- Blends out easily with a brush
- Long wearing (8-10 hours)
- Not as high coverage as expected
- Can look heavy depending on what products are layered
- Limited shade range (15; shades pull yellow)
While not as full coverage in one swipe, this Catrice concealer does layer well on top of itself. Though, be careful what you layer it with because it can look heavy with certain products.
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Catrice True Skin High Cover Concealer is a Byrdie favorite for covering dark circles.
An 18 hour hydrating concealer? I like the sound of that! This is just one of the claims of True Skin Concealer from Catrice. Full coverage concealers can sometimes be drying, so I’m definitely intrigued by this claim. My hope is that I get a long lasting wear that isn’t drying. Well, I’m here to tell you it does have a long wear, but, depending on what products you later with it, it can look dry and heavy (opposite of the hydrating claims). Let’s discuss.
Promises vs. Performance: This Catrice concealer promises long wearing, hydrating coverage.
True Skin Full Cover Concealer claims a lightweight texture with a high coverage, natural finish. It will cover dark circles, blemishes, and redness. Promising up to 18 hours of hydrating coverage, this waterproof formula claims no settling. The formula contains hyaluronic acid to aid in the 18 hours of moisture. Catrice does say True Skin Concealer is best suited for normal to dry skin types.
This concealer has a creamy texture that blended in pretty easily with a brush. I wasn’t met with the coverage I was expecting since this Catrice concealer promised a high coverage. Not expecting much, I did try it with a sponge as well, but that soaked up a bit too much product. Though, I was able to add a second layer to get a bit more coverage, which was nice.
I don’t think True Skin Concealer has the 18 hours of hydration and coverage Catrice promised, but it is long wearing. I found it does look a bit heavy and dry, which could have been because of the powder I used on top. I’m not sure, but I would caution with what products you layer over top, and prep your under eyes with an eye cream. Check out this article for a list of concealers from the drugstore that stay true to their claims.
Quick Rating Rundown
Price: $5 – $16
How It Compares: Is this Catrice concealer the best at the drugstore?
I would say True Skin Concealer provides a solid light to medium coverage rather than the high coverage promised. Because of this, I recommend a brush application rather than a sponge for this concealer. Using a sponge would soak up too much product and take away more coverage. The shade range isn’t the best, as the shades pull more yellow instead of true to their descriptions. I can’t say I was super impressed with this concealer, but there is one I can recommend instead.
A classic, iconic wand is the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind (rated ****4.1). With its clicky dispenser and sponge applicator, it’s provides coverage to conceal dark circles and brightens under eyes. It has a long lasting wear that is free of creasing and settling. I will say, the packaging and applicator can be a bit messy, but I’m willing to overlook that for the performance of this concealer.
Milabu Beauty Method: How to layer True Skin Concealer.
Even though this concealer claims 18 hours of hydrating, I find it can still accentuate and look dry, especially under the eyes. I recommend prepping skin before makeup with an eye cream. One my holy grails, and a fan favorite, is the Origins Ginzing Vitamin C Eye Cream ($34).
- To apply, swipe a bit of concealer under the eyes and on any blemishes.
- I recommend using a brush or your fingers to blend this concealer out. A sponge is too porous for the texture and will soak up too much product. Real Techniques makes some great brushes, including their Deluxe Crease Brush ($8.99), which works really well for concealer.
- Set with a lightweight powder. A loose powder, like Coty Airspun ($5.79) works best with this concealer.
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