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The Scarlet Season: Le Metier de Beaute Framboise Creme Lip Creme Lip Gloss

Le Metier de Beaute Framboise Creme Lip Creme Lip Gloss
Le Metier de Beaute Framboise Creme Lip Creme Lip Gloss

The Scarlet Season: Le Metier de Beaute Framboise Creme Lip Creme Lip Gloss

Le Metier de Beaute Framboise Creme Lip Creme Lip Gloss ($36.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a stunning shade of subdued ruby red with ruby and gold shimmer and the most amazing pigmentation. I remember when I first purchased this shade, which was also the first time I ever heard of or saw Le Metier de Beaute, back in February 2009 when I was in New York for fashion week. I completely fell head-over-heels in love with the shade; it was love at first swatch, as they’d say! The formula is out of this world; it’s moisturizing, glossy, ridiculously well-pigmented (it still feels more like a gloss than a lipstick or liquid lipstick), and it lasts for a good four to six hours on me. I’m still as pleased with it today as I was when I first purchased it.

I’m also pleased to note that Le Metier de Beaute has greatly improved their accessibility, available at many Neiman Marcus around the United States. (When I purchased this, they were only available at two stores or online at NeimanMarcus.com!)

What about you? Would you wear this red?

The Scarlet Season is a series of posts showcasing and featuring my favorite shades of red lips–from glosses to lipsticks that runs through December 2009. You can sure expect to see a lot of red this holiday season!

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Le Metier de Beaute Fall 2009 Collection

Le Metier de Beaute Fall 2009 Collection

Radiance Powder Rouge ($30.00)

  • Fresh

Bronzer ($55.00)

  • Sun Kissed

Eye Brightening/Setting Powder ($36.00)

  • Refresh

True Color Eyeshadow ($30.00)

  • Crushed Ice
  • Innocence

Precision Liquid Liner ($42.00)

  • Noir
  • Bleu

Eyeliner Pencil ($36.00)

  • Tamarack

Anamorphic Lash Mascara ($34.00)

  • Black

Kaleidoscope Lip Kit ($95.00)

  • Golden Trascendence

Available: On-counter August 2009. Now available at www.neimanmarcus.com.

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Le Metier de Beaute Opulent Seaside Garden Collection for Spring 2009

Le Metier de Beaute Opulent Seaside Garden Collection for Spring 2009

Kaleidoscope Eye Kits ($95.00)

  • Chinoiserie Azure – a gorgeous collection of soft blue hues
  • Mediterranean Seas – an amazing blend of green-gold shades, accented with champagne peaches
  • Emerald Isle – a collection of this season’s most desirable and wearable greens
  • Violaceous Splendor – a regal selection of the most divine violets

Kaleidoscope Lip Kits ($95.00)

  • Queensland Coral – a beautiful selection of coral shades
  • Dunes at Dusk – a blend of sultry champagne neutrals
  • Bougainvillea Bloom – a bold collection of pink-infused magentas
  • Golden Transcendence – a striking selection of spring hues that blend together to create never-before-seen colours that surprise and delight

Precision Liquid Liner ($42.00)

  • Bleu
  • Aqua
  • Noir

Nail Lacquer ($15.00)

  • Claire (Clear) ($18.00)
  • Gardenia
  • Magnolia
  • Pink Peony
  • Amaryllis
  • Phlox
  • Violaceous Splendor
  • Black Orchid
  • Lenton Rose
  • Inflorescence
  • Fleur de Champagne
  • Terra Nostra

Available: March 2009 at select Neiman Marcus stores, neimanmarcus.com, Bergdorf Goodman, bergdorfgoodman.com and The John Barrett Salon at Bergdorf Goodman. April 2009 for Nail Lacquers.

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Lip Lust: Le Metier de Beaute Papaya Creme

Remember how there was one Le Metier de Beaute gloss that slipped away (aka out of stock)? I ordered it off of Neiman Marcus Online last week (they had free shipping!), and it arrived yesterday. I thought I’d share it, because I love, love, LOVE IT!

The color is Papaya Creme ($36), and it’s this beautiful, shimmering shade of coppery-peachy-gold. The color itself is stunning (at least to me!), but the magic lies in the gloss’ pigmentation and wearing power. It goes on so much like it swatches, and in a gloss, this doesn’t happen nearly enough (Hello Kitty glosses, I’m talkin’ to you!). These glosses also wear for hours without touchups required, too!

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Le Metier de Beaute Steals My Lip Gloss Lovin’ Heart


Apricot Creme, Dubai, Framboise Creme

Temptalia Approved: Le Metier de Beaute Lip Gloss

While in New York, I was scoping out Bergdorf Goodman’s (for the first time!), and I came across a brand I had never heard of before: Le Metier de Beaute. I was drawn to the brand partially because it was totally new to me, but their lipglosses just called to me–and for good reason, too!

LMdB has several types of lip gloss available. They have Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss ($32) and Clearly Brilliant Lip Gloss ($36). Additionally, they have Lip Creme Lip Gloss ($36), which is a more pigmented formula with a lacquer sheen finish. I ended up wanting four glosses (three of them Lip Cremes)–seriously, I stopped letting myself swatch for fear of adding more–but they were out of one so I only left with three. (But don’t worry, I ordered the fourth off of Neiman’s a few days ago!)

I picked up Dubai Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss immediately. It has this duochrome shimmer to it; it’s gold flecked , but there’s fuchsia and maybe even some coolness to it. It is a sheer gloss (hence the name), so don’t expect over the top pigmentation. The amount of shimmer reminds me of YSL’s Golden Glosses. Totally drawn to this tube like a moth to a flame, just because of the shimmer.

I swatched Apricot Creme and fell in love! It’s a nude gloss, but it’s not just a sheer wash of shimmer kind of nude… it leaves a beigey-peachy color on my lips with an ultra glossy finish. It has just a touch of golden shimmer, but it isn’t too much, so the gloss still looks quite creamy overall.

When I swatched Framboise Creme, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Really, truly — it was just that pigmented. It’s this delicious shade of deep, ruby red with a little bit of fiery shimmer. Just something about the base color and the way it interacts with the shimmer makes it such a standout shade. There are many glosses I’ve come across that are this intense, this color-rich. And yes, it really does go on pigmented on the lips (lip swatches are coming soon!). It’s not a misleading shade whatsoever!

There’s nothing to complain about when it comes to these glosses in terms of quality. The price is higher than I’d like, but considering I’d like all of the glosses… of course it’s higher than I’d like. They do make nice souvenirs from my trip to NY, and a worthwhile indulgence from time to time. I do wish they were available at more doors, but at least they’re available online at neimanmarcus.com.

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