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Rachel Dube
Nov 25, 2020 @ 5:58 pm
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Welcome to Try Before You Buy, a monthly series where we talk about the pricey beauty products and in-office treatments that are getting major buzz and give our honest feedback. 

As someone who stays up late more often than I'd like to admit, I need an amazing concealer and foundation to look wide awake for Zoom meetings. The goal is to conceal dark circles, cover redness, and make my skin look dewy and fresh. However, I'm very picky about the makeup I wear. Most of the foundations I try are either too drying, cakey, or don't provide enough coverage. I had all but given up on finding a high-quality product until I tried the La Prairie Skin Caviar Foundation + Concealer is different. 

The luxury product comes with a hefty price tag, but the anti-aging properties, SPF protection, and the way my skin looks after using it make it worth every penny. Unlike most foundations, this one comes with both a concealer and a foundation, and they each provide full-coverage that hides my redness and dark circles while giving me a glow that rivals most facials. Plus, it's infused with tons of skincare ingredients that help nourish my skin.

As the name implies, the product uses caviar extract, which has become a buzzy skincare ingredient in the last few years. The extract has anti-aging properties, protects the skin against UVA and UVB rays, and helps prevent the breakdown of collagen and elasticity. Aside from the caviar extract, it also features SPF 15 to protect your skin from sun damage. 

La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer + Foundation Sunscreen SPF 15
$245
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Nordstrom

The top of the bottle is a cream concealer and the bottom is a liquid foundation. Before I apply the foundation, I shake the entire bottle and then twist off the cap (which holds the concealer and mirror) to reveal the liquid formula and a handy built-in spatula that makes the application mess-free. As for the concealer, I like to apply it after the foundation with the concealer brush that it comes with (it’s attached on the side). After applying, my face looks dewy, fresh, fully-covered, and hydrated.

I’ve worn La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer + Foundation Sunscreen SPF 15 through blazing heat and freezing winters, and it always lasts all day long while making me look radiant. While the concealer and foundation are definitely pricey, the results are well worth every single penny.