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) contains 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 these colors looked so stunning! All of these shades swatched beautifully on my arm when I was doing finger swatches and I was really impressed with their pigmentation. Once I applied the colors onto my eyes, however, I surprised by their difficult workability and uneven color payoff. The colors looked beautiful on my arm, but that intensity didn’t transfer over to the actual eye application. The pigmentation remained lackluster even when used with a primer with unevenness and patchiness that required excessive layering and blending to achieve the desired intensity (I found these colors to work best when they’re applied directly over an eyeshadow primer without setting the primer first). Over-blending will disintegrate the eyeshadows as well, so it takes time and effort to make these colors work.
Overall, I think the color selection is incredibly beautiful, but prettiness aside, the performance of these eyeshadows was disappointing. These shades have varying consistency with some colors easier to work with than others. Longevity wise, they lasted well during the five hours that I wore them with minimal creasing and fading, but I really wish the payoff and pigmentation was consistent throughout all eighteen shades with a more workable formula, 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.)