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Dry Lips Will Love Le Metier de Beaute’s Drought Defying Hydra-Creme Lipsticks

Published in: Le Metier de Beaute, Lips, Makeup, Product Reviews

Le Metier de Beaute Hydra-Creme Lipstick in Butterfield 8

Le Metier de Beaute’s Hydra-Creme Lipstick in Butterfield 8

I am so hungry right now…

Frickin’ PMS. It’s turned my tummy into a bottomless pit [INSERT RUMBLING TUMMY SOUND HERE]. Right now, I could easily eat an entire pizza, and a half, and then have dinner.

LOL! The only thing stopping me — well, I mean, the main thing — is makeup.

Surprise! :) I’m wearing Le Metier de Beaute Hydra-Creme Lipstick tonight, and every time I smack my lips and mush them together while thinking about the aforementioned pizzas, with their gooey, cheesy goodness, yummy tomato sauce and crust (OH, THE CRUST!), I’m temporarily distracted by how great my lips feel, and momentarily forget about my hunger.

Le Metier de Beaute Hydra-Creme Lipsticks

Two of the 25 Le Metier de Beaute Hydra-Creme Lipsticks

So, these Hydra-Cremes launched in the fall, but I didn’t truly appreciated them until recently, as a result of my lips being incredibly dry.

Ugh… Winter.

I haven’t been able to tolerate any lip products lately that aren’t highly moisturizing, and these are like reservoirs!

Le Metier de Beaute Hydra-Creme Lipsticks in Grenadine (left) and Butterfield 8 (right)

Hydra-Creme Lipsticks in Grenadine (left) and Butterfield 8 (right)

They slide across lips, leaving behind a lightweight layer of medium-coverage color with a soft shine.

Totally reminds me of the MAC Lustres but, like, hella fancy. No flavor or scent.

Le Metier de Beaute Hydra-Creme Lipstick Swatches in Butterfield 8 (left) and Grenadine (right)

Butterfield 8 (left) and Grenadine (right)

Le Metier de Beaute Hydra-Creme Lipstick in Butterfield 8

Hydra-Creme Lipstick in Butterfield 8

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Le Métier de Beauté’s Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Saint-Domingue Has a Fresh, Unusual Combination of Colors and a Knack for Staying Out of Trouble (Also Known as My Fine Lines)

Published in: Eyes, Le Metier de Beaute, Palettes

Le Métier de Beauté's Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Saint-Domingue

Wearing the new $95 limited edition Le Métier de Beauté Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Saint-Domingue, available now exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue

Whoop! I just had a NARS moment.

I swiveled Le Métier de Beauté’s Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Saint-Domingue open, and you know how some NARS limited edition collections leave you scratching your head at first?

It’s happened to me more than once. Sometimes the color pairings seem a little odd at first glance, but then I start digging in, and everything clicks (or usually does).

Le Métier de Beauté's Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Saint-Domingue

An overhead shot of Saint-Domingue

That’s how it was for me at first with this four-pan palette of powder eyeshadows. The rosy peach matte, matte periwinkle blue, shimmery reddish golden purple (so pretty!) and shimmery gunmetal gray aren’t the kinds of colors I would think to put together, but once I started playing with them, they started making sense.

Le Métier de Beauté's Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Saint-Domingue

A closer look at the four pans…

At $95, the limited edition set, exclusive to Saks Fifth Avenue stores and online, isn’t exactly budget (that’s an understatement!), but they are an interesting blend of colors that go together in unusual ways.

“This exquisite collection, inspired by the uniquely rich, colorful Creole culture that was born out of Haitian, West African, and French influences on the island of Hispaniola, features soft, misty neutrals combined with rose and shimmering plum. Kaleidoscope Eye Kits contain four complementary shades in one compact that create a prism of color for the eye. The kaleidoscope is easy to carry and has a mirror on the top for on-the-go touch-ups.”
– saksfifthavenue.com

Le Métier de Beauté's Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Saint-Domingue

Swatches of Saint-Domingue

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This Desert Rose Comes in Pink: The Marvelously Moisturizing, Long-Lasting Le Metier de Beaute Colour Core Lipstick in Fiji

Published in: Le Metier de Beaute, Lips, Makeup, Product Reviews

Le Metier de Beaute Colour Core Lipstick in Fiji

Le Metier de Beaute’s Colour Core Lipstick in Fiji

Friggin’ flakes and dry lips! You’re always messing with my lipstick master plans. Like last week, what was up with that? You knew I wanted to wear MAC Vegas Volt all week long — when in Rome, right? — so what happened? Why you go and do me like that?

