for.
I have’t done any sort of retouching to the photo above, no blitzing of acne spots or uneven texture. I love that it covers any redness or blemishes without the need for editing magic!
The finish of Catrice HD Liquid Foundation is mattifying, but I don’t find that it sucks the moisture out of my skin. For reference my skin type is extremely dry and I haven’t had a problem! Yay!
*Wearing the ColourPop All That Palette on my eyes*
I love reviewing products but I wasn’t going to wear this foundation long enough to test the 24 hour claim. Neither you nor I should wear foundation for a full 24 hours, that’s insane! I’ve been wearing Catrice HD foundation daily for two weeks now and I haven’t noticed any breaking up on my T-zone throughout the day.
After a full work day my makeup still looks good and I don’t feel the need to touch up in the evening. Even if I were able to go out for dinner I wouldn’t need to fix anything.
What’s your favorite Catrice product?
I love this foundation! If it weren’t for the packaging I would give it five stars, but I do find the dropper a little inconvenient. That’s pretty minor though. Have you tried the Catrice HD Liquid Foundation? I’d love to know what you thought of it!