March 6, 2018

LA PRAIRIE Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF 15 in Honey Beige Review and Swatches

Being a huge fan of the La Prairie Skin Caviar line, I always wanted to try this dreamy, luxurious Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation. Its one of the most coveted foundations in the beauty industry because it promises not just a beautiful full coverage, but also skin firming and anti-aging benefits of caviar extract. So, it doubles as a skincare product with sunscreen and also features a color matched concealer! So there is a lot in this jar of ultimate luxury! I got color matched to the shade Honey Beige which is the closest shade for my skin tone and I think it will look perfect once I get my summer glow. More on this in today's blog!

La Prairie Skin Caviar Foundation in Honey Beige (30mlis a full coverage foundation that looks beautiful on skin and in pictures and gives a natural finish to skin. The packaging is luxurious, just like other products in the Skin Caviar collection by La Prairie and it looks very pretty on the vanity.  The foundation comes with a stand that holds the foundation jar and the concealer brush. It has a mirror in the lid and a complementary concealer that offers very high coverage. I find the little 2x magnification mirror in lid very handy for touch ups on the go.

The shade Honey Beige is a warm-neutral beige for medium to tan skin tones. Its a beautiful shade for medium complexion and adds just enough warmth to look healthy. Its not too yellow, not too pink and this shade is exactly the same as Estee Lauder's DW in Tawny. I will share comparative swatches soon on the blog.
The formula of the Skin Caviar Foundation is like whipped cream - its not runny but still airy and light. It spreads easily on skin with fingers, which is my favorite way to apply this foundation. I also like to use a damp sponge (included in the packaging) to get a light-medium coverage. I love how the coverage can be built up to a medium or a full coverage depending on the look I wish to achieve. Its very hydrating and comfortable on skin, like the Skin Caviar skincare products from La Prairie. 
I really like the SPF 15 protection but like most SPF formulas, the foundation tends to oxidise slightly within the first 30 minutes or so. It never looks bad and there is not much of a white cast in most lighting and photography. 

What I love most about this foundation is that it does not budge at all. It stays fresh all day long and I did not notice any transfer to my clothing. Not even my black winter jacket!! That is super amazing and if you find every foundation to transfer from your cheeks to your collars, then you must try this one out because it never shows up on clothing. It stays where you applied it and it looks perfect the whole day long.

The Skin Caviar Concealer (2gm) is housed in the lid of the foundation, which makes it compact for travelling and for everyday use. I love concealers that are creamy and lighter than the foundation and this one is perfect pairing for the shade Honey Beige. 
I love it on my face but for my dark circles, I like to use a color corrector before applying this one. It is great for highlighting, so to avoid ashy undereye area, I use a peach corrector and tap and blend this concealer with my fingers. For everyday use, I would only use this on my face to cover blemishes. It blends easily and I prefer to tap it in with my fingers and blend with a damp sponge for the most natural looking coverage. 
The texture of the Skin  Caviar Concealer is very creamy and it sets to a velvety matte finish which works with the foundation. I also felt that the concealer clings on to dryness on skin, so if a blemish is surrounded by some dry flakes, then this concealer would accentuate it. Therefore, I always apply it over the foundation which is so smooth and hydrating that it covers every skin issue and then the concealer looks flawless over it. 

The swatches below are for La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation. On the left is the foundation and the right is the concealer. 
You can see that the texture of the foundation is light, airy and still medium to full coverage. The concealer has a thicker creamy texture and very easy to work with. 

In the swatch below, you can notice that the foundation oxidizes to a slight orange tinge within the first 30 minutes of application and stays that way for the rest of the day. It literally lasts all day without breaking apart on the nose or forehead. I have mostly used this foundation without a primer and I love that my skin can soak up all the benefits of the Skin Caviar extract throughout the day with this foundation. 

Overall, I absolutely love this foundation. It looks beautiful in pictures and gives my skin the flawless, luminous coverage, that I need. It works beautifully with other products on my face and even though it oxidizes slightly on me, it redeems by staying fresh all day long without transfering to my clothing. The concealer does a great job in camouflaging the imperfections on my face and works wonderfully as a highlight. The entire packaging is so luxe and practical for everyday use and travel. I absolutely loved this foundation and I would recommend you to try it especially if you are looking for a foundation that offers skincare benefits and works to improve skin's texture and elasticity while also providing a luminous full coverage finish.

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