Review and Swatches: Catrice Prime and Fine Professional Contouring Palette 01 Ashy Radiance

If there's a product that's really hard to find in our drugstores, that's a contour bronzer or kit that isn’t too warm or too orange. You can find few products for contouring online (Sleek, Makeup Revolution, NYX Taupe blush ...), but in physical drugstores it’s almost impossible to find a good contour product. Catrice and Essence decided to step forward and each brand created two contour palettes – one for fair skin and one for darker/tanned skin. I haven’t try Essence product yet, but I bought Catrice Prime and Fine Professional Contouring Palette immediately and was impressed. Contour palette exists in two shades: 01 Ashy Radiance and 02 Warm Harmony. 01 Ashy Radiance has a greyish brown bronzer and champagne highlighter, while 02 Warm Harmony has a warm brown bronzer and golden highlighter. Although I was quite tanned at the time I was buying this contour palette, I decided for a lighter shade, because 02 seemed too warm for me. 


The packaging is a simple plastic packaging with transparent lid, as is usual for Catrice, and it’s nothing special. On the back there’s ingredient list and a picture tutorial, where to apply which product. The palette contains 10 g.


Contouring bronzer is a bright brown shade with slight grey undertone and the colour payoff is good. The brush bristles pick it up very nicely and I usually apply it in few coats to achieve the look I want. Its texture is very silky, and it blends easily. It looks good on tanned skin as well, but the shade is perfect for people with fair skin. I used it on my friend when I was doing her makeup for the wedding. She was much paler than I back then and it was a perfect contouring shade for her. The staying power is very good, but on the other hand I have to consider the fact that I like to apply my cheeks products strong, which immediately means better staying power.

Many bloggers seem not to be fond of highlighter, but I kind of like it. It a champagne, not so pigmented highlighter with fine shimmer, easy to build up and it gives a nice shine to the cheeks. Although I’m a huge fan of golden highlighters (Essence Gold Digger being my favourite) I do like other shades of highlighters as well. On me it looks more white than champagne, but that doesn’t bother me at all. I apply few layers to achieve the shine I want, but I did notice that it fades away a bit faster than better pigmented highlighters. 


Till now my favourite bronzer for contouring was brown shade from Sleek Face Form Kit. It’s definitely an amazing product, but in comparison with Catrice bronzer more brown, which makes is less appropriate for people with cool tone. Otherwise the texture of Sleek’s bronzer is silkier and pigmentation better. Considering the quality, Sleek has better bronzer, considering the shade, the winner is Catrice, because its bronzer has grey undertone.

If I compare highlighters, which seem very close in the packaging, Sleek’s highlighter has stronger pearly finish and it’s not as subtle as Catrice highlighter. Actually, its colour payoff is amazing, the texture very silk, it contains more shimmer and it has stronger pink undertone. It also doesn’t look as white on my skin as Catrice.


Catrice definitely made a great job with Prime and Fine Contouring palette. It’s really amazing that our drugstores are finally selling products for contouring (that are not single bronzers with mostly orange undertone). The shade of a bronzer is brown with grey undertone, which is the reason many people will love it, and highlighter is also lovely, if you’re a fan of subtle highlighting. I bought this product in Müller for 4,69 €.

Have you tried Catrice Prime and Fine Contouring Palette? How do you like it? Thank you for reading!

19 komentarjev

  1. Izgleda čudovito, jo že imam nekaj časa na wishlisti a je vedno razprodana >-<

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    1. Ja, kar vse punce so čisto ponorele za to paleto. Ampak nič čudnega, za to ceno. :D

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  2. Meni je tudi zelo všeč, da imamo končno nek contour kit in to za dobro ceno :). Se moram strinjat s tabo glede osvetljevalca. Sem ga danes imela na sebi in mi je v bistvu všeč ta subtilen sijaj in kot da vse izgleda bolj difuzno na obrazu. Čeprav me bolj odtenek moti, ki pa bo pozimi tudi dober :).
    Tudi na tvoji fotografiji izgleda tak zabluran sijaj. ;)

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    1. Ja, ni tisti preveč očiten sijaj, ampak meni je všeč, ker osvetljealce kombiniram tudi s šimrastimi blushi, pa potem vsaj nisem preveč svetlikajoča (mogoče se na fotkah pri makeupu ne vidi, ampak jaz rada pretiravam, haha :D).

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  3. Aaa, super ocena, hočččeeem! Ampak ga nikoli ni na stojalu oziroma zgleda ko povojno stanje, en sam izdelek še ostane, v napačnem odtenku in prstni odtisi so že v njem... meh.. upam da ujamem ta izdelek, oziroma da ga bodo ponujal na click2chic da si ga naročim :)

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    1. Hvala. :)
      Joj, kako to mene jezi. Pri nas je tudi tako. Ne vem, zakaj so na stojalu testerji, če potem punce itak močijo prste v vsak izdelek. :@ Zakonsko bi morali uvesti, da bi moral biti vsak kozmetični (vsak ličila) izdelek za prodajo zavit v folijo.
      Jutri grem v Lendavo in lahko v Beauty Worldu preverim, če imajo in ti pošljem. Tam je po navadi skoz polno stojalo. :D

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  4. It could have been more cool toned, it is still too orange for me. I'm disappointed both in Catrice and Essence & will stick with my 2$ greyish contour powders. Glad you like it though!

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    1. Really? On me it looks great, probably because of my skin tone. Maybe they'll create in future even more greyish bronzer. :D

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    2. I have slightly yellow skin with a lil tan, so maybe that's why. I almost need a dead-on grey shade to show up as a contour. :D

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  5. Tole pa tudi jaz iščem že nekaj časa ;) Ste vse tako navdušene nad njo ;)
    Xoxo, Nyx

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    1. Ja, moram reči, da je za ceno nekaj manj kot 5 € tole res odličen izdelek, pa tudi vse pohvale Catrice, da so šli in ustvariti dostopen set za konturiranje, ki jih v naših drogerijah primanjkuje. Upam samo, da ne bo šel hitro iz prodaje. :)

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  6. Tudi jaz vsakič, ko gledam, je paleta razprodana :/ Ker bi rada še na sebi poswatchala. Me je strah, da bi bil bronzer čisto preveč očiten na mojem bledem obrazu, highlighter pa premalo svetel :D Čeprav, ko gledam tvoje swatche in kako izpade na tebi, je videti super. Pa vse paleto hvalite, tako da upam, da imam naslednjič srečo, da me bo kakšna počakala :D

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  7. Res zgleda kul, jaz sem mislila, da bo bolj rjav oz. oranžkast. Definitivno kupim tega, ko zmanjka NYX Taupe :)

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  8. Thanks for the review! Bronzers are always orange on me so this sounds like a good one to test!

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  9. Hmm, sicer je ne rabim, ker sem z Illamasqua duom zelo zadovoljna, ampak če jo pa vse tako hvalite.... :D

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  10. Jaaaa, meni je ful všeč. Končno ash toned contour zadeva za kul ceno! Morem še jaz napisat oceno. Great job!

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  11. Če le nebi bila skoraj vedno razprodana, glede na pozitivne ocene bi jo tudi sama rada mela :D

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