As I sit here on a beautiful hot day, seriously considering if I should change my Facebook status to "In a Relationship" with my fan, I am dreaming of Fall fashion and pumpkin flavoured everything. Fall collections are starting to roll into stores, and I would be lying if I said I wasn't excited. I absolutely love Summer, but there is something about that first crisp morning that means a lot to me. Lise Watier as always did not disappoint. Let's dive in and talk about the limited pieces of the Chic & Rustique collection!
These are the things that always sell through first, so if they spark your interest, don't waste any time tracking them down! These shadows are the cream to powder formula that we have all come to love from Lise Watier, and I think they are a great mix of neutrals, with a few fall "pops". This palette retails for $44.00 CAD and I really have nothing bad to say about it! My only tweak that I would have made, was to include an actual brush. With the size of the palette, I think they could have done a nice double ended brush that would have made it a little more travel friendly. That being said, I am not a snob when it comes to sponge tip applicators, and you can definitely achieve a great look using them. The shadows are buttery and do not result with a lot of fallout. They do not crease on my eyelids, and that burnt reddy-orange tone is life for me right now. The colours that they chose look so great on all eye colours, and I really think anyone could use this palette.
The next product is also something that was right up my alley. The Eclat Velour Cheek and Lips is an absolutely stunning shade. During the Fall months I usually am a little more heavy handed with my eyeshadows and my eyeliners. Pairing a more bold eye look with a neutral soft cheek or lip, is a look that works for everyone! This whipped mousse texture blends onto the skin like a dream, and would work well as a base for a powder blush if you so desired. Tapped onto the lips, this gives a soft flush of peachy colour, I like to use this on top of deeper lip colours, just to give some dimension on the centre of the bottom lip. I also love the packaging. Its small, and can easily be thrown in the smallest of clutches for on the go nights. This blush/lip power duo retails for $24.00 CAD, and is limited edition for the Fall months!
Along with these limited items, Lise Watier has also launched several new eyeliners, a sculpting palette, a black/brown mascara and a blurring compact that I am excited to play with a little more. I have taken some photos/swatches of the items... If you guys would like me to review any of them individually, let me know in the comments!
If you want to check this collection out, head to your local Shoppers Drug Mart or visit their website here
Three of my favourite things about Fall are: Layering outfits with giant blanket scarves, Football and my birthday! What are three of your favourite things about Fall??
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Makeup trends like anything else, go through phases. Right now one of the highly popular trends are liquid lipsticks. I have dabbled in many different formulas, and let's be honest... My lips have paid the price. So many formulas tend to be drying, cakey, and simply uncomfortable to wear. Lise Watier has really impressed me with their new formula of the Baiser Satin lip products. These apply smoothly, give great opaque coverage, last for a long time on the lips, but feel very comfortable. I don't feel the need to top these with a gloss or a balm, but I have used a light lip balm underneath, and it didn't seem to have any impact on the wear of the product. These lippies retail for $28.00 CAD and will get you 6ml of product. The doe foot applicator seems to have a hole in the middle, to hold product. During application this seems to help give you an even application without having to dip back into the product several times. Short story, I love these and I definitely recommend them! Now onto the swatches...
Starting from left to right: Natural Kiss, First Kiss, Candy Kiss, Blushing Kiss, Bombshell Kiss, Red Hot Kiss, Tango Kiss, Flamingo Kiss, Wild Kiss, Bubbly Kiss, Fancy Kiss and Infernal Kiss.
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This is an exciting one you guys. Nothing brightens up a winter day than the arrival of a Spring Makeup Collection. Canadian icon Lise Watier did not disappoint with her Variations de Nude assortment. Shadows, blush, contour sticks, dual ended brow products, balms ... There is something here for everyone. Let's get into it! Swatches, prices... Everything!
The first thing I grabbed when I saw this collection were the balms. All I could think of, was finding my high end match for my all time favourite Baby Lips in Cherry Me. And I was right. These balms are so smooth and hydrating, and give me a great wash of color without being too high maintenance. I wish they had more of a pointed tip, instead of the rounded tip, because it would give a more precise application, but that is by no means a deal breaker for me! These balms come in three shades, and retail for $20.00 CAD.
The next thing that grabbed my eye was the large eyeshadow palette. I was so happy to learn that this is highlighted in the Spring collection, but it will be a permanent product in the Lise Watier line. It retails for $65.00 CAD, and contains 12 shadows. There is an assortment of matte and shimmer shades, and one particular shade that has captured my heart.
See the second last shade on the top row? That mustard seed shade? Where has that BEEN all my life. It's seriously my new obsession, and I can honestly say I don't have any shade close to that in my embarrassingly large makeup collection. These shadows were interesting to me. They apply to the eye beautifully. They blend well, and keep their color pretty true to pan. However when I went to swatch them, I had trouble getting a solid swatch without streaks. Not sure why this happened, as I loved the application on my eyes. I think anyone could get lots of use out of this palette. The giant mirror and even the double ended brush that comes with it is great quality. I think this was a great move for Lise Watier and this palette is worth it to me even just for the that beloved shade of mine. (That color in the crease on a brown eyed woman!? Stop, I can't handle it! So beautiful!)
The double ended brow product has also really worked for me. The brush is very Gimme Brow-esque, and definitely contains the small fibres that are going to give you a fuller brow. I got great filling and also great hold from the product. The hidden star is the other end though. The brow highlighting pencils are fantastic. They are the perfect shape to get under that brow and really shape everything and give a beautiful crisp brow, while highlighting and lifting the eye. These retail for $33.00 CAD, and compared to other products on the market, totally worth it for the product that you get. Available in two shades, this is something you will want to see in store before committing to it!
The Pro Contour stick is another product I think a lot of people are going to be intrigued by. There are a few things right off the bat that I would change about this product. Number one, the packaging. I'm not a fan of the super chubby format while contouring, as I find it a little messy and I prefer a skinnier stick. (Shoutout to my favourite Smashbox Contour Sticks!) This isn't the worst thing that could happen, as I can easily pick up the product on a slim brush and apply that way. The sponge on the other end is a great idea, but I still prefer using my Beauty Blender, since it's much easier to clean. The sponge tip would be great when travelling though. The thing I am the most picky about is color, and I have to say this one works on my skin. It didn't look orange, and gave the illusion of a natural shadow. As normal, it looks terrifying when you apply, but once blended you are left with a natural looking contour. This product retails for $28.00 CAD and is limited edition.
Of course I left the blush for last. The packaging and presentation is absolutely beautiful. I had a few emotions when playing with this product for the first time. Upon swatching I was slightly disappointed that it didn't have a heavier pigment. But after playing with it more and applying it, I realized it's actually a beautiful blush. I think if you have a deeper skin tone, this would make a great blush topper to give a bit of a glow, but on my fair skin I have to say it looks very pretty. An easy blush to apply, you can throw this on super quickly and be out the door. This retails for $35.00 and will be limited edition.
There is also a liquid liner highlighted in this collection that I didn't receive. It is a dark brown shade that shows true to color. Those who have used the older brown liner from Lise Watier will know it runs a bit red, so this new formula is a welcome addition to the lineup! It will be permanent and it retails for $22.00!
This is the first Spring collection I have really dig into this year! What are you guys excited about? I am dying to get the new Dior highlight from their collection. That will have to be an Optimum purchase so I don't break my cosmetic ban!
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