Le Metier de Beaute Fall/Winter 2011 Collection: Bordeaux
For his second season with Le Métier de Beauté, Neiman Marcus’s Fashion Director Ken Downing took the essence of the fall runways and distilled it into a beauty collection that mixes and matches essential color combinations into feminine, elegant beauty duos.
“The fall runways were filled with a return to polished sophistication and elegance. The message: ‘Lady Chic,’ remarks Mr. Downing. “Ensemble dressing – elbow length gloves, a sexy pump and coordinating handbag look right for the fashion moment. Color is paramount! Bordeaux and deep magentas became my inspiration and palette for the matched sets I created for Le Métier de Beauté. Now, the fashion message for the season is on everyone’s lips and fingertips!”
Introducing “The Bordeaux Collection” for Fall 2011 – designed exclusively by Ken Downing for Le Métier de Beauté – three exclusive sets of coordinating lipsticks and nail lacquers that will make you want to carry your gloves. Each set will retail for $49.00.
- Ken, Red My Lips (Lip) & Gypsy Rose Me (Nail) Subtle red with a blushing pinot undertone
- Ken’s Wine on the Vine (Lip) & Ken’s Bodacious Bordeaux (Nail) Rich, crimson cabernet
- I’m Worn this Way (Lip) & Vintage Ken (Nail) Bold berry with a deep grape undertone
availability: Available September 2011, exclusively at Neiman Marcus and neimanmarcus.com.
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Le Metier de Beaute Fall/Winter 2011 Collection: Silk Road
For almost 3000 years, a vast network connected Eastern civilization to the outside world. Silk, satin, spices and jewels made the journey, connecting east and west, along what would become known as the “Silk Road.” As the Silk Road evolved, a true cultural exchange took place as ideas and knowledge changed hands. This fusion of culture and trade, of luxury and texture comes together in Le Métier de Beauté’s Fall|Winter 2011 Collection. Introducing Silk Road, a journey of discovery and luxurious sensuality.
Silk Road Kaleidoscope Eye Kit ($95.00)
Le Métier de Beauté’s new Fall|Winter 2011 Kaleidoscope Eye Kit transfixes with rich and opulent hues reminiscent of the luxe fabrics of an ancient world. A selection of four sumptuous shadows come together (from top to bottom):
- Tapestry Shimmering, translucent plum
- Damask Polished brass
- Ikat Silk-matte pinot noir
- Brocade Deep chocolate with sequined copper effervescence
Experience each jewel-toned hue through the previous hue, 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 hue 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.
Empress Kaleidoscope Lip Kit ($95.00)
Le Métier de Beauté’s new Fall|Winter 2011 Kaleidoscope Lip Kit mixes rich, luxurious hues reflective of the majestically jewels traded along the Silk Road. A selection of four delicate shades come together for a luscious pout. Using Le Métier de Beauté’s exclusive “Couches de Colour” application technique, layer the four shades (from top to bottom):
- Imperial Silk Pale pink for a nude base
- Plum Satin Creamy plum for rich contrast
- Empress Delicate mauve mixed with soft champagne
- Silk Road Shimmering red for sheer highlight
East Meets West Nail Lacquer Collection ($10.00 each)
The winding and impossibly distant channel of the Silk Road extended from as far as China to Indonesia, through Central Asia, the Arabian Peninsula and Egypt, until reaching Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean civilizations. Le Métier de Beauté’s East Meets West Nail Collection brings together a wealth of color reminiscent of the jewels, spices and luxurious fabrics that traveled this ancient path.
- Dynasty Deep, shimmering fuchsia
- Anatolia Rich plum illuminated with bronzy, golden shimmer
- Silk Road Metallic, bronzed copper
- Urban Dweller Rich chocolate plum with golden effervescence
Specifically formulated to be 3-Free without formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), Proposition 65-compliant and fortified with strengthening proteins and hydrators, Le Métier de Beauté Nail Lacquers are highly pigmented for rich, glossy, long-wearing color.
availability: The Silk Road Collection is available September 2011 in Neiman Marcus, neimanmarucs.com, select Nordstrom stores and nordstrom.com.