Catrice All Matt plus Shine Control Makeup – My love for labels

I love it when things are organized. Like in exactly labelled, filed and sorted away.

When I started working at my ICU, still doing night shifts, I would spend them going through the documents, organizing them and making sure they were sorted by type and date when everything else was done.

 

Catrice All Matt plus Shine Control Makeup
Catrice All Matt plus Shine Control Makeup

 

It drove my coworker (male, spontaneous, chaotic – you get the drift) absolutely crazy, especially because I kept asking if he had done the same with his records already, pointing out the many benefits that would come from this system.

We even got into a fight about it. He called me crazy and compulsive, I called him careless and chaotic.

Today? We are happily married. Needless to say I am responsible for the paperwork.

But where am I going with this? Well, the thing is, the Catrice All Matt plus Shine Control Makeup is a lovely foundation. But it isn’t labelled correctly. And that is driving me nuts.

 

What Catrice claims:

The perfect basis for every season’s make-up looks: a matt complexion. The All Matt Plus – Shine Control Make Up acts like a second, invisible skin. Unwanted shine is controlled, the complexion is mattified and the skin is replenished with moisture. At the same time, this make-up is oil-free, longlasting and offers great coverage to make little skin imperfections disappear. Light-reflecting pigments ensure a silky-matt finish and a flawless, fresh look.

 

Facts:

Prize and size

One bottle contains 30 ml and is sold for 6,49 € in store or online here. The glass bottle comes with a pump that deposits a good amount of product, but has a tendency to get messy.

There are four shades available. I wear the lightest (010 Light Beige), which is a good match most of the year. At my palest I will use the „Lightening Drops“ from The Body Shop (Review here).

Catrice All Matt plus Shine Control Makeup - It comes with a pump!
Catrice All Matt plus Shine Control Makeup – It comes with a pump!

 

Texture and smell

The foundation is slightly thicker as in „not runny“, but easy to distribute and has no strong smell.

Application and effects

I would describe the foundation as light to medium coverage. One layer will even out the skin, two layers offer a decent coverage for problem areas, but concealer is still needed.

As you can see in the pictures below, the finish is dewy on my skin and far from being matte. When applied with a beauty blender, you get the most natural finish, but the pictures are taken after using a foundation brush.

Before:

Bare face, only under eye area concealed, eyes and brows done.
Bare face, only under eye area concealed, eyes and brows done.

 

After:

Catrice All Matt plus Shine Control Makeup all over my face, no concealer, no powder
Catrice All Matt plus Shine Control Makeup all over my face, no concealer, no powder

 

Wear time was good (no primer, set with powder around my t-zone), I noticed the product settling onto my lines at the six hour mark, but when taking it off after ten hours it still looked decent. No settling into pores as well, but accentuating dry patches a little, despite the hydrating claim.

 

Does it live up to its claims?

No.

It is a lovely foundation, but it isn’t mattifying at all, and the coverage is medium, not the claimed „great coverage“. But it is pretty long-lasting.

 

Will I rebuy?

Probably.

Even though it is not correctly labelled, I like the wait looks and feels on my skin and keep reaching for it. Plus, it is a bargain!

 

Who do I recommend it to?

If you want medium coverage and a natural finish, this one is worth checking out.

If staying power is needed and lines or pores are a concern, this one will work great.

But if you want a really matte finish, look elsewhere.

 

If only they´d have labelled it correctly! Seeing the „Matt“ claim on the bottle everyday really annoys me…

 

What finish do you look for in your foundation?

And are you as fond of organizing stuff as I am?

 

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  • Your blog name is incredible!

    Carly @ http://www.carly-heath.co.uk

  • Wellwell Girl

    i think that it is not pricy:) glad to here that it does not have a strong smell! x

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  • This foundation is weird indeed: it looks quite matte at certain areas of your face, but it looks dewy at others, the coverage is lovely though!

    http://fannyanddailybeauty.com

    • In person the matte is even less noticeable. I like it a lot for everyday wear, but I was looking for a foundation for filming: Really matte, full coverage, and that one did disappoint in that department.

  • Haha, that little story of you and your husband made me giggle. I’ve seen you use this a few times in previous looks or even talk about it, so I’m glad you wrote a review. It seems okay for its price but annoying that it din’t give the coverage it states, it does look mattifying which is perfect for the summer days ♥
    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

    • It isn’t as matte in person, but I like it for everyday use. If you see something I use in a video that you would like to read a review on, please just leave me a comment, I will gladly put one up. It is just so hard to decide what to write about and what not. So many products, so little time…

  • I also love when everything is clear, labelled and simple to understand/follow! I’ve tried numerous „matte“ foundations that, in the end, did not give me a matte coverage at all. I think matte foundations are the most difficult to find, it’s such a pain when one has oily skin to get the perfect skin products. Thanks for the honest review! 🙂

