This spring, Lise Watier wants to transport us to a sensual, heat-filled paradise through its Eden Tropical collection. To which I say: Bring it on, especially after that long harsh winter, and especially if it involves oversize, palm-leaf-emblazoned palettes! Ready to take a closer look?
The shades in the Palette Eden Tropical Eyeshadows ($43)—mint, khaki green, magenta, gold, bronze, and teal—can be worn separately, or artfully blended together into a multi-faceted, jewel-toned eye look as illustrated by Lise Watier's demo video. Each eyeshadow is impressively pigmented with a subtle shimmery finish. Intensify your eyeshadow for evening with a thin cat eyeline using an angled liner brush and 24 HRS Gel Liner ($25).
Both are limited editions, so you better hop to it! But if you miss out, there's always the Ombre Souffle Supreme eyeshadow pots ($24), which will be available in four new colours. Noteworthy points about the Ombre Souffle eyeshadows: they have a cool, springs-to-the-touch texture that makes fingertip application much more fun; the silky, pigmented formula is easy to blend; and the addition of Lise Watier's signature Labrador tea extract provides antioxidant benefits.
Few things say "summer" like effortlessly glowing skin, which Eden Tropical has covered. The limited edition Eden Tropical Bronzing Powder ($38) is hands-down my favourite product of the entire collection. It's actually a two-in-one bronzer/blush with very minimal shimmer, and the brown and peach shades can be blended together or worn separately. Plus, I love the palm-embossed palette and product—what a pretty addition to a makeup bag! Meanwhile, the Blush Creme Satin ($24) imparts a natural-looking flush with buildable intensity.
Lastly, think coral nails via limited edition Light Cap Nail Lacquer ($13) in 'Coral Paradise'; hydrated, glossy lips with a hint of colour thanks to limited edition Hydra Kiss Colour Balm ($22); and velvety berry lips for evening thanks to Rouge Gourmand Velours Lipstick ($22) in 'Zinfandel', which technically isn't part of Eden Tropical, but worth a shout-out for its creamy texture and collagen-plumping properties.
So, is Eden Tropical a veritable paradise in your beauty books?