Let’s do a bit of a throwback shall we? If you are in Europe and you have been in the beauty game long enough, you may remember this one: the Catrice All Round Concealer Palette. This concealer product from Catrice is one that has been around for years and it used to be much hyped up in the beauty sphere as it gave you both concealing, as well as color correcting shades, at an affordable price point. I decided to repurchase it after years of not owning it and just for fun, I thought we could do a review as well.
Review: Catrice All Round Concealer Palette
The Catrice All Round Concealer Palette was hot back in the day. I think we are talking 8 – 9 years ago that this product was truly making the rounds. It’s still part of Catrice’s line till this day and it retails for a mere €3.50. I mean how cheap is that? And for that price you get 5 shades of different concealers and correctors. It doesn’t come with a whole lot of product: about 1.2 grams for each pan, but at this price point: who really cares?
What does the All Round Concealer Palette have to offer?
The Catrice All Round Concealer Palette is a cream concealer palette that includes 5 shades of concealer and corrector. The green corrector is there to cover redness. The peach concealer is meant to cover darkness and the three shades of beige/ brown can be used to conceal imperfections. Now not all of these shades work well on my skin tone and sadly this palette is only available in one shade. I have since found out that they do also do a corrector palette that has some other shades in, but again, it only seems to be available in one shade. That means that while most of these shades are too dark for me to do any sort of correcting, for many other people this will be too light.
How do these concealers swatch?
These are cream concealers, which mean they are a little bit heavier than a liquid concealer. This type of formula has come a long way since this palette first launched, but these creams still feel like that good old fashioned cream concealer that is a tad sticky to the touch and that really needs a bit of finger action to warm up enough to blend into the skin. If you have any lines or texture these creams can be a little bit dangerous therefore. They can accentuate any sort of texture, pull into lines and just look a bit cakey overall. That’s why I was curious if nearly 10 years down the line these would look any differently on me than I would expect.
How does this concealer apply?
This concealer is just not perfect for my undereyes. It never was and it still isn’t. The texture is too thick for it to look nice and the lightest shade is actually too pink for it to really cover anything. The next shade I can use is the deeper beige shade: that works quite well for me on the rest of my face: my nose, my cheeks, chin and forehead. The shade match is okay and since I don’t have too many lines or dryness going on, it looks best there. The green and the peach shades are both too dark for it to work on. The green should cancel redness and I have plenty of that going on. However, the green is too green to work again my fair skin with a cool to neutral undertone. I find that on me, lavender or pinky peach tones usually work better on me in terms of correcting.
How can I make the most of this palette?
However, there is one shade that I can still use. The middle shade is much too deep for me to do any sort of concealer. Instead, it makes for a great cream contour! I remember lots of lighter skin toned people back in the day using this palette specifically for that reason and that’s what I ended up doing as well. I think that on my complextion, the deepest concealer shade is indeed a great cream contour. It blends in easily and it works well against my skin tone. It’s perhaps a touch too warm toned for it to really be a contour on me, but in general it works well and at this price point being able to use 3 out of 5 shades is generally a good enough deal for me.
My final thoughts
The Catrice All Round Concealer Palette is one that was a pleasant surprise. After all these years, this product is still around and for the price point it is definitely a good product. It doesn’t totally suit my skin type and skin tone, but if you have olier skin and if your skin tone is more light to medium, I think this may be a stellar little palette that really doesn’t break the bank. Additionally, I find it refreshing to see Catrice do some products that are still around and have been for a long time. So many brands, Catrice included, discontinue products left and right all the time and it is just nice to see a product have some longevity.
Would I recommend the Catrice All Round Concealer Palette?
This is a case of: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s exactly what Catrice have done and if this shade and texture works with your skin you really won’t be disappointed. Yes, you don’t get a lot of product but you do get a bunch of shades and you only need a little bit to make it work. For the price you pay, you get a good drugstore, affordable product that at other brands will set you back about 10x the price for a single shade. I can see this being perfect for the casual makeup wearer or if you are traveling for work and you need a quick and easy product that is portable and will fit into any makeup bag, you cannot go wrong with this one.