Thursday, January 29, 2015

Lise Watier Spring 2015 Expression Collection: Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: Product featured was provided for review.
For Spring 2015, Lise Watier has released a beautiful watercolor-inspired Expression Collection. Filled with fresh hues, the collection allows every woman to be playful and create gorgeous works of art on their canvas (face). To see some swatches, click.......
Palette Expression Eyeshadows ($42):
Housed in a glossy silver metal case adorned with watercolor artwork, the palette features five beautiful shades. The formulation of all shadows are silky and creamy, the pigmentation is great for all shades as well.
Pastel Peach: Pale peach with a matte sheen.
Pale Yellow: Shimmery baby yellow.
Pastel Mint: Satin pastel mint, the color is a tad sheer.
Fresh Teal: A shimmery blue green, the pigmentation is superb!
Mossy Green: A metallic moss with rich pigmentation.
Expression Eyeshadow Palette
Expression Eyeshadow Palette
Expression Blush Trio ($38):
This gorgeous blush palette features three different shades pressed with an artistic design. There is a baby pink, a soft orange, and a subdued tan. I suppose the shades can be used separately but it's much easier to just swirl and apply them in one swipe. When mixed together, the three forms a gorgeous coral soft pink with very, very subtle shimmers.
Expression Blush Trio
Expression Blush Trio, lightly swatched
Ombre Souffle Supreme in "Fairy Pink" ($24 CAD):
A new shade addition to the Ombre Souffle collection, "Fairy Pink" is a precious shimmery pink cream shadow. The formulation has a highly whipped texture and the pigmentation is great as well. The shade looks great as a simple all over the lid look.
Ombre Souffle Supreme in "Fairy Pink"
Eye Shine Eyeliner in "Expression" ($20 CAD):
A gorgeous mossy grey eyeliner with shiny shimmers, the formulation of this liner is absolutely stunning. Smooth and creamy, the product glides on like a dream. The longevity is decent but not completely smudge proof.
Eye Shine in "Expression"
Feline Eyeliner HD in "Vert" ($20 CAD):
A new addition to the beloved Feline Eyeliner in a gorgeous deep teal, the liner features a super tapered felt tip for precise application. The formulation is inky and incredibly opaque. The wear is decent but the liner is not waterproof.
Felind Eyeliner HD in "Vert"
Rouge Gourmand Velours in "Expression" ($22):
A pretty soft pink red with a matte finish and subtle, soft shimmers, "Expression" is formulated with jojoba oil to keep the lips hydrated. The pigmentation is decent but not the best compare to other Rouge Gourmand shades I've tried. Also, the subtle shimmers in the lipstick make the product less creamy and smooth than I had hoped.
Rouge Gourmand Velours in "Expression"
Nail Lacquer in "Expression" ($13.50 CAD):
A soft and springy orange, this is a slightly sheer polish. I had to use three coats on some nails to create full opacity. Compared to other Lise Watier shades I've tried, this one isn't as great given how sheer it is. The polish comes with the usual handy light under its cap for precise application.
Nail Lacquer in "Expression"
Here is a full face look I did using the collection. The colors are so delicate and pretty!
Wearing the shadows from the palette, the liquid liner on the upper lash line,
and the eye shine on the lower lash line.
Wearing the lipstick and the blush swirled together.
Here is a close up of the eyes:
Additionally, Lise Watier sent over one of the best personalized gift I've ever received: a phone case with my face on it! I'm just speechless, I now have a phone case with my face on it!
This is such a pretty Spring Collection. My recommendations are the blush palette and the new shade of Feline Eyeliner HD. "Vert" is such an unique dark teal for a liquid liner!

Lise Watier is available online and in stores at London Drugs.