Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Lise Watier Mineral Compact Powder - Review, Pictures

I'm a pretty special Sith.  I'll tell you why.  You know how I'm a fan of gadgets, I have oily skin and I prefer to use talc-free face powders, right?  Well, Lise Watier managed to combine these three aspects about ME and create the most ingenious and perfect face powder ever! It's called Mineral Compact Powder and they made it all for ME!

Lise Watier created this powder a long time ago? 
In fact, I had nothing to do with it?  
Are you sure?  
Oh...fine then.

So I guess MY likes and dislikes don't count when a major cosmetic company is creating products before I even know the company exists. I see how it is. Fine.  I won't go on about the Lise Watier Mineral Compact Powder that is  TALC free and PARABEN free and all that good stuff.

I won't talk about how this powder contains a separate little plastic sleeve that contains freakin BLOTTING PAPERS so I can blot off excess oil and shine BEFORE I apply the mineral powder. That's right. You heard me. Blotting papers inside the compact so that you don't have to fumble with finding both in your purse.

I'm totally not going to talk about the convenience of having both blotting papers and powder in one compact. After all. Lise Watier developed this product before I even knew they existed.  HOW DARE THEY!?  And by "How dare they?" I mean, How dare they create the idea product for me and then, even though they didn't know I existed, not tell me about it!  Right?  The nerve!

I'm certainly am NOT going to tell them how awesome I think it is. I'm not going to tell them how nice it is to have the ability to order refills on the blotting paper directly from their website.  And why should I? 

Nope. I won't talk about how the mineral powder provides a nice almost pristine matte finish when used over foundation. I also won't mention that the powder provides a delicate translucent coverage when used alone.  I won't mention how the  powder is specially formulated with tourmaline, Vitamins A and E, and chamomile extract so that it mattifies, corrects and evens my skin for a velvety and natural finish.   No sense in talking about how nice the powder feels on the face. How it doesn't feel drying or heavy.   Why should I?  It's not like they even ASKED ME!

It's also not like they even consulted with me about the fact that the powder comes in 6 different shades from fair to fairly dark.  Even if I do think it's cool that they have a good range of shades. I'm not going to let Lise Watier know that!

Totally insulted that a cosmetics company created a product I think is completely cool, that actually works and is easy to use without even asking if I needed something like that in my life.  They treat me like...like...a CONSUMER!  Ugh! The gall!

What's that?  
I am a consumer?
I should be happy that I finally found a powder product that will cut down on the clutter in my purse, that works, looks good and doesn't make me break out?
Well, sure!  When you put it THAT way I guess you're right.
But don't tell Lise Watier I think so. They might start creating other products that I think are awesome like a light up lip gloss or something.
What?  Already done? 
Those little devils.  What will they think of next?

The Lise Watier Mineral Compact Powder retails for $35 USD and the refill of 30 blotting papers is $8.50.  You can purchase directly from www.lisewatier.us and now they take PayPal in addition to credit cards.

Mica, Polyethylene, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Oxide, Silica, Boron Nitride, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Glyceryl Caprylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tourmaline, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silver Oxide. +/- CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).


  1. Hahaha, It's always so much fun to read your reviews and other posts. It really does seem like a very nice product, thank you for sharing!


  2. I want that. No, for real. I want it. Now.

  3. I like the convenience of this but the price is a bit too steep to make me purchase (I'm so beyond broke right now lol). Why don't more companies pair blotting papers and powder in a compact? It's such a good idea.

    1. It is a good idea. I'm not sure why more companies don't do it!

  4. Haha, what a great review, loved reading it :-) I like the idea of the built in blotting papers, very convenient.

  5. Total genius to put them together. I've been telling people for so long not to powder straight over oily skin.

  6. Wow blotting papers in the compact! Very interesting

  7. I love the idea of having blotting papers in the compact! That way you don't have to tote around two things, and that means less clutter :] I'll have to check this out as soon as my setting powder runs out and give it a test drive!

  8. I love the convenience, and I'd be interested in buying it, but I CANNOT TELL what shade I should purchase. The online swatches are awful, and the shade names aren't intuitive, and I don't know what to buy! For reference, I'm a MAC NW15 or lighter--palest shade of any foundation, cool-toned. Halp!

    1. I got the lightest shade of Naturel, I believe Neutre might be sliiightly lighter. Allow me to ask my brand rep for confirmation and I'll get back with you.

    2. Thank you *so* much! I had it narrowed down to Naturel and Neutre but couldn't tell which was paler and didn't want to risk getting it wrong.

    3. OK. Heard back from the rep she said, and I quote:
      "Naturel is definitely lighter than Neutre!
      The lighest shade is Beige Beige!"
      So there you have it. I should have purchased Beige Beige...no way I could have discerned that from the pictures on line or the swatches.

    4. Yeah, I wouldn't have guessed that at all. Thank you!

  9. Ok this powder looks AWESOME--a definite must-have for oily-skinned gals. I need this!

  10. I hope you don't lay into Lise too hard. I like this idea of two-in-one.

  11. 8.50 for THIRTY blotting paper refils? That seems insanely expensive for someone who goes through a lot of them (I would, my skin is oily) Do not want. Maybe I'd cut regular ones to fit.


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