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September 19, 2011

Review & Giveaway: Catrice Prime and Fine Smoothing Refiner [CLOSED]

The two of us have been big fans of Catrice since the German brand landed in Ireland, and I really feel that their products have improved a lot since then (not to mention their pretty make-up stands).

Some of their newer products are really set to give higher-end brands a run for their money, and this primer, which arrived in the post a while back along with some other bits from their new collection (hitting shops in October), is no exception.

Prime and Fine seems to be quite an all-rounder: for €5.49, you're getting a decent-sized pot of creamy primer that claims to smooth out pores and lines for a refined complexion.

As this is an oil-free, silicone-based formula, it will suit most skin types. You can really feel the silicone when applying this - it gives just the right amount of 'slip', as Lisa Eldridge would say, for applying concealer and foundation.

It's become an essential step in my everyday make-up routine of late, and I definitely recommend it. It made my foundation go that extra mile, which is what I really look for in a primer. In fact, I like this so much that I may hold off on repurchasing my beloved Smashbox Photofinish for a while longer!

UPDATE: The lovely (and very on-the-ball!) PR people at Catrice are offering a primer to one of our readers after seeing this review. This will be a super-quick giveaway that I'm only leaving open until midday Friday 23rd September.

To enter, just make sure you are following via Google Friend Connect and comment below with your email address.

Best of luck!



51 comments:

  1. Lovely giveaway!
    I follow you on GFC as Kris Beauty
    Email : mybeautytags@gmail.com

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  2. Oh lovely giveaway!! Have been eyeing this primer up :) I follow on GFC as Emma Bourke. Emmabourke@yahoo.com

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  3. Oh, go on so, you've twisted my arm. I won a pair of earring lasts week and am now convinced that I'm invincible and or on a winning streak.

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  4. great prize hyperbird78ie@gmail.com

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  5. GFC- linda callaghan
    email- callaghanlinda2@gmail.com
    Nice giveaway

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  6. thanks for the giveaway!!

    GFC: preciouspearl
    email: preciouspearlmakeup at gmail dot com

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  7. Oh enter me! This looks fab :)
    GFC - hannah.
    Email - hannah_in_pyjamas@msn.com

    Thank you xxx

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  8. Cool give away!!!
    GFC Follower - Sudhaa
    Email - sudhaa.gvrn@gmail.com

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  9. GFC: Oana
    email: oana [dot] catalyna [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  10. Oh I'd love to try this. My GFC name is CiaraHa. Fingers crossed :-)

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  11. GFC: MissGreenEyes. E-mail: shannairl1983[at]hotmail[dot]com Dying to give this a go, might track some down :)

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  12. Awk aye, two giveaways in one day? You're too kind ladies. :D

    saloulen@gmail.com

    x

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  13. Woo Catrice!
    crazy-daisy_@hotmail.com

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  14. Wow, great giveaway!
    GFC:Olga
    olgaliki77(at)gmail(dot)com

    xxx

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  15. This looks like a great all round primer! Would love to give it a go

    inspirationbeautyinfo@gmail.com

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  16. Nice giveaway :)
    Follwing on gfc-Emzee
    Email-emerbrennan123@hotmail.com ;) x

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  17. i was just thinking i must go buy this, then.. a giveaway! woo :)

    aislingwallis@hotmail.com

    x x x

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  18. GFC: Adela
    Email: adelavoinea[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  19. I used to love Catrice but my local pharmacy stopped stocking it and now cant find it anywhere :(.
    ellensheehan1@hotmail.com

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  20. Oh Thats so cool :)
    enter me plzz !

    GFC - Sadi .

    email: Sadia.latif10@gmail.com

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  21. Lovely prize. I would love to win this.

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  22. Oops. I forgot to leave my email address. It's marionbruton@gmail.com

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  23. enter me into the comp please :)

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  24. Throw my name into the hat please lovelies!

    Follow the blog as Claire Nolan and my email is clairenolan86@gmail.com

    x

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  25. Nice one VA and Catrice :-)

    GFC - mandym105
    email - mandym105@gmail.com

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  26. Enter me!


    GFS- nicolam85@gmail.com

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  27. GFC: Adina!
    email: gatita.adinutza@yahoo.com

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  28. sianocarroll@gmail.com

    Cheers babes!

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  29. I would love to try this primer as I have ran out of my smashbox one! Enter me please!

    Thecosmeticcrave@gmail.com
    Joselin
    xxx

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  30. Ooh love trying new primers! follow on GFC as scarie, email = kmurray3@gmail.com

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  31. I'm all about the primer at the moment so throw my name in the hat ladies.

    GFC-cornflakegirl
    Email-cornflakegirlsmusings@gmail.com

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  32. Been wanting to try out a new primer! Didnt know catrice had one out :)


    GFC - Laineyloops
    Email - eleana--x@hotmail.com

    <3

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  33. GFC - Bernadette Nolan
    Email - Bernolan1@gmail.com

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  34. I've never tried this brand before but would love to! I've never found a primer which I absolutely love as of yet (or even one that makes much of a difference - maybe my expectations are too high).
    GFC - Summer Loren
    Email - summer.loren@hotmail.co.uk xxx

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  35. GFC: happy-face-crazy

    Email: denise.neary@hotmail.com

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  36. I need a new primer!!!

    GFC: Ruth
    Email: ruth.gistelinck@hotmail.com

    Thanks!! xx

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  37. How very on the ball of Catrice!

    This is my GFC account and my email address is midgetflynn AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk

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  38. Following as Bone Jangles and my e-mail is siren.of.the.woods@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  39. Lovely giveaway!

    GFC: Pooja_G
    email: beautybrainsbrawns@gmail.com

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  40. Ruthie_b2@hotmail.com

    thanks girls!
    xo

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  41. Would be lovely!

    twigglu@gmail.com

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  42. Enter me, please! Thank you! :)

    Name/GFC: Rachel Villanueva
    Email: racheltvillanueva at yahoo dot com

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  43. Count me in :)

    GFC name: spider girl

    Love,
    Ana
    techiespidergurl at gmail dot com

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  44. GFC: girlwiththeskew-earring
    cindz 1222 (at) hot mail dot com

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  45. yay i love catrice
    gmmlynch@gmail.com

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  46. Ah i'd love to try this!
    GFC - edelmhennessy
    Email - edel.m.hennessy@gmail.com

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  47. I'd love to try this because the pores on my cheeks and nose seem to defy every other product I've tried.

    GFC: nicola b
    email: heylinguine@gmail.com

    thanks!

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  48. GFC: funkiichiicka
    Email: sorandum@hotmail.co.uk

    Thanks X

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