Friday, April 11, 2014

Lise Watier Summer 2014 Eden Tropical Collection: Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: Products featured were provided for review.
Buckle in and get ready everyone because today I have the swatches and reviews of Lise Watier's new Summer 2014 Eden Tropical Collection to share with y'all. Filled with lush hues and tropical colors, this collection will sure help you get ready for the Summer months!
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Limited Edition Eden Tropical Eyeshadow Palette ($43):
Housed in a super gorgeous black square case with a tropic scene printed on the lid, this eight shadow palette features a mix of bright and neutral colors. The shadows varied a bit on their formulation but they were all quite pigmented. The chocolate brown, the champagne color, and the bright blue, in particular, were all super soft and buttery. All eight shades were shimmers and I like that the palette included an orchid color, which is the Pantone 2014 color of the year so it's super on trend.
Shadows swatched on bare arm, click image to enlarge.
Limited Edition Eden Tropical Bronzing Powder ($38):
Containing a whopping 28g of product, the Eden Tropical Bronzing Powder comes packaged in a sleek black compact with the same design as the eye shadow palette. The bronzer has two components to it, one pastel orange shade and one coppery bronze shade. The pastel orange (inner) portion is quite hard and the pigmentation wasn't very good. However, the copper bronze (outer) portion was very pigmented. The two can be blended together to give a warm flush to the skin. The finish is satin-y and not overly shimmery.

"Tinker Bell"
Ombre Soufflé Suprême Eyeshadow in "Tinker Bell" ($24):
The summer collection also includes four shades of the permanent Ombre Soufflé Suprême Eyeshadows, now formulated with Labrador Tea Extract. The texture of these shadows are unbelievably soft. In fact, just like a real soufflé, the product sinks when you dip your finger into the pot. The color "Tinker Bell" is a soft springy green; the shadow is very light weight and applies very smoothly, almost like a cream. I experienced no creasing even with no primer.

The Ombre Soufflé Suprême Eyeshadows comes in a variety of colors, check out the rest of the line here.

Limited Edition Blush Crème Satin Cream Blush in "Coral Paradise"($24):
This is a beautiful cream to powder cream blush in a matte soft peach. I am not too fond of the jar packaging because when I dip my fingers into the pot some product invariably gets stuck under my nails. Despite that, the formulation is great and the product blends very easily, giving the cheeks a natural peachy flush.

The cream blush also comes in a beautiful pink shade called Rose Eden.
This is a new launch from Lise Watier. The 24 Hour Gel Liner promises opaque application and long lasting wear. This was the only product from the collection that I was really disappointed it. The formulation of this gel liner was unusually viscous (perhaps I had a bad pot). The liner was smooth and creamy the moment it is taken from the pot but seconds later (while still on the brush) it will set and become almost chunky. Also, I noticed that when I tried to go over the liner a second time with some more product, the initially layer will shift and flake, which is something I never experienced before with a gel liner and it is quite unpleasant. 

Is it me or are lip crayons all the rage nowadays? It seems like every single brand is coming out with their own line of lip crayons! The Lise Watier Hydra Kiss Colour balms provides a nice sheer but buildable coverage and the formulation was really nice. It was moisturizing and soft and didn't feel waxy or sticky. The color Coral Paradise is also such a beautiful color for Summer; I really enjoyed this one.

The Hydra Kiss Colour Balm is also available in a pink color called "Rose Eden".
Coral Paradise
Two coats, no top coat,
Limited Edition Nail Polish in "Rose Garden" ($13.50):
Like any makeup collection should, the Eden Tropical Collection comes with two nail polishes. I have here a beautiful orchid called "Rose Eden". The color was very opaque; I used two coats but you can probably get away with just one. The formulation was a tad thick but not difficult to work with and the color dried very quickly!
Also, Lise Watier Nail polishes have a build-in light in it's cap that you can turn on with a button at the top of the cap (a feature I almost missed)! I first thought it was a bit gimmicky but the light was actually quite useful for getting clean line around the cuticle! So awesome!

The nail polish is also available in a coral shade called "Coral Paradise".
Here is a look I did with some of the products:

On eyes:  Ombre Soufflé Suprême Eyeshadow in "Tinker Bell"; 
Eden Tropical Palette (Brown, Green, & Mint shade); 24Hrs Gel Liner
On cheeks: Blush Crème Satin in Coral Paradise
On Lips: Hydra Kiss Colour Balm in Coral Paradise
I think this collection included some great color makeup for the summer. My recommendations are the Eden Tropical Eyeshadow Palette, the Hydra Kiss Colour Balms, and the Blush Crème Satins!

The Lise Watier Summer 2014 Eden Tropical Collection will be available online and in stores from mid-April to July 2014.

So how do you like the collection, which product intrigues you the most? Let me know in the comments below! Thanks for dropping by!