40 Days and 40 Nights of Primers
review from cavewoman
"tempted by the fruit of another"
My head has been turned. It's all Annie's fault. I'm tempted by the fruit of another, and I would not be in this state of confusion if Annie had not spotted the head-turner at Saks, and called me over to see for myself. I was perfectly content until that moment. I had my HG. Nothing could change my mind. Or so I thought. Now I question my ability to stay loyal and true, and it's all because of a little jar of pink stuff.
Primer #8 is the head-turner, the object of impossible desire, the one that could make me turn from The One. La Prairie Cellular Treatment Rose Illusion Line Filler is the name of my new desire. Our Annie and I, along with another friend, had gone hunting and gathering (info, you see, since we are on a No Buy For Lent) -- just checking out primers for our "research"-- and as I was occupied with a very nice SA who was handing me sample after sample, Annie showed me the La Prairie.
Now why is it that the SA at La Prairie insisted on applying this product to MY face, not Annie and not our friend? Could it be because I told her that I use the Concealer Foundation and she saw my wallet through my purse as if she had x-ray eyes? It did not matter. One peek inside the jar, and the exquisite gel-cream captivated me and drew me in. Pinky primer extended her seductive hand toward my face and I was smitten. Our SA applied the product to my face and then applied the Concealer Foundation over it. She chose my shade instantly out of her counter full of tester jars and bottles. And then she handed me the mirror and I almost lost my holy Lenten resolution. I know the meaning of Thou Shalt Not Covet.
La Prairie Rose Illusion is part silicone-filler, part soothing and cooling gel, and total primer perfection. It smooths on without effort and leaves no evidence of its presence other than a flawless canvas with which to paint on the foundation. It does not accumulate in areas near the nose, it is not drying in the least, and a dab the size of a pea is almost too much for the entire face.
What I loved most is, although it is a silicone-type line-filler, it is so much thinner in texture than Smashbox. I also appreciate a wide-open jar rather than the horrible pump of the Smashbox. Did I ever tell you how that pump clogs? How it squirts out product everywhere but where you want it to go? How after you're almost 3/4 of the way done with the bottle, you can't even get the rest of it out of there, unless you unscrew and stick the end of a q-tip in there? I don't see this kind of holding back with my new love. La Prairie containers allow you to use them down to the glass. Am I glowing because of the Rose Illusion or the fact that I have a uncrushable new crush? We will find out on April 17th.
Product rating, a perfect 10.
In the meantime, I feel the need to go to confession.