Lise Watier - Teint Lumiere/Luminous Foundation [Swatches]
From LiseWatier.com :
The innovative formula of Teint Lumière confers an ultra-light and adjustable coverage. In addition to its peerless comfort, this foundation is like an invisible second skin – undetectable even in the light of day. Formulated with the Diamond Lumière Complex, it blends into skin to even out and illuminate the complexion while protecting it from the sun. The dropper offers a calculated amount of product, which allows an optimal usage of its very liquid formula. The equivalent of one pump is sufficient for the entire face.
Paraben free. Fragrance free. Oil free.
Second skin effect
Now in 4 new shades: 09, 10, 11, 12.
A complete line of 12 shades, from the fairest to the darkest.
Animal Testing? No.
Lise Watier Teint Lumiere, (26 ml / 0.88 us fl. oz. ), retails for approximately $40.00 CAD and can be found at many places in Canada, including lisewatier.com, London Drugs & Shoppers Drug Mart (beautyboutique.ca), to name a few.
I'd have to pretty much agree with the claims on this foundation. It's so lightweight on the skin, you really can't tell it's there. It is truly undetectable, unless you're piling it on, in super thick layers. But any foundation, applied in thick layers, will look cakey and unnatural. With thin coats to build up coverage, it is one of the most beautiful foundations I have ever tried.
I've tried applying this foundation in every possible way. Brush, sponge, fingers...my favourite would have to be with some sort of buffing type brush. One like the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, or the Lise Watier Perfecting Foundation Brush or even something like the Shiseido Perfect Foundation Brush or Wayne Goss 01 brush. Any brush, really, makes this foundation glide on and buff on the to skin beautifully.
I don't hate the application with a sponge or fingers, but....it really does look the most natural and beautiful when applied with a brush and buffed.
For any areas of the skin that might have larger pores, I'd suggest a true stippling brush. And actually stippling the foundation on. Real Techniques Stippling Brush is nice, has a good stiffness to it. As well as e.l.f.'s Small Stipple Brush. Either have a good softness to stiffness ratio for actual stipple application. Stippling the foundation on to areas with larger pores will make the pores mostly disappear.
Teint Lumiere, through testing, lasts on my combination skin, (oily T-zone), roughly 7-10 hours. Longest with a primer/setting powder/setting spray combo. Shine sets in my T-zone around the 5-6 hour mark, depending on what I'm doing and how hot the temperature might be that day. But nothing major. No hockey rink nose or anything. A quick blot and a light powder, and it's all good.
When I first bought this foundation, there were only 8 colours, I believe. Lise Watier has since expanded the colour range to 12 in total. I haven't been able to check out the new colours added yet, but I will definitely be checking them out, when I get a chance.
I've swatched the 4 colours that I do have, in both fluorescent and sunlight, both wet and dry. Hopefully that will help someone out with an idea of those 4 colours. Especially if you have to shop for colours online. If I get the opportunity to swatch the rest of the shades, I'll update with those as soon as possible.
The setting, evening sunlight, really warms up everything. I was running out of daylight waiting for the swatches to dry.
Colour 01 is the best match for me. It's closest to the Estee Lauder 1W1 swatch, but the Lise Watier runs more on the peach side, I would say. Double Wear 1W1 is actually too light for me and MAC NC 20 is slightly too dark, Lise Watier 01 sits in between those two shades, if that helps.
My perfect shade would have to lean more olive-green/yellow to match perfectly to my neck/chest and land in the NC 15ish range.
In the end, this foundation, almost immediately became one of my top foundations. It is truly a beautiful, natural, lightweight foundation that has staying power throughout the day. I really have no complaints...well...maybe if they could scan my skin with one of those paint matcher-upper-scanners and match my skin perfectly and then mass produce my perfect colour and make that specific colour until the end of time...or at least until I pass on....
Okay, yeah, that'll never happen. But, it would be nice if more companies considered making foundations for us light olive/green/yellow toned skin people. We can hope!
Have you tried or want to try out the Lise Watier Teint Lumiere Foundation? Tell us about your experiences with it, I'd love to hear!
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Lise Watier Teint Lumiere Ingredients:
Aqua (Eau/Water), Caprylyl Methicone, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Boron Nitride, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Talc, Titanium Dioxide / Dioxyde De Titane [Nano], Bis-Isobutyl Peg/Ppg-10/7/Dimethicone Copolymer, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene Carbonate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Chlorphenesin, Xanthan Gum, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Alumina, Stearic Acid, Diamond Powder, Tocopherol, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Hexyl Laurate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Bht. +/- Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Mica
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