Instead, allow me to clutch onto the remaining bits of fall, starting with the Les Vins palette from the Lise Watier Millésime collection. It's the less stereotypically autumnal of the two palettes in this collection, making it a great transitional palette into *shudder* winter.
I am a really big fan of the Lise Watier eyeshadow formula. With few exceptions, it is dense, pigmented, well-wearing and blendable. Les Vins is par for the course.
All of the shades are excellent, not a stinker among them. They all have a shimmer finish, so if you are looking for an all-around type of palette, this is probably not it. The colors are so lovely, though, I can't be bothered to care. Truth be told, you can create a variety of looks with these four shades, ranging from a simple wash of the taupe shade for everyday, to a seriously smoked-out indigo eye.
The pale, peach-leaning gold is more basic, but nonetheless a terrific highlighter shade.
The plum is also unassuming in the pan, but the interplay of the red-violet shimmer and smoky base raise it to another level.
My only real disappointment is the navy shade - and that's only because the pan is small. It is SO pretty, a navy with royal blue and violet shimmer dusted throughout.
|Sunlight, slightly out of focus to show shimmer in the plum and navy shades.|
Availability: At Pharmaprix/SDM, Jean Coutu, and The Bay. If you can no longer find it in-store, www.lisewatier.com still has the fall collection available, as well as several items from previous collections. (They now also ship to the US!) Price is 36$ CAD.
Pros: Smooth, rich pigmentation, dense texture, and gorgeous, complex colors.
Cons: None that I can think of.
(I purchased this item from Pharmaprix.)