    Julia x
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    • Please let me know if you find one. I am still searching for one for filming…

  • I really wanted to pick up this foundation but the matte thingy really stopped me. I am glad to know that it gives a natural, dewy finish, plus it brightens up your face as well. I love the swatches and I am sure gonna be picking this up soon. Can you suggest a good drugstore concealer for dry skin, that has a natural finish and a light texture? Thanks for sharing this great post and It was nice knowing about the label thing. 🙂

    Chaste & Beautiful

    • I think a good drugstore concealer with a light texture and natural finish would be the Maybelline Eraser line. The coverage is only medium, but I guess that is the price for the natural and lightweight thing. I personally prefer the Collection one, but I have heard it isn’t the best for dry skins.

  • Thanks for sharing such a detailed review!

    xx
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  • I actually have this foundation! It’s honestly find for a drugstore foundation, but I found it too pink and the second shade was way too dark. Great review, Linda! <3

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

    • It is a good foundation, but I was looking for a full coverage, matte one for filming, so I was disappointed. I really enjoy it for everyday though.

    • It is a good foundation, but I was looking for a full coverage, matte one for filming, so I was disappointed. I really enjoy it for everyday though.

  • Surbhi Suri

    I love catrice and medium coverage . So maybe it could work . But not sure . I know it gets on to me too sometimes if things are not proper . When I am lazy I ignore too haha .
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  • okay, dass mit dem matt würde mich nun auch total stören, wenn man etwas kauft, was als matt bezeichnet wird, erwartet man genau das 😀 trotzdem freue ich mich, dass es ansonsten eine gute foundation vor allem preis leistungsmässig ist. ich habe schon öfter bei catrice geschaut ob ich irgendeine foundation da ausprobieren will, bisher allerdings selten eine gte farbnuance gefunden, oder meine war immer nocht da als ich geguckt hab…ich sollte auf jeden fall mal gucken 🙂
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    • Die Farbe passt für mich ziemlich gut, da hatte ich echt Glück.

    • Die Farbe passt für mich ziemlich gut, da hatte ich echt Glück.

  • I have two Catrice products in rotation as of right now, and I probably wont be repurchasing either. For their price, I wanted them to work, but they aren’t anything out of the box. I am always looking for a budget friendly foundation and HATE heavy feeling face makeup. I might consider checking this one out!
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    • I really enjoy it for everyday wear, just not for filming, which is what I bought it for. Which products are in your rotation right now?

    • I really enjoy it for everyday wear, just not for filming, which is what I bought it for. Which products are in your rotation right now?

  • thefashionfolks

    Lovely review as always! Looks like it covered well at least! Xx

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  • thefashionfolks

    Lovely review as always! Looks like it covered well at least! Xx

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  • Toyas Tales

    Cute story about you and your hubby. This product would have made me upset if I bought. The main thing I look for in makeup is oil control and mattifying properties.
    LaToya
    http://www.toyastales.blogspot.com

  • Toyas Tales

    Cute story about you and your hubby. This product would have made me upset if I bought. The main thing I look for in makeup is oil control and mattifying properties.
    LaToya
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  • I only have one Catrice foundation which was sent to me by a friend when we did a makeup swap and I just took it out yesterday so it’ll be in my makeup rotation for the next month. LOL! I love the finish on your skin, Anne but you’re right, it’s definitely not matte. Love your pictures here too! It seems so clear and very professionally taken!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  • I only have one Catrice foundation which was sent to me by a friend when we did a makeup swap and I just took it out yesterday so it’ll be in my makeup rotation for the next month. LOL! I love the finish on your skin, Anne but you’re right, it’s definitely not matte. Love your pictures here too! It seems so clear and very professionally taken!

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  • Morgan Miller

    Loved the hubby bit at the start hehe! x
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  • Morgan Miller

    Loved the hubby bit at the start hehe! x
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  • Thanks for the review! 🙂 I love my foundations to have a glowy, dewy finish as my skin is as dry as the Sahara desert!

    xoxo
    Regina
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    • We always want what we don’t have, I guess. Which foundation is your favorite at the moment?

    • We always want what we don’t have, I guess. Which foundation is your favorite at the moment?

  • Denise

    When I read about the „chaotic“ coworker I thought „this is like a romance!“, you know? In the end they get married and bingo! It happened!!! So nice! I am sure you did all the paperwork and really well! You are right about right labels. This Catrice foundation is not matte, but I liked the effect and sometimes we find „mistakes“, but the product turns to be great! I like your bare skin as well!
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    • Ha, my life is a rom-com! I really enjoy the foundation for everyday use, so it wasn’t a waste of money for sure.

    • Ha, my life is a rom-com! I really enjoy the foundation for everyday use, so it wasn’t a waste of money for sure.

