The latest from La Prairie on their Skin Caviar makeup line is the Skin Caviar Powder Foundation (C$306.62) and Skin Caviar Loose Powder (C$306.62). I am extremely picky when it comes to makeup powders, especially powder foundation. Many end up looking heavy or cakey on my dry skin or dry patches show up during the wintertime. Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation and Skin Caviar Essence in Foundation have been absolutely amazing bases for me all year-long and I was extremely excited to try out these new additions to their Skin Caviar line. Both products are formulated with caviar extract and with an advanced blend of pigments in a sublimely textured. As well as it’s infused with La Prairie’s exclusive Cellular Complex that infuses skin with nutrients which is beneficial for the skin.
When it comes to choosing a base (foundation, or concealer) I do look for products that come with good skincare benefits. Usually, the ones that come with good skincare benefits carry a very glowing and creamy texture while compromising on coverage. Powders I don’t consider one them for their benefits for the fact that most of the powders are being used for touching up or setting purposes.
Up first is the Skin Caviar Powder Foundation (C$306.62) is a super lightweight powder foundation that comes in eight different shades. I was sent out the shade Crème Peche (as requested) for review which is a good match for my skin. I have tested both Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation and Essence in Foundation in Pure Ivory which is a good match to my skin but I felt it carries a slightly pinkish undertone. Yet this time I wanted to test the Skin Caviar Powder Foundation in Crème Peche which carries a more neutral undertone. It’s a PERFECT match for my skin!
Side by side swatches of all three bases This Skin Caviar Powder Foundation sets beautifully on the skin leaving a cashmere-soft finish. It does have a mattifying texture once applied slowly it really melts into the skin. It carries a sheer to medium coverage, creating a supernatural finish. It doesn’t set or emphasize the fine lines or wrinkles once applied. I tried the Powder Foundation many ways to find which way works the best and found the foundation doesn’t really cover everything. You may need to conceal and correct the imperfections. Using the foundation pad that comes with it is the best way to get more coverage and to apply it flawlessly. You can also use a nice fluffy powder brush for the application but it will offer sheer coverage.
A closer look at the Compact:
I personally love to wear my powder foundations during summertime or on top of my tinted moisturizers, or I carry them in my on the go bag for touch up as a setting powder especially at the events. With this one, I found that it sets beautifully by itself alone creating a nice flawless complexion that is natural-looking. I love using my powder foundation with a nice fluffy round brush, it really helps distribute the product evenly and nicely all over the face with circular motion while I do use the sponge powder applicator from time to time when I need coverage on some part of the face just by dapping it to that certain spot to get more coverage. The Foundation offers buildable, blendable coverage for a matte yet luminous finish.
The Skin Caviar Powder Foundation comes in sleek cobalt blue and chrome square compact featuring two mirrors – one for magnifying and one regular.
Next on the Skin Caviar Loose Powder (C$306..62) is a lightweight setting powder that illuminates skin and sets makeup for an all-day natural and shine-free look. It comes in three versatile translucent shades (Translucent 0, Translucent 1, and Translucent 2) to cover all skin tones. I received them in Translucent 0 and Translucent 2 for testing. I have tested a number of loose powders for the past couple of years and I do have a couple of must-have setting powders that are must-have for me. Yet this one from La Prairie is a game-changer. It’s definitely one of my top picks for setting powders for the fact that it doesn’t alter the color of your foundation. I love how it doesn’t make you look like a ghost or powdery at all.
A closer look at the packaging of the powder:
With this one, a little goes a long way. I found this to be one of the good setting powders to smooth and set the foundation in place. If I had to compare this powder to any other loose powder that I have tried by far it would be very close to Silky Moist Veil from Decorte Beauty. It’s an excellent ultra-fine powder and does a good job at setting the foundation without adding any white cast to the skin. The texture is ultra-fine and it does have a very subtle blurring effect and invisible on the skin. I find the tube is huge compare to any other loose powders in the market and comes with a travel size (super convenient). It doesn’t have coverage since it’s “translucent”, I absolutely love to use its own puff applicator for application keeping in mind to use a little since it will end up looking very powdery using the puff. I have used both brush and puff for application and I loved it both ways.
The tube comes with a safety lock tab that locks off the powder for spilling once you’re all set. I found the feature to be among to most clever ways to stop the product from spilling all over the place or to pack the puff applicator with the product which most likely happens with other loose powders.
Overall I’m impressed with the powder foundation and loose powder. At the same time, I’m very happy that I got to try the powder foundation in Crème Peche. I was a concerned as most of the powder foundations don’t really set on my face. I found this one really sets nicely on the skin and gives a very natural finish. I have found it sets nice on hydrating foundations on my skin but I love the finish of it by itself.
The loose powder is an incredible product. I can say that I can wear this all the time and it sets the foundation and concealer very neatly in place without looking or feeling the powder. I didn’t find much difference in selecting the shade. They’re quite universal, I found my self to use both of them on my skin without detecting any kind of pigment. You can find the Skin Caviar products out now – available at Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Press samples provided and courtesy of La Prairie.