The Haute Lumière High Shine Lip Gloss in the shade Spotlight, and the Rouge Sublime Lipstick in the shade Tartan are both new additions to their respective product categories, debuting with this collection but not limited edition.
The packaging is sleek and elegant, as per the rest of the Lise Watier brand, with nice metallic casing. I really like the squared-off tubes for the lip gloss.
A particular feature of the Haute Lumière Lip Gloss is that it actually comes equipped with a light in the cap that is automatically activated when you twist it open. A little gimmicky, but surprisingly useful if you ever have to touch up your gloss at night, especially in a car.
And how gorgeous is that sparkle in the lip gloss tube??? It looks like a duochrome nail polish. LOVE IT.
Spotlight is a medium textured gloss, neither thick not overly thin, and it doesn't feel sticky on the lips. It has a relatively sheer base of violet-tinged mauve that looks more pink on my lips, and a golden shimmer throughout that looks subtle at first but becomes more apparent as the base colour settles on the lip.
It's a pretty gloss by itself, though less vibrant than it appears in the tube, but it's especially lovely when applied over a berry lipstick that amplifies the shade and allows the shimmer/sparkle to become more apparent. It wears about 2-3 hours on me before starting to fade down, though the sparkle hangs around longer and it does leave a faint stain behind.
I'm not as crazy about the wand applicator, which feels just a trifle too long and drags some of the product off as you swipe. Not a deal-breaker by any means, though. The scent is sweet and fruity, a little stronger than that of the lipstick.
Tartan is a Rouge Sublime Lipstick, which are supposed to soften and hydrate your lips as you wear it. It definitely has an emolliant feel, and a medium level of pigmentation. It's glossy and lush on the lips, and does hydrate and make them more full-looking as a result.
This shade swatches with a bit of a warm undertone, but on my lips it's a soft, mauve-y berry shade. Very fall-appropriate, without being vampy. This is the kind of shade that just looks pretty and elegant no matter the social situation.
It lasts about 4 hours on average, and has a pleasant, faintly sweet/fruity scent.
|Top to bottom: Spotlight and Tartan|
|Haute Lumiere High Shine Lip Gloss in Spotlight|
|Rouge Sublime Lipstick in Tartan|
Availability: At Lise Watier counters at The Bay and most Pharmaprix/SDM locations, as well as Jean Coutu. Also at www.lisewatier.com, which does ship to the US as well. Price is 21$ CAD/USD for the lipstick and 22$ CAD/USD for the lip gloss.
Pros: Lipstick is hydrating and softening, very pleasant to wear, and the shade is passe-partout - appropriate for work or play. The lipgloss is surprisingly soft and pretty on its own, with a sparklier, more dynamic finish layered over a lipstick. It's a medium-weight, non tacky formula. The light feature is fun and functional.
Cons: The amazing colour visible in the lip gloss tube doesn't translate to the lip due to the product's sheerness. The applicator is a little too long for my personal liking, but YMMV.
(These items were provided by the brand/PR to be considered for review. This post is not sponsored or compensated.)