Thursday, August 23rd, 2012


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.

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15 thoughts on “Le Metier de Beaute Fall 2012 – Nouvelle Vague Collection

  1. Zulaikha

    Absolutely love the packing! So travel friendly and chic! But does it include their respective brushes? Without or with the brushes its still a lot to pay for. And they could have used for variety, the lip colors are all in the red family and the eye colors are well….boring.

    • Eileen

      Le Métier de Beauté does not include brushes or applicators with their Kaleidoscopes. You don’t see a big variety in the lip colors because the shades are meant to be layered in different combinations. The same is true of the eye Kaleidoscopes. LMdB calls their layering philosophy “Couche de Couleur”. Some people love the technique and others are indifferent to it. Although I have a few Kaleidoscopes, in general, I prefer LMdB’s singles. Their shadow formula is superlative.

  2. Cristal

    I like a lot the colors and the packaging, but is too, too, too expensive!

  3. The lip colours look far too similar and all berry based shades while the eyeshadows look like a bunch of pale bases with black. Total *Yawn*

  4. Dominique

    As a French woman, of course Nouvelle Vague means a lot to me. I don’t know the brand ( beautifully named Métier de Beauté ), maybe I’ll find a website where to buy ? I’d like to see the products, I have no idea if it’s available in Paris, Chantecaille is but Le Métier de la Beauté well…

  5. These are undeniably beautiful but I don’t do lipstick in a pan and those shadow colours all look awfully familiar. Seems I have very similar shades in my own collection.

  6. I like this concept for packaging. I missed the one where it had this blackened- forest green….Also, cost too much…need variety when it comes like this….maybe a lipstick, 2 eyeshadow and a blusher set would be better.

  7. Eileen

    Le Métier de Beauté is a fairly small American company. It was available in England for awhile, was then pulled because of distribution problems, and is once again available via Zuneta. I don’t believe it has ever been available in any other countries. Sometimes small is better for preserving a cult status.

  8. xamyx

    The products from this line all look very interesting, and I really like this collection in terms of color, however, the limited distribution of this brand puts me off, as it seems a bit pretentious. The price isn’t an issue, as it breaks down to about $25 per shade, which is about what I pay for NARS, some MAC, etc, but again, the distribution puts me off.