January 22, 2015

Catrice Photo Finish Foundation | Review, Before + After, Swatches

catrice photo finish foundation

Today's test subject is the Catrice Photo Finish foundation. It is going to be discontinued soon, so this is my last chance to post the review. Let's see how it works:

catrice photo finish foundation
Catrice Photo Finish foundation

- it comes in a heavy frosted glass bottle with a pump
- the label says it's a liquid foundation, that's not true, it's a thick cream foundation
- it is very similar to the Catrice BB Allround foundation both in texture and coverage
- it has a strong perfume scent
- the direction of the label has changed over the years (L: old; R: new)

catrice photo finish foundation
Catrice Photo Finish foundation review

- it is oil-free but it strangely feels oily at first
- it doesn't feel oily once it's applied to the skin
- medium buildable coverage, covers small scars and pimples
- it will not cover heavy scarring, you'll need concealer for that
- best application of the Catrice Photo Finish foundation: with a flat top kabuki brush or with the RT makeup sponge
- the Catrice Photo Finish foundation has a lovely soft focus effect that looks great on photos, doesn't have any shimmer or glitter
- it has a skin-like finish and a natural glow without being shiny

catrice photo finish foundation
Catrice Photo Finish foundation - comes with a pump

foundation pumps compared (pic was taken 2 years ago)
Catrice Photo Finish; Catrice Infinite Matt; Vichy Aera Teint Pure; NYC All Day Long foundation

catrice photo finish foundation

- the lightest shade is too dark for fair skintones, I need to bronze up my neck 
- the lightest shade is 2-3 shades darker than the lightest shade of the Catrice All Matt Plus foundation, so if that one is a perfect colour match for you, this one will be a little dark
- it has a slight yellow undertone, but for the most part it's neutral
- it will break down after 5-6 hours on oily skin (only around the nose and mouth)
- oily skin people need to set it with powder
- it doesn't last for 18 hours (on oily skin)
- it doesn't hide dry patches or flaky skin (see below on my nose)
- it minimizes pores beautifully
- it blends easily
- it has lovely ingredients that will not irritate the skin

catrice photo finish foundation on the skin
Catrice Photo Finish foundation on the skin

catrice photo finish foundation swatches
Catrice foundations: lightest shades compared
Catrice Infinite Matt / All Matt Plus foundation - 010 Light Beige
Catrive BB Allround Foundation - 010 Light Beige
Catrice Photo Finish - 010 Sand Beige

catrice photo finish foundation

All in all, it is a decent foundation, and it's worth picking up before it's gone. Catrice makes the best drugstore foundations in my opinion, and this one is no exception. My biggest problem is its colour: even the lightest shade is a little dark for me, but I can make it work.

Would you try it?

~ Evinde

I bought the product with my own money.

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