Shall we review another Catrice product for a minute? The Ultimate Camouflage concealer is one that I featured in my most recent declutter as a product I wanted to get rid of. But then I still wanted to use it in my most recent full face of dupes video and I realized I actually like this a whole lot more than I remembered. See, me and potted concealers, we don’t always get along. There are only a few I like and this happens to be one of them! So let’s have a closer look.
Review: Catrice Ultimate Camouflage concealer 010 N Ivory
We all know the drill: it’s Catrice, it’s drugstore, it’s affordable. €2.99 affordable. This is therefore a great price point for a concealer that works well. Unfortunately, this being a Catrice product, there are only 6 shades available. The one I have is the lightest one. It comes with 3 grams product, which isn’t a whole lot but with concealers such as this, you don’t need that much product. A little pot like this can therefore last you a long time.
What does this product have to offer?
Now if memory serves me right, this is the replacement for the OG Catrice’s Camouflage Cream concealer. That was a concealer that was around for years but now that they brought this out, it seems to have disappeared. The texture feels the same, the shade is similar to what I remember the old one being like and so is the coverage. So what is this? This is a medium coverage cream concealer that looks quite beautiful on the skin.
What does this concealer do?
With concealers like this I only use a little bit. This type of concealer can just easily look like too much too quickly. It can pull into fine lines, accentuate texture and just not blend that prettily. So when I use this, I like to only use a little bit, use it mostly for spot concealing or on the darkest part of my under eye. Another tip I like to use with a potted concealer is to use my fingers instead of a brush or a sponge. I just feel these products need the oils and warmth of my fingers to help blend the product.
How does this concealer swatch?
In a finger swatch you can see how rich and creamy this product is. For my dry skin it can easily be too much but if I only use a little bit and really tap it and work it into the skin, it can look very pretty still. It therefore can be a very versatile product. One that a lot of people might enjoy depending on the kind of coverage you like and your skin type. I would most recommend this for normal skin though: if you’re too oily this won’t stay put and if you are too dry it might not work with the texture of your skin.
What does this look like applied to the skin?
My preferred spot for application of any concealer is my undereye so that’s how I tested this out for you. At the top you can see the before with my dark circles and redness. On the bottom you can see the applied concealer. Is this a full coverage concealer? No. but I like that more medium coverage. It makes for a much more natural look. In its texture it reminds me a lot of the NARS Soft Matte creamy concealer, but then with less coverage.
My final thoughts
The Catrice Ultimate Camouflage concealer may not be my all time favorite concealer, but it certainly is a good one. For my skin type I prefer something dewier and more natural and lightweight. It just works better for me. But for days where my bags are a little darker than usual or if I just want something quick and easy to use, this can be a good one. With it being so affordable I decided it could hang around for another round.
Would I recommend the Catrice Ultimate Camouflage concealer?
Yes! If you want an affordable concealer that gives you a bit more coverage but still looks good with a n atural look, this is a good one. It can be great for spot concealing too if that is what you are looking for. For me, I like this more for occasional use, but I think could make for a great everyday concealer as well.