Lise Watier — Chic Tartan & Pink Plaid (Light Cap Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Collection: Lise Watier 2013 Fall, Tartantastique

I recently hauled from Lise Watier during one of their sales, and today I am reviewing two of the Light Cap Nail Lacquers I received from the 2013 Tartantastique collection.

Lise Watier Light Cap Nail Lacquer in Chic Tartan
Lise Watier Light Cap Nail Lacquer in Pink Plaid

I’m just going to quote myself here from a previous review of the Light Cap Nail Lacquers:

[T]heir 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.

Chic Tartan is a dark, vampy grey cream that has a mucky green kind of tone, which if I’m honest, it reminds me a bit of that black grease used to lubricate metal parts (like the stuff on my dishwasher hinge that keeps getting on my arm, gah!).

Lise Watier Light Cap Nail Lacquer in Chic Tartan, swatch

Pink Plaid is a muted, mauve rose cream. It’s a bit boring to me, but it would be a fine conservative nail color if that’s what you’re looking for.

Lise Watier Light Cap Nail Lacquer in Pink Plaid, swatch

Both polishes applied smoothly and evenly. Three coats were required for full opacity. The bottles are very nice with a good heft. I feel that they are close to being worth the full price of $13.50 (considering some drugstore polishes are about $10 these days!), even though I got a great deal picking these two up at $4 apiece.

Lise Watier Light Cap Nail Lacquer retails for $13.50 (in both Canada and the US) and is 0.41 fl. oz. / 12 mL. The lacquer is free of formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP (dibutyl pthalate). The company is cruelty-free.

Lise Watier Cosmétiques is a private company based in Montréal, QC, Canada.

6 thoughts on “Lise Watier — Chic Tartan & Pink Plaid (Light Cap Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

  1. Gimmick or not, I love these polishes! IF I ever need to touch up my nails when I’m at a nightclub, I’ll be ALL SET.
    The Pink Plaid is so boring it’s RIGHT UP MY ALLEY. I am noting that down for my wish list. I just hope that I can score it for $4 when my no-buy is over (and if it’s still available).
    (I can never have too many work appropriate nail polishes, right now I’m rocking Becca Toasted Marshmallow which looks to be a cousin of this shade)

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    • So glad you have a use for these kinds of colors! I always feel like I need to have some of them, just in case, but I’ve never worked in a conservative environment. Vampies and brights forever! 😉

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      • I LOVE the look of vampies and I do it once in a blue moon (esp in winter time) but I get comments about how “edgy” I am, lol. It’s a bit more commonplace now, but I typically see people in the marketing dept rocking the crazy colours.

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        • Ha, I got a comment once at work when I had a deep navy np on (“Nice black polish….” *raised eyebrow*). But it was a pretty casual place, so that was the only one.


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