April 13, 2012

Lise Watier Warehouse Sale

Apparently this sale has been going on for years. Call me a bad Montrealer, but this is the first I heard of it. Ah well, better late than never, right?

There is both a Spring and a Fall version of this sale, taking place over several weekends. For the Spring one, this weekend coming up is the last one, so I thought I should post about it before it's too late.

The Lise Watier warehouse sale is similar to the l'Oréal one, but...better. They have ALL of their regular line available - makeup, skincare, fragrances - for anywhere between 40% and 75% off. They have a lot of pre-made kits, which offer incredible savings, more so than purchasing individual items. You just have to judge whether all the items are to your liking. Of course, the regular items were all about half-price, so that's nothing to sneer at.

They also have items from past limited edition collections, and these are often the most discounted items - a lot of eyeshadow palettes were going for 10$ to 15$, for example.

They have testers for everything, and the staff seem to actually work for Lise Watier on a regular basis, so they will answer your questions cheerfully, as opposed to the l'Oréal sale staff, who largely seem bitter and annoyed. Plus you don't need an invite, which is nice. I went two weekends ago and the line-up was maybe 2 minutes long, but the "bouncer" told me that it's usually longer, maybe a 20-30 minute wait.

In short, I'm really glad I went. I picked up a lot of things I was curious about but was hesitant to buy at full price, as well as some items that just jumped into my basket. :P Next time I want to get more of their regular eyeshadow palettes, and maybe some skin stuff.

Eyeliners, creme shadow, khol, loose eyeshadow, fixing liquid, glitter liner, crease brush.

Bronzing body oil, pressed powder, blush, anti-pigmentation cream (freebie for spending over a certain minimum).

Lipglosses and lipstain pens.

Past limited edition palettes.

Past limited edition nail polishes.

The sale takes place at their warehouse: 5600 Cote de Liesse Ville Mont-Royal, Quebec H4T 4L1.

The remaining hours and days are: Saturday, April 14th, between 9am and 5:30pm, and Sunday, April 15th, between 9:30am and 4:30pm. They accept credit, debit and cash.

Let me know if you have questions! (I have to head out, but I will try to hunt down my receipt to I can post prices for these items.)

I couldn't locate my receipt, but I have some of the packaging, so I will do my best to give you a breakdown.

One set was 20$, and contained the black eyeshadow quad, the eyeshadow duo, the bright green eye shine liner, the purple glitter liner, and the khol. Just to give you an idea of the savings, the khol alone is normally 18$.

Two sets at 15$ or 18$ each, which contained an assortment of five lip stains and a gloss. For comparison, ONE lip stain is normally 20$.

The last set was 20$, and contained the fixing liquid, the loose shadows, the creme shadow wheel, the opal-blue liquid liner and the crease brush. Just the creme shadow wheel is 20$ at regular retail.

As far as individual products go: the blush was 14$, the lipglosses were 12$, the eye shine eyeliner was 12$, the pressed powder was 6$, the bronzing oil was 3 or 4$, the nail polishes were 5$ (3$ for the mini), and the blush/eyeshadow palette was 10$. The anti-pigmentation cream was free.


  1. Everything you picked up looks amazing! I wish we had those warehouse sales here too :)

    1. I'm pretty pleased!

      We might have the warehouse sales, but y'all have the CCOs. :P

      (I'm hoping to get to the Guerlain warehouse sale at the end of the month. That one I'm REALLY looking forward to.)

  2. What a fabulous haul, Maggie! All the products you chose look so interesting and I can't wait to see your posts on them! wish I had time to go this weekend, but it's my Easter on Sunday so I'm pretty much booked up (darn!!) Where is the Guerlain warehouse sale and what date is it? That might work out for me - I can treat myself as an anniversary present (my husband and I will be celebrating our 22nd wedding anniversary on April 28th!) You can even tweet me to let me know! Thanks!!

    1. Thank you, Eugenia! I hope I can get to reviewing these soon, but I'm so backlogged right now. (Not that I'm complaining about having too much makeup!)

      I've never been to the Guerlain warehouse sale, so I have no idea what to expect. I hope they have some of their foundations, as I've been dying to try those out. Maybe I'll see you there! :)

      Congrats on your anniversary, by the way - and best wishes for many more years to come!

      (I tweeted you the info for the sale, but I'll post it here as well in case anyone else is curious. It's on the 28th of April, 9am to 5pm, at 2515 rue Leger, Montreal, QC H8N 2V9.)


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