Lise Watier released two new products with this new innovation for Spring 2012 – light-up lip lacquers and nail polishes! While light up lip products aren’t that new, it was previously used on Gosh lipglosses, but these Lip Lacquers plus the light up caps together are something to be excited about. The light-up nail polishes are also something of an innovation. I was lucky enough to be sent a couple of Lip and Nail Lacquers to share with you.
Lise Watier Haute Couleur Lip Lacquer ($22.00CAD)
Housed on a long clear tube with Lise Watier’s signature gunmetal metal cap, Haute Couleur Lip Lacquer has feels weighty and luxurious in my hands. When you turn the cap, the light automatically comes on and you can apply colour using the built-in mirror on the side of the tube. The applicator is a long, flat, slanted doe-foot applicator. One coat of this is enough to get near-opacity, or two coats for nearly full opacity. The finish is a high-opacity, glossy look.
- Rouge Catwalk is a semi-opaque neutral red with very subtle red shimmer.
- Haute Couture is a full-cover cool mauve cream.
The formula of these Haute Couleur Lip Lacquers is thick and honey-like. It is not as sticky as a traditional lipgloss, but it is not as light as a liquid lipstick (say for example, Chanel Rouge Allure Laque). The length of the applicator does require some extra attention when applying this, which is not as effortless. The built-in mirror and light does help a lot with application though, especially in a club setting, or anywhere with lower light. All in all, I like the concept of these Lip Lacquers: they are semi-opaque to opaque, with a formula that is in between a lipstick and a gloss and a highly innovation package design. I would recommend that you take a look at these (wherever Lise Watier products are sold: Sears, London Drugs and Shoppers Drug Mart) and swatch the colours for yourself.
Ingredients: Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Silica, Triacontanyl PVP, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid, Anise Alcohol, Aroma (Flavor), Parfum (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol. +/- Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 6, Red 7 Lake), CI 45380 (Red 21, Red 22), CI 45410 (Red 27, Red 28), CI 17200 (Red 33).
Lise Watier Light Cap Nail Lacquer ($12.50CAD)
I LOVE these nail polishes! The light-up cap is probably the best innovation ever and I honestly think more companies should adopt this. I found that my nail polish application became much more precise and less messy compared to using a polish that didn’t have the built-in light. Lise Watier Nail Lacquer formulas are almost completely opaque with just one coat. I found it to dry relatively quickly and it applied easily without streaking. I felt that the formula is a little thick, even with a new bottle, but that might just be because of the cold climate.
- Glamour is a this interesting brown/grey-purple with red micro-glitter. It looks quite purple in the bottle but more brown upon application
- Euphorbia is a opaque cream purple with very subtle shimmers in the bottle but no shimmer on application (similar to how most of Dior polishes have subtle shimmer in the bottle).
The Lise Watier Light Cap Nail Lacquers wear pretty well with about 3-4 days of perfect wear and then minor chipping on the 5th day forward. I think this attributes to the thicker formula which dries harder. Even the chips that come off are thicker and harder than my usual polish chips.
Ingredients: Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Adipic Acid / Neopentyl Glycol / Trimellitic Anhydre Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Acrylates Copolymer, Styrene / Acrylates Copolymer, Benzophenone-1. +/- Sili