Before I leave I have to tell you about this amazing product that landed on my desk a few weeks ago. I received the Catrice Prime and Fine Beautifying Primer in a press drop (you can read the first impressions post and look I created by clicking here) and I cannot tell you what a happy day that was. As I scaled down significantly on my beauty stash (i.e got rid of 70% of my make-up) for my impending departure, I made a point of not buying any new beauty products. This means I would have missed out on how an amazing product the Catrice Prime and Fine Beautifying Primer really is! So lucky, lucky me! Ok, let’s dive into the review:
Catrice Prime and Fine Beautifying Primer
Product: The Catrice Prime and Fine Beautifying Primer is a rosy colored primer with a subtle shimmer designed to soften your skin features and make your foundation last better during the day. The light-reflecting pearl-pigments are added to give your complexion a natural, youthful glow and make it look smooth and flawless.
Texture: The primer has a soft, silky texture which is very easy to apply. Although the primer has a light pink tint, it doesn’t chance your skin color or makes your skin look greasy. It leaves you with a visible, beautiful glow.
Pores: This is honestly one of very few primers I have used where I can see an actual difference in how obvious my pores appear, especially when foundation is applied. Initially I was a bit weary as shimmery particles in my experience often enhances pore visibility. I am thus happy to report that the shimmer effect indeed creates the soft focus that Catrice promised and gives you a significantly smoother skin texture as a result..
Foundation Longevity: It is so easy to apply and blend you foundation on top of the Catrice Prime and Fine Beautifying Primer. Due to the gorgeous glow the primer gives your skin, even matte foundations look fresh and dewy (not oily!). I find that my foundation stays fresher for longer and I can definitely see a difference in how well my foundation lasts during the day.
Wear: Miraculously, despite the hydrating, silky feel it doesn’t make my T-zone oily during the day. The primer doesn’t dry out my skin at all and I think this might be a great option for readers with dryer or mature skin.
Who will this primer work for? Definitely a must-have for readers with dull, ashy skin like mine in winter. As mentioned above, I am sure readers with dry, dehydrated or mature skin will enjoy the Catrice Prime and Fine Beautifying Primer.
Price: R93. This is a steal! I will honestly pay double for it.
Will I buy this product again? Despite my oath that I will not buy any new beauty products I bought two extra Catrice Prime and Fine Beautifying Primer tubes to take with. Convinced? It is that good!