Catrice HD Liquid Coverage foundation review

Kirsty Dowdall

I’m a self-confessed makeup addict. I spend a lot of my money on makeup in order to keep up to date with all of the latest trends. Foundation can be pricey though and finding affordable ones is always top of my agenda. I’ve been using the Catrice HD Liquid Coverage foundation for about two months now and have fallen completely in love with it.

The foundation is sold in Penneys and will set you back a reasonable €7.90. It’s packaged in a beautiful frosted glass bottle that gives it a luxurious appearance. It makes it feel a lot more expensive than it actually is. The foundation is dispensed through a pipette style dropper that ensures you never use more product than you need.

The Catrice website claims that this foundation offers ‘high but natural-looking coverage’, has an ’ultra-light liquid texture’ and lasts for up to 24 hours. Although I never wear makeup for up to 24 hours, I am a student and sometimes wear makeup for up to 12 hours before removing it. It’s vital for me to have a foundation that not only provides me with good coverage but also doesn’t wear away halfway through the day.

The foundation has a light and runny consistency so you don’t need to use a lot to cover your entire face. One layer gives a nice medium coverage that can be built up to full coverage, without making your face look heavy or cakey. This foundation makes my skin look flawless. I don’t have redness or acne but my skin is oily and can look very textured. A lot of foundations emphasise the texture of my skin and allow my oils to soak through, but this one didn’t. It gives a smooth appearance to the skin and lasts for up to 7 hours without needing to be powdered.

One downfall to this foundation is the shade range. Catrice only makes four shades, none of which are very light or very dark. Their shade range doesn’t cater to darker skin tones. I think that’s a huge downfall, especially with other budget brands like Maybelline and L’Oréal catering for the darkest of skin tones.

Overall, I’m very impressed with this foundation. I think the formula is beautiful and would work for all skin types. It requires minimal touch ups during the day. It looks beautiful in both real life and photography. The foundation is vegan and doesn’t contain any animal or animal-derived products. It is also not tested on animals. Despite the restrictive shade range, for less than €8 this foundation is worth every penny and has definitely become a staple in my makeup bag.

Kirsty Dowdall

Image Credit: Alison Clair