  • I’ve never tried Catrice – I wish it was available in the UK!
    – Ambar x
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    • Just like I wish we had Revlon and Collection here in Germany.

      • ah yes, they’re both really good brands! It’s a shame they’re not available everywhere.

  • Haha! That is so cute! Opposites do attract! 🙂

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    • How about you and your fiancé? Are you opposites or similar in personality?

      • We are opposites personality wise for sure but we’re the same when it comes more important „life changing“ kind of things (if that made any sense). :p

        • That is the perfect combination, that way you are different enough to spice up your life, but don’t discuss the main things in life constantly. How is wedding planning going?

          • I LOVE planning and organizing so I’m really enjoying it! This is the fun part though, the actual wedding will be very hectic because it’s across three days. More like an entire week if you count pre wedding ceremonies and we also have to make arrangements for other relatives who will be visiting.

          • Indian weddings are pretty big, hm?

          • Indian weddings are pretty big, hm?

  • I love the way you wrote this post! I get really annoyed with foundations that aren’t quite what they say on the labels as well. But it does look really nice on you 🙂

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    • It does, and I do enjoy it a lot. But I can´t help being disappointed…

  • I definitely look for a matte finish, so now I know I should stay away from this one!
    Your love (obsession?) for filing and organizing stuff reminds me of my mother’s, but it’s something I definitely haven’t inherited!
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    • I didnt get it from my parents, and I wasn’t that way when I was younger. My room was always a mess. But when I moved out, something changed.

  • I prefer a matte finish, but since I like foundations that look natural, I often pick a dewy finish and layer mattifying powder on top!

    Beaumiroir

    • That is what I do for everyday use as well, but it isn’t quite satisfying when you are filming, as the light makes everything even more shiny.

  • I’m all about a dewy finish since I aspire to have skin like the people who appear in Korean dramas.

  • Loved the intro! I am the same way and have to have everything organized neatly. My husband…could care less! Haha!
    Definitely wish things lived up to their claims or were at least labelled correctly, but at least you liked it. Hehe!

    xo, Lily
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    • What do you use for filming? Your skin always looks perfectly matte.

  • it looks nice! I’m not one for full matte foundation so I approve :p

    • I wanted one for filming, as the lights add some extra shine al the time.

  • oooh! wanna check this out. i’m only familiar with their fab polishes, gonna check their make-up line too.

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  • Hanna

    I want to check it out! –Hanna Lei

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  • Hah when I was reading the beginning of your post I was thinking ‚Now there’s a start to a wonderful love story!‘ lol. I’m the same when it comes to organizing, but I think most already know that about me. As for foundation, I prefer a matte finish especially during the warmer months.

    • Me too. I don’t want to cake on the powder in the summer, but I get super shiny on my own.

  • Sam

    I actually really like the finish this has given, it’s such a natural look and that’s all I want from a foundation! You look lovely xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

    • I like it for everyday use, but I wanted something truly matte for filming. But it is very natural.

  • The foundation sounds really nice and it looks beautiful on your skin! I would totally try it if it was available in UK! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • Should you ever run out of foundations to try I am sure we could arrange having one shipped to you.

  • The foundation sounds really nice and it looks beautiful on your skin! I would totally try it if it was available in UK! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  • susyart

    oh sounds great, your’re beautiful without make up <3
    xx
    myartrip.blogspot.com

    • Thank you. Do you prefer full coverage foundations?

      • susyart

        not really 🙂

      • susyart

        not really 🙂

  • Anastasia

    It looks great on you-made such a nice difference!!

    xo

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  • Sounds like a good everyday foundation at a good price. Gemma x
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    • It is, but I wanted something with really full coverage and true matte for filming.

  • I love foundations! I just repurchased my Mac Prolongwear Waterproof foundation. It doesn’t happen often that I buy the same high end foundation twice in a row! But this one is just the best for days that require full coverage.

    Agata http://herandmakeup.com

    • I cant remember the last time I really repurchased a foundation, but I guess I will the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer come summer.

  • I think it’s a little bit different around here. My hubby is the clean freak. Reading the ingredient list is the first thing I do when buying a product. Such a wonderful post. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  • That’s adorable that you married someone you worked with! A very yin & yang relationship it sounds like. It’s too bad this isn’t properly labelled – if someone had oily skin and wanted to try this I’m sure they’d be let down very quickly. Glad to hear that it works for you, I don’t think we have this brand available in Canada!

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    • It was actually pretty stressful, as no on e should know we started dating, but we were spending literally all our waking moments at work. Imagine it hadn’t turned out and we would have been stuck still working together. When we realized it was serious my husband quit and got another job. I got promoted and would have been his boss, which would have been super awkward.

  • thefashionsalt

    That’s awful that they would call it Matt when it’s not. I don’t like when things aren’t labeled properly or in order as well. Though my husband isn’t as organized as I am, he is pretty neat and happy that I keep things together around the house.
    ~Lili
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    • Haha, yes, Mr. Loca really enjoys not having to remember dates and bills as well.

  • I like the result. Looks so natural =) Great review =)

    – Cielo

    Mermaid in Heels

  • Your intro cracked me up, hey, opposites attract obviously! This foundation looks totally beautiful on you but I completely understand being annoyed by untrue beauty brand claims. Thanks for setting the record straight! I would totally wear something like this for work days!

    katiechamel

    • I really like it for everyday wear, I was just looking for something more full coverage and matte for filming. Are you organized or more laissez-faire?

  • It looks so natural on you. I personally like natural coverage foundations because I don’t like to look cake up for every day look 🙂 However, I also like matte finish cuz of super oily skin. Great review dear 🙂 x
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    • I wanted it for filming. It is great for everyday use, but for You Tube I need more coverage and more matte. The lights make you super shiny.

  • Rosanna Briguglio

    Love the finished look of it, you look great!!
    Have a lovely day 🙂
    Rosanna x
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  • Nicole

    Wow this looks amazing!! You look beautiful! 🙂

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  • I like things organized as well! And I really dislike when products are named ‚matt‘ but they are far away from actually being matt. This foundation sounds quite nice but I probably wouldn’t go for it as I am more matt kind of girl 🙂 Speaking of Catrice, I like their camouflage concealer.

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • I have never tried it, which is strange. I tried their corrector kit and wasn’t too impressed.

  • Really nice post!

    Kisses,

    Nazlıgül | on my own way

    • Which kind of finish do you prefer?

      • I think I prefer a finish a bit luminous cause my skin is kind of dry so it looks already matte without makeup 🙂

        • Many dry skinned people say that. I am combination/oily, so there is glow without me even trying.

          • Haha, you’re right 🙂 I just got Radiant Tinted Moisturizer from NARS and it looks already amazing giving a bit of glow to my skin.

  • Sounds a great foundation and worth to try 🙂

    – Lily Widjaja

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  • I love how you start your posts with a story! When I saw you using this in your video, I thought it was beautiful but I’m with you on the labelling – it is anything but matte – hence why I like it! I have never tried anything from Catrice but I will definitely take a look at the stand next time I’m out & about. It does make me wonder what a dewy finish foundation would look like! xx

    Beautylymin

    • On me or in Catrice? I have once tried a natural finish one by Catrice that looked pretty much the same.

  • Had never seen it around, but seems great! Thanks for sharing!

  • Had never seen it around, but seems great. Thanks for sharing x

    Take care doll! Kisses,

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  • You look so beautiful! I loved this post so much. It is tough to find a nice foundation and I just loved your post xx http://www.bauchlefashion.com

  • The Beautiful Things

    great review! i’d never heard of this one x http://www.the-beautiful-things.com/

  • Lol, your love story in the beginning was so cute! I’m also a neat freak and it drives my family crazy! It sucks how this foundation isn’t mattifying. I have oily skin so I might have to pass on this one but it looks amazing on you <3

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    P.s. Love your blog name, my mom is also a Libra! 🙂

    • Thank you. I am no Libra (my husband is), Libra is a misspelling from Librey, but the sound was much better that way. I am an Aquarius!

  • Dressed With Soul

    Jetzt musste ich wieder sehr über Deine Einleitung schmunzeln, liebe Anne, wie schön, dass Ihr zwei Gegensätze am Ende so wunderbar zueinander gefunden habt 🙂 Ich mag es auch sehr organisiert, ich finde, damit ist das Leben einfach leichter. Mein Mann ist in der Hinsicht ähnlich wie ich 🙂
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    • Das macht es sicherlich leichter hin und wieder, wenn der andere ähnlich denkt.

  • I laughed so hard at the first part of the post 😀 It’s so cute you guys fought and couldn’t stand each other and then fell in love 😀 The foundation sounds pretty cool, but the fact that it’s not matte, when they say it is… not my favourite… I hate when companies do that… Thanks for sharing… Great post xx

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    • We didnt get along for several years actually before we fell in love. Sounds like a rom-com, but is true.

  • I laughed so hard at the first part of the post 😀 It’s so cute you guys fought and couldn’t stand each other and then fell in love 😀 The foundation sounds pretty cool, but the fact that it’s not matte, when they say it is… not my favourite… I hate when companies do that… Thanks for sharing… Great post xx

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  • Love your photos, thanks for sharing! xx

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  • I was looking forward to the review of this product, but I really dislike the cakey look it gives off! My skin hates foundation anyways, so I think I’ll just stick with BB creams.

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  • I do like a matte finish, so I am not sure where I stand on this one. I feel like if I used my loose powder on top it would give me the matte look I want so might be worth a try. We don’t get Catrice in the UK though, which is a shame as I have heard a lot of good things about some of their products.

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