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La Prairie’s powders go beyond mere makeup, they are infused with active ingredients – ‘Makeup with Skincare benefits’ in true sense. The formula glide on flawlessly, perfecting while enveloping skin in a luminous, matte, sublime veil. They are available in several textures and shades, for the luxury of choice. Sharing in this editorial, the new Skin Caviar Loose Powder and the new Skin Caviar Powder Foundation which has been one of my finest and most luxurious experience with makeup – be it the formula, the touch of it, or the experience – the best.

Review and swatches of the new La Prairie Skin Caviar Loose Powder & La Prairie Skin Caviar Powder Foundation

Skin Caviar Loose Powder and Skin Caviar Powder Foundation are the newest launches from the Swiss brand which has been the leader in innovation and craftsmanship in the most luxurious and effective way. The launches have been on my radar since the brand first unveiled the first look and not just the makeup launches – the vision, craftsmanship, and the beauty of discovering something so precious and presented in a way that soothes your senses and skin is amazing. I am a fan of La Prairie Skin Caviar range and shared my favourites in the past here, here, here, and here.

Review and swatches of the new La Prairie Skin Caviar Loose Powder & La Prairie Skin Caviar Powder Foundation

La Prairie Skin Caviar Loose Powder is infused with caviar extract for complexion perfection – makes a perfect conclusion to an indulgent beauty ritual – the best you can offer to the skin after the skincare routine. Skin Caviar Loose Powder sweeps on lightly, embracing the skin with the most feather-light whisper of powder for a flawless finish. It illuminates the complexion and sets makeup for an all-day youthful, natural, shine-free finish.

The powder refines the skin’s texture, smooths the appearance of fine lines and problem areas while minimizing the appearance of pores. It does not make the skin dry but the Hyaluronic acid in it keeps the skin comfortable and hydrated, also preserves the level of hydration in the skin. It also sets the foundation for long wear and provides a natural, matte, luminous finish for a youthful glow. I am so in love with this powder, all you can ask for in a powder. The skin is matte and still looks radiant, youthful and naturally flawless. I have swatched the shade Translucent 2 which is one of the three available shades.

Review and swatches of the new La Prairie Skin Caviar Loose Powder & La Prairie Skin Caviar Powder Foundation

The powder is housed in the signature elegant cobalt blue jar with a convenient hinged lid. The attention to details is definitely worth the praise, there is a little click button on the loose powder which when clicked will open the holes on the top to dispense the powder when needed with a shake which is first of its kind for me as compared to the usual loose powder settings which kind of becomes messy when opened or shaken a little vigorously.

Review and swatches of the new La Prairie Skin Caviar Loose Powder & La Prairie Skin Caviar Powder Foundation

An amazing thing that La Prairie has always been a champion is that they have a travel jar complimentary with the full size of it, which I have adored in the past when I purchased their loose powder for the first time. Skin Caviar Loose Powder also comes with a complimentary portable jar for touch-ups during the day.

To apply Skin Caviar Loose Powder, ‘Open the lid and unlock the sieve by sliding the button. Close the lid again before gently shaking the jar to release the powder. Open again and with the accompanying generous puff or with La Prairie’s Loose Powder brush, apply to face in a swirling motion for a flawless look, starting at the forehead, working over the bridge of the nose, over each cheek and finishing with the chin, avoiding brows and blending at the hairline.’

Review and swatches of the new La Prairie Skin Caviar Loose Powder & La Prairie Skin Caviar Powder Foundation

Skin Caviar Powder Foundation is the first powder foundation infused with Caviar Extract for complexion perfection. The formula glides on flawlessly to envelop skin in a silky veil of complexion-enhancing colour. Skin Caviar Powder Foundation begins as a creamy base and sets to a cashmere-soft finish. The foundation is buildable, blendable coverage for a matte yet luminous, fresh look all day long. Like the other products from the Skin Caviar range, the powder foundation is housed in a sleek cobalt blue compact complete with two mirrors – both a regular and a magnifying mirror.

Review and swatches of the new La Prairie Skin Caviar Loose Powder & La Prairie Skin Caviar Powder Foundation
Left – Honey Beige, Right – Golden Beige

I have been using both the loose powder and the powder foundation for over two weeks. The Powder Foundation, like no other powder foundation I have tried, magically refines my skin’s texture, smooths the appearance of fine lines and problem areas while minimizing the appearance of pores. Same s the loose powder, it also keeps the skin comfortable and hydrated that means luminous to the eyes. The finish of the powder foundation is very natural, matte, and luminous. I do not tend to go towards powder formulas as they do look a little flat and lifeless on my skin but this one has changed my opinion, my skin looks radiant which is always my preference. I have swatched shade Golden Beige and Honey Beige, Golden Beige is closer to my skin tone.

Review and swatches of the new La Prairie Skin Caviar Loose Powder & La Prairie Skin Caviar Powder Foundation
Up – Loose Powder Translucent 2, Down – Powder Foundation Golden Beige

To apply Skin Caviar Powder Foundation, ‘With the accompanying suede-like puff or with La Prairie’s Powder Foundation brush, apply with a press-and-roll motion, starting at the forehead, working over the bridge of the nose, over each cheek and finishing with the chin. Blend around the hairline and down the nose, avoiding brows. Continue to blend around the mouth, along the jawline and down the neck for seamless coverage.’

