Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Lise Watier Spring 2013 Pastel Power Collection Pink Power Blush - Review, Pictures, Swatches

In the USA,  there is this bizarre custom to have a rodent predict the changing of the season.  
Punxsutawney Phil au naturale. Image source
A groundhog by the name of Punxsutawney Phil, living in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, predicts the change of the seasons from Winter to Spring.  
Groundhog Illuminati. Image source
Every year, with the help of the "Groundhog Illuminati", (Read = men in top hats and overcoats, sometimes referred to as "The Inner Circle" or the groundhog wranglers) Punxsutawney Phil is urged from his little home on February 2nd.  If he does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring.  However, if Punxsutawney Phil does see his shadow there will be 6 more weeks of winter. This year on February 2, 2013 Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, and the Groundhog Illuminati declared that there will be an early spring!

So what does this have to do with blush?  Groundhogs don't wear far as you know.  I mean are you some sort of Jane Goodall of the groundhog world?  Do you live with them in their underground burrows plotting the destruction of golf courses and watching Bill Murray movies?  No,  I didn't think so.  The reason  bring up Punxsutawney Phil is because Spring is on it's way and whether you believe in the power of prediction of an underground dwelling rodent or not, Spring will be here and what better way to signal the change in seasons than updating your makeup look.  (OK. There might be better ways to signal changes in seasons, but this is a makeup blog, so just work with me.)

I'm pretty picky about blush. In fact,  there  are only one or two brands that I normally wear when it comes to blush, but Lise Watier recently sent me a new and limited edition blush from their Spring 2013 Pastel Power collection, that I think will make its way into heavy rotation in my blush collection.

Lise Watier Power Pink blush is a warm pink rose color that is the "it" color for the spring season.  In fact, it's pretty much the "it" color for me all of the time.  Aside from pairing well with the Pantone Color of the year (Emerald) It also works well with warmer tones too. In fact, this blush works well with just about everything.  I have been wearing it 4 days in a row.  That's unusual for me when it comes to blush. I have over 30 different blushes and to wear just one for 4 days in a row, that's unheard of.  It's mostly unheard of because I don't talk about what blush I wear every day, but in my little lizard brain it's unheard of because I am always wearing a different blush every day.

The attention to detail with this Lise Watier blush starts on the outside.  Look how cute the compact is! I love the pastel green and pink flowers against the mirror finish. Not only does it represent Spring exceptionally well, it also is pretty and feminine and looks quite lovely sitting on your vanity, unlike a groundhog, which would look strange sitting on your vanity.

Upon opening the compact, you are greeted by a pretty warm pink round blush with a charming design.  The lighter peach colored flowers are not overspray! Hurrah!  Nothing more disappointing than having a pretty product turn to something bland with the stroke of a powder brush.  The light peach flowers of the blush combine with the warm pink base to make a truly stunning, glowy blush that would look fabulous on almost everyone.

I am quite enamored with the design. Look how intricate it is. I do love a nicely designed product like this. It just makes me happy every time I open the compact, unlike opening the door to Punxsutawney Phil's home, which I imagine must not smell so terrific.

The quality of the blush is good. I would say it is on par with MAC and Lancome.  It is not to the quality of my beloved Chanel Joues Contraste blush, but not much is.  The color lasts most of the day on my oily skin, and it is easy to blend. It is also versatile as it can apply sheer in the beginning and be layered for a more intense hue. The finish is more of a satin texture. When combined with the Lise Watier Pastel Power Illuminating Beads (which I will review later today) you are able to achieve an exceptionally lovely shimmery and glowy look to the cheek.
Lise Watier Power Pink Blush and Pastel Power Illuminating Beads

Do you NEED this?  Maybe. It's a delightful blush, and the finish is nice, but some people may not like the color or finish.  I happen to like it very much, so I'm sold on it for sure!  The Lise Watier Power Pink blush is a limited edition and retails for $30 USD.  (You can purchase it from the website if you live in the USA.) What's neat is that you can pay via Paypal, which is fast becoming one of my favorite methods to pay for anything on line.

What say you?  Does this blush make you swoon and leap into spring, or are you uninspired and want 6 more weeks of winter hues on your pretty face?

INGREDIENTS: Talc, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Disodium EDTA. +/- Kaolin, Nylon-12, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Diisostearyl Malate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 73360 (Red 30 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 6, Red 7 Lake), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77491 (Iron Oxide), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Tin oxide.


  1. Maybe my butt. I def need this! LOL It's so fun to look at woooooo <3

  2. This blush is too pretty to use! If I order it do I get a free groundhog by the way? I've never had one but I do have moles (or maybe they are voles, they never tell me) and I think I'd rather have a groundhog.

  3. I just grabbed this today! Thanks for your great review :)


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