La Prairie have 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 great 2 in 1 concept where it makes it easy and convenient for you 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 less shades to match the darker skin tones. After testing the foundation for 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 under tones 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 from 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 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 skin. It comes in with a sponge applicator where I found it gives a sheer coverage, I personally like more coverage with my foundation and using my finger tips or a stapling brush in tapping motion give 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 finger tips for application in 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 skin care 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 toping it with a setting spray gives the foundation to last longer. As well as I also tried with 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 price isn’t a concern for you and you’re looking for a good product then I would highly suggest to give this foundation a try and I’m sure you will not be disappointed. Its one of the foundation that is classic and will be on your repurchase list. No matter what skin type you have this foundation does wonders to your skin, plus it gives you the high-end skin care benefits as well. But if it doesn’t fits into your budget then I think there are many foundation that you can find depending on your need and skin texture in 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 I receive the press sample from the brand and it’s definitely is one of the best foundation I have ever tried to date. The Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF 15 is now available at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue.