Lise Watier celebrates the spirit of creativity, spontaneity and individuality with the release of Expression, the makeup collection for Spring 2015. This is my first time trying out the line and I was so impressed with the beauty and performance of the products.
Highlights of the Lise Watier Expression Collection for Spring include:
Palette Expression Eyeshadows ($42)
Expression Blush Trio ($38)
Also shown above:
- Multifunction Powder Brush ($35)
- Ombre Souffle Supreme – Fairy Pink ($24)
- Rouge Gourmand Velours – Expression ($22)
- Eye Shine – Expression (metallic olive) ($20)
- Nail Lacquer – Expression ($13.50)
I received samples of the Lise Watier Expression Collection to try and as this was my first experience with the brand, I was eager to see the quality of the line. The Palette Expression Eyeshadows are beautiful; five eyeshadows in spring shades with a cream-to-powder formula. While at first I didn’t think the colors would look good on me, I was surprised at the versatility. They’re gorgeous! My two favorite shades are the ones on the farthest right (turquoise and charcoal). And to highlight, I actually love the Ombre Souffle Supreme shadow in Fairy Pink. It really warms up the overall eye area and has a luminous (not sparkly) effect on eyes. The finishing touch is the Eye Shine liner in Expression, which glides on and perfectly coordinates with the Palette Expression.
The stars of the collection for me are the Expression Blush Trio and Multifunction Powder Brush. The Expression Blush Trio includes a rose-brown shade, a pink shade and an orange/coral shade. This trio can easily be used to highlight, color and contour just by directing your brush to the appropriate color. I also like that the finish is not a sparkly one; instead it’s luminous, almost matte. For more mature skins, that’s so hard to find. The Multifunction Brush is a fan brush of good quality that makes application easy. You can use this brush to apply face powder or overall blending. Love!
For lips, I tried the Rouge Gourmand Velours Lipstick in Expression, a shade that’s a deep rose or certainly would fit the Marsala range. I’m usually not a fan of a matte lipstick, but honestly, this one is conditioning and not drying in the least. I found the color to be long-wearing and comfortable. And since no spring or summer look is complete, the Nail Lacquer in Expression is a pretty melon shade. You can press the sponge-top of the bottle and activate an LED-light, so you never have to polish in the dark. I’ve never tried anything like that–very innovative!
Lise Watier Cosmétiques is based in Canada, but you can order online; I would encourage you to take a look!