Lise Watier Aquarella Spring 2012 Collection brings us sheer pastels and rosy shades to mirror the flowers blooming in the spring. The limited edition packaging features a flower in watercolour art which is just beautiful to look at.
Lise Watier Aquarella Spring 2012 Collection — Packaging
Aquarella Eyeshadow Quartet, Couleur Folle in Folie Pêche, Waterproof Eyeliner in Violet
Aquarella Eyeshadow Quartet, Waterproof Eyeliner in Violet, Couleur Folle in Folie Pêche — Swatches
The Aquarella Eyeshadow Quartet ($36, limited edition) is a mix of sheer pastel pink, blue, violet and yellow eyeshadows. The eyeshadows are smooth, sparkly and mostly too cool-toned for my taste. It was a bit of a letdown as I was really hoping for something more from the violet shade. These eyeshadows are better suited for those who wear sheer washes of colour on their eyes.
The Couleur Folle Mineral Loose Powder Eyeshadow in Folie Pêche ($18, new permanent shade) is a rose gold shade that is more up my alley (and it’s totally gorgeous!). The shade is divine for highlighting the eyes or cheeks, or even to turn into a lipgloss.
The Waterproof Eyeliner in Violet ($17, new permanent shade) is what I wanted the eyeshadow to be: bold and vibrant violet. Nothing bad to say about this really; it’s just lovely and very waterproof.
Aquarella Bronzing Powder Duo
As a little taste of summer (yay!), I love that we’re seeing a bronzer in this collection. The Aquarella Bronzing Powder Duo ($32, limited edition) is a blend of two powder tones: a lighter peachy shade, and a typical bronzer shade. Both have fine shimmers that show up glowy rather than gigantic sparkles on your face. The finish is subtle and the shade can definitely work across many skin tones.
Waterproof Lip Crayon in Rose Mauve, Rouge Gourmand Lipstick in Guimauve, Gloss Aquarella in Rose Aquarella — Swatches
The Waterproof Lip Crayon in Rose Mauve ($16, new permanent shade) is exactly as the name suggests. While some may find it boring, this is a lip shade that is universally flattering and pretty. In my experience, Lise Watier Waterproof Lip Crayons are the absolute best in terms of texture and longevity. True story: it lasted through a very greasy dim sum dinner, which in my opinion is the ultimate test for a lip liner. I love this one, go try this or the 18 other shades if you haven’t had the chance yet!
Rouge Gourmand Lipstick in Guimauve ($19, new permanent shade) is a shade that compliments Rose Mauve very well. The lipstick has a light fruity scent and provides plenty of moisture for winter-chapped lips.
Finally, finish off your spring pouty lips (right? :P) with a gloss. The Gloss Aquarella in Rose Aquarella ($20, limited edition) is a soft rose with mauve shimmers to emphasize your lips. I like the non-sticky formula and the high shine finish.
My personal favourites from the collection are Couleur Folle Mineral Loose Powder Eyeshadow in Folie Pêche, Aquarella Bronzing Powder Duo, Waterproof Lip Crayon in Rose Mauve. They are easier for me — who is tan and warm-toned — to pull off. Cool pastel shades (lavenders, pinks, blues) look all sorts of wrong on my skin tone. However, paler beauties will get more mileage out of the shades; check out my blogging friends Tracy @ Beauty Reflections and Perilously Pale‘s reviews for proof.
These products are available now at Lise Watier counters, Shoppers Drugmart and LiseWatier.com. Did any products from the collection catch your eye?