Lise Watier‘s new releases always tend to blow me out of the water in terms of the quality. Especially, their fall collections, with their rich, warm-toned colours, usually end up being my favourite fall collections of all the beauty brands. This year is no exception with the Feline collection, a jungle cat-inspired collection that is the definition of bold and glam. I have some select products from the collection reviewed and swatched below.
The two star products of the collection are the Feline eyeshadow quartet ($36), and the Velvet Lip Lacquer ($23), both housed in beautiful leopard print packaging. The Feline eyeshadow palette is truly an amazing product – all four shades swatch super pigmented, smooth, with almost a pseudo-cream texture. With almost a metallic finish, they are great for work or play, and are super versatile for whether you want to create a more neutral or smokey look.
The Velvet Lip Lacquer in Rouge is a beautiful blue-based red in a smooth, matte, liquid lipstick formula. It applies super easily with the sponge-tip applicator, or if you want a more precise application, with a lip brush.
In addition, Lise Watier is releasing a 24 Hour Glam Eyeshadow crayon stick that is available in 6 rich shades. You can apply it straight from the stick and blend with your fingers, for a super convenient application. Once it dries down, it basically sticks and doesn’t budge until you remove it with makeup remover. It also comes with a sharpener that attaches very nicely to the end of the packaging.
Lastly, the cult classic Feline eyeliner is now available in a very natural brown! Apparently one Feline eyeliner in the original black is sold every 30 minutes in Canada, so it was just natural that they release a brown shade as well. Unfortunately I’m not a huge fan of this eyeliner because I found the felt applicator to be a bit too stiff for my liking, and also due to my oil lids, the colour didn’t stay put and transferred and bled to the rest of my eyelid after an hour or so. I do know most people who’ve tried the Feline eyeliner really like it, so I’m likely in the minority.
My recommendations? The Feline eyeshadow quartet, the Velvet Lip Lacquer, and the 24 Hour Glam Eyeshadow stick.
Swatches (left to right: Feline eyeliner in brown, Feline eyeshadow quartet, Velvet Lip Lacquer in Rouge, 24 Hour Glam Eyeshadow Stick)
Lise Watier fall 2014 Feline collection is available August at London Drugs, Shoppers Drug Mart, and other locations where Lise Watier products are sold.