I have reached my ultimate peak in luxury and I have been so ruined that my skin or purse will not be able to recover from this. I have not only been introduced to a brand that offers the most indulgent skincare but now I’ve taken a step into the makeup and my goodness, I am living for these products. Before taking a step forward, lets take a step back to that fateful day where I spent time with La Prairie at the brand new counter in Harvey Nichols Manchester. I’m really quite impressed with Harvey Nichols at the moment. Not only do they have the only Stila counter in Manchester but they are also home to Fenty Beauty, Chantecaille and Marc Jacobs Beauty. The beauty hall is becoming one of my most loved halls compared to other department stores in Manchester and you can often find me browsing the counters with a look of lust in my eye. The new La Prairie counter is absolutely gorgeous. Clean, sleek and indulgent, just like the products that are displayed. Having gone to visit the new counter, I spent time with the brand to learn about the ethos behind it as well as the key ingredients that La Prairie use within their incredible range.
I didn’t realise that La Prairie dates back to 1931 where the pioneering work in cellular therapy began. This innovative research led to La Prairie being recognised for the quest for timeless beauty and the introduction of Skin Caviar, a skincare phenomenon whereby caviar and it’s rejuvenating active ingredients were used in an encapsulated system to replenish and restore the skin. The classic and now iconic Skin Caviar range has since been developed to include the White Caviar and Platinum range – the ultimate and most powerful skincare range from La Prairie. I really do enjoy discovering the brands history, and I also like to understand the different ranges available to suit my needs.
I’ve started my journey into La Prairie with three skincare products, which I will come back and go into deeper in the new year. The main reason for this being that I haven’t been using it long enough to see results and I want to get a really good feel and understanding for the products. The skincare products that I have been using are the Skin Caviar face cream and Skin Caviar eye cream and the Cellular Power Charge Night. From what I have tried so far, my initial thoughts are that I wished I didn’t like it because this is going to be a costly investment going forward! I can’t wait to update you shortly with my full thoughts.
I’ve also been using the brand new launch from La Prairie, and part of the Skin Caviar range; the Essence in Foundation. The new foundation has used the cushion applicator to create a handy and handbag friendly foundation that is infused with caviar water to give a flawless complexion. I really do like the cushion technology compacts as aside from them being less messy, they also help with the control of product used. Using a sponge, a few presses on the domed net releases enough foundation to start building up a flawless and smooth base.
The foundation itself is a sheer foundation that can be built up to a medium coverage with minimal effort. The overall effect is a beautifully clear yet enhanced skintone that is perfectly matched to my shade NC20 Peche. With the Skin Caviar essence within the liquid foundation, my skin is literally drinking it up. I’m currently in that stage where my skin is so clear and looks the best it has been, that I am not wearing a lot of foundation. The La Prairie foundation is perfect for me at the moment where a light layer is enough for my needs. Not only is the foundation beautifully silky and lightweight to the point where you feel bare faced but with a velvety soft texture, it also contains an SPF of 25.
The foundation compact is sleek and classy, with extra attention made to keep the foundation within safe from light and air to keep it in tip top condition. It also comes with a refill for when you need to top up which is such a nice touch. It does retail for £148, which does make this the most expensive foundation that I have ever had the luxury of putting on my face, but oh my goodness, I am absolutely obsessed with it.
Whilst the shade range isn’t massive and NC20 Peche is still a good match, I do think that when I purchase my next one, I may go slightly darker in colour as I do like a warmer skintone. And yes, I will definitely be repurchasing!
Have you tried anything from La Prairie?This post may contain PR samples that have been sent to me for consideration for review however all my opinions will be my own. The links in the post my be affiliate links which will earn a small amount of commission should you shop my recommendations.