I’m sure you’ve noticed Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipsticks($27) at the drugstore and have thought-ya, no, not trying one of those, because it’s probably really drying like MOST liquid lipsticks I’ve tried before….

You’d be WRONG in that assumption my friend. Get yer butt back to Shoppers Drug Mart and buy one! Or two…or three Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipsticks! Because honestly I don’t know how you are going to choose just one. Every shade is just so lovely! Check out the #MyKissStory hashtag on Instagram and tell me I’m wrong!

Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipsticks

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Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipsticks

Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipsticks are pigment-rich yet light, creamy liquid lipsticks with a matte finish. The applicator is amazing too. It’s a flexible doe-foot that allows for a pretty precise application, which is what you need with this kind of formula.

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Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipsticks

It’s surprisingly easy to cover your lips with this applicator. And this formula isn’t like those old-fashioned liquid lipsticks of the past where you need to apply and wait a minute for the stuff to dry before going back to fix any application mistakes. Not like that at all. I’ll explain why in a second, but first! Swatchy Time of the three shades I have to show you:

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Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipsticks Swatches Sweet Kiss, Love Kiss, and Eternal Kiss

See how creamy they are? And that texture is what makes these really different from past liquid lipsticks. Those old fashioned ones were FULL of alcohol and thinner in texture. These are not like that at all. You can apply and they won’t cake up or dry out your lips at all.

Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipstick Sweet Kiss

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Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipstick Sweet Kiss

Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipstick Love Kiss

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Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipstick Love Kiss

Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipstick Eternal Kiss

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Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipstick Eternal Kiss

The formula of Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipstick is really amazing. It’s so light, and creamy! Almost like a lip mousse! They feel so incredibly comfortable on the lips, and stay comfy all day long too, unlike other similar products. Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipsticks are SO MUCH BETTER than any other matte liquid lipstick out there. These are matte liquid lipstick PERFECTION. Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipsticks last all day on my lips (if I don’t eat), but the best part? I forget I’m even wearing it!  Yup. And that? Is what makes this long-wearing, matte liquid lipstick THE BEST ONE EVER.

I actually have an event to attend tonight! My first blogger event ever! And I was going to wear one of my true love lipsticks, the NARS Audacious….but I’m thinking I’m going to wear Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipstick Love Kiss instead because it’ll look good and stay put no matter what! Who needs to worry about lipstick when you’re schmoozing, right?

Do you like long-wearing lipsticks? What’s your favourite?

I really love the whole idea and meaning behind the Lise Watier Expression Spring 2015 Collection:

EXPRESSION. Release your inner artist and become your own canvas! 

Now, that’s an idea AND a collection I can get behind! I’m all for inner expression…I am after all, a child of the 70s and early 80s to be exact…EXPRESSION. That time, those years, was ALL about expression! And this Lise Watier Expression Spring 2015 Collection kinda’ has that 70s, 80s makeup experimentation vibe to it! And? It’s MY JAM. As we used to say back then, in the olden makeup days...I DIG IT.  😛

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Lise Watier Expression Spring 2015 Collection

 

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, NOBODY does packaging like Lise Watier! It’s always my favourite. I mean seriously…who can compete with THAT. PFFFFFFT. Nobody I tell ya’.

Let’s look at the star of the Lise Watier Expression Spring 2015 Collection, the Limited Edition Palette Expression for eyes($42):

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Lise Watier Expression Spring 2015 Collection, Palette Expression for Eyes

 

Five creamy and pigmented eyeshadows in the amazing Lise Watier cream-powder formula with finishes of semi-matte to iridescent are just gorgeous and WOW. And tell me that they DON’T have a 70s, early 80s vibe to them…I mean C’MON.. LOOK at that baby blue aqua shade! I dies…  😛

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Lise Watier Expression Spring 2015 Collection, Palette Expression for Eyes swatches

 

And on the eyes, these shadows just GLOW!

