Catalina Geo Color Capsule Makeup Base - Violet

Catalina Geo Color Capsule Makeup Base

This color correcting makeup primer may look familiar since I reviewed a similar green primer recently. In fact, they look almost identical, so I guess the brands must be connected somehow, since they were both sent to me by BNT News.

Catalina Geo Color Capsule Makeup Base

This Catalina Geo Color Capsule Makeup Base is also made of visible color capsules that contain moisturizing and makeup-preserving essence. It's supposed to fix skin’s tone, protect from UV rays and improve skin’s natural color. 

Catalina Geo Color Capsule Makeup Base

Their packaging has lots of useful information, but also some rather bad English written on it. We learn that Catalina Geo is manufactured by Lamy Cosmetics, this makeup base is made in Korea, has 35ml of product in it & can be used for 1 year once opened


Compared to I-MIIX, I think the Catalina Geo version looks more elegant, expensive & overall prettier. What do you think? I also found out after using the green makeup base for a while, that they have the type of bottom that starts moving upwards when there's less product remaining (see the bottle on the left!).


It's not exactly hydrating, but my skin does feel different after applying it. I actually feel like the primer provides a smooth canvas for my foundation to stick to. As you can see the light violet color also brightens my skin tone and makes it slightly more pinkish.


Both of these primers lighten skin instantly. I think that's because they contain white titanium dioxide powder, which seems to be a popuar thing in Korea. This could be useful if your face is tanned and you don't like the look or you long for a lighter skin tone in general. (For example, I think my face looks better without too much tan.)

I'm not really sure how much longer it helps to make my foundation last, but theoretically speaking, if you apply a foundation that is slightly lighter than your skin tone (because you want to achieve that white porcelain doll look that is so popular in Korea), this could help to keep your skin tone look lighter for longer. 

Lastly, green and violet also serve a different color-correcting purpose: green neutralizes redness while violet brightens dull skin.


 I applied a rather thick layer of both to show you the actual difference between the 2 colors.


Where to buy?

I found these primers sold on Ebay for $25

Have your tried color correcting primers before?

This product was sent to me on review purpose by BNT News. Visit their website to be up to date with all the latest Korean entertainment news & trends! 

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