Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer: its nice!

Catrice is one of my favourite budget brands and they very rarely let me down. Catrice Liquid Camouflage high coverage concealer is the new kid on the block and it is replacing a product that has cemented itself in many MUA's bags. So how does it compare?

This new liquid concealer is replacing Catrice Camouflage Cream. This means no more digging into a pot, no more warming it before applying it. They are dropping the darkest shade though, keeping 010 Porcellain and 020 Light Beige. The best bit: you are getting more product for the same €3.99 price.

I'll be honest and say I only really wear concealer if I'm going somewhere special, so its not something that I use every day, preferring to layer my foundation over areas that need extra coverage for everyday. And I only went out and bought the Cream Camouflage when I heard it was being discontinued so that I could try it against the new Liquid formulation before I couldn't get it anymore.

The old formulation needs to be warmed a little before you apply it so that it doesn't drag on the skin. The super pigmented cream doesn't settle into lines though, blends really well once warmed, wears extremely well through the day and covers pretty much everything and anything and stays put once its set with a but of powder. I can see why isn't happy its being discontinued.

Fear not, the Liquid version is just as good. Its liquid, so no warming to apply it evenly. The doe foot applicator means precise application straight out of the tube if you are covering dark circles or redness. I would recommend using a cottonbud to take some of the concealer off the applicator and using the cottonbud to cover spots, to avoid contaminating the rest of the product. Liquid Camouflage also blends like a dream and sits much more lightly on the skin, even though the pigmentation is great be careful not to blend it all away. Oh ja, and this version is waterproof so longevity isn't an issue, even if you choose not to set it.

In the above picture I have applied and blended my foundation, then applied Liquid Camouflage to all the usual places I would (shown by the arrows) without blending so you can see the before, during and after progression. I didn't apply any under the right eye so that you could see the difference in the pic below, after I have lightly blended it in to my skin.

Now I don't have the darkest of under eyes, so I didn't use nearly as much as I could have. But this does a great job of covering redness and has also helped cover my pigmentation marks giving me a nearly flawless complexion. Seriously, for €3.99, this is a bargain.

010 Porcellain is quite light and would suit the pale Irish skin tones beautifully, but I think I need 020 Light Beige to properly match my skin tone. As you can see in the pic below, once you have everything on, 010 Porcellain (ack... that spelling does my head in!!!) doesn't look too bad.

While darker skinned lasses might feel like they are missing out, the Pale Irish Skins can't complain. If you are a massive fan of the cream version and you just don't think you could live without it, stock up now, but Catrice Liquid Camouflage a damn good replacement with far more pros than cons and is due on stands at the end of August 2015.

**Post contains samples sent for review and products purchased by me, Opinions are my own.

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