|Above: The La Prairie Anti-Aging Hydra Tint comes in four, skin-flattering shades.|
On my quest for the perfect summer foundation, I have already made mention of the glorious La Prairie Anti-Aging Hydra Tint HERE. Available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks, Bloomingdales and Bergdorf Goodman, this lightweight wonder offers hydration, anti-aging skincare benefits and sheer, buildable all the way to medium coverage that provides a veil of SPF protection and a beautiful, skin refining tint.
Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches of each shade, images of the Hydra Tint on the face and the Bottom Line...
|Above: Designed to protect, moisturize and fight aging.|
According to La Prairie:
“Now more than ever, our clients demand multi-tasking, high performance age-fighting products to seamlessly work into their skincare regimen, and I’m confident our new Anti-Aging Hydra Tint SPF 20 does all this and more. We’ve taken the concept of multi-tasking moisturizer to the next level and packaged it in an innovative and sleek bottle for easy application. This is sure to be a daily skin- care staple for women of all ages who seek light coverage without sacrificing crucial SPF protection,” says Lynne Florio, President, La Prairie.
Key Ingredients / Benefits:
Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Sunflower Seed Oil, Glycerin and Mango Butter hydrate skin.
An anti-aging peptide helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
A unique algae extract helps improve firmness and skin tone.
White Licorice helps improve skin’s tone with continued use.
Specialized pigments evenly diffuse light, resulting in a soft focus effect.
Resveratrol, Vitamin E and Ursolic Acid help fight free radicals.
SPF 20 provides protection against UVA and UVB rays.
Formulated with natural mineral-infused colour that blends easily, allowing your natural skin tone to show through.
La Prairie’s Exclusive Cellular Complex helps stimulate the skin’s natural renewal process, moisturizing and energizing with nutrients that encourage optimal functioning.
Non-comedogenic; will not clog pores.
|Above: The full ingredients list.|
The Hydra Tint formula...
- PROTECTS: provides SPF 20 UVA and UVB protection against damaging sun exposure
- MOISTURIZES: an extract from salicornia plant and sunflower seed oil increase skin's moisturization.
- FIGHTS AGING: an anti-aging peptide helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles; resveratrol and white licorice act as anti-oxidants.
The tactile, squeezable tube houses a respectable 1.4 ounces of product (compared to the traditional 1 ounce of most foundation and base products) and dispensing the Hydra Tint is easy to control, allowing for precision and the avoidance of product waste.
|Above: The packaging involves a sturdy plastic frame with a squeezable interior...genius!|
USAGE + PERFORMANCE:
In my experience, the La Prairie Hydra Tint is a marvelous choice for a summer foundation. I like to buff it into my skin with a damp Beauty Blender and build it to nearly medium coverage, both for the aesthetic and SPF benefits. I find that it effortlessly evens out my skin tone but still allows the natural texture of the skin to show through, making it a befitting option for times when ultra-natural (yet perfected) skin is in order. Although there is no discernible shimmer, the finish is still a lovely satin-matte that simply translates as "really good skin."
If one desires a more immediate matte finish, following with setting powder is always an option; I prefer the more dewy finish (at least initially) so I tend to avoid following with powder unless I am looking for more coverage or it is inordinately humid outside. In terms of longevity, I get six to seven hours of wear before feeling the need to touch up with powder. The fragrance is light and dissipates upon application and this in no way irritates my ultra-sensitive skin.
This is a light formula with remarkable coverage and a respectable lasting power...it does not fade, migrate, pool or get patchy, even with hours of extended wear, and it's comforting to know that the Hydra Tint contains ingredients that are helping my skin to actively fight the aging process when applied!
|Above: Heavy swatches in direct sunlight.|
The Hydra Tint comes in four shades:
- #1: Light neutral beige for those with fair skin tones (approximately N/NC/NW 10-20).
- #2: Light neutral to warm beige for those with light to light-medium skin tones (approximately N/NCNW 23-25). This is my current shade match and I suspect, due to its relative sheerness, that I could wear it year round!
- #3: Medium neutral beige for those with medium beige skin tones (approximately N/NC/NW 27-35).
- #4: Dark neutral beige for those with dark beige skin tones (approximately N/NC/NW 40-45)
**Much to the credit of the formulation, the undertones of all four shades are delightfully neutral (rather than distinctly yellow or pink). This allows for the most versatility in the realm of shade matching!
|Above: Blended swatches in direct sunlight.|
|Above: Blended swatches in outdoor shade.|
|Above: Blended swatches (after 30 minutes...note, no oxidation!) in direct sunlight.|
Below: Completely un-retouched (as always) images of the Hydra Tint #2 (without a setting powder) in natural lighting...
|Above: In outdoor shade.|
|Above: With a flash.|
|Above: In direct sunlight.|
|Above: The La Prairie Anti-Aging Hydra Tint...taking lightweight foundation to another level.|
Bottom Line: The La Prairie Anti-Aging Hydra Tint is a spectacular option for those seeking light to light-medium coverage, SPF protection and a natural, lasting finish. For those interested in an equally luxurious, fuller-coverage foundation experience from La Prairie, my in-depth review of the La Prairie Skin Caviar (mentioned HERE) will be surfacing soon!
xx and hope your weekend is going well,
--The Beauty Professor
**PR sample provided for review (the rest bought by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.
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