While browsing the makeup isle at your local department store, you may notice that spring is finally in the air. This year’s theme is all about radiant shimmer and a combination of soft hues intertwined with pops of daring color. Lise Watier’s Limited-Edition Spring Collection may seem small but the intricate patterns and wearable pigments instantly draw you in.
The Urban Velocity Baked Eye Shadow Trio ($44.00) is sultry and luminous, featuring 3 gorgeous pigments that you will want to wear all the time. I couldn’t wait to swatch the deep garnet-plum (my favorite) and the velvety gold is my go-to shade for creating quick, effortless looks. These shadows are ultra-silky and luxuriously creamy with pearlescent pigments that provide a beautiful iridescent finish. The color payoff is buildable and concentrated for easy application and longevity plus there is little fall-out and no creasing. This palette is great for travel and the colors look good on everyone! You can also sweep the silver or gold onto the cheekbones for a beautiful highlight.
The Urban Velocity Marble Lipstick ($25.00) resembles a work of art with a blend of two trendy colors. I was excited to see how each shade would transfer onto the lips and hoped for a multi-colored effect. Unfortunately the plum overpowers the pink swirls completely but the formula is infused with nourishing Shea Butter to quench parched skin and keep lips soft and supple. I wouldn’t really classify this as “lipstick” because the finish and texture is similar to tinted balm with a faint wash of neutral color. If you layer generously, the purple darkens even more and compliments the garnet-plum shadow.
The Baked Blush ($34.00) has the same swirl motif as the lipstick but the predominate shade is coral-pink. The pigmentation is soft so you may need a few swipes to enhance the vibrancy but the color flatters all complexions and the silky texture blends seamlessly.
The Rouge Fondant Supreme Lipsticks ($27.00 ea) are not part of the Urban Velocity Collection but they do complement the color scheme. Chloe and Amelia are both neutrals with sheer pigmentation, sensational shine and an antioxidant-rich formula that protects and conditions. Labrador Tea and soothing emollients make lips feel plush, hydrated and smooth with no stickiness. These “lipsticks” are also similar to tinted balms in terms of texture and color payoff with a lightweight, comfortable finish.
Lise Watier is available at Hudson’s Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, Sears, London Drugs, Jean Coutu and online at lisewatier.ca.