30 days of foundation – Day 2: La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer foundation SPF 15 Ivoire/Ivory

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Foundation reviewed today:

La Prairie Skin Caviar foundation

***For your reference, I am around NW/NC 05-08 right now***

Youtube review: http://youtu.be/MZ4gQBpabI8

Specifications:

Shade equivalency in MAC: NC 13-14 (Mac studio sculpt / Mac mineralized satinfinish)

Undertone: Neutral yellow (Has a tinge of beige in there)
Foundation Finish: Satin to Dewy
Coverage: Medium
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: None visible
Sunscreen: SPF 15
Sunscreen ingredient: Octinoxate 6% 
Oxidation Rate: 7 out of 10
Longevity: 6 out of 10
Staining capacity: 3 out of 10
Comfort: 8 out of 10
Fragrance/Scent: Very mild, disappears
Additional features: Luxurious feeling, creamy, smoothing, lifting
Additional comments:
It has a thicker-than-usual consistency (It is after all, marketed as an anti-aging product, therefore catering for more mature skin types), with a decent coverage. It is very satin-ish, and doesn’t end up ‘setting’. The color changes quite a bit from when its applied to some moments later. It has a nice smoothing feature, and definitely gives the skin a ‘boost’ of energy or radiance. It sort of makes me feel the skin got alive again, like if you had a facial. Since it never completely sets, and it smooths quite a lot, you see that you have foundation on (its not like a ‘disappear’ with your skin type of foundation), or maybe better put this way: It looks like you have done something positive to your skin. A bit of an airbrushed effect.
This foundation comes with a matching concealer, which I didn’t try.
Apparently there is listed in Nordstrom.com a shade called ‘porcelain blush’, which looks way lighter and more cool-toned. I am not sure if its an accurate representation, but my counter only had Ivoire as the lightest shade.

Swatches & Pictures:

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It did oxidize a bit more after this picture was taken. Check the picture below on how the shade got more ‘yellow’

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT (ALL PICTURES)

YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat BR10, YSL BB cream in Clair, La Prairie Caviar foundation in Ivoire, Giorgio Armani Face Fabric in 0.5, Hourglass Veil foundation in Porcelain

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