November 09, 2012

Lise Watier Quatuor Millésime - Les Vins Palette

Aiiiee! How is it NOVEMBER already?? I am not ready for winter, and snow, and the horrible, horrible darkness.

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.

Lise Watier Quatuor Millésime - Les Vins Palette


Lise Watier Quatuor Millésime - Les Vins Palette


As a taupe-lover, I am thrilled by the beauty in this quad. It may look uninspiring in the pan, but it morphs in different light, pulling grey, mauve and even gold.

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.

Lise Watier Quatuor Millésime Les Vins Palette swatches
Natural light.

Lise Watier Quatuor Millésime Les Vins Palette swatches
Artificial light.

Lise Watier Quatuor Millésime Les Vins Palette swatches
Sunlight.

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.)

8 comments:

  1. Judith11.11.12

    Indeed what beautiful colors! All of them wearable. Perfect holiday makeup! Great swatches. The packaging is so sleek and modern. Love it!

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    1. Right??? I love that the colors are holiday appropriate (even if it's a fall collection), but not exclusively so. A lot of holiday collections max out the bling factor, which has its place, but then you're stuck with a palette that doesn't get a lot of use otherwise.

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  2. These are gorgeous! I should have picked one up when I was in Canada.

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    1. Lise Watier does ship to the US now. ;)

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  3. I'm rather embarrassed to say that as a fellow Montréaler, I have never tried any Lise Watier shadows; time to change that and this quad looks delectable!

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    1. If you want to get your feet wet, I would suggest checking out the warehouse sale. They usually have their full line there, and for 40% to 75% off. Can't beat that! =)

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  4. I LOVE this palette! LOVE it. Have you seen the Glamourose WInter 2012 Collection yet? GORGEOUS!!

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    1. It's pretty freakin' awesome!

      I HAVE. Those eyeliners are a must-have for me. Did you get anything from the collection?

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