Let's talk about makeup primers. Before I started my new career as a makeup artist I had never taken care about this stuff. But now I understand that makeup primer is a very important part of the makeup routine. It makes your skin smoother and your foundation and concealer just glides on easily. It minimizes the appearance of pores and wrinkles. And your foundation stays in place all day.
Today I'm going to tell you about luxury primer that makes you feel and look amazing - La Prairie Cellular Treatment Rose Illusion Line Filler.
What company says: Give your skin the illusion of perfection with this fast-acting pre-makeup treatment whose age-minimizing action helps produce smooth, radiant, line-free skin with a beautiful rosy glow.
Based on advanced marine collagen technology it gently “plumps” the surface of the skin to fill in fine lines and minimize wrinkles. At the same time, light-deflecting polymers and optical diffusers camouflage flaws and even the skin tone.
This extremely light pink gel prepares the skin for flawless makeup application.
Produces smooth, radiant skin, while “erasing” lines and wrinkles
Instantly transforms the look of the skin with optical diffusers that give a flawless appearance
Helps enhance skin’s firmness and elasticity
Energizing nutrients moisturize, energize and nourish the skin (Info from LaPrairie.com)
Directions: Apply day and/or night, after moisturizing, smooth a thin veil of this oil-free gel over your face, concentrating on the eye zone, upper lip and laugh lines. Wrinkles and lines are immediately smoothed away creating an ideal surface for makeup application. (Info from LaPrairie.com)
Ingredients: Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone, Crosspolymer, Polysilicone-11, Glycoproteins, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Bisabolol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ursolic Acid, Atelocollagen, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Polyglyceryl-2 Tetraisostearate, Glycerin, Water, Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Mica, Fragrance, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Amyl Cinnamal, Hex-Yl Cinnamal, Palm Tree Extract, Geraniol, Benzyl Benzoate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Isopropylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutyl Paraben, Titanium Dioxide, Carmine.
Price: $165 / 4950 rub. for 1 fl.oz. / 30 ml.
My experience: La Prairie Cellular Treatment Rose Illusion Line Filler is a light pink gel with light-deflecting particles and rose scent.
When I first opened the jar I was surprised by the look of this - I had never seen a primer that looked like this. And the scent... I thought it was a bit heavy for me.
on the hand / unblended
But when applied to the skin it is not pink and sparkly as in the jar. It goes on transparent with a subtle glow and the scent lingers for a while and then you just don't notice it. In general I don't have any problems with the application of Rose Illusion but I must say that because of it's thick texture it can be easily over applied and you need only a tiniest amount of it per use. If used correctly this 30 ml jar will last you like forever! Usually I apply Rose Illusion in a very thin layer all over the face and then if necessary I add a bit to the areas with wrinkles or large pores to make them smoother. It's oil-free and it doesn't feel greasy. BTW it makes my fingers smooth as well and then my brushes 'glides on' in my hands as easily as makeup does on the face haha) So I need to wash my hands after using this primer.
on the hand / blended
First of all, Rose Illusion is a good lines / pores filler while it's light-deflecting particles and optical diffusers make the skin glow. Your makeup doesn't settle into lines / pores when applied. As a result the skin tone is evened out, the skin is smooth and the face looks younger.
As for it's makeup primer properties, since it is a silicone based makeup primer it makes the skin really soft, smooth, and velvety. Mineral foundations, concealers, and correctors are buffed perfectly and kind of 'sticked' to the skin while blushes, bronzers, highlighters, and finishing powders are blended without any efforts and you get flawless complexion. Liquid foundations glide on and blend easily. The makeup does look better than usually and stays all day in it's place.
I haven't notice any oil control properties of Rose Illusion but it doesn't claim though. However since it's oil free it doesn't make the oilyness worse. For example, I use oil-blotting sheets 2 times during the day as usual. I think it's more suitable for those with dry or normal skin type and if you have oily skin you should choose makeup primer with oil control and mattefying properties.
Besides line / pores filler and makeup primer Rose Illusion is a skin treatment. It has a lot of ingredients good for the skin - Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Bisabolol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ursolic Acid and Marine Collagen that are known for their moisturizing, energizing, nourishing and age-minimizing properties. So your skin is nourished and protected while you're enjoying your flawless complexion.
my usual makeup without this primer / top
my usual makeup with this primer / bottom
the difference is dramatic...
And just a few words about the price. I know Rose Illusion is quite expensive. But it's so woth it. I love this product so much that I think I must save up for it and purchase a jar when I run out. Oh, and I have plenty of time for saving up)
ps I am on the budget so I don't often experience pleasure and delight associated with purchasing luxury brand products. That's why I decided to share this photo with you. It's a box La Prairie Cellular Treatment Rose Illusion Line Filler arrived in.
I received La Prairie Cellular Treatment Rose Illusion Line Filler from LaPrairie.com for review purposes.