When I first got sight of the Holiday collection from Lise Watier I knew it had my name written all over it. Hellooooo... Rose Shaped Highlighter?!? You know I would be all over that like gravy on poutine!
a) I'm addicted to highlighters. I have this irrational and unfounded belief that highlighters will give me that ever prefect photoshopped touch to finish my look
b) I love almost anything that is labeled as "limited edition"
c) I love any powder product with texture or design built into the pressing of the product. Roses, Elephants, Turtles. I Like Turtles!
d) I'm a product junkie
Really all you needed to know is that I'm a product junkie, but it feels better to list a bunch of other
faults, I mean, reasons along with it.
I actually ordered the Lise Watier Glamour Rose Face & Body powder directly from the new Lisewatier.us website. I placed my order on Monday, November 5th. I received my package on November 12 (via UPS). One week turn around? Not bad! However. I placed another order the next day and I have yet to receive my package (I'm hoping it will arrive today). The only thing I wish I had in the whole online shopping/ordering process was a shipping confirmation e-mail. I like to get one of those to know that my package will be on its way and possibly get a tracking number as well. Hopefully as the US version of the Lise Watier website evolves they will include that.
OK. Back to the powder. You know that moment when you open up a new highlighting powder and light radiates from the powder and you hear angles singing? Oh is that just me? Well I had that experience.
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|What it looks like in real life|
Pure peachy golden rose shaped shimmery powder greeted me like a long lost lover. It whispered in my ear, "See Me" "Feel Me" "Touch Me" "Hear Meeee". Oh nope. that was just Mr. Sith playing The Who's "See Me Feel Me" Song from Tommy. But whatever. It spoke to me none the less. Hot damn Roger Daltry was HOT back in the day.
The powder itself is very soft and I do fear that my rose shaped gem will soon be a distant memory, but the effect is what's really important. The Lise Watier Glamour Rose Face & Body Powder illuminates your cheeks and neckline with a delicate and subtle peachy golden hue that is reminiscent of the way candlelight dances across our faces on a romantic date. That warm glow is just the perfect touch for holiday parties and nights out. But since this powder is low on the glitter factor it is suitable for waring during the day and even the office without looking like a disco ball! If you are familiar with the NARS Miss Liberty Blush/Highlighter, imagine it having a glitterectomy. (That's the medical term for removing the glitter). You would then be left with what is now Lise Watier's Glamour Rose Face & Body Powder!
The only thing I find less than exciting about this powder is the packaging. It seems slightly cheap. The metallic plastic case is fine, and I'm sure it will withstand a lot of use, but for some reason other Prestige brands like Lancome and Laura Mercier seem to have packaging that feels a bit more solid. Or perhaps it is that I'm used to ultra luxury brands like Guerlain and Chanel. I'm not sure. but either way, I kind of wish the product was "weightier" and had a slightly more decadent design.
Do you need this? YES! (But only if talc doesn't bother you since it is the primary ingredient. For the most part, talc does not bother me as long as I wash it off at night.) This sweet shaped powder is a perfect compliment to your look. It retails for $35 so it won't crush your bank account, and it's a large size so it won't disappear before the end of the year either! What do you think? Another highlighter win?
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Ingredients: TALC, SYNTHETIC WAX, ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, HYDROXYLATED LANOLIN, ISOPROPYL LANOLATE, PETROLATUM, CYCLOMETHICONE, LANOLIN ALCOHOL, CETYL ACETATE, ACETYLATED LANOLIN ALCOHOL, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, MICA, CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES).