It's summer time and the livin' is easy, so one's makeup should be too according to the Lise Watier Rivages Summer 2015 collection. Think neutral eyes, creamy textures, face-brightening lip and cheek colours, and lots of bronze and illuminating shades to complement sun-kissed skin. Ready for a closer look? More details and photos after the jump!
The Palettes Rivages eyeshadow compact ($54 at London Drugs) is easily the most covetable, heart-stopping item of the Rivages collection. The 10 neutral mix-and-match eyeshadows range from matte to satin finishes, and they boast an ultra-blendable, long-lasting cream-to-powder formula.
I got even more excited about the eyeshadows when I swatched them. Look how pretty those colours are! What's more, the palette is a real stunner with its brushed rose gold and mother-of-pearl exterior, and feels sturdy to the touch.
I love a big bronzer compact: it's an implicit promise of enough product to last for years and sizable enough for the biggest, fluffiest powder brushes. The Rivages Bronzing Powder ($39 at London Drugs) blends together shades of gold, rose, and bronze in one marbled swirl. The bronzer has a slight illuminating effect and sheer, build-able coverage.
Personally, I'm a firm believer in applying bronzer with a light touch. If you want people to compliment your glowing skin instead of your contouring skills, use a fan brush like the Lise Watier multifunction powder brush ($35 at London Drugs) as it won't pick up or deposit colour in noticeably bronze-y streaks that you'll have to blend.
Also in the collection: 2 new shades of 24 Hrs Glam Eyeshadow ($23 at London Drugs). No primer necessary with these budge-proof crayons, although you'll have to blend as soon as you apply. 'Sexy Glam' (a shimmery pink) and 'Chic Glam' (champagne taupe) are both the sort of neutral shades that you can wear as an all-over lid colour year-round.
Creme blush like Lise Watier's Blush Fondant Supreme ($30 at London Drugs) is Lazy Girl Approved, always. A long-lasting, natural-looking flush from a product that can be applied with fingers and there are no brushes to wash? Sign me up. Bonus points too for the creme-to-powder formulation, which has concentrated labrador tea extract, a powerful antioxidant.
And last but not least, we have creamy lip products that will deliver sheer colour and hydration all summer long. The Rouge Sublime lipsticks ($23 at London Drugs) are moisturizing enough to wear on their own, and the intense colour pigments are nicely balanced by a soft sheen so that 'Amour' (pink) and 'Ginger' (bronze) don't look too stark and harsh against sun-kissed skin.
Meanwhile, those who crave "like you, but better" rosiness will be ecstatic about the return of the Magic Lip Colour Enhancer ($24 at London Drugs). Previously a spring 2014 limited edition, this clear, mango-butter-enriched balm is now a permanent addition to the Lise Watier lineup. It colour-adjusts based on the skin's pH level and becomes the perfect shade of pink, no guesswork required.
Is there anything from the Lise Watier Rivages collection that's calling out to you? (How about that stunner of an eyeshadow palette?)