|Catrice Prime & Fine Smoothing Refiner|
|Essence My Base Skin Perfection|
The Essence face primer (click the picture to buy it online) comes in a tube with a pump which is very convenient and sanitary for me, however, I don't really have much control on how much it squirts the product out. This primer is slightly tinted with a peachy color but you can barely see it on the skin. Like Catrice's this makes the foundation and concealer glides very easily and easy to blend. As for the consistency, I don't have problems with it, it feels like a moisturizer and yes, it feels moisturizing when I put this on. In terms of holding my foundation, it holds quite long. Unfortunately, as much as I love this product, this doesn't make my face looks like a new canvas, I can still see redness. I know I can just easily build up the layer of my foundation to cover the redness, but foundation isn't the case, if I layer it, my face will look cakey.
After I lot of thinking, I manage to knockout one of them. And the winner is.....CATRICE! But this doesn't mean that I wouldn't be wearing the Essence's anymore, I still can wear it for a more natural look where I don't wear much products on my face. Catrice's almost beat every winning factors of Essence's in my opinion such as how it holds my foundation longer and kind of make my face less greasy after long hours. I just wish this product comes with a pump!
If I had to change one thing about these face primers, it would be adding a sun protection formula. It would be SO much better if they have SPF, don't you think? It would become like a 2 in 1 product, a primer and sunscreen.
So that's it!
Have you tried these products, if yes, do you agree with me? If not, which would you buy? Leave me a comment!
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