|Catrice Infinite Matt foundation|
So what about the colours Available?
010 Light Beige
020 Honey Beige
030 Apricot Beige
040 Bronze Beige (no longer available - yep, you've got it in one, that's probably why it was reduced)
Again, similar to the Matt Mousse, these foundations seem to be neither particularly yellow- or pink- based, so the neutral enough undertones should suit quite a lot of people.
The silky make-up with an oil-free formula absorbs unwanted shine and provides a smooth, naturally matt-looking complexion – for up to 18 hours [...] it won’t leave your skin feeling dry and its light-reflecting pigments give you a beautiful, radiant look [...] without a mask-like effect. Available in five shades with medium to full coverage [...] for a longer lasting finish make sure to complete your base with powder in order to set the look for the day.
It's quite a smooth formula and applied/blended/wore nicely on my combination skin. It definitely needs to be powdered down afterwards and has more of a semi-matte finish than a full matte finish. Note however that setting your face with powder in order to make foundation last longer is a standard trick for all foundations, so a "long wear foundation" that stipulates that this is necessary makes me wonder if it would last the 18 hours sans powder.
Personally, I have no idea if this can last 18 hours (the only foundation I've found thus far that lives up to this particular claim is Chanel Perfection Lumière); I couldn't handle it on my face for longer than three hours before I had to scrub it off. It's horribly over-scented, and the smell just refused to wear away after a while, and it gave me a whacking headache (incidentally, in its defence, it's not an offensive smell, it just doesn't suit me personally, it is very very strong, and it lingers).
|More hairy-arm swatches|
|The "irritating applicator"|
(actually, it has a pump)
This is a water-based foundation that contains silicones (a lot), silica, and titanium dioxide. The coverage is about "medium+". I didn't find it was particularly buildable beyond this point as it seemed to crease if I tried to layer it.
It applies quite nicely and works with a sponge, fingers, flat foundation brush or buffer brush. In my opinion, a damp sponge works best for this (like most) matte finish foundations. All skin types? I don't see why not. It worked on my oilier as well as my dryer areas and it didn't particularly settle into lines. Because of the neutral undertone, it will suit a lot of skin tones. And at this price, in particular, it's not a bad foundation at all.
Tentatively recommended as a good budget offering for those who can handle (or ignore!) strong smells. Avoid like the plague otherwise.