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Lise Watier Expression Spring 2015 Collection, Palette Expression for Eyes

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Lise Watier Expression Spring 2015 Collection, Palette Expression for Eyes

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Lise Watier Expression Spring 2015 Collection, Palette Expression for Eyes

I love it! You could make that khaki green shade the focus and tone down the whole look, but I say WHY. Embrace the brights! This is such a lovely and pretty look for spring! And YES…if you are my age we can totally pull this look off! We did it before, and we can do it again! HIGH FIVE MY LADIES!

The blush! The Lise Watier Expression Blush Trio($38)! The texture is divine! It’s really soft in texture and in pigment as well.

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Lise Watier Expression Spring 2015 Collection, Lise Watier Expression Blush Trio

 

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Lise Watier Expression Spring 2015 Collection, Lise Watier Expression Blush Trio swatches individually, and the last one on the right is all blended together

 

You can use each shade separately, but eh-Tracy just swirls them all together because I am an impatient blush fiend these days 😛 I just want blush NOW hahaha!

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Lise Watier Expression Spring 2015 Collection-wearing the Expression Eye Palette and Expression Blush Trio

 

It could be a tad more pigmented, but it’s really lovely! I do think this is a blush for pale gals like myself, and I think if you’re darker than NC20 in MAC talk, this probably won’t be a blush for you.

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Lise Watier Expression Spring 2015 Collection, Lise Watier Expression Eye Shine

The Lise Watier Expression Eye Shine is an amazing, charcoal grey liner!

And there’s a new shade in the Feline Eyeliner HD($20), Vert, a dark turquoise green that’s oh so lovely.

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Lise Watier Expression Spring 2015 Collection, Feline Eyeliner HD Vert

 

And probably my FAVOURITE product in the whole collection is the Lise Watier Ombre Soufflè($24) in the new shade Fairy Pink. OMG. LOVE. This is pretty much the ONLY cream eyeshadow that lasts on my dastardly oily lids. I love the formula so much, that I’ve even got another shade or two during the last Shoppers Optimum Redemption, and THAT is something folks. I could be redeeming for Guerlain, but nope! Lise Watier made the cut baby! I take my free makeup seriously yo. I kind of agonize when I’m redeeming…weighing the pros and cons of products and brands…but it wasn’t a hard decision to redeem for another Lise Water Ombre Soufflè because I think they are THAT GOOD. Get one. You’ll thank me later. 😀

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Lise Watier Expression Spring 2015 Collection, Lise Watier Ombre Soufflè Fairy Pink, Expression Eye Shine Charcoal, Feline Eyeliner HD Vert

There’s a Limited Edition Rouge Gourmand Velours lipstick in the shade Expression of course!

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Lise Watier Expression Spring 2015 Collection Limited Edition Rouge Gourmand Velours in Expression

Lise Watier Rouge Gourmand Velours($22) are Canada’s No.1 matte lipstick, and for good reason! They are comfortable! With Jojoba oil in the formula, they are smooth and creamy and not drying at all.

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Lise Watier Expression Spring 2015 Collection Limited Edition Rouge Gourmand Velours in Expression

Expression is a gorgeous, matte, rosy coral that’s pretty perfect for spring.  It’s bright and happy! Just what we need right now! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been pulling out all my bright lipsticks and wearing them …and hoping that wearing them will get rid of winter…so far, it’s not working hahaha…but maybe this week it finally WILL work! To tell you the truth, I feel kind of gypped lately. When I first moved to Alberta, spring started about NOW. Yup. I remember there being hardly any snow by mid March when I first moved here…and even when Marky was little! But lately the snow hasn’t disappeared until late MAY folks…and I say…WHERE’S THE GLOBAL WARMING HEY. WHERE. Hahaha…and don’t worry…I DO believe in Global Warming…but I think weather patterns sometimes can over-ride that..which amazes me.

