Lise Watier - The Favourites / Les Favoris - Rouge Gourmand Gift Set / Coffret
LISE WATIER THE FAVOURITES is described as:
A collection of the favourite shades of Rouge Gourmand lipstick. These lipsticks hydrate and increase volume, while reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
The Rouge Gourmand Formula is described as:
Formulated with the Maxi-Lip complex, Rouge Gourmand visibly increases lip volume and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Its rich, creamy and ultra-comfortable formula moisturizes and softens lips.
Rouge Gourmand Regular Format - Grenadine
Rouge Gourmand Mini formats -Prune, Sucre d’Orge, Caprice, Ginger Bread
This set retails for approximately $39.00 CAD. Included is one full sized Rouge Gourmand lipstick, (4g), which retails on it's own for $25.00 CAD. There are four mini sized of the same formula, (1.4g), each holding an approximate value of $8.75 CAD. Making this set a total approximate value of $60.00 CAD.
When wearing these lipsticks, in all honesty, I don't notice any sort of "increase in lip volume". Nor is there a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. At 39 years old, I no longer have my high school, 19 year old, spring chicken lips. And because of the finish of these lipsticks, which leans on the metallic side of the line, they actually make my lips look older. So, as far as the claims on this lipstick, I just cannot agree. Now, possibly, if I were to consistently wear this Maxi-Lip formula, I might see some results? But, I don't like the metallic-ish finish enough, on myself, to do that, in order to find out if wearing them over time makes a difference.
Grenadine is the exception in this set, however. Grenadine is one of thee most unique colours I have in my collection of lipsticks thus far. It is absolutely stunning. Stunning enough that I will work with the slightly metallic finish. I don't care if my lips end up looking 94 years old...I AM wearing that colour. If I could get the exact colour of Grenadine in a matte formula....yes...please. The other four colours, I can still make use of, either by strategically placing them where I want that finish, or simply by using them as mixing colours with other lipstick formulas. They won't go to waste.
In the end, everything comes down to personal preference. I may not fully enjoy the finish of these on myself, but you might fall completely in love with them. They do feel lovely on the lips and the colour range is beautiful. The value is definitely there with this set, and it's the perfect way to test out 5 colours, out of the full range of 25 shades, for well under the cost of two full sized lipsticks. Even if slightly metallic finishes aren't your jam, one of these might surprise you...like Grenadine did for me!
Lise Watier The Favourites Rouge Gourmand Gift Set can be purchased at lisewatier.com, Shoppers Drug Mart (including beautyboutique.ca), and most likely across Canada, anywhere Lise Watier is sold.
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