One thing I love about Canadian brand Lise Watier is that their collections always feel like real collections, curated and thought out. I absolutely adored their Aurora Winter 2014 Collection and the paint-splatter packaging had me instantly excited for the Lise Watier Spring 2015 Expression Collection*.
As soon as I saw the Lise Watier Spring 2015 Expression Collection, the limited edition Lise Watier Expression Blush Trio caught my attention. There’s a watercolour design on the top of the compact, a large mirror inside, and a unique embossing on the blush. As any good blush trio would offer, there are three shades, which are meant to be used separately–as a contour, blush and highlight–or swirled together. As the surface area of individual shades isn’t that large, it’s easiest to apply mixed together, and I also prefer how it looks that way. The end result (far right swatch) is a lovely shade of coral with a slight shimmer to it that really provides a nice glow to the cheeks.
I had a bit of deja-vu when I tried out the Lise Watier Multifunction Powder Brush, which is now permanent with the Lise Watier Spring 2015 Expression Collection. That’s because with the exception of the colour of the handle, this brush is exactly the same as the one in the winter collection. I loved the brush then for applying highlight, and I feel the same way now. I did use it to apply the Lise Watier Expression Blush Trio, but it is not my favourite for that purpose because I prefer something a little smaller and more compact. It would also be great if you wanted to gently sweep powder (loose or compact) all over your face. That’s why it’s called multifunction!
I absolutely adore the Rouge Fondant Supreme formula, so I was curious about the Lise Watier Rouge Plumpissimo in Rose Nu, a new permanent shade in the line. This product is creamier and less opaque, and is meant to make your lips look nice and plump. It has a nice vanilla scent and is a pinkish peach shade that is perfect for summer. However, I just don’t like this line as much as the Rouge Fondant Supreme, as although it glides over my lips in terms of how it feels, the actual appearance could do a little more to hide fine lines.
To me, the star of any Lise Watier collection is always the eyeshadow palette, so I was pretty excited about the Lise Watier Palette Expression Eyeshadows from the Lise Watier Spring 2015 Expression Collection. The palette is gorgeous, with a metal case and a watercolour design on the front, it includes five spring shades. While all the shadows are creamy, I didn’t find they had the same level of pigmentation as I’m used to from Lise Watier. The pale peach and light mint are both a little sheer. However, the shimmery pastel yellow, blueish teal and khaki green, are incredibly rich, and the khaki in particular makes the palette a little more wearable for the colour-shy like me. I can see myself getting the most use out of those three shades together, as in the look below.
Even though I was a bit uncertain about the Lise Watier Palette Expression Eyeshadows after swatching, in the end I was thrilled with how they looked applied. In the above look I’ve used the yellow on the inner corner, khaki all over the lid, and teal in the crease. The rest of my makeup look is also products from the Lise Watier Spring 2015 Expression Collection–I have the Lise Watier Rouge Plumpissimo in Rose Nu on the lips and the Lise Watier Expression Blush Trio, applied with the Multifunction Powder Brush, on my cheeks.
The Lise Watier Spring 2015 Expression Collection contains a great mix of cheerful products to help ease out the winter months. The brush is great quality and I surprised myself by really enjoying the eyeshadow palette, but of course, the standout pick is the Lise Watier Expression Blush Trio. Has anything caught your eye?