Anyhoooooo! I know people get their makeup wands all entangled in seasonal high end brand releases like Dior and Chanel. Which still…after all these years I’ve been blogging, kind of amazes me. Because honestly? There’s really not that much new, or GOOD there. I can’t say it any other way except: STOP BUYING INTO THE MAKEUP LABELS. It’s time to start exploring OUR makeup, CANADIAN makeup. Because this Lise Watier Expression Spring 2015 Collection? And pretty much most of her line? Is SO much better than those high end designer brands. If you’re not buying Lise Watier, I’m sorry but you are missing out my friend. And you friends of mine in the USA, you do know that you can order online! Yeah, shipping is expensive and I know that’s hard to swallow when you live in the land of FREE SHIPPING NO MATTER WHAT. But us Canadians have had to deal with high shipping costs all of our lives, and it’s really not that bad…especially when something is SO GOOD. Like Lise Watier…it’s WORTH it. Do it. And tell me I was wrong… I freakin’ DARE YOU.

What’s been YOUR favourite Spring Makeup Collection so far? And, if you read my blog regularly, do ya’ see what I mean about how different Spring Collections are from brand to brand? This is why it’s my favourite makeup season I swear!

There’s a couple of things that I’ve accumulated over the last little while from the drugstore that I think you should try and pick up before they disappear. I’ve been really liking them a lot, so I think you might too! Kind of a Mish-Mosh post of beauty stuffs. Mish-Mosh. Is that even a word? My tired brain doesn’t even really care truth be told hahaha. 😀 And I’ve had my first glass of wine in over a WEEK. Almost 2 weeks to be honest. So this? Should be a fun post for you AND me.  😀

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Maybelline Color Tattoos Shimmering Sea and Sunwashed Sky

Maybelline Color Tattoos Shimmering Sea and Sunwashed Sky are still popping up when I visit Shoppers, so if you see these two shades I think they’re definitely worth a pick-up! Hello. Just look at these shades and tell me you don’t think OCEAN. SUMMER. WAVES. MERMAID?

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Maybelline Color Tattoos Shimmering Sea and Sunwashed Sky

I love them both, but if I was pressed to choose JUST one, I’d say Shimmering Sea is my fave. And they’re on sale this week at Shoppers too, so grab it. You’ll love it. I slap on one of these, add some mascara and it’s a done deal makeup-wise for me.

Ok I’m not really sure if these Clarins Lip Balm Crayons are LE or not because I haven’t paid attention to my paperwork lately. I hate reading PR papers about products unless they make me laugh. And I say drugstore, because you can find Clarins stuffs at the drugstore, and that’s where I buy mine. I never buy it at The Bay for some reason…and I love The Bay. I do. But when I can walk instead of drive to buy my Clarins, that’s what Imma’ gonna do. I love walking to the drugstore actually. Have been doing it my entire makeup loving life to be honest. When Shoppers started being open on Sundays in the 80s, it was so AWESOME to be be able to walk on over and spend an hour in the makeup aisles….good times. 😀

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Clarins Lip Balm Crayon Creamy Pink

This is a great lip balm, crayon-thingy. Really thin texture and great pigmentation. Plus no silly, fruity smell which is SO much better Clarins. Ditch the fruit scent in ALL of your lip products. You’ll sell way more, trust me. Clarins Lip Balm Crayons have mango, apricot and shea butters to moisturize your summer lips. It’s smooth, moisturizing, feels good and lasts well. Love it and this has made it’s way into my purse, which is something!

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Clarins Lip Balm Crayon Creamy Pink

I’m not a HIGE Bourjois fan to be honest, but there are a few products I really like from the French drugstore brand. I do adore their cream blushes. If you want to try the Chanel Cream blushes but the $$$$ scares you, get yourself one of these. Bourjois OWNS Chanel, so YEAH. These? Are the EXACT same thing for a whole lot less $$$$.

