Ooh, happy Friday 13th!
And, completely unrelated to Friday 13th is the rest of my post today.
Lise Watier, a Québec, Canada-based luxury cosmetic and skincare line, recently released HydraForce, a line of “weatherproof moisturizers.” Even though Lise Watier is pretty much the premier Canadian beauty brand, I’d never actually tried any of their skincare—just their makeup (which tends to be very good). So, I was pretty excited when Glam Sense announced that they’d partnered with Lise Watier and I’d be receiving one of the new moisturizers to try out.
As a side note, Lise Watier announced earlier this week that Canadian actress Caroline Dhavernas (Hannibal, Passchendaele, Wonderfalls) as their new brand ambassador. It appears to be a perfect match, as both Lise Watier and Dhavernas are from Québec.
I’ve made no secret of being a big fan of NBC’s Hannibal, in which Dhavernas’ character is almost always wearing the hell out of a wrap dress (be it from Le Château or Diane von Furstenburg). The costume, set, and food design in the show are absolutely first-rate—Mads Mikkelsen and Laurence Fishburne get bespoke suits from Garrison Bespoke in downtown Toronto, by the way!
Poor Hugh Dancy, however, is usually seen dressed from head-to-toe in some nondescript combination of Dockers and Eddie Bauer.
But, I digress…
So, via Glam Sense, I received a full-sized tub of one of Lise Watier’s two new facial moisturizer to review. I got the Hydra-Protective Comforting Creme (for normal to dry skin); there is also a Hydra-Protective Creme-Gel for normal to combination skin.
I also received the Hydra-Detect Hydration Tool, which was quite a surprise when I first saw it in the box. I initially thought Lise Watier had just randomly sent some free audio equipment, too! It’s actually a skin hydration tester with a headphone jack that works in concert with your smartphone and the Lise Watier Hydration App (iOS, Android). The Android version has a few horrid reviews saying it didn’t work; I used the iOS version with my ancient iPhone and didn’t experience any issues. It was pretty fun to use!
Amusingly, the app icon looks like a blue macaroon (perhaps Schtroumpf-flavored?):