At some point in a beautyjunkie’s life, after you’ve dabbled with a little this and that, there comes a time when the notion of fillers start to dominate. I’ve been considering several treatments of late, to bring back the youthful cheekbones and sculpted jawline… so imagine my excitement when the latest La Prairie innovation promises to do all that without any poking needles!
La Prairie Skin Caviar Absolute Filler is the latest and most luxurious addition to the Skin Caviar Collection. Designed to return lost density, Absolute Filler seeks to replump and reshape facial contours, to bring back the appearance of youth. Leveraging on the brand’s exclusive caviar technology, La Prairie Skin Caviar Absolute Filler is the first to use the latest and most advanced form of caviar – the caviar absolute. Through an innovative refining process, La Prairie has been able to distill a highly concentrated caviar oil and extract the most powerful caviar protein. In combination, these provide rich nutrients that stimulate collagen formation within the skin. These are blended with brown algae and peony root extract to improve skin’s texture and elasticity. Full list of ingredients may be found here.
A high-tech cream needs to be able to preserve the integrity of its ingredients, and La Prairie has achieved that with an artfully sculpted dispenser. A slight dip intuitively beckons the finger, and a gentle push releases the exact dosage for the entire face. Half doses are also possible by varying the pressure, so nothing is wasted. The airless pump ensures no contamination of product, so that the actives remain fresh.
The Absolute Filler is a lovely silky cream that is easily absorbed and does not leave my face feeling heavy nor greasy. I don’t feel the need to layer it with anything else, but if you are so inclined, La Prairie recommends pairing it with either the Skin Caviar Luxe Cream or Luxe Cream Sheer for the ultimate luxury. Apart from the face, Skin Caviar Absolute Filler is also designed to be used on the neck and decollete. It feels so soothing that my skin practically sighs in relieve, and overnight it appears smoother and firmer.
Apart from being a foundation-junkie, I find the combination of skincare benefits and a luxurious texture to be utterly irresistible. Infused with caviar extract, the La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation offers full coverage with a silky smooth light texture. I love that it does not contain a trace of silicons, and provides round-the-clock the lifting and firming benefits when used with the rest of the Skin Caviar line. Full list of ingredients may be found here.
The nifty little bottle cleverly contains a cream concealer under the top lid that is perfectly matched to the foundation within. I have several cream concealers that I love, and this one may be the best yet! Used on my underlies, it perfectly hides dark circles without fading, and does not dry up nor emphasize lines as the day progresses.
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The top part of the bottle unscrews to reveal an attached spatula to dispense the foundation. The foundation itself is a lightweight cream that blends out beautifully to even out skin tone, providing perfect coverage to eradicate redness and blemishes. I am even able to erase most of my dark circles sufficiently that I can skip the concealer if in a hurry. There is a soft glowy finish that makes my skin look alive and healthy. La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation comes with a silver tray that holds both the bottle and a small concealer brush. There is also a sponge included, and both the sponge and concealer brush work really well.
There are 3 new shades specially tailored for Asian skin tones, and they are N-20 Pure Ivory, N-30 Satin Nude, and NW-40 Almond Beige. For your reference, I was wearing N-20 in the half-faced comparison shot above, which is a really good match for me.
There is no better time than the holiday season to pamper yourself or a loved one, and I can’t think of anything more decadent than some La Prairie!
This post featured products that were generously provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.
hi Linda! what do you think the la prairie foundation for normal oily skin? compare with guerlain parure gold foundation which i love so much…. thank you!
Hi Mimi, if your skin took well to Parure Gold, then this one should sit well too. I have dry combination skin so it is hard to compare with your normal-oily skin…. but this La Prairie is less glowy compared to Parure Gold, so I reckon it will last longer and be more flattering!
Now my go to foundation for flawless skin is parure gold.. if the prairie less glowy, well i have to run to the counter haha thank you linda.. i’m hesitate to buy la prairie foundie cause of the price. Will be my most expensive foundie.. thank youu
Fantastic!! I would love to give La Prairie a try. It looks so beautiful on you!
Hope you get a chance to, Charli. It’s a beautiful, full coverage foundation that feels very comforting on the skin!
From the few foundations you’ve tested recently, which one is your fave?
I’ve really been on a foundation carousel lately it seems, and there are more in the works! This one is definitely up there as the most luxurious, and I’m also very much in love with the concealer. Of course the price…. There are a couple of cushions that I’ve really in love with that will be coming up on the blog shortly!
I tried this now and then when I was working at a cosmetics store, and while I´d use it to great results on customers it never really worked for me to a degree that I decided to splurge. That said, I love the Swiss Ice Crystal Transforming Cream which is model skin in a bottle as far as I´m concerned. But at the time I suppose I wasn’t in the target market for the skin caviar one, and now I don´t use foundations often enough to justify *that* price. The La Mer one is just barely, and because I had such great results with the moisturiser, and it´s always less expensive going for something like that than trying umpteen different drugstore ones in search of “the one”😂
Well…. you must go through ALOT of drugstore ones to justify the La Mer… but for me, it’s no competition at all. This La Prairie one is very different imho, definitely higher coverage! And I think that’s why it always looks so beautiful on others…. and yes the price tag makes me cry a little.