Lise Watier’s limited edition palettes and makeup collections are never a disappointment and their fall 2013 Tartantastique is the same. Tartantasique is inspired by the plaid and tartan of the Scottish highlands and the collection includes the following products:
- Eyeshadow Quartet in Quatour Tartantasique
- Ombre Souffle Supreme in Tartan Magique
- Dramatique Intense Extra Smooth Liner in Prune
- Havana Bronzing Powder
- Rouge Sublime Lipstick in Tartan
- Haute Lumiere High Shine Lip Gloss in Spotlight and Natural Shine
- Nail Lacquer in Chic Tartan and Pink Plaid
I received three products from the collection to try and review for you. They are the Eyeshadow Quartet in Les Mauves, Ombre Souffle Supreme in Tartan Magique and Nail Lacquer in Pink Plaid.
First, the Eyeshadow Quartet in Quatour Tartantasique is an eyeshadow palette that contains four shades (from bottom left in clockwise direction) – a shimmery teal; a duochrome purple with flashes of lavender shimmer; a shimmery, nearly metallic dark olive; and a matte baby pink as an all-over base colour.
The quality of the eyeshadows is top-notch and I didn’t expect anything less from Lise Watier. Even though they are powder eyeshadows, the texture feels very smooth and almost creamy; there is very little fall-out when applied. The pigmentation for 3 of the four shades is sheer to medium, and a few swipes is required to get a more intense wash of colour. I still use an eyeshadow primer, just because my eyelids are normally very oily, but this managed to stay put for 8 hours without creasing or fading.
Second is the Ombre Souffle Supreme in Tartan Magique - a shimmery dark teal. It’s my first time trying Lise Watier’s Ombre Souffle Supreme eyeshadows and I was pleasantly surprised. The texture is very similar to the Chanel Illusion d’Ombre, which I reviewed here.
The pigmentation in Tartan Magique is fantastic, what you see in the swatches is just one swipe of colour. You can use this as an eyeliner or as an eyeshadow; it blends in very well at first but it dries down and sets for a smudge-free look. There are 6 other shades in the Ombre Souffle Supreme line and while I haven’t tried them for myself, I imagine they would be good alternatives for Chanel’s Illusion d’Ombre.
Lastly, we have the Nail Lacquer in Pink Plaid – a dusty mauve-pink shade that is perfect for all seasons. The bottle is Lise Watier’s signature light-up nail polish design. The formula of this polish was slightly on the thicker side and it took more effort than usual to get even coats. But pigmentation was good and I was able to get full coverage in two coats. Lise Watier’s nail polish formula generally lasts a week on me.
Of the three products I tried, I would recommend the Ombre Souffle Supreme and the Nail Lacquer. The Quatour Tartantastique is a bit too sheer for my liking, but if you like that kind of barely there look, it might work well for you.
The Eyeshadow Quartet in Quatour Tartantastique is priced at $32, the Ombre Souffle Supreme is $24, and the Nail Lacquer is $13. They are all available now on the Lise Watier website, and will be available soon in stores at London Drugs and other places where Lise Watier is sold.