Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A Worthy Splurge: La Prairie Skin Caviar Foundation...Swatches of ALL 12 Shades


The La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer + Foundation (also available at Neiman Marcus, Saks,  Bloomingdale's) is a foundation-phile's dream. Comprehensively reviewed HERE, this luxurious formula is infused with skincare benefits, lush coverage, impressive lasting power and SPF 15.  It also contains a potent coordinating concealer, geniusly housed in the top lid.  

In response to a round of requests, I am beyond excited to share swatches of ALL 12 shades; may you find your perfect match! 

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the foundation in action as well as the Bottom Line...


Official details, courtesy of Nordstrom:

Skin Caviar Concealer + Foundation offers full, natural-looking coverage with SPF 15 protection and a dewy finish. A perfectly matched concealer camouflages under-eye darkness and deeper flaws while helping to support skin elasticity. The foundation and concealer formulas are infused with caviar extracts for lifting and firming benefits. It includes a foundation sponge and precision concealer brush in addition to a 2x magnifying mirror in the cap.
How to use:
- Foundation: Shake well before applying. Use your fingertips or the included foundation sponge to smooth and blend for desired coverage. Coverage may be built by adding another light application as needed.
- Concealer: Can be applied prior to or after foundation. Pat the concealer onto skin with your fingertips or the concealer brush. Use the included concealer brush to blend away edges.
  • 1 oz.
  • By La Prairie; made in Switzerland.


As aforementioned, my comprehensive review of the  La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer + Foundation can be found HERE; this post, specifically, focuses on the shade offerings in the range.  

The formula comes in twelve shades that accommodate the skintones ranging from the fairest alabaster to the richest mid-toned chesnut:
  • Tender Ivory: Fair neutral to yellow beige (@N/NC 10-15) **Lightest shade
  • Soft Ivory: Fair neutral to rosy beige (@N/NW 10-15)
  • Warm Linen: Light beige with warm golden undertones (@N/NC 20)
  • Creme Peche: Light beige with peachy undertones (@N/NW 20)
  • Peche (**coordinating concealer swatch not pictured): Light-medium beige with peachy undertones (N/NW/NC 20-25)
  • Warm Beige: Light-medium beige with golden undertones (@N/NC 25)
  • Honey Beige: Medium beige with neutral to golden undertones (@N/NC 25-27) **My perfect match
  • Soleil Peche: Medium beige with neutral to rosy undertones (@N/NW 25-27)
  • Mocha (**coordinating concealer swatch not pictured): Medium-dark beige with neutral undertones (@N/NW/NC 30-35)
  • Soleil Beige: Burnished beige with peachy tan undertones (@N/NW/NC 40)
  • Amber Beige: Rich dark beige with neutral underones (@N/NW/NC 45) **Darkest Shade
  • Caramel Beige: Medium-medium-dark beige with neutral undertones (@N/NW/NC 30)
la prairie skin caviar foundation swatches
Swatches of the Fair to Light shades in direct sunlight.
la prairie skin caviar foundation swatches
Swatches of the Fair to Light shades in direct sunlight with a flash.
la prairie skin caviar foundation swatches
Swatches of the Fair to Light shades in outdoor shade.
la prairie skin caviar foundation swatches
Swatches of the Medium to Dark shades in direct sunlight.
la prairie skin caviar foundation swatches
Swatches of the Medium to Dark shades in direct sunlight with a flash.
la prairie skin caviar foundation swatches
Swatches of the Medium to Dark shades in outdoor shade.
la prairie skin caviar foundation swatches


To complement the creamy perfection of the La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer + Foundation in Honey Beige, I combined it with the following products for a classic, early 1960's look:
Swatches in direct sunlight.
Swatches with a flash.

Compact trifecta for a warm glow.
All about the eyes.
Lip mix.



The following images reflect all products in action...











la prairie skin caviar foundation swatches
Above: Last look.
--Shop the Post--


Bottom Line: The La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer + Foundation (also available at Neiman MarcusSaks,  Bloomingdale's) is the epitome of base product opulence.  I truly hope you found this round of swatches helpful and would love to hear your thoughts on this sublime formula!

Good things ahead, including a host of new product procurements, a round of fresh releases and a "what's in my makeup bag" feature ; )

xx,

--The Beauty Professor


** PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-15 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

14 comments:

  1. Rachel, I love the whimsical ribbon in your hair. Interesting foundation idea. The look is very nice. Concealer and foundation all in one, a great idea. Great review, love how you always show the range of shades.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Debi! I hope your week is going well, my friend!

      XO,

      --The Beauty Professor

      Delete
  2. You've mentioned this foundation so many times that when I was in NM yesterday I stoped by the counter, I had just had my makeup done at Chanel with the Spring colors so I didn't try it on but I LOVE the texture of both the concealer and the foundation. Just lovely. I think I am Soft Ivory, based on early swatching. This suprised me I always thought I was NC20. Anyway, I can't wait to go back and try it on!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Lisa!

      I am thrilled that you were able to experience this foundation...it is such a decadent formula and it performs so well!

      Let me know how the try on goes...XO,

      --The Beauty Professor

      Delete
  3. I love the hair and the ribbon and the makeup!
    Gorgeous shots.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, lovely!!!

      Hope your month is off to a wonderful start...XO,

      --The Beauty Professor

      Delete
  4. Thank you so much for the swatches and the shade matches I think I will give this foundation a go :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My absolute pleasure, Mona! Can't wait to hear what you think!

      XO,

      --The Beauty Professor

      Delete
  5. Thanks for the swatches! I'm glad a high end line has yellow beige shades for the ultra fair because I can rarely find one. I'll have to check this out. On another note, this look is lovely on you!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Happy to share them, Christina, and thanks for the compliment! I find the undertones in this formula to be so versatile...what a delight.

      Hope your week is going well...xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

      Delete
  6. I have used this foundation many years ago when I worked for the brand (perk of he job back then) but to this day I still love it. It is indeed pricey but for a special investment piece of make-up, totally worth it. X

    www.KELLiLASH.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for your comment, Kelli...yes, it is totally worth it!

      XO,

      --The Beauty Professor

      Delete
  7. I am beyond in love with this foundation - even as an oily/combo girl it is a dream. My curiosity lies in, though - what would you mix this down with? Tenderheart is the lightest of the shades but lets be honest, for the pale girls this shade is NOT light enough. In the dead winter I'm very pale (think a .5 or 1 on the urban decay scale) . I want to be able to use my foundation in the winter, what would you suggest using to mix it to a paler, neutral color? I know it's important to make sure the formulas don't butt heads, so I thought I'd ask the pro!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Sarah Elizabeth...so glad you're loving this foundation. I suggest trying The Body Shop foundation lightener...just drop will lighten up an existing shade without changing the formula or performance!

      Hope that helps...xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

      Delete

Blogger Template designed By The Sunday Studio.