I am not going to lie: I am not a massive fan of colour correctors. They just seem like an extra step that doesn’t do anything a regular concealer can’t do either. However, I have been big on using my Bobbi Brown corrector, but that is of course quite expensive. Since that is running low, I want to see if I can find a more affordable alternative. Then I saw that Catrice do some too and so I decided to try two of their colour correctors.
Catrice Re-Touch concealer
Anti-Red 030 Green
Brightening 010 Lavender
These retail for only €4.59 each. That is really good compared to the Bobbi Brown which retails for €30. These cost 1/6 of the price. They don’t come with a ton of product though, these pen type products never do it seems. However, I would only use this on certain spots on my face, which would mean it could last quite a long time.
While these click up pens never come with too much product, I do really like them for applying concealers. The Bobbi Brown comes in a pot which means you have to dig in with your finger to get the product out. Of course you don’t have to, but I find that the oils of my finger help to apply that. These you can just brush on, blend out with a brush and you’re good to go.
The Product & The Swatch
I bought two of these to try out. I had never tried a green corrector yet, but I haven’t heard great things about them. They have a tendency to leave a green hue underneath foundation rather than really covering up redness, but I was curious enough to try. The lavender shade was what truly had me excited. As you can see it seems to be truly brightening and I had hoped it would work well on my under eye area.
What I noticed mostly as I swatched these was that they have quite a bit of coverage to them. I have tried a re-touch concealer before in a skin tone and that was very close to a dupe for the YSL Touche Éclat, which was quite sheer. The green is a little less intense than the lavender, but both clearly have coverage and colour to them. Let’s see how these work on the face!
Catrice Re-Touch Anti-Red Green concealer
I applied the green corrector to the redness on my nose and cheeks. I tend to have redness in the center of my face and then my skin blends away into Snowwhite fair skin towards the edges. The concealer definitely covers the redness, but I also end up looking like the Hulk after blending this out. It blends out easily enough and stays put, but I am worried you can see this under makeup.
Catrice Re-Touch Brightening Lavender concealer
The second corrector I applied on my under eye area. I have deep eye sockets, giving me a pertinent dark circle. My inner corner is a purple/ blue shade naturally and I had hoped this would brighten that up and cover it. As you can see it does and brightens up the area too. However, it does seem to emphasize dryness, but since I would still apply an actual concealer over this, I wasn’t too worried.
After applying all of my makeup, the lavender corrector has seamlessly blended into my skin. My under eye area looks brightened and concealer applied nicely over it. The area doesn’t look overly dry and it stayed looking nice all day. I find that with a corrector, my concealer has a tendency to crease less and this did that for me too.
The green corrector sadly isn’t one I will be reaching for quickly. As you can see around my nose area, there is a clear green hue to the area where I applied the corrector. It is subtle and probably not noticeable from a distance, but this made me feel self-conscious. On my cheek it is less noticeable as I applied bronzer and blush on top, but on that crease area next to my nose, you can see the green despite applying a concealer over it.
The Catrice Re-Touch concealer is a bit hit and miss for me. The lavender corrector worked really well on me. It is the first time I have found a corrector that is light enough to work as a brightener on my skin tone. The green corrector was a complete fail. If you want to dress up like Kermit the Frog for Halloween it is great, but it doesn’t work as an everyday anti-redness corrector.
Have you used a corrector before?