Review and swatches of the new La Prairie Skin Caviar Loose Powder & La Prairie Skin Caviar Powder Foundation

Overall, both the colour launches have really impressed me and would highly recommend you to try these out in stores or get a sample, they are well worth the investment when it comes to makeup with skincare benefits. La Prairie is available at Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

*Press samples

When it comes to trying and testing a new foundation, they make me the most excited. With every new foundation, there is new hope of looking for the best version of yourself, that flawless natural canvas that will make you feel beautiful inside out. I am a long time fan of the La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF 15 reviewed here which I was so sure and still so positive as one of the best foundation I have tried. It is still my go-to for the special occasions. This spring 2018, La Prairie launches its first ever liquid compact foundation called La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation

‘Skin Caviar Essence-in-Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 25 Sunscreen (CAD $255) is the first compact foundation infused with Caviar Water for complexion perfection. A fluid emulsion encapsulated in a cutting-edge application system, it is the art of foundation – as only La Prairie can conceive it. With perfectly matched shades, Skin Caviar Essence-in-Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 25 Sunscreen is the perfect light-coverage foundation on its own or an ingenious on-the-go complement to Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation Sunscreen SPF 15.’

La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation

The packaging of the Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation is portable, spill-proof liquid compact foundation designed to achieve complexion perfection. The color-true formula provides long-lasting wear, natural-looking, semi-matte finish. The foundation is infused with caviar water to support skin firmness and hydration. SPF 25 in the foundation protects skin from both UVA and UVB rays. The packaging is air-sealed state of the art packaging with a compact with a refill. Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation is available in 8 shades and is a great foundation to be your partner while on the go.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation

I am so much impressed with this foundation that it is a hard time choosing between Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation and Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF 15. The texture of the foundation is smooth and creamy, the coverage is light to medium and very easily buildable. The foundation blends into the skin seamlessly. The finish is very natural, semi-matte which for me is perfect for a natural glowy face. The staying power is great, stays on well for whole day and the best thing is the compact is portable and can be used to re-touch anywhere. The foundation is hydrating and does not emphasize my dry areas or the problem areas. I have not seen any breakouts or irritation from this new launch. Another good thing is the foundation comes with a refill inside the box, so just to mention again there are two refills in total, one already in the compact and one more inside the packaging. The shade I have swatched is the Satin Nude N-30 which is a medium deep-neutral for my medium skin tone on the golden side.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation

I am a fan of the natural look and finish where I do look like a better version of me and not another person, as you might have seen my Instagram feed and Instagram stories, I prefer natural finish and glow is always my thing. This foundation, for me, passes all the requirements I have from a great foundation and I am really looking forward to more trips and travel with this compact apart from my regular use. To use this, I press the cushion and then tap few dots on the face and blend with either my fingers or a brush but usually my fingers as I do not want to waste even a little of this amazing product. Otherwise, if you are comfortable you can use the puff that comes with it.

I highly recommend you to check Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation. La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation is available at Holt Renfrew, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, in Canada. It is available at La Prairie official website, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks, if you are in the USA.

*Press sample


La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF 15 is an ultimate indulgence which has skincare benefits in a makeup to create a beautiful and beneficial cosmetic treatment for a younger, fresher, and flawless face. The formula of the foundation has an advanced silicone and polymer technology which utilizes the cross-linked chemistry to bind all treatments and pigments into a silken veil of age-altering color to promote a smooth, radiant complexion. The foundation is encapsulated with a high powered concentration of skin firming caviar extracts, moisturizing liposomes, UVA/UVB sunscreens, anti-oxidants, optical diffusers and long-wearing pigments which help firm and lift the face, transforming the appearance, texture, and overall luminescence.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF15

The key ingredients and benefits of the foundation include:

1) Essential firming properties found in Caviar Extract, Algae Extract, Seaweed Proteins, Malt Extract, and La Prairie’s exclusive cellular complex help nourish and energize the skin and provide anti-aging benefits

2) Ultraviolet absorbers which an anti-oxidant complex containing Vitamin E help neutralize free radicals that can potentially damage the skin

3) Moisturizing properties of glycerin, petroleum, and dimethicone along with essential Amino Acids are encapsulated in Liposome Delivery Systems for targeted and controlled moisturization to the upper levels of the skin.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF15

The foundation is packaged in a glass jar with professional concealer, which is designed a halftone lighter than the foundation, in the cap of foundation jar. The packaging alsi includes a precision brush, for concealer spot application and touch-ups as well as a foundation sponge. There is a 2x magnifier mirror located on top of the cap, making it four items in one.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF15

I have been using this foundation since last few days and every time I use it, it is a luxurious ritual I would say. From taking the product out, till applying and blending it into the skin, everything is so perfect. The texture of the product is very smooth, blends very easily and looks very natural. This is the most natural looking foundation that I have used, skin looks naturally beautiful and bright. It does have skincare benefits and help protects the skin from various age-related as well as environmental factors.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF15

The concealer on the top of the foundation jar is very creamy and pigmented, it is very easy to apply with the accompanying brush, it blends easily and conceals the imperfections very well. When used under the eyes, it makes the area bright. The foundation is buildable and a small amount is needed to do the job.  I have combination skin and I did not experience any irritation or breakouts with this. I have used it with my fingers, brush and beauty blender, the results are marvelous with all three. My skin tone is medium tan with yellow undertones and the shade “Golden Beige” suites perfectly with my tone.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF15

Unblended – La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF 15

La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF15

Blended La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF 15

I am so pressed by the formula and the finish, it is indeed one of the best foundation I have used. The staying power is great, I did no touchups whole day and it looked as if I just applied it, for almost 9 hours. I would highly recommend you to try this foundation. I do love the La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-in-lotion and La Prairie Skin Caviar Liquid Lift from the same Skin Caviar line which I reviewed here if you are interested to read.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF 15 is available at Holt Renfrew, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Nordstrom.

*DISCLAIMER – This product was sent to ‘The Velvet Life’ as a press sample, all views and opinions are 100% honest and based purely on my own experience.