There's a new budget foundation in town that I've been wearing loads, mentioning it almost every day on Snapchat and for good reason! Catrice's HD Liquid Coverage foundation is possibly one of my favourite budget foundations I've tried so far and the fact that it's under a tenner is the icing on the cake. Now I want cake. And for the bake off to stay on BBC1. Back to the foundation Karen!
I was sent the lightest shade, 010 which I still have to bring down the neck when I wear it as it's every so slightly too dark for me, so if you're paler than me, you're out of luck with this range. There are only four shades available which boggles my brain. Four?! Hopefully they expand the range soon to cover more skin tones.
I've been applying it with my regular foundation brush, the round topped kabuki from Nima Brush and it goes on beautifully. Ignoring the dropper applicator, which isn't my favourite method of dispensing product but that's just my personal preference, the foundation itself is packed full of pigment, so a little goes a long way.
It doesn't cling to any dry patches, evens out my complexion beautifully and really does give a flawless finish to the skin. I always use my fabulous red nose as an example of how much redness a foundation can cover and one layer does the job easily. If you want uber perfect coverage, then this will work because it's easily buildable and doesn't look cakey.
Fans of a matte finish will love this because it has that balance of keeping shine at bay but doesn't make the skin look flat. I'm talking subtle radiance, making my skin look healthy and in it's easier to see what I mean in the before and after photo below, especially on my cheek.
Without powdering my t-zone, the foundation usually starts to break down on my nose about 6-7 hours after applying it and if I powder my schnoz, I still look only massive by the time I get home after work.
It's €7.80, will last ages and if you've normal/oily/combination skin, it's definitely worth checking out. But because there are only four shades, go swatch them in shops now instead of buying online. I'm obsessed with this and for fans of selfies, this photographs beautifully! Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation is available in Penneys and selected pharmacies nationwide.
What's your favourite budget foundation at the moment?