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!

NARS Orgasm VS. Zuii Organic Melon

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One of the most known blushes is probably NARS’ Orgasm Blush. It’s a beautiful peachy pink blush that has a lot of shimmer in it. There are a lot of dupes to that shade but I want to show you an organic option for it: Zuii Organic’s blush in shade Melon.

So let’s compare them.

Color – they are very similar peachy/pink colors but Melon is a bit more pink than Orgasm. They both have nice pigment but Melon has definitely more of it than Orgasm. Melon is an intense color whereas Orgasm is more sheer. And I tried my best to make it intense in the swatch.

Shimmer – Orgasm certainly has more shimmer and glitter in it than Melon. The glitters are also bigger than in Melon. Melon has a lot of shimmer in it too but it’s very fine so it doesn’t look that glittery.

Texture – Melon is very smooth and easy to apply. Orgasm is more dry and it doesn’t go on as smoothly as Melon does. I don’t have dry skin but I have some dryness on my skin every now and then and I’ve had trouble applying Orgasm. I think you can see the color/shimmer/texture difference in the swatches quite well.

Packaging – The packaging is quite similar in both of these. Simple black. NARS has a satin almost suede feel to it though and that’s why it’s harder to keep it clean.  Zuii has a transparent lid and I like that I can see the blush  through. Both are beautiful.

Price – Both are about 30 euros so there’s no difference there.

I love them both but I have to say Melon blush is better in quality. I’m actually still wondering how Orgasm is so popular – am I the only one having trouble with the patchiness? The colour however is beautiful.

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NARS Orgasm blush on my right side and Zuii Organic’s Melon on my left side. Can’t really tell the difference on the face, can you?