Lise Watier Summer Sunset 2012 Face of the Day

Here is my Face of the Day from Sunday. I wanted to show you some of the beautiful Lise Watier Summer Sunset collection items in action and thought with today’s clouds it would be the perfect opportunity to sport a bronzy, glowy look to brighten my day.

Face:
Lise Watier 3-in-1 Miracle Primer in Bronze
Marcelle BB Cream in Light
Rouge Bunny Rouge Luminous Skin Wand in Orionis
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
Le Metier de Beaute Visage de Soie powder in shade 2
Lise Watier Aquarella Bronzer Spring 2012
Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Malice
MAC Too Chic Beauty Powder

Eyes:
NARS Smudgeproof Eye Primer
Lise Watier Crayon Jumbo in Sunshine
Lise Watier Tropical Eye Shadow palette
Bobbi Brown Chocolate Shimmer Ink
YSL Faux Cils mascara in Black

Lips:
Lise Watier Crystal Drops in Tangerine

Giorgio Armani Summer 2012 Bronze Color Face Palette ~ Swatches, Pics, Review

One of my favourite items from the Armani Summer 2012 Bronze Color Collection is the limited edition Bronze Color Face Palette. Again the use of bronze in the name but no bronze to be found? That is fine with me though because this beautiful rose pink and white are perfect for my pale cool complexion. Both shades offer the same gorgeous, refined shimmer/sheen. There is no visible glitter, only a beautiful glow. I love that I can have my blush and highlight in one compact. On my fair skin the white side works beautifully as a highlighter. I can see maybe on deeper skin tones it could look ashy but it’s perfect for me. It is such a lovely fine milled powder that I can see many skin tones being able to work with this shade regardless of how harsh you may think white would be to work with. The pink side offers a sheer wash of colour that can be built up as you need it for either a subtle flush of colour or a stronger cheek. If you wanted to go very subtle you could swirl the two shades together but I prefer to use them individually.

The ultra-fine powders of the Face Palette with Giorgio Armani’s Micro-Fil™ Technology come in a complementary duo of shades, ‘Seashell Pink’ and ‘White Foam’. Cheeks are warmed with a sun-kissed flush.

First up are swatches of each side of the palette individually. As always you can click to enlarge:

Here the individual swatches are shown again and on the right both shades blended together and applied with a brush for a very subtle flush.
I purchased this at Neiman Marcus. It can also be found at Barneys, Bloomingdales,  Saks Fifth Avenue, Selfridges, Holt Renfew, and of course the Armani Beauty website.

Lise Watier 3-In-1 Miracle Primer in Bronze ~ Swatches, Pics, Review

Truth be told, there is no one magic formula to having flawless radiant skin. You see, there are two and you’ll find both in our 3-in-1 Miracle Primer. A translucent base instantly matifies and corrects your skin by minimizing the look of pores and fine lines. A coloured base corrects skin tone, illuminating your complexion. Wear them alone or combine them to optimize the matifying, correcting and illuminating effects. At last! The secret to flawless radiant skin is now in your hands.

This popular base that controls shine, brightens and corrects the appearance of the skin in one step is now available in a tan shade for a sunny complexion and a healthy glow. 

Tan shade. Hmph? You may be thinking the same thing that I thought when I first saw this product. Well that isn’t going to work for the Perilously Pale. Well we were wrong! I can’t believe that not only does this work on fair skin but I love it. First of all it’s totally customizable since the clear primer and illuminating bronzer are in two separate pumps. Secondly, that doesn’t even matter because I have been using an equal pump of each and smoothing it over my face and neck for the most natural, healthy looking, subtle bronze glow. It doesn’t look artificial and it doesn’t make me look “tanned”. It just gives me a healthy dose of warmth that makes me look more alive. It is also going to be welcome further into the summer when my body is bound to accumulate more colour than my fiercely protected face and neck. I am so happy I had the opportunity to test this product out as otherwise I likely would have passed it by without a second glance.

Bare skin:
With Lise Watier 3-in-1 Miracle Primer:
This 3-In-1 Miracle Primer is a wonderful base for makeup and kept my face looking fresh on a blistering hot holiday Monday by the lake. I can see using this on no makeup days just to give my skin a healthy glow, blur my pores, and control shine. Retail price is $35 and it is a new addition to the permanent lineup.
*Please note that product was provided by the company for my consideration. All reviews are always my own honest and unbiased opinion.