I recently attended a Lise Watier Seasonal Training class! It was wonderful – good food, an amazing trainer, and an interactive class. We got to look at all the new launches and products, including the new “Aurora” Winter 2014 collection!
Inspired by the Aurora Borealis – this collection embodies the gorgeous natural phenomenon that is well known by Canadians. Luminous, flashing lights of greens, blues, and purples, this collection is a wonderful tribute to Canadian beauty.
This collection is absolutely stunning. Gorgeous shimmer, luminous shades, and vibrant colours, it is by far one of the best fall/winter collections I have seen so far!
The collection features:
- Aurora Palette has 6 shimmery, richly-pigmented shadows – the textures are the same incredible formula as the Fall Feline collection! It’s a cream-powder texture that can be applied sheerly or thickly for more of an opaque finish. It is such a stunning palette-gold, brown tones, and even plums and blue. So many different looks can be created with this!
- Aurora Iridescent Eyeshadows-these are metallic wet & dry shadows that appear different in every light, due to the “dual-colour micro-beads” in the formula. They come in a gorgeous violet, and a multi-dimensional teal. You can apply them dry for a very sheer, subtle sparkle, OR if you wet them (with a mixing medium, such as the Lise Watier Métamorfix) they turn into an AMAZINGLY pigmented cream shadow! When I first swatched these at the Lise Watier training, I was so unimpressed until I tried it with the Metamorfix. I highly recommend applying them wet rather than dry.
Tip: Pour a couple drops of Métamorfix on the back of your hand. Dip your brush (preferably a flat brush) into the Métamorfix, and then swirl the brush in the shadow-the wet texture of the brush picks up a lot more pigment and shows a truer colour payoff. You can also use your fingers (again dampened with Métamorfix) to apply for an even bolder look!
To see swatches, and a comparison of them applied wet vs. dry, click here!
- Aurora Celestial Light Powder: this was love at first swatch for me. It is an absolutely stunning illuminating powder with a combination of iridescent brown, rose, and gold tones to compliment every skin tone. The shimmer is microfine, so it won’t appear sparkly or stark, but rather adds a beautiful glow. It has instantly become my new favourite highlighter.
Seriously. If I could marry this highlighter, I would.
- Aurora Iridescent Eyeliner– this is an iridescent plum/violet liquid liner with copper tones. Like the Iridescent Shadows, this liner also changes colour depending on the lighting.
- Eye Shine Liner in “Aurora”-the Eye Shine liners are soft-textured liners typically with a soft shimmer/sparkle. “Aurora” is a teal-toned deep bluish-green.
- Smokey Kohl Velours Liner in “Indigo Velours”-These are some of my absolute favourite liners! They’re ultra velvety with a matte finish, and are specially formulated for the waterline. This colour is a deep indigo, and is ideal for helping the eyes to appear whiter.
- Haute Lumière High Shine Lip Gloss in “Aurora” : This gorgeous, hydrating gloss has been released in a new shade: Aurora! These glosses are pigmented, glossy, non-sticky, and have a light-up lid!
- Rouge Fondant Suprême Lipsticks: these lipsticks are highly moisturizing with a buttery texture, a gorgeous sheen, and are made with the exclusive Labrador Tea Extract that Lise Watier is well known for. 5 new gorgeous shades were released, including “Stella” which matches perfectly with the “Aurora” gloss.
- Blush Fondant Suprême: these new cream blushes are absolutely phenomenal. They are a non-greasy, powder-cream texture, smooth beautifully over the skin, don’t appear streaky, and also have the antioxidant properties of Labrador Tea. This was another “love at first swatch” deal for me. They are probably the best cream blushes that I have tried so far.
Lise Watier did an amazing job on this winter collection! To see what I bought, including swatches, click here!