I discovered Le Metier de Beaute (which translates to “the craft of beauty”) not too long ago and was introduced to the brand’s luxurious line of cosmetics by their PR manager (thank you, Emily!). If you’re unfamiliar with LMdB, it was created by designer and founder Richard Blanch, who desired more from the lackluster makeup products that he was using, so he teamed up with chemists and strategic partners to create his own brand.
I was incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to share some of LMdB’s stunning products with you today!
The Peau Vierge Anti-Aging Complexe ($125.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is a luxurious tinted moisturizer that contains SPF 18 to protect skin from harmful sunrays and retinol, an anti-aging powerhouse that helps smooth fine lines and plump wrinkles to decrease the signs of aging. It has a very lightweight, gossamer-like texture that gives a sheer coverage for a “second skin” effect. Its unique delivery system called Syntoc Actif aids in the penetration of the potent ingredients to effectively rejuvenate and bring elasticity back to the skin.
While this moisturizer was designed to give a subtle, natural looking finish, it can easily be built-up for more coverage and can be worn like a foundation. It blends, layers, and wears beautifully — providing a smooth appearance and gives skin a dewy, healthy glow. I have only worn this moisturizer for a few days, so I haven’t seen any noticeable difference with my skin from the skin care infused formula, but I really do love the beautiful smoothing finish.
The only downside to this product is that it only comes in four shades, which is very limited to the many skin tone variations out there. I got the moisturizer in the lightest color, Shade 0, which was designed specifically for fair skin with either pink or yellow undertones. At first, when I applied on this moisturizer, it seemed a bit too light for me, but once I set it with a matte setting powder, it worked out perfectly.
The Mystique Creme Fresh Tint ($28.00 for 5 g) has a weightless, build-able, soft coverage that can be used on lips and cheeks to give skin a natural, radiant flush of color. The creamy texture melts right onto the skin and blends out readily for a smooth and even finish. I wore this on my cheeks and it applied on so wonderfully — I’m usually very hesitant about wearing cream products over my base makeup since I always wear a setting powder and was worried that the cream would diffuse my foundation and powder, but it didn’t! It was very workable and gave my skin a beautiful and long wearing glowy finish that I love!
The shade that I got, Mystique, is a beautiful pinky coral with microscopic golden shimmers, but when I was doing research online, I realized that the name and color didn’t match! From the internet photos that I saw and even on the Neiman Marcus website, Mystique looks like a cool-toned pink, not a warm coral. I think the label on mine probably got mixed up since the color looks more like Poppy. Nonetheless, I love coral hues and this one is very pretty and perfect for the upcoming spring season.
The Galore Six Fashion Palette ($125.00) comes with eighteen limited edition shades with an array of neutrals and a few pops of colors in both matte and shimmer finishes; the palette definitely leans more towards the shimmery side since it contains only three matte colors.
I was excited to try out this palette most because the color combination is stunning! All of these shades swatched beautifully on my arm when I was doing finger swatches; I was really impressed with their pigmentation and intensity. Once I applied the colors on my eyes, however, some of the shades were surprisingly a bit difficult to work with since I couldn’t get an even color payoff. I found these colors to work best when they’re applied directly over an eyeshadow primer. I usually set my primer with a neutral eyeshadow color or a matte setting powder to help make blending easier, which was what I did before applying on these eyeshadows (I set the primer with the matte nude shade from the palette), then I applied the rest of the eye colors on top and they had extreme difficulty showing up on my eyes. The pigmentation wasn’t as vibrant as on my arm and the colors were really uneven and patchy, so I had to remove the colors and reapply them over the primer the second time, which was a hassle. This time, they were more workable and had better color coverage, but I noticed that excessive layering and blending will disintegrate the eyeshadows.
Overall, I think these eyeshadows are incredibly beautiful, but they have varying consistency — some colors are easier to work with, while others require more effort to get vibrancy. Longevity wise, these colors lasted well during the five hours that I wore them with minimal creasing and fading when used with an eyeshadow primer. You get a great selection of colors in this palette, but I wish the payoff and pigmentation was consistent throughout all eighteen shades, which would have justify the extremely high price tag.
Finally, I got two of the Hydra-Creme Lipsticks ($25.00 each for 3.3 g) in the shades Sahara and Butterfield 8. These lipsticks come in a beautiful silver packaging and both colors are formulated to be extremely creamy and pigmented. I love that they offer a rich color payoff with full coverage in one swipe, and are super emollient and hydrating. They glide smoothly and evenly onto lips, and last about five to six hours without eating or drinking. I really enjoyed these lipsticks — they’re super comfortable to wear and are definitely worth looking into.
Sahara is a nude peach with a creme finish.
Butterfield 8 is a coral with a subtle silvery sheen.
For this makeup look, I have on the Peau Vierge Anti-Aging Complexe on my skin (two layers with concealer and setting powder on top), the Mystique Creme Fresh Tint on my cheeks, eyeshadows from the Galore Six Fashion Palette on my eyes, and the Sahara Hydra-Creme Lipstick on my lips.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
(Products were sent for consideration. The opinions expressed in this post were completely genuine.)