Lise Watier Imagine: Spring 2014 Collection Preview

Although it may seem like winter may never end, the signs are there. The mornings are just that teeny bit brighter, the birds are beginning to chirp again and all the spring collections are rolling out into stores. I for one cannot wait for winter to be over. Usually near the end of winter, I start itching to wear my lighter, floatier spring clothes and this year I'm feeling that itch earlier than ever. While I can't start busting out the spring clothes just yet, I at least can start incorporating spring makeup.

Recently, Lise Watier sent me their new Spring 2014 collection to preview and it is just beautiful! This collection embodies spring with its gorgeous palette of spring sunset colors. As Lise Watier puts it, the collection is designed to plunge "our minds in a gentle thought, a delicate dream, [a] token of romanticism".

Consisting of 2 eye-shadow palettes, a blush, 4 lip products and a waterproof eyeliner, there's a little something for everyone. Let's start off with the gorgeous packaging shall we?

Lise Watier Spring 2014 eyeshadow palette. Photo: Just J
Lise Watier Spring 2014 eyeshadow palette.  All photos: Just J

The blush and one of the eye-shadow palettes come encased in this very pretty sunset packaging. I'm not sure why they didn't package both palettes in this style as it's quite unique and attractive.

Lise Watier Spring 2014 eyeshadow palette and blush. Photo: Just J
Imagine blush ($32) and Quatuor Imagine eyeshadow quartet ($36)

I'm not a huge fan of the look of the Imagine blush. One of the pleasures of blush is opening the compact and seeing a gorgeous pan design, but this one reminds me more of a parched desert floor than the intended mosaic.

The Quatuor Imagine eye-shadow palette is a pretty mix of pearly white, a deep rose, rich navy and chocolate tone.

More closeups:

Lise Watier Spring 2014 blush. Photo: Just J
Lise Watier Spring 2014 blush. 

Lise Watier Spring 2014 eyeshadow palette. Photo: Just J
Lise Watier Spring 2014 eye-shadow palette. 

And swatches:

Lise Watier Spring 2014 Quatuor eye-shadow swatches. Photo: Just J
Right-most shade: Imagine blush

The darker shadows have excellent color payoff when swatching, but the lighter shades I had to really dig into to show up, which isn't unexpected. All the shadows are fairly shimmery, but thankfully, not glittery like the Winter collection, making these much easier to wear. The navy is actually a bit purpler on my skin than in the pan. While I find very colorful palettes like this difficult to use on myself, I think this palette would create some really beautiful smoky eyes on those more skilled in eye-shadow application.

On the far right, you'll see my swatch for the Imagine blush.The blush swatches matte and is a deep rosy color. I think the blush would look most flattering on medium-dark skin tones as it's a bit too red for really fair skin; however perhaps if you brushed this on very lightly, it might look okay.

The other palette in the collection is the Quad Les Mats and features an all matte palette containing a white, pink-copper, iron grey and anthracite black shade:

Lise Watier Spring 2014 Quad Les Mats eye-shadow palette. Photo: Just J
Quad Les Mats ($33)

Lise Watier Spring 2014 eyeshadow swatch. Photo: Just J
Iron grey, pure white, pink copper, anthracite black

The Quad Les Mats is much more my style than the Quatuor. This palette's shades are all very wearable and easily blendable. The shades are all much more matte, although the grey and copper have a teeny bit of shimmer. I cannot wait to try this one!

Besides the products featured above, this collection also includes:

  • Waterproof eyeliner in Smokey Grey, $20
  • Haute Lumiere high shine lip gloss in Crystal (clear), $23 - a clear, high shine lip gloss
  • Rouge Plumpissimo lipstick in Rose Papaye, $22 - contains vitamins C, E and jojoba oil to leave lips plumped and soft
  • Duo Glam Rouge Infini lipstick duo in Tender Pink Glam, $27 - a duo lipstick and lip stain combo

All the products are now available in stores until April, so be sure to visit your local drugstore, or London Drugs to purchase!

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