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.
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.
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).
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.
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?
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?
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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