La Prairie is kind of like the Hermès of the cosmetics world — a super high-end brand with gorgeous packaging and prices in the stratosphere.
The latest Anti-Aging Eye And Lip Perfection A Porter ($150.00) is a two-in-one product that combines an “illuminating, lifting eye cream-gel with a luxurious and protective lip balm in a single compact.”
The sleek, silver compact comes in a classy, white leatherette case; altogether it’s a pretty attractive package. The eye cream claims to, “hydrate while instantly easing signs of fatigue, lines, wrinkles and dark circles.”
I used it several times and while it is rich and nicely emollient for that delicate under eye area, I can’t say I saw a difference in terms of fatigue, lines, wrinkles or dark circles.
The lip treatment claims to, “immediately plump lips while replenishing moisture.” I’d say ‘Yes’ to the latter — lips felt soft and smooth after applying the balm — but I did not notice any fullness.
Our Managing Editor, Theresa Romano, also got her hands on the Anti-Aging Eye And Lip Perfection A Porter and had this to say:
“I am obsessed with applying lip balm and eye cream… all day long! I love the fact that I can toss this in my bag and never have to worry about spillage.
The eye cream-gel has a balmy consistency that leaves eyes incredibly moisturized and won’t ruin your makeup. Apply it under the eye area, continuing over the lid and along the brow bone, up to eyebrows and between brows.
The lip balm isn’t greasy, but leaves behind a slick, semi-gloss shine. And the smell of these two — simply divine! It’s sweet and powdery, my favorite. Each compartment has its own mirror, too! With La Prairie‘s Cellular Complex, you’ll also be smoothing those fine lines in the process.”
After putting on eye cream in the morning, I never feel the need to reapply (though La Prairie says it can be used over makeup.) And while I liked the lip balm, a simple pot or tube would do as well and be less cumbersome (to me at least).
As for the white case — utterly darling! Some may find it ideal for travel, and find its practicality to be somewhat luxe. So, even though this combo is as chicly designed as can be, I find its contents to do an adequate job at moisturizing. If you are all about packaging, then this is the product for you.
Do you beauties find this product to be ideal for your lifestyle? Do you reapply eye and lip creams throughout the day?
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– Yona McDonough
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