Lise Watier — Sapphire (Light Cap Nail Lacquer)

This is my first time trying Lise Watier nail polish. Lise Watier is a Québec-based Canadian company that has been around for about 40 years; its cosmetic and fragrance products are sold at Hudson’s Bay and Shoppers Drug Mart, though you can also purchase online from their website.

First off, Sapphire is from their Light Cap Nail Lacquer line, which is a rather gimmicky product. Its selling point is that there is an LED light built into the cap of the nail polish, which you can turn on and off with a little rubber nubbin of a button on the top of the cap. The light comes out on one side at the base of the cap, denoted by a sort of flare on the side of the cap. The flare and the button don’t get in the way, so the Light Cap is by no means a drawback. However, I fail to see how anyone is doing their nails in such poorly lit situations that a bluish LED light in the cap is helpful. That said, if you are intent on doing your nails with the LED light assist, it is designed well! The light points down accurately on the nail when you are using the brush. It’s all a bit silly to me, but at least it seems to be a unique, if rather unnecessary, idea.

Now, Sapphire gives a very wintery sort of look. It’s a dark slate blue loaded with silver (and possibly some blue) shimmer. It doesn’t come off like a cheap frost: this is a pretty silvered look. Two coats gives reasonably good coverage, though three is probably required to be fully covered. The slight sheerness makes this a good candidate for layering. Overall, the polish itself applied nicely and I have no complaints as to the quality. It’s a good product in an attractive, hefty square bottle and I will certainly pay more attention to Lise Watier’s nail products in the future.

Lise Watier Light Cap Nail Lacquer in Sapphire, swatch

Here it is with the light on:
Lise Watier Light Cap Nail Lacquer in Sapphire, swatch of light on

Lise Watier Light Cap Nail Lacquer, 0.41 fl. oz. / 12 mL. MSRP $13 CA.

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