Lise Watier Sun Bronzing Powder & Sensationnelle Dry Oil review, swatches, photos | Sun Destination

Friday, August 9, 2013

Lise Watier Sun Destination collection

The products: Lise Watier Sun Destination collection (part two)

This year’s Lise Watier Sun Destination collection (limited edition for Summer 2013) contains four gorgeous products, but I didn’t want to review them all at once — I’m terrible at the entire concept of succinct, as I’m sure you all know by now.

Here’s what I think of as “the pretty half of the collection”: the Sun Bronzing Powder & Sensationnelle Dry Oil. The Illuminating Bronzing Gel is possibly actually prettier once applied than both of these combined, but, well — it’s not not as eye-catching in its packaging as these two are!

Lise Watier Sun Bronzing Powder review swatches

Sun Bronzing Powder, $39

Okay. You guys. You guys.

This is so pretty.

Lise Watier Sun Bronzing Powder review

Lise Watier Sun Bronzing Powder swatches

Lise Watier Sun Bronzing Powder swatches — center, surround, mixed

On a slightly more coherent (and hopefully more eloquent) note, the Sun Bronzing Powder is an enormous bronzer with a really lovely, ethereal glow. It’s large enough to easily grab the two shades–a softly glowing bronze & a luminous gold–separately, as well as to use on your shoulders, chest, arms, and legs.

While you could grab these intricately-pressed shades separately, though, they really do work best paired together. The soft, buttery texture of this bronzer means that they blend beautifully (both with each other and the skin) and deliver a sheer, warm bronze with gold microshimmer.

(If you bought last year’s Havana All Over Baked Bronzer: this one’s more buttery, less orange-red, more sheer, and packaged with a much slimmer profile.)

Talc, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Cetyl Dimethicone, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 6, Red 7 Lake), CI 73360 (Red 30 Lake).

Lise Watier Sun Bronzing Powder

Lise Watier Sun Bronzing Powder swatches — center, surround, mixed

Sensationnelle Dry Oil, $42

As a clear, scented oil, the teardrop-shaped Sensationnelle Dry Oil is perhaps the least exciting Sun Destination product to swatch — but it’s the most universal of the collection, too.

Scented with top notes of orange blossom extract, a heart of tangerine and fleurs solaires, and a base of vanilla and coconut (think big white florals paired with beachy base notes), the Sensationnelle oil is made for use on face, body, and hair. Multi-use and silicone-free, the formula is made in part from six different oils, from sweet almond to cottonseed.

Lise Watier Sensationnelle Dry Oil review

I’ve never been a huge fan of scented oils (why not just opt for a moisturizing oil & a separate perfume?), and I think this one’s a little expensive. With its summery scent and spray-bottle delivery, I’d recommend it only if you love the scent — this oil has other ingredients to increase hydration and absorption, and the fragrance is synthetic.

I don’t have an issue with either of these things, but I was a little surprised about the former!

Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Isopropyl Myristate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Phytosterol Esters, Argan Kernel Oil, Cottonseed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Baobab Seed Oil, Mirabelle Plum Oil, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Parfum (Fragrance), Glyceryl caprylate, Tocopheryl acetate, 1,2-Hexanediol.

Lise Watier bronzer swatches review

Lise Watier Sun Bronzing Powder

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7 Responses to “Lise Watier Sun Bronzing Powder & Sensationnelle Dry Oil review, swatches, photos | Sun Destination”

  1. Ugh, so pretty I can't stand it. Oils and bronzers just scream summer!
    My recent post Late Spring/Early Summer Favourites

  2. abeautifulzen, on August 9th, 2013 at 7:40 pm said:

    " you guys" indeed! that bronzer is fabulous!
    My recent post Pond's Magic Powder, is it really magic?

  3. Right? Gah. The oil totally isn't a must-have, but damn if it isn't a teardrop of summer on my dresser!

  4. I love, love, love. Not my kind of product (I'm comfortable in my ghostliness, thanks), but so good for what it's supposed to be! The texture and tone are great, and I like how slim the packaging is — perfect for an overnight or beach bag.

  5. This looks so pretty. Fantastic review!
    My recent post Some Days I Feel Lazy

  6. Thanks, Hanna!

  7. Ana Leote, on August 10th, 2013 at 7:29 am said:

    I want that bronzeeerrr!!

    xx

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