Beauty & Style
An essential makeup product that I can never leave the house without is concealer. With my dark under-eye circles, I have a tough time finding a perfect match that doesn’t appear fake or plastered on. Since concealers come in different textures and finishes, from heavy-duty stick concealers to creamy concealers, it’s difficult to find the ideal concealer for your required purpose.
My search for a good quality concealer led me to the Catrice Cosmetics All Around Concealer Palette. This palette comes with 5 different shades ranging from beiges, pink and green for different purposes. The green concealer works to cover up any redness while the pink is for brightening the under-eye area.
I’ve had my eye on this concealer palette for a while because of the concept of having a variety of different shades in one convenient packaging. I like to mix and match shades for different areas of my face. The 3 beige shades are perfect for mixing and matching to your skin tone. With my medium complexion skin, I prefer to use the lightest concealer as a pre-highlight on my upper cheekbones and down the center of my nose. This creates a more natural highlight since it’s without any shimmer.
The Catrice Cosmetics concealer palette itself has a nice creamy texture, perfect for concealing any imperfections or scars. The coverage is buildable and it blends into the skin easily. The way I use this palette is a bit different, I have to incorporate an orange tone concealer before using any of these shades. The reason being is that a salmon tone or orange tone covers up the dark shadows on my under eye area. This palette is lacking an orange tone concealer which would have benefited my makeup application process greatly.
I use this palette with a fluffy blending brush for application. I noticed that if I use this directly with my finger that is does cake up and doesn’t blend into the skin. You can choose to use an eyeshadow brush or even go over your concealer with your foundation. The rule of thumb for concealing is to apply concealer before foundation. Once you lay your foundation onto your skin, the concealer blends in giving you a flawless application.
I would not recommend this for women with aged skin, the creamy consistency will cause the concealer to crease on fine lines. For the price, I don’t recommend this for those who are looking for an under-eye concealer since the shades provided will only enhance the darkness making it look more ashy and grey.
You can find Catrice Cosmetics at any leading supermart such as Naheed’s and Scentsation or at Just4Girls.pk. Priced at 650rs.