Catrice Prime and Fine – Translucent Loose Powder


The first transparent, loose powder from the Prime and Fine range by Catrice turns every complexion into an eye-catcher. The micro-fine powder particles ensure a long-lasting matt effect and offer the right basis so your make-up stays in place. They also absorb excess oil and mattify without drying out your skin. As a result, the Translucent Loose Powder helps you get a flawless, velvety and radiant complexion.

What we say:
‘Because I have combination skin, I’ve had to find powder foundations to avoid looking like I’ve emerged from an oil-slick-spill. Catrice’s Prime and Fine powder has reintroduced me to liquid foundation as it gets rid of unwanted shine without drying out my skin. The loose powder may be white but when applied it sinks into your skin, leaving no trace except for a perfect matte finish.’
Megan Kakora

30 Responses

  1. Sold for around R70.00-R90.00 (I paid R75.00 at takealot without delivery)
    Comes in a white flat tube with a nozzle
    Contains 30ml of liquid
    Vegan Product

    I was surprised at how small the bottle was but it was my first time purchasing primer and it is really cheap compared to other primers. I squeezed some of the white primer onto my fingers and applied it to my face focusing on my cheeks where my pores are larger. The formula was very light on my skin so I didnt think it would work but after applying foundation I realized my pores did seem slightly smaller. It didnt make my skin look poreless and perfect but did seem smoother. The Con was even though I have dry skin it made my foundation looked greasy towards the end of the day.

    Results- Affordable, doubles as moisturizer, slightly minimizes the appearance of pores, does NOT eliminate shine. NOT groundbreaking or a must have but does a decent job for the price I paid.

  2. I was looking for a cheaper color correcter to substitute my expensive smash box product. I saw this and bought it on an impulse. It’s not gritty, but it doesn’t apply entirely smoothly either. It also clings to dry skin in an unsightly manner. It’s easy to apply, but definitely not what I was hoping for.

  3. Great Price!!! I use this over my foundation to keep it looking on point through out the day. Also tried the Prime and Fine compact powder, which works just as well.

  4. Hi ladies. I couldn’t find the Catrice Base on the drop down box. OMW, I have been using The Catrice Primer for the past 2 months and what a difference it has made. It looks like a cream you apply, but it fills your pores and give you that smooth look. My foundation blends perfectly with it. There is no shine throughout the day and my face looks matte. I have tried a few primers before, but this one is so far the best. The little tube has last me 2 months now. Definitely a product to try.

  5. The attractive packaging and price drew my attention to this product, but I was not expecting to love it as much as I do. You only use a small amount so it is long lasting. It keeps make up in place, and feels silky on the skin. Such a good buy. I am very keen to try more products in this range.

  6. This was the first time I used a prime powder, and was quite surprised at the difference it made to my make up. My make up seemed to last longer than normal, and the powder kept the oiliness away. It comes in a classy little clear tub with a black lid, although no applicator was included. I bought this as part of a Clicks special on Catrice make up, but would definitely pay the full price for this product.

  7. I was absolutely lucky enough to get one of these from the lovely ladies at Catrice. I think this is one of the most convenient products I’ve ever come across and they also help keep our skin looking amazing for longer. These mattifying oil control papers are always in my handbag so I always have that perfect matte complexion.

    These mattifying paper come in a cute purple compact which is made out of hard plastic so it’s much more sturdy than any other mattifying paper compact I’ve seen. The inside of the compact also holds the mattifying paper with sections so you can only pull out on sheet of paper per a time. I find this convenient because if you’re rushing, you still don’t waste.

    The actual mattifying sheet may look quite small, but the mattifying sheets are actually folded, therefore it’s double the size of the compact, you’ll never notice until you try one out. Therefore it’s big enough to make all areas on your face shine free. Within seconds this amazing mattifying oil control tissues absorb all the oil for a shine free and matte finish which lasts long. The mattifying paper doesn’t leave skin dry or irritated.

    I find this mattifying paper perfect for setting make up, removing oil or just making sure you have a matte look after applying moisturiser. This compact is perfect to stay in your handbag because it’s small and discreet, it’s also slim enough to fit in your pocket.

    I would really recommend you give these Mattifying Oil Control Tissues a try, they have 50 sheets per compact and have a very reasonable price. I absolutely love these oil control sheets, and I promise I’m not just saying that because the compact is a royal purple shade!

  8. I bought this product a couple of days ago and already love it! It really prevented the oiliness during the day and left a soft finish.

  9. I’ve been looking for a translucent powder and this one sounds amazing. I’ve heard only wonderful things about the Catrice brand, and will be sure to try out this product asap! I usually use pressed powder in the same colour as a my foundation, but that still tends to rub off on clothes and so on. Need something that’s going to seal everything in without the nasty rub-off effect. Can’t wait to try this out.

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