My skin is oily. And when I say oily, I mean it's so oily my fringe gets greasy from being in contact with it within an hour. So I've been looking for a really good foundation that would keep my face matte all day, which is also why I stocked up on them during the recent Essence/Catrice event in Ljubljana. I randomly decided to try out a full face of makeup with the Velvet Finish products, since I have all of them, and I just fell in love with the result!
Let's start with the foundation, shall we? Catrice Velvet Finish Foundation with Hyaluron is a strange one. It has SPF 30 and claims to be longlasting. First of all, this is probably the best finish I've ever had with a foundation, I just love it! It really makes my skin look soft but very matte at the same time, which I love, and it stays that way literally all day which is just amazing. Unfortunately, it's a bit uncomfortable to wear. You can definitely feel it on the face and it's a little drying ... But honestly, I can get past that because it's the only foundation that actually mattifies my skin. On another note, this oxidises a lot, I should've taken a photo a few minutes after swatching because the foundation turned orange! However, I don't notice that on the face - maybe at first, but it goes away pretty fast. For a price of around 6€, I think it's a great foundation.
Next we have the Catrice Velvet Finish Concealer with Hyaluron, which is lovely. Again, a little drying, and best for blemishes and imperfections (I don't like it too much for my undereye circles as it does dry out the skin, but works well despite that). I really like the creaminess and the finish, which is the same as the foundation. The applicator is a doe foot, which is good as well. Price is around 3-4€ I think.
And finally, we have the Catrice Velvet Finish Powder with Hyaluron. I'm sure this is a great product, but honestly, you don't even need it. The foundation and concealer look great by themselves, but this is very similar - lovely finish! It's very finely milled and feels light. I might try using it by itself. I'm guessing the price is around 3€.
These products together will give you a matte base that will not budge the entire day - perfect for those long days at work. I've been wearing them every day and I love all three!
What is your favourite foundation?