The Summer Sunset collection launched back in May of this year and consists of 2 new limited edition eyeshadow palettes in Tropical and Paradis ($38), a limited edition bronzing powder palette ($35), a new Duo Glam Rouge Infini lipstick duo in Rose Ombre Glam ($27), 3 limited edition Crystal Drops glosses in Tangerine, Dragon Fruit, and Smoothie ($18), 2 limited edition shades of nail polish in Tangerine and Dragon Fruit ($12.50), 3 new Jumbo Crayons in Peche Melba, Sunshine and Moonlight, Havana baked bronzer, 3-in-1 Miracle Primer in Bronze, Sun Smart Tinted Universal UV Shield, Gold Liquid Silk, and the limited edition Summer Sunset EDT.
Like most other Summer releases, Lise Watier's Summer Sunset collection is heavy on bronze and shimmer. The bronzing powder palette and the Havana baked bronzer offer similar effects - warmth with a golden sheen - so buy one or the other. I'm currently ridiculously tan and enjoy using them interchangeably as a bronzer and as a contour powder.
The eyeshadow and bronzing powder come in a colourful clam shell clutch which can be reused as a wallet. The eyeshadows are very soft and finely milled, however, they are rather crumbly and nowhere near as pigmented or as buttery as the shadows found in their quads. They lasted a whole day over a Jumbo Crayon base.
I know some people find the Crystal Drops glosses to be too sheer but I love how glossy they made my lips and Tangerine was surprisingly pigmented on me!
Whilst I didn't particularly enjoy their Neiges EDT (it smells like highly perfumed soap on me), the Summer Sunset EDT definitely won me over as I'm a sucker for fresh florals.
I love the concept of a stain and lipstick in one package, however, the Duo Glam Rouge Infini lipstick duo was a severe disappointment. The stain part of it wasn't too bad, the lipstick part was just awful. The matte finish emphasised every single lip line and dry patch I had, and as if that wasn't enough, it also dried my lips out something terrible and shares the same weird liquorice taste as their Plumpissimo line.
Summer Sunset is available now at Lisewatier.com, Thebay.com, and in stores and online at Londondrugs.com
Products used: Crystal Drops Ultra-Shine Lip Gloss in Tangerine; Summer Sunset Bronzing Powder; Crayon Jumbo in Peche Melba; Havana All Over Baked Bronzer; Summer Sunset Eyeshadow Palette in Tropical; Annabelle Smoothliner in Jade; MaxFactor 2000 Calorie mascara; NYX Concealer In A Jar; Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation; and GOSH Effects Powder in Bottle
Swatches of Summer Sunset eyeshadow palette in Tropical: