I’m sure I echo many of you when I say I likey Catrice a lotty! My latest lunchtime beauty splurge included the Catrice Prime and Fine Primer. I had been using a Sephora primer that’s quite similar to Smashbox Photofinish but I ran out after having it for what felt like years. Being ‘When are we getting paid again?’ time I splashed out 4 of my hard earned euros on the Catrice primer and thought how bad could it be.
It’s a pink creamy silicone based texture. It’s similar to the L’Oreal Studio Secrets primer. If you have any allergies to silicone or easily clogged pores this may not be for you. It glides on easily and leaves a slightly matte finish and I think the pink hue really brightens the face as well. You can apply foundation straight away and there’s no weird residue that I’ve found with some primers.
Tried it on a ‘we got paid!’ night out with the girls and make up still in good condition at 3.30am with definitely less shine than I’d normally have but I do think it could be more mattifying. I don’t think I would use this daily as I feel it might have a tendency to cause spots. Also i prefer primers in a tube or with a pump as it’s more hygienic. It’s good value for money but I’m not sure I’ll be rushing out to buy it again. I think I’m yet to find my holy grail of primers.