Hi guys! It’s been a long time since I last wrote about foundations. So much so, this will be the first review to include a “mask test”. To be fair, I was trying to finish the ones I already got before purchasing a new one, but I couldn’t resist the new Catrice True Skin Hydrating Foundation. I mean, a cruelty-free and vegan foundation with hyaluronic acid? Now that winter is coming? Sign me up, please! Today I’ll be putting it to the test for 10 hours, some of which I spent wearing a mask, and I will give you my final thoughts. Keep reading!
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True Skin Hydrating Foundation
This nourishing, long-lasting make-up with medium to high, buildable coverage sits lightly on the skin and provides an unparalleled naturally matte finish. The vegan formula with hyaluronic acid offers additional intensive moisture. (source: Catrice)
This foundation is meant to give you medium to full coverage and keep your skin hydrated in the process, which is perfect for dry and mature skin. It has a liquidy texture, and it’s very lightweight despite how covering it is! With only one layer and not much product, my skin already looked flawless. Little product goes a long way, and it covers pimples and evens the skin tone pretty well, as you’ll see below:
I really like the coverage and finish because it definitely looks natural while still covering pretty much everything and giving you a bit of a glowy look. Both cream products and powders work great on top of it too. It’s also worth noting that it counts with one of the trending ingredients in the beauty world right now: hyaluronic acid. Its anti-ageing and hydrating properties are key elements in it because they nourish and make your face softer. This type of acid has been a very recurrent element in my routine, and I like to see it in my makeup now!
It’s time to see how it holds up during the day, should we?
10-hour Wear and Mask Test
I didn’t set it with powder (I should’ve) but I did use a setting spray.
I have to add that in the third picture I was coming back from doing the groceries, had been wearing my glasses all day (which you can notice in the second picture too) and obviously wore a mask while I was outside. Here are the results:
The lighting makes me look so much worse in the third pic –thank you, winter time-, but honestly, I feel like the foundation held up really well even without using powder or doing any touch-ups.
The only weak point was my forehead: my skin is quite oily there, so to be fair I’m already used to foundations bringing out even more shine. I’m also used to applying mattifying powder throughout the day, so it’s not a big deal for me. Also, considering I wore a mask, sweated a bit (a girl takes her tofu pretty seriously) and even took a mini nap, it looks surprisingly great. Here are some close-ups so you get a better idea:
Final Thoughts | True Skin Foundation: Is it worth it?
I’m really liking this foundation so far. There are many reasons why: it’s cruelty-free, vegan and the formula is very hydrating without giving an oily finish to my combination skin. During the winter, my skin tends to get drier, so this liquid base is going to be perfect for that. It already is! I also love how lightweight and effortless to apply it is too. It also doesn’t seem to give me any breakouts, and I’ve been using it daily for a few days now.
However, there is one thing I’m not happy about. From what I’ve seen, there are only 17 shades available. In Spain, even less. Years ago, that would somehow pass, but with brands like Fenty bringing awareness to this matter or even Revolution, a drugstore brand, affording to have around 60 shades of concealer, there’s no excuse for brands like Catrice.
They need to add more tones because most of them are very light, and the darker ones aren’t even that dark. It’s a bit frustrating because I really love the formula. Hopefully, we will see more shades in the future!
I’ll keep using this product. If I find that the foundation does give me any troubles later on or if the brand does give it a bigger shade range, I’ll update this post. Until then, this is all for today! Have you tried this foundation? Or any foundation with hyaluronic acid? Let me know in the comments below!
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