We have tried a ton of cushion compacts and while many contain a host of skin-loving ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and vitamin C, this latest launch from La Prairie really wins it all. Known as the Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation, it – as its name suggests – is formulated with not only the extracts of caviar but also a new ingredient to note: Caviar Water via a special steam distillation method.

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Why you should care: Caviar contains a host of active ingredients and are known for its firming and lifting benefits. It is also rich in amino acids containing proteins, vitamins and minerals. To further harness the ingredient’s properties, the brand used a special steam distillation process to create Caviar Water, a more concentrated solution that enhances and improves skin tone while delivering optimum moisture for a plumper, more radiant complexion. This technique allows them to achieve the most active components of caviar than a classic extraction.

These two patented ingredients are then infused into the hybrid, first-of-its-kind makeup product. Besides boasting the benefits of both Caviar Water and Extracts, the nourishing formula also contains the brand’s Exclusive Cellular Complex, which can be found in all of its skincare formulations. It provides nutrients, energy and age-fighting benefits to essential skin cells for a more rejuvenated and well-rested appearance.

What they claim: These proprietary ingredients are then blended together with soft-focus treated coloured pigments to create a hydrating formula that blends easily and refines skin texture. It also gives a natural-looking finish and light-to-medium coverage that is buildable.

Verdict: I did try this luxurious product and personally loved the lightweight texture and finish that’s not too matte or too dewy. More importantly, it actually lasts and after 12 hours (without any touch-ups and battling the heat and humidity), it still looked quite fresh on my skin. The coverage is definitely buildable and even after two layers, it didn’t feel heavy or looked cakey. So would I be willing to spend almost $400 on a cushion compact? Well, it’s always good to treat yourself, right?

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