Sunday, July 22, 2012

Review: CATALINA GEO Color Capsule Make-up Base [Blue]

Hey ladies! As promised, here's the review of Catalina Geo Color Capsule Make-up Base in blue~ I've only found a small number of review about this baby in google. I've reviewed other Catalina Geo products the other day.

Product Description:
Catalina Geo Capsule Makeup Base offers you a world's first. Benefits are UV filters, it moisturises the skin and is non allergenic. It applies smoothly and evenly providing a perfect base for makeup to last all day. It comes in 3 shades, each offering different benefits.

Desspite being a Korean product, some description is written in chinese. Never seen things like this before on any other korean make-up product though.

Ingredients, haz paraben and fragrance in it, so for those who have atopic skin, be extra careful~^^

My capsule is in blue :). Though, I think the violet is more suitable for me since I have a yellowish complexions. However, I love love LOVE the bottle! Don't you think they look cute? Especially the pastel colored bubble particle. So basically it's a mix of bubble/sphere particle and a transparent gel. I'll show you more of the packaging now:

To be frank, this is my first ever make-up base, I've never really wear a full make up though. And as a girl who start wearing make-up at 22 =p I'd prefer to have only a few layers of make-up on my face, even up til now. If you know me through my blog, you must be thinking that I wear make-up on my daily basis, but I am not. Hence in my review now, I couldn't really compare this baby with any other make-up base.

The pump mechanism will crush and 'blend' the bubble particles, creating a pastel blue liquid. But when I said crush, it would be roughly crushed that I can still notice very small blue particles and whatnot. This makes the blending become a little tricky because the small particles will spread all over my face and I really need time to settle them.

It really does makes my skin slightly fairer, and gives me brighter complexion. It's very sheer and doesn't give any coverage. However, I like the sheerness since it doesn't gives any marked color difference between my neck and my face. I've always pay attention to this detail because you will look NG (not good) if peoples notice the color difference between your face and your neck, eek..~~

This thing is also very moisturizing, I always skip the moisturizer part now before using any BB cream, and apply the make-up base in place of it. Also, after each application I notice that my face tends to be more oilier than it usually does. I have no problem with the grease, well, I read an article on soompi about a beauty salon in Korea, JENNY HOUSE, if you know. The girl on the article said that the MUA in Jenny House put a plentiful amount of moisturizer, face spray, and other liquid to prep the skin before make up. And the 'oil' from the product really does add longevity to her make-up. I simply think this product works in the same way.

However, other than the dewiness effect it gives, I don't feel this make up base add much longevity to my make up. It just gives me a right amount of moisture, and a being versatile one, this can also act as a sunscreen.

If you are interested in knowing more about the product, or even buy this color capsule make-up base, please visit this site:
For australian: CATALINA GEO-AU

So Jelly!

Okay, that would be all for the review. And would you care to share your favorite make-up base? I'm willing to know your favorite make-up base and your thougts about them.^-^ hehe... So thanks for reading and I'll see you soon~ :)


  1. I really love your reviews. Its very convincing && cute ♥♥

  2. It looks like it's something delicious up close! XD The packaging makes it look like some kind of modern potion of some sort ^^~ Thanks for the review! ~ I don't wear much makeup to on a daily basis, just bb cream ^^

  3. Thank you for the revieuw,
    this one looks really interesting ^^

  4. Ahh the bubbles are so pretty! :O but I only like to use primers that really help with making makeup last longer...

  5. This is so freakin adorable! :)
    Thank you for the review dear~~
    It seems like a really good product, I think the violet one would be so so cute ><

  6. Ahh~ cute packaging.
    I'm so into anything that creates dewy look. Might as well try this one.
    Thank you for the review :D

  7. oh wow it looks so cute and interesting! I would love to try this out <3 i wonder if they'll have it in pink <3 hihi

  8. It seems to contain a lot of Mineral Oil since it's in the top of the ingredients list. And if people didn't know, Mineral Oil is very bad for your skin because it will clog your pores. So, if you are acne prone, you should stay away from products with this ingredient. I really like the packaging though.

  9. Oh the product looks super interesting. o.o; The blue bubbles are very cute!!

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    Let me know.

    xx BBella

  11. same here!
    I seldom wear face makeup too!! I still believe makeup can somehow dedtroy our skin!! :):)


  12. This makeup base looks so cool! I thought it looked a little grainy before being blended but I am surprised that it blends so well into the skin. I have never heard of this brand before so thanks for the review.

    I haven't found my holy grail makeup base but my favourite at the moment is the Laura Mecier oil free primer. I find that it really helps to prep my skin and make it smooth makes my foundation/bb cream goes on better.


  13. omg I've always wanted to try one of these!!! I love the little pearls in the bottle and then it's like freaking magic, poof! Now it's a liquid! Literally blows my mind.. ahh the simple things. I think this would be a great makeup base, looks like it would really illuminate your skin. I would totally contemplate this one!

  14. Omg, why is this makeup base so cute with that little round thing in it. *___* Would love to try it!

  15. woww this looks very beautiful
    love your blog and following you now love if you follow me back