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Bourjois Blush Exclusif

This one intrigued me as it’s one of those Shade-Transfroming-SKYNET-Makeup-Products. Apparently this one can detect the perfect shade of blush for my skin shade. Props to you SKYNET, because I’m digging this pale pink cream-to-powder-blush shade a lot. It’s the perfect pale pink blush. But you already KNEW that Skynet, didn’t you? You BASTARD. 😀 😀  Which brings me to an issue I have with machines that end the world as we know it. WHY ARE THEY ALWAYS FEMALE, or have a FEMALE VOICE like in iROBOT? HMMMMMMMM?? This bothers me to no avail, because we all know it’s not going to be us females that end the world at some point…. RIGHT? It’s going to be a your-dick-is bigger-than-mine fight. We women do not CARE about comparing boob size. So, Screw you Hollywoood and your misogynistic views about the Apocalypse. I can hardly wait to say I TOLD YOU SO. :D:D That is, if I’m still here after all is over and done with. And I’m pretty damn sure I WILL be.

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Bourjois Blush Exclusif

Yves Rocher is so overlooked here in English speaking Canada. They have really great stuff for really great prices. And the Yves Rocher Summer Collection Eau de toilette($29) and Shower Gel($3.95-SERIOUSLY? What a price!) are freakin’ awesome.

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Yves Rocher Summer Collection Eau de toilette and Shower Gel

The Yves Rocher Summer Collection scent has all the charm of a summer by the Mediterranean Sea. I’m pretty sure I couldn’t handle the heat of a summer by the Mediterranean Sea, but I’m enjoying smelling like I’m there. And if this is what it truly does smell like, then I’ll endure the heat and the sweat someday. But, after I’ve finished paying for Marky’s college.(AY-YA-YAHHH America. How do you get away with charging that much money for education is beyond me.)  It’s a magnificent blend of citrus floral enhanced with sweet, sensual woody notes. With mandarin from Sicily, bergamot from Calabria and sun-kissed fruit, it’s a perfect summer fragrance that should not be missed! Like I said before, I’m a bergamot whore, so if it’s in a scent I’m all over it. And this one is really lovely!

Lise Watier Blush Creme Satin($24) in Coral Paradise I picked up after I fell in love with Rose Eden.

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Lise Watier Blush Creme Satin($24) in Coral Paradise

Lise Watier Blush Creme Satin in Coral Paradise is a perfect coral blush. Just perfect. Lasts all day, blends like a dream-it’s amazing. I think this is a more affordable version of the YSL Creme de Blush which is one of my fave formulas out there in makeup blush land. But this Lise Watier version is like $30 cheaper??? It’s a no-brainer for me. You have to get one if you still can.

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Lise Watier Blush Creme Satin($24) in Coral Paradise

Ok, these hair ties ain’t from the drugstore because they’re from Sephora, but they’re pretty drugstore affordable imo. And I really like these Sephora Collection Tropicolor Ribbon Hair Ties($11):

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Sephora Collection Tropicolor Ribbon Hair Ties

And these hair ties won’t damage your hair. No breakage. Plus they’re bright neon, summer shades, so what’s not to love? You get 8 of them to wear all summer long, whilst singing along to CRUEL, CRUEL SUMMER. Speaking of Bananarama, don’t you think they had the ultimate, messy summer hair-dos EVER? I think so. And these hair ties will help you achieve that ultimate Cruel Summer hair-do. Hot summer streets and the pavements are burning I sit around, trying to smile but the air is so heavy and dry…  😀

There you go, my list of drugstore beauty summer must-haves. What’s yours?

Some of these products I bought, and some of them were sent to me. Doesn’t really matter which is which, because if you read this blog, then you know I tells ya’ the truth no matter what. It’s who I am and always will be.

Did you know that every 7 minutes a Lise Watier Rouge Gourmand Lipstick gets sold in Canada? It’s no surprise to me! Rouge Gourmands have so many amazing colours. And now, the amazing lipstick formula comes in a matte!

New Lise Watier Rouge Gourmand Velours are ultra-matte, intensely pigmented with a velvety finish. If you love bold lips, then these lipsticks you are going to LOVE. There are 9 vibrant shades in the debut line-up, and the one I have to show you is called Red Velvet.

 

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Lise Watier Rouge Gourmand Velours Red Velvet

That swatch sure looks like a piece of red velvet, hey? The name of the shade is pretty spot on! Looks just like the red velvet dresses my mom would buy for Marky to wear to get her picture taken with Santa actually. Poor kid, hahaha….

