Keeping our makeup in place is one of the most important things we think about when we plan on a makeup. Primers and Fixing sprays play a big role and I recently picked up a few products from Catrice and one of the things were fixing sprays. Today’s review is all about Catrice Cosmetics Prime and Fine Anti-Shine Fixing Spray. Read on to know more.
Price and Quantity:
$5 for 50ml
Matt Finish. The perfect counterpart to the Prime and Fine Anti-Shine Base: the Prime And Fine Anti-Shine Fixing Spray. While the base is an ideal preparation for shine-free looks, the mattifying spray has a refreshing effect, sets the make-up in place and extends its durability. The pores are visibly refined for a flawless complexion. Shake well before use!
Beauty Tip: Fixing Sprays are true multi-talents as they can be used as a primer before the application of make-up as well as afterwards to set it in place. The Prime and Fine Anti-Shine Fixing Spray is fast-drying, transparent and has a long-lasting mattifying effect. Ideal for long days at work, elaborate party nights and all other situations that require absolutely reliable make-up!
Aqua (Water), Propylene Glycol, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Pectin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum (Fragrance)
My Experience with Catrice Cosmetics Prime and Fine Anti-Shine Fixing Spray:
The product comes in a transparent sturdy bottle with a transparent cap. The pump is black in color. There is some product related information on the back side of the spray bottle. The transparent package helps to see the quantity of the product. The cap feels like a Reynolds pen cap and it doesn’t close with a click. But, it is tight enough to prevent opening of the bottle on its own. The bottle is very sturdy and there is no ways that a fall can break the bottle! The package is unsealed, but it is so compact and this makes the product travel-friendly.
The spray is transparent and is water-like. It is a bit cloudy and smells very nice. It is mild and floral and I love the fragrance. The product feels fresh and when applied, it instantly refreshes the skin. The product is a 2-in-1 spray. It can be used as a primer to prep the skin and also as a fixing spray. The application is similar to any other sprays.
The product dries very fast and gets absorbed into the skin instantly. Once it is dry, you can notice that the skin feels matte instantly. The product is extremely lightweight. The nozzle sprays the liquid effectively and with good force. However, it sprays as water so, make sure you keep it at a distance and use not more than 2-3 sprays.
It smoothens the surface and helps the foundation stick onto it. Even though it doesn’t leave any residue behind, I feel it gets a little sticky. But, this fades away pretty soon. The product when used alone as a primer, holds the makeup for around an hour longer than the life of the foundation. The product when used as a setting spray, instantly absorbs the oil on the skin. It keeps the skin shine-free for around 4-5 hours, and after which you need a reapplication. I absolutely like how instantly it mattifies the skin. However, it doesn’t work longer and the shine returns gradually. The product doesn’t cause patchy areas when reapplied, even if the foundation is not waterproof. Overall, I like it, but I don’t feel it is a mandatory buy, but it is inexpensive and worth a try.
Pros of Catrice Cosmetics Prime and Fine Anti-Shine Fixing Spray:
- Sturdy package.
- Works as a primer as well as a fixing spray.
- Pleasant fragrance.
- Gets absorbed faster.
- Holds foundation for around 1 hour longer.
- Keeps skin oil-free for around 4-5 hours.
- Instantly mattifies the skin.
- Holds makeup in place and doesn’t cause patches.
Cons of Catrice Cosmetics Prime and Fine Anti-Shine Fixing Spray:
- The shine does return gradually and you need a reapplication and not long-lasting as claimed.
IMBB Rating: 4/5
Would I Recommend or Repurchase Catrice Cosmetics Prime and Fine Anti-Shine Fixing Spray?
Yes! It is very convenient.
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