Today I will review one of my loose powder for you: La Prairie Cellular Treatment Loose Powder. I guess, everyone knows this brand that make very luxurious skin care. They also have a makeup line. They use very expensive ingredients, such as caviar. So, today I will review this powder for you. It comes in 2 shades: 1 and 2. In Asia, there is also shade 0. Mine is in shade 2.
Packaging and design: 10 out of 10.
The packaging is really wow-ish. It comes in a huge square box. The box itself is silver, the traditional La Prairie color. Classy! When you open it, you see a tiny box with powder. When I first opened the box I was like: ‘Is this really it?’ When I took this tiny box out of it, I understood there was something else beneath it. And wow, it was huge! It turned out that this tiny powder on the top is the travel packaging and has 10 grams of powder in it. It is huge! Because some powders have even less than that in their full-size package. The main powder of La Prairie is really enormous and has 56 grams of powder inside, which makes it eternal! 66 grams in total, that’s the biggest powder size I’ve ever seen! That could partially explain the price by the way. The big powder also includes a small kind of spoon to transfer the powder from the big jar to the travel-size one. You can open them both very easily. Both powders have sponges inside and you can also close the wholes in the top of the jar which will prevent your powder from coming out. So useful when you’re travelling! I like the design of the powders too: very simple but user-friendly and classy.
Texture: 9 out of 10.
This powder has a soft smell which is bearable. It comes out of the jar easily – I only shake it once. When I apply it on my face, it feels very soft and silky. The texture is soft and silky. It has also micro-shimmer inside. It is almost invisible but it makes your skin look fresh. It applies and blends out easily. It will cover some minor imperfections and even out your skin tone but not more. So if you want to apply this powder to your bare face you will probably need a concealer.
Finish: 9 out of 10.
When applied to the face, it looks neither matte nor satin. It is something in between. You can see tiny bits of shimmer if you look very closely. These pieces highlight your face a bit and make sure you look fresh and glowy. Not too glowy, they just slightly enhance your complexion. If you wear it by yourself, you will have ‘no makeup makeup’ look. If you prefer your skin to look more glowy, you can always add a shimmer or a highlighter.
After couple of hours: 10 out of 10.
It stays perfectly well in place, it doesn’t fade away or darkens. It mattifies your face (even too much for me). You can easily do touch-ups, your face will still look flawless. I don’t feel it on my face.
Overall opinion: 7 out of 10.
When you read everything I wrote before, it might seem like a perfect powder for you. Well maybe, but it is not for me. As it dries my skin out when I wear it on my bare face. I prefer to wear it in the hotter days and over a tinted moisturizer to prevent that. When I tried to applied it over my foundation it was too much. When I applied it to my bare skin, it started to itch enormously and I wanted to wash it off right away. When it is summer/spring and I wear it over a tinted moisturizer, it is everything I wrote about before: a perfect powder. So, in my opinion, this powder will work the best for the ones who have combination and oily skin. Of course, this powder is great in terms of price/quality. It is a real investment!
Here is the comparison of the shades of the loose powders I have:
Here I applied La Prairie Translucent Loose Powder on my bare face: