Hi Darlings, today’s review is going to be on the Catrice Prime And Fine Goodbye Pores Primer.
You know that after trying the Clarins Sos Primer, my expectations are definitely high. Every new primer I try has to compete with that one and it’s not easy, because that primer works on my pores like nothing else.
Catrice came out with this range of Prime and Fine Primer, they have everything you need from a Smoothing Refining one to Hydrating one.
My skin is quite nice at the moment but I definitely have enlarged pores on my cheek, so a pore minimizing product is always appreciated.
You can get it from Ulta for 7,99$
The packaging is pretty, I like the squeezy tube as it disperses the right amount of product, without wasting any of it. You need don’t need a lot of product, less than a pea-size.
It doesn’t feel particularly fancy but it gets the job done.
EFFECT & TEXTURE
When you touch it, this primer feels quite silicone and velvety, as you can see, it’s slightly tinted but it ends up being completely invisible on the skin.
Sadly it doesn’t make my skin any smoother but it’s very matte which is not what I wanted, mainly because my skin it’s not as oily as it used to be, so although the final effect is not terrible, in my opinion, it doesn’t do what it is supposed to do, fill my pores, which you can still see from the photos.
The best way to apply it is by dabbing it on with your fingers.
I was amazed by the lasting power, my foundation stayed on and matt for about 8 hours which was rather impressive.
- Effect: 6/10
- Longevity: 8/10
- Application: 8/10
- Texture: 9/10
- Packaging: 9/10
Sadly this product doesn’t work for my skin type. It doesn’t minimize my pores and it’s too matt for my tastes. I like the packaging and the final effect is nice but it won’t do much for your pores. In conclusion, If you have oily skin though I think you might really like it as it kept me very matt all day.
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