Lise Watier Rouge Gourmand Velours are REALLY nice! This is no old-fashioned-lip-drying matte lipstick! Nope! Made with sweet almond oils and vitamin, Lise Watier Rouge Gourmand Velours have a silky-smooth and comfy texture that feels good on the lips.

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Lise Watier Rouge Gourmand Velours Red Velvet

This is one of the more comfortable matte lipsticks I’ve ever tried. It doesn’t feel heavy at all like some mattes can. If you sniff the lipstick in the tube, you can detect a faint sweet scent. But I can’t really smell much of anything once it’s on my lips, so that’s a good thing! It lasts forever too and fades nicely. You could easily get a good 5 hours of wear from Lise Watier Rouge Gourmand Velours if you don’t eat anything. There isn’t much transfer either when you drink as well. As it wears it can feel a bit drying though, but that’s true of most lipsticks on me I find. For a matte lipstick to feel as comfortable as this one does for that long though, impresses me!

These are pretty amazing matte lipsticks! You have to try one! There’s a gorgeous looking orange shade called Pumpkin Pie that would be so on trend for the spring and summer seasons. I’m going to check out the bright fuchsia pink called Sundae next. I think I need a matte, bright pink in my lipstick collection-don’t you?

You can find the Lise Watier Rouge Gourmand Velours at Lise Watier counters every where now! Oh, and if you live in the USA, you can order from www.lisewatier.com as well! They do ship to the USA!

 Do you love matte lipsticks? 

 *product sent by the lovely PR for review, thoughts are mine!

Lise Watier Ombre Souffle Supreme in Wonderland($24) is one of four new shades that have been added to the existing line. Have you tried any of these? YOU GOTTA. Wonderland is a glorious gold, that even I can wear. Me and golds don’t usually get along, but this one seems to agree with me. But there’s a light, minty green called Tinkerbell that’s calling my name though! Can you hear it? I sure can! It’ll be coming home with me pretty soon I think!

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Lise Watier Ombre Souffle Supreme in Wonderland

Also new is the Lise Watier 24HRS Gel Liner($25). It is BLACK. Opaque. And, buddy this liner stays put forever and ever. AMEN. It’s Zombie Apocalypse Makeup Bag worthy that’s for sure. I’m not wearing it in my eye look below, because THAT would of been the smart thing to do??? What can I say? Sometimes my makeup brain doesn’t quite work the way I envision blog posts I guess! But yeah, you CAN see it in action HERE when I reviewed the Lise Watier Palette Eden Tropical Eyeshadows. I used it to tightline my upper lash line in those eye pictures.

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Lise Watier Ombre Souffle Supreme in Wonderland

I’m wearing Lise Watier Ombre Souffle Supreme in Wonderland on my lids, with the Eden Tropical Bronzer in the crease. My lower lash line is the amazingly glowy turquoise shade in the Lise Watier Palette Eden Tropical Eyeshadows. I can’t get enough of that shade I tell ya! It’s so perfect for spring and summer! And I just adore the glow it has!

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Lise Watier Ombre Souffle Supreme in Wonderland

Lise Watier Ombre Souffle Supreme in Wonderland is just like the other shades I’ve tested. They are creamy, sparkly mousse-textured eyeshadows that are really easy to use. They blend well, are nicely pigmented and you know what? Over a primer they actually last over my oily eyelids really well! I’ll be using this quite a lot as the weather warms up as it’s easy. And you know I like me some easy eye looks!

Both of these products are available right now at all Lise Watier Counters. And btw, you can get 20X the Optimum Points this weekend at Shoppers if you spend $50! And heyyyyy, how about that! These 2 products add up to $59! Wink, wink, nudge, nudge… [emoji eyes]

Whatcha’ doin’ this weekend gorgeous? I’m trying to clean up a little around here. There’s too much STUFF around casa de Beauty Reflections, so we’re culling. I like editing my clothes and makeup at this time of year, and then donating the unused stuffs. Are you spring cleaning too?