Catrice Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer – NARS RCC dupe

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catrice concealers review

I didn’t think I would be able to live without my beloved NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, but it just so happened, that one day I ran out of it. And I didn’t buy a new one. Instead, I tried to find an affordable version of it and was pretty determined to try new products, just for the sake of trying new products. Being a beauty blogger and all.

And you know what? I think I have found a pretty good dupe for NARS’ Radiant Creamy Concealer. And that is: Catrice Cosmetics’ Liquid Camouflage High Coverage concealer.

Besides being a good dupe for NARS RCC, this concealer is great, affordable and cruelty-free. Ever since reading Amy’s blog and about her going cruelty-free, I’ve been like, I need to work on that.

Catrice Cosmetics Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer review

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The concealer comes in a simple, yet beautiful packaging with a soft applicator. The consistency of the concealer is liquid yet quite thick and it’s easy to apply and blend onto the skin. It does dry pretty quickly though, so you don’t have a ton of time to work with it. But to be honest: who has additional time anyway? You just apply the concealer, blend it to it’s place and that’s it. One minute, two tops. Done.

It says that it lasts 12 hours and it waterproof, but I haven’t taken a swim in it. I have, however, exercised and sweated through my makeup and it has lasted well throughout my day. It’s one of those silent friends – it just is there and it takes care of you and it doesn’t let you down. But you don’t necessarily notice it either. Luckily I’m doing this review so I can really dig deep into this friendship and thank it for being there for me.

When I compare this to NARS RCC – it is not as creamy and soft-feeling as that is. If you have dry under eyes, this isn’t necessarily your product. When it comes to pigmentation and coverage – Catrice concealer comes close. If you want coverage from a drugstore concealer, this one is a good choice. You can also make thinner layers and build it up. I would say the longevity is about the same with these two and altogether it makes a pretty good dupe for NARS RCC. I would still say that NARS one is the best concealer I’ve tried, but then again, this is five times more affordable than that and taking that into consideration, this concealer is pretty awesome.

I usually use two colors to hide my dark under eyes: a peachy color to color-correct the blue hues – and then a lighter color to brighten it up. Here I used 015 Honey and 110 Porcelain. I also use the concealer to hide any blemishes, and for that, I go for the honey color as well.

Catrice concelears before & after – Hiding dark under eye circles

catrice concealers before after

I applied quite thin layers, to make my under eye area match with the rest of my face (where I’ve used pretty sheer foundation).

For more in-depth tutorial about hiding dark circles, check out my post: How to conceal dark circles under eyes – Concealer tips

affordable concealer

Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer* 5,99$, Ulta

Have you tried this product? Or do you know of an even better one? Let me know in the comments!

Makeup basics: Concealers

Makeup basics

This post is a part of my ‘Makeup Basics’ series. In these posts I go over the basic makeup steps for beginners. I’m gonna teach you how to choose the right products and how to use them. You will learn some essential things of makeup and get some tips.

Concealers are important when it comes to makeup. We all get pimples sometimes – some more than others – but if you do get one, it is nice to be able to hide it. It may also be a birthmark, redness or some other thing you want to conceal. Dark circles are also a very common problem. My point is: no one has a flawless face.

Concealers are thicker and they have better coverage than foundations, which means that they have more pigment in them. Of course there are exceptions though and some foundations are so full-coverage, that you don’t need a concealer with them.

It is still recommended to use a concealer – especially if you want a natural finish. Concealer is only used on some parts of the skin so you can use a lighter foundation elsewhere. You get a more natural finish that way, than using a full-coverage foundation all over the face.

how to use concealer

Concealers come in many forms. Here are some concealer recommendations.

Joe Blasco Red Neutralizer
This is a greenish concealer for neutralizing/covering redness. I use this on pimples and on my nose, which is quite red. However, if you have redness all over your face I would recommend a green primer instead, because this is quite thick to be used all over the face.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla
One of the best concealers I’ve tried. It’s super pigmented, creamy and it blends easily on the skin. Hides dark circles like magic.

Catrice Cosmetics Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer
A dupe for NARS RCC. Read my review on it.

Zuii Organic Concealer Pen in Fair
This is a pen, which makes it quite handy. It’s quite thick and needs to be blended with fingers. I use this to hide pimples, highlight or to fix my makeup. This is perfect for highlighting brows or perfecting lip lines. It’s also organic.

L.A. Girl Pro Conceal 
A very affordable, but good concealer. The consistency is quite lightweight.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Another affordable option. The consistency in this is quite lightweight and it works for dryer skin too.

How to Cover Dark under eye circles

Concealer for eys: check out this post to see step by step instructions on hiding dark circles.