Collection: Lise Watier 2013 Summer, India Gold
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 India Gold collection.
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.… It’s all a bit silly to me, but at least it seems to be a unique, if rather unnecessary, idea.
Gulabi, which, by Googling, I have discovered means “rose” or “pink” in Hindi, is a beauty of a pink cream. It’s reminiscent of gummy desserts and saris, as you’d imagine: a perfect, creamy candied rose pink with a touch of coral to warm it up. I’m not much of a pink person, and I don’t even think it looks that good on me, but I’m loving this shade!
The formula on Gulabi was very nice: rich, creamy, and fully opaque in two coats.
I’m going to be a little less effusive with Sundara, though. According to Wikipedia, Sundara means “lovely” or “noble/right” in Sanskrit. The polish is a rich, slightly reddish purple shimmer that, while pretty, isn’t especially unique or remarkable. What I didn’t like was that the formula had a strange, thin, stickiness to it. I’m probably just being a little picky, since I did swatch Sundara right after Gulabi, which applied so well. But, Sundara does require three coats for full opacity.
I got a great deal picking up these polishes at $4 apiece during the last Lise Watier online sale. Of the two, I’d only recommend Gulabi at the regular price. I feel you could find a very similar purple shimmer to Sundara at China Glaze (I’m thinking Señorita Bonita) and it’d have a superior formula.
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.