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ELLE Canada presents Weekender, our first-ever makeup collection

ELLE Canada presents Weekender, our first-ever makeup collection

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Makeup & nails

ELLE Canada presents Weekender, our first-ever makeup collection

It’s kind of a big deal.

The ELLE Canada beauty team has collectively seen thousands (a conservative estimate) of makeup launches over the years – it’s part of the job. So when it came time to create products of our own, we knew exactly what we wanted: a tightly edited collection featuring fashion-forward – but totally wearable – shades and textures. ELLE Canada and ELLE Québec beauty directors Vanessa Craft (who is now our editor-in-chief) and Angélique Martel met with David Vincent, international makeup artist for Lise Watier, for several creative and collaborative brainstorming sessions, which resulted in Weekender, a four-piece makeup collection for fall 2017. This collaboration and partnership with Canadian company Lise Watier is the first of its kind internationally and will be available across the country while supplies last. We can’t wait for you to try it.

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Lise Watier x ELLE Weekender Collection

JOURNEY ON

“I’m used to giving my impressions on final products,” says Martel (centre), seen here with Craft (left) and Vincent. “Overseeing the whole process was truly eye-opening.”

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Lise Watier x ELLE Weekender Collection

EASY LIKE SUNDAY MORNING

The theme of the collection was inspired by those weekend moments you take for yourself.

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Lise Watier x ELLE Weekender Collection

MATTER OF FACT

“When you look good, you feel comfortable,” says Vincent about the calm, easy mood the collection evokes.

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Lise Watier x ELLE Weekender Collection

EYES ON YOU

The eyeshadows range in finish from matte to satiny metallic and can be worn however you choose. “Wear one shade or blend two or three together,” says Vincent. “You don’t need to be precise for it to look good.”

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Lise Watier x ELLE Weekender Collection

THE TWIST

“We used rope swatches to select the colours for the collection,” explains Martel. “The Lise Watier team then brought the swatches to the factories to colour match.”

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Lise Watier x ELLE Weekender Collection

SWATCH ON

“The luxury touch and feel of the products was just as important as their performance,” says Craft, after testing a lipstick (above) and eyeshadow (left).

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This article originally appeared in the September 2017 issue of ELLE Canada. 

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ELLE Canada presents Weekender, our first-ever makeup collection