Liquid Camouflage: Catrice High Coverage Concealer

Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer

As someone with an incredible ability to develop dark under eye circles, I adore a good concealer. My current holy grail is the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, but when I noticed a budget dupe by Catrice I just had to try it.

The Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer is priced at a mere €3.60 here (roughly $3.90/ £2.50 according to the current rates, but prices vary depending on your location). The packaging is basic but effective: you can’t really go wrong with a sturdy plastic tube and sponge applicator.

Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer

There are some pretty outrageous claims on the packaging: according to Catrice this is waterproof, ultra-longlasting, and even covers tattoos! Where to start? I am not sure I want my concealer to be waterproof, but obviously longlasting is always nice. It does stay put for quite some time, but has a tendency to migrate into the fine lines beneath my eyes. Not the greatest look and an instant way to look years older than you are.

I would describe this as medium and not high coverage. It hides my dark circles quite well (although not as well as Nars), but the tattoo hiding claim is pushing things a bit far. I don’t have any tattoo’s so I couldn’t try that, instead I attempted to hide a dark mole on my hand with this concealer. No luck, so that claim doesn’t hold either.

Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer Vanillia

Besides these issues, there is the obvious budget brand problem of limited color selection. This comes in only two colors: 010 porcelain which will work for fair skins and 020 light beige for light skin tones. I ended up with the latter, which is more my summer skin tone and you can see it swatches below next to Nars Vanilla for a sense of the color. This happens to be my color range, but I can see a large number of girls being unable to use this product even if they wanted too…which I wouldn’t recommend.

I was not impressed at all by this budget concealer. I understand my standards are quite high and the comparison with my HG Nars product is perhaps a bit unfair, but concealer is one of the most important products for achieving a good look. I would recommend splurging on concealer and saving money elsewhere to get a flawless base.

Als er een ding is waar ik helaas erg goed in ben, dan is het een mooie donkere kring onder mijn ogen creeren. Ik ben daarom dol op goede concealer en mijn huidige topper is de Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. Toen ik deze budget dupe van Catrice tegenkwam moest ik die dan ook proberen.

Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer

De Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer kost slechts €3,60 en is dus zeker betaalbaar. De verpakking is simpel maar effectief: er is niks mis met een stevige plastic huls en applicator.

Er staan een aantal heftige claims op de verpakking: volgens Catrice is deze concealer waterproof, ultra-longlasting en bedekt het zelfs tattoos! Waar zal ik eens beginnen? Ik weet niet zeker of mijn concealer perse waterproof hoeft te zijn, maar lang netjes blijen zitten is zeker een pro. Helaas heeft deze de neiging om in de fijne lijntjes onder mijn ogen te trekken: niet de meest geweldige look en echt een manier om er meteen jaren ouder uit te zien dan je bent.

Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer

Ik zou het ook meer beschrijven als medium dekking in plaats van hoog. Mijn donkere kringen bedekt het best aardig (niet zo goed als Nars, maar zeker prima), maar de claim dat het een tattoo zou bedekken gaat wel erg ver. Ik heb zelf geen tattoo’s en kon dat dus niet testen, dus in plaats daarvan probeerde ik een donkere moedervlek op mijn hand te verbergen. Echt niet, dus dat hele tattoo verhaal klinkt erg twijfelachtig.

Naast deze nadelen is er ook nog het bekende goedkope merken probleem van de beperkte kleurkeuze. Deze concealer komt maar in twee kleurtjes: 010 Porcelain voor hele lichte huidjes en 020 Light Beige voor de lichte teint. Ik koos de laatste, meer mijn zomer kleur en ik heb hem naast de Nars Vanilia geswatcht zodat je het verschil kunt zien. Op zich is dit wel mijn kleurenpalet, maar heel veel meiden zullen dit product niet kunnen gebruiken…niet dat ik dat echt aanraadt.

Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer Vanillia

Ik was dus echt niet onder de indruk van deze budget concealer. Ik snap dat ik best veel verwacht van een concealer en de vergelijking met de duurdere Nars versie is misschien ook niet helemaal eerlijk, maar voor mij is concealer een van de belangrijkste producten voor een mooie look. Ik zou dan ook altijd aanraden om meer uit te geven aan een concealer en ergens anders op te besparen.


