Beautiful Beginnings with Le Metier de Beaute
What was the first Le Metier de Beaute product you ever tried? Did it pave way for a real romance or did it put you off the brand entirely? What was the first product you purchased? Did you love it? Hate it? Still own it?
my answer: Lipgloss was my first love! I remember being in NYC and going through one of the high-end stores (maybe it was Barney’s?) and spotting the counter. I had never heard of the brand before, and let me tell you – $35+ for a gloss at that time was a big deal for me! I loved, still love the gloss, and generally find the brand to be very, very good. They don’t have a lot of products, but they have excellent products. It’s still hard for me to bring myself to shell out $95 for their Kaleidoscopes even though I know it’s a good deal.
Share your first time experiences with Le Metier de Beaute in the comments!
Coming Soon: Nouvelle Vague
Sixties Parisian-chic meets contemporary classic. Bold and bodacious, Nouvelle Vague, Le Métier de Beauté’s Fall 2012 Color Collection, intermixes playful, opulent shades to create a modern look that is utterly effortless.
“I was tremendously inspired by the visionary spirit of avant-garde European film directors such as, Jean-Luc Godard, Otto Preminger, and Francois Truffaut,” says Mikey Castillo, Director of Color for Le Métier de Beauté. “Their radical style reset the button on social convention (and good taste)!”
Often called the ‘French New Wave,’ the films of Nouvelle Vague brought to life revolutionary style, iconic imagery and the perfect backdrop for our Fall 2012 collection. Blending mischief and flare, Nouvelle Vague sets the stage with this season’s most note-worthy shades.
Nouvelle Vague Kaleidoscope Eye Kit ($95.00)
An interweave of livelihood, opulence and pop, each hue in Le Métier de Beauté’s Nouvelle Vague Kaleidoscope Eye Kit reflects the spark present throughout the French cinema New Wave. When combined, the colors provoke a look of dare and elegance for a jaw-dropping eye. Shades from top to bottom include Nouvelle, a sheer mink negative, Gamine, a satin pink celluloid, Icon, a silky matte Parisian mauve and Fin, a smoldering black carbon.
- Nouvelle Sheer mink negative
- Gamine Satin pink celluloid
- Icon Silky matte Parisian mauve
- Fin Smoldering black carbon
Breathless Kaleidoscope Lip Kit ($95.00)
A carefully crafted fusion of fall’s must-have crimson and red tones, the Breathless Kaleidoscope Lip Kit will literally do just that – take your breath away. Blending classic Hollywood glam and ravishing 60’s edge, the sumptuous shades leave you seeing red and craving more (from top to bottom): Cinema, a velvety, ultra-rich true red, Existential, sparkling mauve with rose effervescence, Beau, deep berry crimson with matte finish and Celluloid, a glimmering, creamy flushed red.
- Cinema Velvety, ultra-rich true red
- Existential Sparkling mauve with rose effervescence
- Beau Deep berry crimson with matte finish
- Celluloid Glimmering, creamy flushed red
Availability: October 2012 at Neiman Marcus, neimanmarcus.com, Bergdorf Goodman, bergdorfgoodman.com, select Nordstrom stores, Nordstrom.com, select Saks stores and Saks.com.
5 Ocean-Inspired Eyeshadows
When I think of the ocean, I think of blue, green, and teal all merged into one. Depending on the depth and clarity of the water, you might a really smoldering blue, maybe something closer to blackened blue, and at other times, a beautiful translucent aqua blue. I could have easily chosen five more shades for this topic, LOL! There were so many amazing shades to choose from.
- Illamasqua Burst — matte blue-teal
- Le Metier de Beaute Midnight Sky — shimmering blackened blue
- NARS South Pacific — clear aqua blue
- MAC Freshwater — perfect medium blue
- Maybelline Tenacious Teal — silver-shimmered light-medium blue
What color best represents the ocean in your stash?
Le Metier de Beaute Pallid Incandescence Kaleidoscope Eye Kit (Bergdorf Goodman Exclusive)
From runways to red carpets, the playful pops of color have made a name for themselves and with summer in full swing it’s safe to say the shades are here to stay. ‘Bright’ on trend, Le Metier de Beaute introduces a new Kaleidoscope Eye Kit that flaunts serious color: Pallid Incandescence. Blending electric and pastel hues, Pallid Incandescence is the ‘go-to’ for a brighter-than-bright must-have look this summer.
Inspired by complexity of light and transforms from pastel days to neon nights, Pallid Incandescence brings with it the summer’s brightest and boldest hues. Each shade playfully reflects on another with just the right amount of luminosity and beam for a sun goddess glow.
“Layer shades for more intensity or wear alone for a softer look,” comments Dustin Lujan, Le Métier de Beauté Resident Artist, Bergdorf Goodman. “Either way, the fierce flash of pop-‐hued tones will liven up any look this summer season with statement and flair.”
This summer palette includes (top to bottom): Flush, a pastel pop of peach and pink, Lambent, an electric green with lively lime tones, Refulgent, an orangey/pink neon and Ultraviolet, a lightening punch of lilac.
Experience each rich hue through the previous, as all four pigments intertwine to create a prism for the ultimate color contrast with the wearer’s eye shape and color. Using
the Le Métier de Beauté signature eye shadow application technique, “Couches de Couleur” (the layering of color), each shade is selected to evoke one element in a sequence of crescendo: 1. Warm 2. Cool 3. Hot 4. Cold. The combination is famed for increasing the femininity of the eyes, while adding a dash of mystery.
Ladies, it’s time to get your neon on.
A Bergdorf Goodman exclusive, Le Métier de Beauté Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Pallid Incandescence ($95 USD) will be available in early July 2012. For order information, please call Dustin Lujan at (212) 872-8612.