Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Catrice Prime and Fine Highlighting Powder 010 Fairy Dust-Review, Photos

Company/Brand Claim: Highlighting powder for a luminous glow.

For Skin Type: All

Packaging: Sleek black hard plastic compact. Opens easily with a thumb press.

Product Consistency: - Sheer

Formulation: Pressed powder.

Texture and Feel: It has a smooth texture and doesn't cake.

Color: Nude pink with a hint of champagne shimmer

Fragrance: None

Application: I apply it with a powder brush above my blush for a soft highlight. It is build-able but cannot be blended .

Result: This shade I assume is for fair toned girls as it does not show luminous on my medium skin.The finish is smooth but sheer and it doesn't show unless applied heavily with a "dense" brush. I haven't used it with a sponge. If you're into sheer natural looking makeup, this is worth a purchase but if you want a real highlight and are looking for proper coverage then this product is disappointing in that regard.

Staying Power: 30 minutes to an hour. May stay longer if used over primer.

Times Tested:  4 times use
Cons: The lid does not have a mirror and a proper application brush/sponge/puff would have helped.

Anything Else: -

Made In: Poland

Catrice Prime and Fine Highlighting Powder comes in a 11 grams case with no other colors available. They had colors previously but they have been discontinued I guess, because I couldn't find them on the official site either.

Rating: 2.5/5

Take it:

You're looking for a sheer highlighter
You want a natural finish
You're into light/sheer makeup
You have fair skin
You find it affordable

Leave it:

You prefer more coverage
You're looking for a proper hihglight
It seems difficult to apply
It doesn't seem convenient.

Price: Rs. 840/- 
Available at: Available online at and Beauty Arena. Catrice also has a counter at Naheed's.

Conclusion: I expected it to work quite well, but it doesn't give me any reasons to like it. Waste of money. Recommended? No.

Catrice Prime and Fine Highlighting Powder 010 Fairy Dust
Catrice Prime and Fine Highlighting Powder 010 Fairy Dust
Catrice Prime and Fine Highlighting Powder 010 Fairy Dust
Catrice Prime and Fine Highlighting Powder 010 Fairy Dust

Kiran Imtiaz Author

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  1. Hmmm this highlighter seems a NO NO,...thanks for the review though

  2. Agree to your point it is not for medium skin toned.
    Nice review thankyou :)

  3. That does seem a bit too light for Pakistani complexions.Thanks for sharing:-)

  4. Looks nice but a bit pricy though..lovely review

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