The heavy-duty casino air conditioning and parched Nevada desert wreaked havoc on my lips. To make matters worse, I wasn’t drinking nearly enough water.

My lips were flakier than that roommate I had in sophomore year who never paid her share of the telephone bill, and yes, I’m showing my age. Back before everyone had cell phones, people actually used to share a land line.

I know, crazy stuff. :)

Much as I love Vegas Volt and wanted to wear it nonstop last week in the desert, MAC’s Amplified Creme lipstick formula isn’t exactly hydrating. I knew I’d need a lippie with more moisture. Much more, like Le Metier de Beaute’s Color Core Moisture Stain Lipstick in Fiji ($32).

Le Metier de Beaute Fiji Lipstick

Le Métier de Beauté Colour Core Lipstick in Fiji ($32)

Le Metier de Beaute Colour Core Moisture Stain Lipstick in Fiji

An opaque warm pink with a cream finish, Fiji is one of 26 permanent shades in Le Métier’s Colour Core Moisture Stain Lipstick line.

Wear time like whoa!

This was my first rodeo with this particular family of lippies, and based on Fiji, it won’t be my last. Because I love it. It lasts a whopping 4-5 hours and delivers more moisture than a raging river.

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Fresh, Poised and Polished With Le Metier de Beaute Kaleidoscope Face Kit in Flawless

Published in: Face, Le Metier de Beaute, Makeup, Product Reviews

Le Metier De Beaute Flawless Face Kaleidoscope Face Kit

Wearing Le Metier de Beaute’s Flawless Face Kaleidoscope Face Kit ($95)

I’m really looking forward to going to Las Vegas tomorrow because 1) it’s for Photoshop World! — and I can’t wait to get my learnins’ on; 2) I am absolutely, positively certain that this will be the trip I finally win a mega-zillion-dollar jackpot (gotta think positive); and 3) I’m not even stressing about packing tonight.

Much.

I’m not even stressing about packing, much. :) Fortunately, it helps that I never fully unpacked my luggage after Kauai. Plus, ever since the Kaleidoscope Face Kit in Flawless from Le Métier de Beauté entered my life, makeup packing has gotten noticeably easier.

Le Metier Beaute Kaleidoscope Face Kit in Flawless

Le Metier de Beaute Kaleidoscope Face Kit in Flawless ($95)

Like Optimus Prime, this road-ready, incredibly pricey four-pan face palette transforms. Each of its pans swivels out — WOOSH! — and then pops out from the bottom, so you can replace them when you’re finished.

Le Metier de Beaute’s Flawless Face Kaleidoscope Face Kit

The kit includes…

  • Classic Flawless Face Finish Translucent — a colorless, yellowish beige powder
  • Highlighter in Whisper — a pearlescent light peach highlighter
  • Radiance Powder Rouge in Echo — a warm pinky peach blush with a golden sheen
  • Le Metier Bronzer — a warm golden brown with flecks of golden glitter (although the glitter doesn’t really show up on my face when I wear it)
Le Metier Beaute Kaleidoscope Face Kit in Flawless

Autobots, transform!

Reasons to toot-toot, beep-beep!

This kit has what it takes to create, dare I say it, flawless skin.

It’s redonk how expensive it is, but man! — it’s got the goods. Le Metier de Beaute probably could have called it anti-aging because I swear it takes a few years off. The powders are just so finely milled that they don’t look fake or heavy at all on my skin, not even close up.

When I do the bronzer, blush, highlighter and face powder combo, all four of them sit atop my trusty MAC Face+ Body, and my skin looks fresh and polished with a pretty glow. Not overly made up.

Le Metier De Beaute Flawless Face Kaleidoscope Face Kit swatches

Swatches from the left: Classic Flawless Finish Translucent Compact Powder, Highlighter in Whisper, Radiance Powder Rouge in Echo and Bronzer

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