Saturday, March 31, 2012

Catrice Re-Touch light-reflecting concealer review

Foundation and concealer are the products that I invest the most in because a lot of drugstore brands tend to let me down when it comes to base products. Mainly because I have very pale skin with pink undertones, a shade which they rarely offer. Out of curiosity I picked up these concealer pens from Catrice for € 3,99. I meant to use them for my dark circles which can use a hint of yellow.

Read on for swatches and my review!

I bought two pens in 010 Ivory and 030 Rosy Beige. Catrice claims this concealer to be hydrating and light-reflecting with a medium coverage.

 After twisting the end a zillion times... 

Both concealers are clearly yellow toned, which is great to correct any blue/purple hue in your under eye circles. Ivory is lighter and a bit more neutral in color. As you can see in the swatches below, the finish is satin to matte when dry, and there doesn't seem to be much light-reflecting going on there..

Left is my bare skin and on the right I applied both colors all around the eye area. On first sight these concealers do a great job correcting the purple tone around my eyes in a natural way, although the coverage is only light to medium.

Left eye and nose: using both concealers, right eye: bare skin (this is when I had a lot of sleep)

They feel very light on the skin and give quite a natural look. The biggest downside is that they don't last all day on me, after a few hours they crease a bit and fade. On the good side: you don't need to carry a brush with you, so you can easily take them with you and touch up during the day. These are great for short travels too.

I use these from time to time when my skin is looking clear and I just want to correct the blue tones, but I really need a better coverage and lasting power from a concealer for daily bases. 

Oh well, on to the next! What is your favorite concealer?



  1. great review, though i've been feeling a little doubtful when it comes to those brushes on the concealer thing. but i admit, very suitable for touch up, or quick applications.
    my favorite concealer right now, mainly because it holds so freaking long and suits my oily skin the best is pro longwear from mac. it covers very much, and sets very fast, which i really like!/Azure

    1. I agree on the brush, even in high end brands these kind of brushes are mostly just good for on the road. I often walk out with little make-up on and then touch up tough. I'm a bit weary of mac base products because a few have caused me to break out, but I haven't tried the pro longwear range yet..

      Thanks for commenting :)


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