Showing posts with label lise watier. Show all posts
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Monday, November 14, 2016

#ManiMonday: Lise Watier Arabesque Nail Polishes in Cerise Noire and Arabesque

Today I have not one but two polishes from the new Lise Watier Arabesque holiday collection. Cerise Noire is a lovely cream burgundy with great pigmentation and wonderful opacity and shine. Arabesque is a stunning metallic silver with rose undertones that looks great and gets even better the more you built it. I was impressed with the quality of the polishes, I loved everything from the shades, the formula and the brush and the colors have a great shine and a nice gel like thickness that give the nail that gel like polished look and lasts for days. 

Stay tuned for more reviews from what is so far my favourite holiday release of the year.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Lise Watier Arabesque Palette: Isadora and Coppelia. Review and Swatches.

Today I have the two eye shadow palettes from the Lise Watier's Arabesque Holiday 2016 collection to share with you.

The packaging is stunning and very appropriate for the festive season, white with golden detailing that give the products a special touch. Each palette encases five generous sized shadows embossed with a similar detail features on the packaging.

Isadora is the warm palette in the collection and it features five stunning shades. Across the board all shades are extremely creamy and buttery that tend to kick up quite a it a product given that the formula is so rich and pigmented. All shades swatched beautifully and tack a punch in the pigmentation department with the exception of the middle peacy shade which seems to have a quieter base but very apparent silver shimmer which makes me want to use this shade packed on the lid as a topper.

Coppelia is the cool palette in the collection and it also features five cool tuned shades.The formula is again very buttery and pigmented and swatches beautifully. The middle shade much like the warm palette has a soft bask with that lovely silver shimmer.

Overall I like the creamy, rich formula on these shadows, they are easy to blend and feel so luxurious to the touch while packing a punch in the pigmentation department. These shadows will benefit from a silicone based primer, something with a slip that will allow the formula to glide on nicely. The middle shades would work best with a tackier base and used as a topper shade as they don;t seem to have the same grip as the other shades and that strong shimmer needs to shine on all on its own. I can see these palettes as being great for the holiday season, they are festive and the color range is absolutely stunning, if enjoy rich, creamy, buttery shadows then you might want to run to your drugstore and snatch these one or both of these beauties.

Lise Watier Arabesque Holiday 2016 Sneak Peek

Here's is a sneak peek at the Lise Watier Arabesque Holiday 2016 collection. I first discovered this collection about a month ago at the media preview and I was immediately drawn to it. The packaging is stunning, the gold detailing on the white packaging is absolutely beautiful and the whole range features some pretty promising products that I cannot wait to put to the test and review. If the swatches are any indication, this collection might be my favourite release of the season.
So, here is a first sneak peek at the collection. Stay tuned for reviews.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Lise Watier Portfolio Sculpting Trio Review and Swatches. Chic & Rustique Collection

When I attended the Lise Watier fall launch earlier this summer I knew the Portfolio Sculpting Trio and I would be BFFs the minute I laid my eyes on it. Despite the fact that I've kept my make-up minimal this summer due to crazy, long work days and hot weather I actually forced myself to wear a full face of make-up several times just so I can play with this bad boy.

I absolutely love the packaging on this trio, the shadows are stacked making this so compact and travel friendly. The three shades featured are great, the top shade is a light, yellow toned powder great for setting concealer, baking or just illuminating, the middle a cool toned taupe shade perfect for shading and contouring while the last shade is a warm shade which can be used as a blush, contour or bronzer. All shades are matte, smooth and pigmented and blend incredibly well. I love the shades LW selected, they are versatile, unique and they just make sense. That middle shade is possibly the most amazing cool toned contour colour I have ever ran across. The trio can be used to chisel the face as well as the eyes, I've successfully used all shades as eyeshadows and I plan on his being my only face and eye palette I bring along with me on my next work trip in Toronto in a few weeks. All in all, this trio is a must have! The quality is there and everything about it from the packaging to the colour selection makes sense.
The powder can be applied dry as well as wet but I didn't really find the wet formula fun to work with nor did I find the shades flattering on the skin when used on the cheeks for my usual contouring.



The collection also features the Double Contour & Blend Brush to help you chisel and contour your face to perfection. The dual sided brush features a full angled brush at one end and a small angled one at the other end. The larger brush is a little bit rounded and great for chiseling out those cheekbones. The bristles are soft enough that you can buff out and blend powders and the angled shape fits well into any crevices of the face that might need shading. The smaller brush at the other end is tightly packed and stiff and makes for a great nose contour or any other precision work. This brush is so smooth and blends so well, you never knew you needed it until you try it.