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Beauty School: La Prairie Complexion Artists share their tips

To mark the launch of La Prairie’s cushion compact, the Skin Caviar Essence-in-Foundation, the brand announces three “Complexion Artists”. The beauty experts share their tips. Born in Singapore and raised in Hong Kong, Alvin has worked with celebrities including Emma Watson, Kendall Jenner, Uma Thurman, Dakota Johnson, Margot Robbie, and Milla Jovovich. With two decades of experience, the self-taught artist is inspired by veterans such as Kevyn Aucoin, and Topolino. What is the most important part of a skincare routine? Cleansing, protecting, massaging, moisturising and masks. Without proper skincare, there is no way one can get a good complexion. Knowing your skin’s needs before applying the products is also crucial. How does one apply foundation correctly? Always prep the skin first. Make sure it is clean and free of dead cells, then moisturise. Never apply foundation to the skin when it is dry. I prepare my clients’ skin by cleansing it thoroughly, and then mildly exfoliating it before applying a mask. I also massage the lymphatic notes to improve blood circulation, before starting on the makeup application. How would you describe your signature …

La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-In-Lotion

This new extension of La Prairie’s signature caviar skincare line is a viscous, watery lotion. Absorbed easily and leaves skin with a satiny afterfeel. Like a skin softener, it prepares the face for serum and moisturiser; and adds an extra layer of suppleness to the skin. Or use it alone so the foundation goes on more smoothly. It contains panax ginseng root extract, caviar extract, a patent-pending cellular complex, lentil seed extract, oat kernel extract, yeast extract, and lactobacillus ferment, among others. The scent of this product is pretty strong; so best used on those without skin sensitivities.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer · Foundation SPF15

At US$220, this concealer/ foundation is pricey. But so worth it. Firstly, because this product is made up of a concealer and a foundation. Flip up the cap, and you get the cream concealer. It provides high coverage, and is made for hiding dark circles and other minor inperfections. The texture is a little dry, but nothing like a little eye cream layered underneath to fix it. Then when you twist open the “cap”, which is really the pot of concealer, you get this gel-cream foundation. Which is amazing. It provides high coverage, so a little blob is all you need. I like to apply liquid foundation with warm fingers, because I think it allows for a seamless application. And this La Prairie one is perfect for finger application. It glides on like buttah, and evens out the conplexion quickly without patchiness. And the more I pat it in, the more it blends into my skin to look like I was barely wearing any foundation. Then the magic happens after the foundation sets, in about …