La Prairie | Skin Caviar Essence-in- Foundation

La Prairie just launched their first-ever liquid compact Skin Caviar Essence-in- Foundation (C$271.73) this season. It’s a portable yet spill proof liquid foundation that literally gives a flawless and seamless complexion.  It’s designed with a color-true formula that provides long-lasting wear with very natural-looking skin. The coverage is medium but buildable with a semi-matte finish which I found is working great on all skin types.
It’s also infused with Caviar water to support skin firmness and hydration when you need it the most. The collection comes in 8 shades that have been matched to Skin Caviar Concealers. If you have already using the Skin Caviar Concealer, it’s very easy to find your shade. I have received the foundation in Pure Ivory which is a perfect match for my skin. I have had used the Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation reviewed here in Pure Ivory as well which works great on my skin and I have been loving it the most.

The Compact is Patented and air-sealed and comes with a refill which I think was very thought full, it’s always nice to have a backup especially for ladies who are on the go. The compact itself is very sleek-looking, comes with a good mirror size and a perfect compact while you’re on the go. I have been testing this foundation with different bases and setting powders. I found that the foundation gives you better coverage when using your fingertips, using the pad will sheer out the foundation’s coverage. Wearing a good primer is definitely gives the foundation to stay longer and I have been wearing it with Dior Airflush primer & setting spray reviewed here, it not only adds life to your foundation it also gives your skin a nice glow.

The texture of the foundation is light and bendable, you can layer the product easy to get full coverage.

The staying power is pretty amazing, it sits beautifully on the skin – feels like your own skin but perfect! IF you have oily skin I would highly suggest setting the foundation lightly with a setting powder but otherwise, I found the foundation has an amazing finish for all skin types. I love how you can carry the foundation with you anywhere, you can touch up easily and it cover any imperfections of the skin immediately, stays nice and fresh from day-to-night. I love using the applicator pad for touch up purposes, I found with this foundation you really don’t need any kind of concealer, it literally seals everything. I have been using a peachy concealer to correct my under eye darkness and that’s all.

The application below was on the bare face with no primer, setting powder, or setting spray.  

 

Overall it’s pure love for me, I find it’s one of the foundations you need to have in your makeup drawer. I have been loving it for its quality, performance, and lasting power. I always have been a love for radiant and fresh-looking skin and I find this foundation really gives my skin the two components that it needs. It’s travel friendly and very easy to touch up while you’re on the go. I have been a huge fan of the Caviar skincare and foundation line since last year and this time it has succeeded my expectations, it’s a must-have product. The Caviar Essence in Foundation is now available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Holt Renfrew.

Press samples were provided and courtesy of La Prairie. 

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La Prairie | Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF 15

La Prairie has just introduced the new Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF 15 (C$300.00 for 1 oz). This is a reformulated two in one Concealer + Foundation that carries a sheer to medium coverage. The texture is light but carries a creamy consistency and it offers a natural-looking complexion with a dewy finish. The Skin Caviar Concealer + Foundation carries a perfectly matched concealer to camouflage the under-eye darkness as well as to treat any spots. It comes in a great 2 in 1 concept where it makes it easy and convenient for you to carry it while you’re on the go. This is my first time going over the La Prairie foundation, I have heard a lot about their makeup line especially the foundation for their quality and performance. The Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation comes in 13 beautiful shades to complement all skin tones but I found that there are fewer shades to match the darker skin tones. After testing the foundation for a couple of weeks now I found that as long as you get your undertone right the foundation camouflage with your skin and enhances the skin naturally. There are many shades with different undertones where you can easily find your shade. It comes in a very convenient and sleek-looking packaging carrying all you need – Concealer + Brush, Foundation+ Sponge, and a 2x magnifying mirror in the cap for touch up.  I got to try out the foundation in Pure Ivory which sets somewhere between ivory shade with peachy shade, which was not an exact match to my skin. Although I was asked by the brand to choose my color, I wasn’t able to pick the right shade from the swatches online. I was very disappointed at the first look on getting to try it out on the wrong shade but as mentioned before after testing the foundation, it literally transforms into my skin tone. The texture is creamy and blends in beautifully over the complexion, leaving the skin smooth and radiant. It brightens up the complexion overall and looks like skin. It’s buildable to medium coverage without leaving feeling heavy or cakey at all. It doesn’t crease or slid and doesn’t emphasize the fine lines – sets beautifully on the skin. It comes in with a sponge applicator where I found gives sheer coverage, I personally like more coverage with my foundation, and using my finger tips or a stapling brush in tapping motion gives me the perfect coverage I was looking for.
This Skin Caviar Concealer + Foundation carries a perfectly matched concealer to camouflage the under-eye darkness as well as any other spot treatment. The Concealer also carries a very creamy texture and have that peachy undertone to camouflage the darkness under the eyes or any other pigmentation in the skin. I would suggest to use the concealer first to even out the skin and apply the foundation for a flawless application. The texture is light and glides into the skin seamlessly without any strikes at all. I would prefer to use my fingertips for application in a tapping motion for better coverage and finish.
I have had used the White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion couple of months ago and I was really impressed with the outcome. This Skin Caviar Concealer + Foundation is infused with caviar extracts for lighting and firming benefits. It not only gives coverage and evens out the skin it also provides skincare benefits. It helps support skin’s firmness and elasticity and brightens up the complexion.

I have tested it in many different ways – alone, with primer, with setting powder as well as with a setting facial spray. It looks incredible any way you use but using a setting powder or powder foundation (adds more coverage) and topping it with a setting spray gives the foundation to last longer. As well as I also tried White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion and it incredibly makes the skin look luminous and fresh. It literally smooths and blurs skin’s imperfections and gives the skin an ultra-soft glow that comes from within. It has enough coverage suitable to even out the skin nicely and doesn’t emphasize fine lines and wrinkles at all.

Bottom line I loved the foundation! it’s incredibly an amazing foundation in terms of performance and finish, yes it does come in a high price tag. If the price isn’t a concern for you and you’re looking for a good product then I would highly suggest giving this foundation a try and I’m sure you will not be disappointed. It’s one of the foundations that are classic and will be on your repurchase list. No matter what skin type you have this foundation does wonder to your skin, plus it gives you high-end skincare benefits as well. But if it doesn’t fit into your budget then I think there are many foundations that you can find depending on your need and skin texture at a fraction of the price. I loved the 2 in 1 concept where it’s easy to carry it with you all the time for touch-ups without carrying too many items in your bag. I was lucky to receive the press sample from the brand and it’s definitely is one of the best foundations I have ever tried to date. The Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF 15 is now available at Saks Fifth Avenue.

  Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation was provided by the La Prairie team for reviewing purposes. 
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Top 8 Lipsticks trending this Eid

FullSizeRenderI know there are a lot of my readers who celebrates Eid in less than a week. I have been hocked up with so many things that I disappeared from my Snapchat for a day, but to payoff the disappearance I promised all my followers from Snapchat that I will be reviewing some hot lip colors that are trending this summer and the response was overwhelming, every one wanted to know what I have in store for them. I thought I will do a full review post to share with all of you who wants to know what I will be wearing this Eid as my lip color or what’s trending right now in beauty world. This post is also in dosed with some fashion links on some of the items that is trending this summer in fashion industry.
This year is definitely beauty trend is incorporated with glowing complexion (easier on contouring), full coated lashed and bold lips. And definitely bright shades are always welcome during summer time like coral reds, bright fuchsia pinks, and I think lately some nudes shades have picked up the market as well. I feel a girl should look to it’s best, and it can be achieved by a just finishing your look with a perfect lip shade or adding a simple piece to your wore drop to give you the edgy look all season long. Here are some of the lip shades incorporated with some trending pieces that I will be adding to my closet this season.

Starting first with coral reds, this year coral-red lips are trending everywhere with muted eyes and glowing skin. This look always gives the most classic finish to our look.  At the same time I see lots of military shade over-size shirts are trending this summer in the fashion world which I think goes well together. I have picked up few lipsticks that I fell carries the best coral-red shade to complement all skin tones.

  • NYX Lipstick in Indie Flick – is a bright coral-red matte lipstick but still have a nice glow in it and love the long wearing. The texture of this lipstick, it’s very buttery and light so you don’t feel greasy, and mean while it’s very soft and nourished. Even if lips are not in good condition it goes on very smoothly and doesn’t leave lips dry after wearing it at all.
  • Burberry in Coral Red – The Full Kisses from Burberry is a full coverage lipstick with long-lasting power of up to 8 hours. The formula is creamy and buttery with a luminous finish. It glides on smoothly onto the lips and don’t look dry, having said that I find they doesn’t emphasize the lines or look heavy/thick on the lips.
  • Clinique Pop™ Lacquer Lip Colour + Primer in Happy Pop  – is a divine pop of liquid lip colours with full shine which provides a full coverage coat in a single swipe. Pop Lacquer Lip Colour + Primer is formulated with a built-in primer that glides seamlessly onto lips.The texture is smooth and delivers moisture to the lips.
    pickerimageMilitary Shirt: Zara
    Long Slid Dress: Suzy Shier            IMG_0967

Next up is the fuchsia pink shade, which I always been in love with it. I think we all girls can’t live without our pink lipsticks, you can always add a little colored eye liner with this look, I personally like bright blue and green winged liner with this lipstick shade and I find this year in fashion world there are so many items with lace and strips, which have been always a classic to me. Bright pink lips with white shirt and ripe jeans makes me feel so summery.

  • Maybelline Color Sensational® Vivids in FUCHSIA FLASH – is a beautiful bright vivid pink that anyone can fall in love with. I love how it is fully covers the lips with just one swipe and leaves lips moisturized and well hydrated. The texture is soft with a glossy finish and I think it can be worn beautifully with any skin complexion.
  • BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie® Lipgloss in Life of the Party – bright fuchsia pink lip gloss that can be worn by itself or pair it with your lipstick or lip liner. I would say it not totally translucent, you can get a medium coverage by swiping a couple of time. I love how it adds a strike free finish to the lips, it’s always a good idea to line it with a lip liner which will prevent it from bleeding.
    FullSizeRender (2)Lace Blouse: Reitmans
    Strip Shirt: Zara IMG_0968

Last but not least I always have been a great lover of nude lips, my long time reader know by now that no matter what season I always carry my nude lipsticks with me. Especially with it comes to evening events, Smokey eyes and nude lips are always my all time favorite. I always try to keep things classic when it comes to evening events, like black and white, statement earings (not a big fan of neckless), and as I mentioned smokey eyes with nude lips. Lately there are so many different new nude shades that some times, even I can get really confused with picking a nude lipstick  I have picked three nude shades that are not only can be worn during the day and night but also it give an edgy finish to your look.

  • Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang – is a beautiful nude with a red under tone. It carries a nice soft and creamy texture and glides on lips smoothly. The lasting power is amazing, even though most of the times I can not keep my lipstick for a long period of time but with this lipstick it stays on my lips the longest. It add a very classic finish to your look not matter if it’s during the day or night, a little different from any other nude lipsticks.
  • Stila Stay All Day® Liquid Lipstick in Baci – is a full coverage lipstick that stays on your lips for the longest period of time. It carries a very soft and smooth finish with a light weight texture. I love the long-lasting lipsticks for evening events since you don’t need to worry about reapplying or staining your outfit with it.
  • YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush Lips & Cheeks in Pink Hedoniste – This is a very soft peach nude shade with a soft pink under tone. The texture is supper soft and light, which offers lips a nice glow with a stain finish. It can be used a lipstick and blush at the same time. Creates a perfect peachy nude lips during day and night and gives the most natural look to the lips.  IMG_0970

Dress: Zara out of stock right now
Ear rings: Banana Republic discontinued IMG_0969I hope it have help you guys to create the perfect look for this Eid since it’s the best time to celebrate whether it’s day time of night-time event. I would love to hear which lipstick shade are you wearing this Eid, don’t forget to let me know by leave a comment on my Instagram page. I wish every one a very Happy Eid days!

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