August 8, 2019

Catrice 1 Minute Face Perfector Review & Swatches

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5 stars out of 5

Catrice 1 Minute Face Perfector ($7.99) is a new magical mini miracle facial primer that launched for Summer 2019 and may it ever always be apart of the Catrice line of products because it’s amazing.

According to Catrice this new lightweight mousse primer perfects your skin in one minute. I beg to differ because it perfects and creates a flawless finish in a few seconds. This stuff is amazing!

Catrice 1 Minute Face Perfector arrives in a glass jar that’s $7.99 and holds 0.59 oz of product. It’s available in one shade and promises to mattify and make pores and skin imperfections invisible. It quite reminds of Essence Soft Touch Mousse Make-Up in texture. It’s a soft, whipped mousse that has a slippery silicone feel. I used to be a MASSIVE fan of Bourjois Paris Mineral Matte Foundation and this stuff reminds a lot of it!

The color is horrifying! When I got it I was actually concerned it would give my complexion a muddy appearance! It says it adapts to most skin tones and it actually did as soon as I applied it the shade seemed turn and ended up look more like a light medium beige. It applies pretty sheer but I could swear it evened out my complexion and brightened it up a bit. I started wearing it alone without any foundation on top of it for this reason!

I don’t have visible pores aside from smaller ones on my nose and I think the surface of my skin is fairly smooth already but this stuff just made me looked airbrushed after I applied. My skin looked like a baby’s behind! Immediately after applying it my entire complexion looked like someone applied a filtered to it. It just looked so much smoother and flawless. The results were pretty dramatic. I’m not a big fan of the slippery silicone texture but it applies and blends out well without pilling or catching on drier areas on my face. It does reduce some minor shine and oil I have as my skin tends to produce a little more oil in the Summer and it did a good job mattifying that. Once it set it didn’t make me feel oily or slipper! Some silicone primers do but this was lightweight, breathable, and didn’t make my skin feel slippery. Foundation applied beautifully on top of it and it did seem to extend the wear of my makeup.

As I mentioned, it’s also wonderful all by itself! I started wearing it on the weekends alone! Just a bit of this, some blush, curl my lashes and go! I look fresh faced and flawless with minimal effort.

All in all, this is a solid offering from Catrice (but hey, they rarely disappoint anyway right?) which I hope they’ll keep in the permanent line of products. I think it’s an undiscovered gem still but once people find out about it I’m sure it’ll blow up!

Get it! You won’t regret it!

Where to buy

Ulta

Catrice 1 Minute Face Perfector is a new whipped mousse facial primer that’s available in a single universal shade which is 0.59 oz and $7.99. I love this stuff and can’t rave it enough! The smooth, whipped texture applies easily on my drier skin and instantly makes me look airbrushed! It doesn’t pill and wears well under my foundation or on its own for a natural look. The shade is a muddier orange brown but it seems to adapt well to my skin tone and evens out and brightens my complexion while providing a solid base for my foundation to adhere to and it does seem to act to extend the wear of it as well while curbing oil and shine. It’s like a little mini miracle in a jar! This stuff makes you look flawless in a few seconds.

Pros

  • Cheap!
  • Nice texture that applies easily.
  • Creates and instant airbrushed look so skin appears smoother and more flawless!

Cons

  • Weird shade but it the “color adaption” they promise works for me!

Who

Catrice 1 Minute Face Perfector is an ideal pick for anyone with less than smooth skin or pores that need blurring! But even if that’s not a problem for you it’s still worth a pick up as it’s like an Instagram filter in a jar!

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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Comments

  • Laurie

    How do you suppose it’ll work on skin tones lighter than yours? Way lighter than yours?

    • Isabella Muse

      Hm! good question! I feel like it’ll work! It’s not really all that pigmented! It’s worth a shot! Worst case scenario you can return it!

  • Stephanie

    I love your review I will try for sure ..but you made the comment that they should keep this product in their line for a very long time..but I was using the Made To Stay highlighter eye pen they have now discontinued and they should not stop making that either . It totally sucks when I find a great product that I can afford everyone loves and they stop making it …WHY!!!??

    • Isabella Muse

      ugh I hate when that happens 🙁 It’s such a pain to find an HG only to have it disappear!

    • kjh

      Omg, the matte e/s singles were wonderful, far better than their palettes. Comparable to most HE. Gone, at least on Ulta. U had about 20 mascaras from Catrice, no $#!+, now ? ~4. They had decent colored liners, too. Hate that.

  • Becky Neemann

    Thanks for this review! I am at the bottom of my big 2oz Hourglass Mineral Veil primer and I’m just choking at the thought of spending the $75 again. There HAS to be something that works in a similar way but doesn’t break the bank. I’m gonna hope that this is that thing! 😉

    • Isabella Muse

      I hope it works out for you Becky let me know whatcha think! for eight bucks doesn’t hurt to try 😀

  • Wendy

    I totally agree with this review — I love this stuff. I am truly in awe of Catrice products. But yeah, I wore this work without makeup over it a couple times this week and I really liked how it looked.

    • Isabella Muse

      I’m wearing it today as my foundation ;-D with a little blush and it looks amazing! Good stuff!

  • mkdallas

    How did you apply it, Isabella? Brush, fingers, all over or just on the potentially greasy spots like chin and nose? Thanks for your reply!

    • Isabella Muse

      scooped a bit out with a spatula, applied to the back of my hand, dabbed a finger in and apply down the sides of my nose and blended outward using my two pointer fingers. I also dabbed a tiny bit on my nose and patted in ;-D done! I imagine you can do spots if you like or all over face! Whatever your skin needs!

  • Jen

    Really! How does this compare to the L’Oreal miracle Blur? I know you didn’t like the silicones in that but in terms of airbrush smooth, is this competitive? Or competitive to Benefit Poreless?

    • Isabella Muse

      I think it has a better finish! The finish is just as great but I do think that L’Oreal is much thicker in texture this is much softer and easy to apply and blend! It beats Benefit Poreless imho! Benefit Poreless is a typical silicone primer but the texture of this is much nicer! Fluffier and blurs better!

  • Katie Reynolds

    I received this yesterday, tried it this morning. So far, so good. Will see if it extends my foundation’s wear time. I am very fair and it did not adversely affect the color. I like it and the price is right!