29 thoughts on “Liquid Camouflage: Catrice High Coverage Concealer

  1. Talking About Beauty November 29, 2015 / 4:09 pm

    It’s super tricky to find a better under eye concealer than Nars right? Only one that’s on par (that i have come across so far) is Mac’s pro longwear. It’s still pricey but less than Nars

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  2. annie's beauty... November 19, 2015 / 1:10 pm

    I’m not being Uncle Scrooge when it comes to products that give me a flawless look either, be it concealer, setting/finishing powder, or base products… I’s rather spend less on a lipsticks – which I do have in 1346765889 + 1 shades anyway, than to get cheap on my concealer…
    My current HG is the Creamy Concealer as well, but I’ll be trying soon the new CT one… And definitely WANT the UD Naked one… Someday! 😅😅😅xx, Annie | Annie’s Beauty

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    • Anne November 19, 2015 / 7:33 pm

      I am just such a base snob: I try and occasionally like budget products, but mainly high end.
      I just bought the UD Naked Concealer today!! Cannot wait to try it, but I also need you to update me on the CT one!

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      • annie's beauty... November 21, 2015 / 8:45 pm

        Did anyone said “snob”!?🙋🏻🙋🏻🙋🏻😅😅😅
        Yeah! I totally get you lovely! 😉 Haha!

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      • annie's beauty... November 21, 2015 / 8:48 pm

        Oh! My CT concealer hasn’t left London yet! I wanted to order it inline but my friend offered to get it for me! So I guess it will be here around Christmas when she comes home as well!
        Sorry, but you’ll have to wait a bit more for that lovely!

        Can’t wait to see your thoughts on the UD one… Maybe I’ll ask my friend to pick that one for me as well! 😊xx

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        • Anne November 23, 2015 / 12:48 pm

          Smart! I love CT but the delivery prices are a bit high. Should be an exciting christmas present 🙂
          xx Anne

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          • annie's beauty... November 24, 2015 / 10:40 am

            Really?! How much they charge you for a normal order?

            Yeees! I can’t wait it to be here though! And the Magic Foundation as well… Fingers crossed they’ll both be as amazing as I heard the would! 😁😁😁

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          • Anne November 25, 2015 / 12:50 pm

            I think it is 15 GBP. Not horrible, but still a little silly since most brands ship for free. Means I tend to save up my wishlist and purchase maybe twice a year in stead of giving in to lipstick cravings 😉

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          • annie's beauty... November 25, 2015 / 5:10 pm

            On their website!? They make you pay this much for shipping?! I only pay 10 euros… 😳

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          • Anne November 26, 2015 / 9:51 am

            Well it was last time…see why I thought it was crazy: it was half a lipstick!
            Maybe they have changed it (that would be better) will be sure to check.


          • Anne November 26, 2015 / 9:52 am

            Oh they have changed it to 10 euro now :D:D:D This is bad.


    • Anne November 18, 2015 / 12:42 pm

      Nope! I do want to try the Urban Decay one, heard that is actually lovely.
      xx Anne

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      • Amelia Vesper November 18, 2015 / 10:06 pm

        Good to know!

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  3. CyndelBee November 18, 2015 / 2:42 am

    I hate products that claim to be water proof, sometimes even long wear – I feel like they can be so hard to wash off! It is so hard to switch products once you have a holy grail to compare to. I have become a foundation snob ;P

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    • Anne November 18, 2015 / 12:43 pm

      What I hate even more are products with all of these nonsense claims that than fail to live up to it. No-one needs a waterproof concealer, but if you promise me that on the packaging I will expect it 😉
      Same here, total foundation snob 😀


  4. Nicolish November 17, 2015 / 8:15 pm

    Jammer dat ‘ie je niet bevalt. Ik vind ‘m persoonlijk erg fijn!

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    • Anne November 18, 2015 / 12:45 pm

      Ik had hem graag fijn gevonden, maar helaas.


  5. stashmatters November 17, 2015 / 5:21 pm

    Too bad you didn’t find a HG from the drugstore – that would have been great! But I agree with you, finding a good concealer is SO important and I am willing to pay more.

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    • Anne November 18, 2015 / 12:48 pm

      Exactly, I guess that is why I keep trying drugstore versions 😉

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  6. Sanae November 17, 2015 / 4:24 pm

    Ik heb deze ook een keer uitgeprobeerd, was ook niet echt enthousiast.

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    • Anne November 18, 2015 / 12:48 pm

      Nee he, gewoon net niet!


  7. iamserenel November 17, 2015 / 1:32 pm

    when a concealer makes wrinkles appear on my face, it’s time to say BYYE :D! I’m always so confused by the colour availability for the Catrice makeup range!!!

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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    • Anne November 18, 2015 / 12:49 pm

      Yes, they really have limited color ranges although some of their stuff is weirdly orange as well…

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      • iamserenel November 18, 2015 / 1:13 pm

        Haha! No way :p I heard about their upcoming Lamination collection! that does look good! 🙂 xoxo


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