Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Jumping Into Fall: Lise Watier Teint Lift Foundation and Blush Review

Every so many months I start itching to try a new foundation. I don't always give in to that urge but, since I have made good use of my Chanel ProLumiere Foundation I decided to use my Shoppers Optimum Points which are rewards points offered by our large chain of drugstores in Ontario called Shoppers Drug Mart and buy a new foundation.

I've been eyeing the Canadian company Lise Watier for a while and decided to test their Teinte Lift Anti-Rides Spf 20 foundation. I have already repurchased Lise Watier's Portfolio Professional Concealer/Corrector in both color wheels and their eyebrow powder because I use them often in my freelance makeup work. The texture, the shades, the payoff and the buildable coverage are amazing. By the way, the dark corrector wheel has some of the best shades for concealing imperfections on dark skin tones.

I purchased the foundation in 'Neutre' shade and used one and a half pumps of product to apply onto my face and I found it was enough coverage. I also purchased the Lise Watier Blush-On Powder in Natural Glow. The blush is beautiful and it really does give you a natural peachy-pinky glow, not too shimmery and not too oily looking. Plus, its packaging is great and it has an ample fan brush underneath the blush compartment. I already knew that Lise Watier made good makeup, its quality is above average and it has not been given the credit its due. I must say I'm happy with my purchase. As my skin will change over the next few months we'll see if this foundation can keep up with my skin's needs this winter which can become dehydrated and ruddy at times.

Before I mention the other items I used to create this fall daytime smokey eye and neutral lips look I wanted to mention, I LOVE FALL!!!! Its all about the gorgeous, deep colors, the harvest holidays and the never tiring and comforting smell of pumpkin pie, free Wi-Fi and outdoor cafes, farmer's markets and drinking really good, robust red wine, and dinner parties, ooh la la! Also, all the amazing berets, toques and hats that I love to rock out. Its my favorite season. I may be genetically 100% Italian, but I'm Canadian born and bred and with our wacky, humid summers I welcome the bright and chilly days.

OKAY, back to what's on my face and nails:

Eyes: MAC Painterly Paint Pot allover lid and brow bone, Twinks eyeshadow allover lid, Kid e/s in my crease, Vex e/s inner eye corner and Brule e/s on my brow bone. I've lined between my lashes, top and bottom with PowerPoint Eye Pencil in Stubborn Brown and then smudged and used again in the waterline. Eyebrows are more defined in MAC's Lingering Eyebrown Pencil and then set with a bit of Lise Watier's Eyebrow Powder in Dark Brown. Mascara is Maybelline Stylist at the base of my lashes and L'Oreal Telescopic, for the length, both in Black.

Face: Lise Watier Teint Lift Spf 20 in Neutre, Kid eyeshadow as cotour for cheekbones and then Lise Watier Blush-On Powder in Natural Glow on the apples of my cheeks. For highlighter on top of my cheeks I used a hint of MAC's eyeshadow in Claire de Lune (ltd edition).

Lips: Cupids bow topped with Vex Eyeshadow and a touch on my lower lip and I slighty lined the bottom of my lip with Lingering Eyebrow Pencil. Gloss is Revlon Super Lusturous in the shade Nude Lustre, lately this is my to to gloss thanks to Yorkieluvs

Nails: MAC's Nail Lacquer in Vintage Vamp (a must have color)

For those of you who follow my blog and notice every detail on posted pics like I do.....yes, I did chop off a good chunk of my hair. It was getting drab and too long. When I wear it straight its about 2 inches longer, so I get the best of both worlds. I feel sexy again.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Fall!! xxNadia


Chenni said...

Nice look. I love the eyes. You always manage to produce so many pretty and balanced looks. I know what you mean about itching for new foundation. We are hopeless sometimes when it comes to makeup.

bubblegarm said...

Nadia u look amazing, love the hair and ur face looks flawless! xoxo

Lizzclare said...

Welcome back Nadia its been too long!
I love Autumn and wrapping up in woolies. Walks in the woods with the leaves falling and hot food and bonfires.
That foundation looks great on you! Will have to pick up that nail color aswell.

Anonymous said...

Your hair looks great..I picked up Vintage Vamp a few months ago and never used it..time to give it a go..Thanks for sharing:)

Macalicious said...

http://macalicious-iheartcosmetics.blogspot.com/ I nominated you for 2 blog awards xx Sarah

Michélle said...

You look SO gorgeous! Love the hair and makeup - and nails :)
I'm so glad you say you like the Lise Watier concealer wheel. I've been dying to buy that one for months and months. It's pretty expensive, but I'm sure worth the price.

Oh, and your necklace! I love the little N :) Where did you get it?

xoxo Michélle

Lotus said...

Gorgeous pic! Love your hair- is that how your hair naturally curls or did you use a curling iron...I'm always trying to achieve loose curls like that- but have been unsuccessful!

Anna said...

Ciao Nadia! You're stunning, as always! I don't know why I've only started following you now, the truth is yours is one of the few blogs I would always read even when I wasn't on blogger! Grazie per il commento, it was really really sweet! Oh, and I share your sentiments on Autumn and also the foundation itch!! Un abbraccio, Anna x

Lipstick Rules said...

Stunning as always Nadia!! I've only tried one Lise Watier product so far. Like you said, it is one Canadian brand that deserves more attention.

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Monica said...

Gorgeous makeup! Funny I actually want to purchase the Chanel ProLumiere (love the Vitalumiere version). Nice blog! I was at IMATS today & ran into Melissa from CoverFx who told me to check out your blog as we're in the same profession & company. (No mentions here of course:) Maybe I'll run into you at work.

LoveLipstickandLime said...

@Monica, It was great meeting you today, funny how you run into people, small world. xxNadia

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