One of the most weird, but possibly innovative new products by Catrice in their Spring/ Summer 2019 line may very well be this one. This is one of those products that if it works well makes you think: why didn’t anything think of this before? However, it could also be a huge gimmick. Let’s test whether the new Catrice Under Eye Primer delivers on its claims.
Catrice Liquid Camouflage Under Eye Primer
For just €3.59 this definitely is worth the try. If it works, it is an affordable product that could help with a very common problem: lines in the under eye area. So Catrice definitely released a product that taps into a need that many people have. At least I do. What this product promises to do is form a great base for applying concealer to the under eye. It should hydrate, it should reduce the look of fine lines and help with concealer application. This being a primer, I of course hope this will also make my concealer last longer. Because why else would you insert an extra step into your makeup routine if it doesn’t help with the longevity of your makeup?
This product is part of the Liquid Camouflage line: same as the concealer. Therefore the primer is housed in the same kind of packaging. At first I thought: is this a clear brow gel? Is it a clear lip gloss? No, it is an under eye primer. The packaging is simple and quite functional. I’d have preferred it if the doe foot applicator had been a bit bigger: I find I fumble with the application and it takes a few dips to cover my entire under eye area.
As you can see this is a clear product that is quite thick. It is definitely a silicone based product and to me it doesn’t feel hydrating one bit. What I ended up doing with this is apply it with the applicator and then tap it in with my fingers. I put a picture next to the swatch of the product blended into the skin and as you can see, there is a bit of minimizing lines, but the effect is very subtle and barely noticeable.
So what does the Catrice Under Eye Primer look like on the under eye? I am not sure about you but if you can tell a difference between the before at the top and the after at the bottom, you definitely have better vision than I do. I do not see much of a difference. The lines under my eyes have not been filled in all that much. The under eye possibly looks a little bit more even, but that’s about it.
The Wear Time
The true test of any primer? To see how it wears after a few hours. At the top is my under eye area right after my makeup was applied. May I add that in this picture I am wearing the primer on the left eye and not on my right eye. I thought that a true test would be if I would apply the primer to only one side. If it works, then I would see a difference between the two sides surely?
I think that for the initial application at the top, the left eye looks a little smoother and less dry. After 6+ hours of wear time at the bottom, this difference has absolutely been obliterated. Whatever smoothness there was, I saw absolutely no difference between the different sides throughout the day. My under eye still crease and looks dry after a few hours of wear.
I really wanted to like the Catrice Under Eye Primer. Sadly, I don’t think this product is worth the extra effort. The effect is extremely minimal and barely discernible in real life. Only when I put this blog post together and really zoomed into my under eye area could I see a bit of a difference, but in real life, the difference was invisible. For me this product does too little, but maybe my lines just aren’t fine enough for this product to get the job done. Perhaps if you have fewer lines, this may work for you, but for me, this is not worth the hassle.
11 responses to “Catrice Under Eye Primer”
Verry pretty look 👌🏼
Great review from this good product.
Looking at the photos, it almost looks like to me that it looks worse in all honesty. I’m with you in thinking that it really isn’t worth the effort. I’d be interested to see what American beauty bloggers/Youtubers would think of the product if it ever comes to the states.
It will be a while before it makes its way over when it does. Usually the US doesn’t get these products until 6 – 12 months after we get them.
Good to know 😊
I’ve tried this product as well and I came to the same conclusion. Also I feel like it looks more worse when I use it so definately not worth the hassle.
Ok so I have never tried the Catrice under eye primer, but I have definitely tried others. I have dark circles and lines so I am very serious about under eye concealers. I have found that many of these are all the same. They don’t do much, at least not on their own. For me, I always end up piling on the concealer no matter what, and I still have some fine lines. The best product that I found (this is not to say it’s great) is Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel. I use this as a primer. Then I put my concealer on. If nothing else, it seems to keep the concealer from drying out my under eyes!
I’d rather go with a good eye cream. That still works best for me.
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