By Alka Rao
Skin Tone: Medium with yellow undertones
Skin Type: Combination, oily around the T-zone
I am back with a review of another makeup base product. I discovered Catrice Cosmetics as a very popular and affordable drugstore brand during my stay in Europe. I picked up their Light Correcting Serum Primer (Candlelight) mostly due to its beautiful packaging, it’s meant to be used as solo or under your foundation to get this nice subtle sheen with your skin makeup. The brand says that this product can also be used with a body lotion to get a glow. Let’s see how this multipurpose product fared out.
Under foundation, the golden glow of this Catrice 010 Light Correcting Serum Primer provides a subtle shine effect. The handy pipette makes the application simple and precise. You can also wear the primer without foundation. Thanks to the neutral color, the primer is suitable for every skin color.
€4.59 for 14 ml
My Experience with Catrice Cosmetics Light Correcting Serum Primer 010 Candlelight:
Packaging: The packaging is beautiful and the product looks like it is from a high-end brand. The serum primer comes in a small glass bottle with a black top which looks like the end of a plastic dropper. You can easily see how much product is left in the bottle and when will it run out. I love the hints of champagne colour in the packaging.
The applicator is in the form of a glass wand, which is again something commonly seen in high-end makeup and skincare brands. The wand is good for dispensing the correct amount of product needed. Overall, the packaging is travel-friendly and easy for application.
The consistency of the product is runny, so you need to be a bit careful when using the applicator. Now, this product has been advertised to have a golden glow, but I swatched it and blended it, it looked more like a silver glow. The finish of the product is soft matte and it has a scent to it. It’s a very subtle sweet scent, nothing overpowering. I have used this product as a primer itself, and it did an average job as a primer. It didn’t clog pores or settle into the fine lines and provides a smooth base to foundation. But, I couldn’t see any glow when I used it solely as a primer. I mixed it with a foundation and then it gave this very subtle glow. I also tried using it as a strobe cream, but with my warm undertone, the glow didn’t show up. The only way I got some glow with this product was after mixing it with foundation. Also, it’s not suitable for my undertone to wear this product as solo because of the silver glow. It looks a bit ashy on my skin.
The glow lasts as long as your foundation, so with a good skin prep and a mattifying primer (for oily and combination skin), it lasts up to 8 hours.
Overall, I love the idea of getting a luminous look on oily and combination skin types without the dewy finish, but this product is not meant for my undertone, which is why I am giving it an average rating. I think people with neutral and cool undertones will appreciate this product more. But, people with warm undertones shouldn’t be disheartened, Catrice Cosmetics launched another shade in this range called “Sunlight – 020” and I am thinking of trying it in the future.
Pros of Catrice Cosmetics Light Correcting Serum Primer 010 Candlelight:
- Beautiful and convenient packaging, wand dispenses the right amount of product.
- Gives a subtle glow when mixed with foundation without looking dewy.
- Affordable and a little product goes a long way.
- Doesn’t clog pores or settle into fine lines.
- Soft matte finish, which is desirable for oily and combination skin types.
Cons of Catrice Cosmetics Light Correcting Serum Primer 010 Candlelight:
- Advertised as golden glow, but is actually silver.
- Not suitable for warm undertones.
- Can’t be used as a solo product.
- Glow is visible only when mixed with foundation.
IMBB Rating: 3/5
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Catrice Cosmetics Light Correcting Serum Primer 010 Candlelight?
I will recommend it if you have an oily/combination skin type and desire a luminous makeup look without looking dewy. I won’t be repurchasing because, it is not meant for my undertone.
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