Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Le Metier de Beaute Northern Lights Collection for Spring 2012

Spring is looking up, literally. For hues inspired by nature’s most mysterious phenomenon, look no further than the night skies of the north and onto the runways of Fashion Week’s favorites. The Aurora Borealis (a.k.a. the Northern Lights) dazzle the skyline with a light show only nature could create, inspiring fashion to continue its love affair with color for Spring 2012, but with a softer touch.

Caused by a collision of naturally charged atomic particles in the atmosphere, the Aurora Borealis turn the sky from green to purple to blue – magnetic color abounds. Beauty becomes a natural extension with soft focus, yet edgy hues flattering every face. “I think of the Northern Lights like watercolors in the sky,” explains Mikey Castillo, Director of Color and Education for Le Métier de Beauté. “No matter what the color, the sheer background of the night sky grounds the look, creating a subtle color that looks amazing on every woman.”

For an Aurora aura of your own, try Le Métier de Beauté’s new spring collection, The Northern Lights. A patina of golden neutrals, silvery blues, bronzes and violets creates a collision of color for a prismatic finish.

The Northern Lights Kaleidoscope Eye Kit contains Ionic, a satin/matte neutral sunset, Sky, a pale shimmering skyline blue, Magnetic, a blazing copper and Equinox, a satin/matte twilight violet. Applied using Le Métier de Beauté’s signature Couche de Couleur layering format, the result is multi-dimensional, turning color on its axis. $95.

Lips deserve the best spring has to offer as well. The Aurora Kaleidoscope Lip Kit has four options in Le Métier de Beauté’s delicious Lip Crème lip gloss formula. Begin with Illuminate, a shimmering hot pink with a sheer finish. Next, layer on Voltaic, a satin-y nude mauve. For a pop of color try Dynamos, an effervescent coral-tangerine. And finish with Eos, an opaque fuchsia. $95.

With the winter gloves off and sky-high heels still ruling the runways, striking colors on hands and feet extend the trend. Begin with Le Métier de Beauté’s Two in One Top & Base Coat to lock in color. Next, choose from Aurora, an icy blue, Solar Flare, a dusky rose-pink and Faraday, a shimmering lavender taupe. At $18 each, the Northern Lights are at your fingertips.

availability: Purchase the Le Métier de Beauté’s Northern Lights Collection at Neiman Marcus, Neiman, Nordstrom and and Bergdorf Goodman.

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16 thoughts on “Le Metier de Beaute Northern Lights Collection for Spring 2012

  1. Brenda

    These look beautiful but remind me more of the beach/seaside than the Northern Lights. I see them when I’m living in my hometown and I’ve never seen silver or gold in them. Emerald green, blues yes, purples and violets – I know there are pictures of yellows too (i’ve not had that pleasure)..just wondering what they were imagining with their colour selections.

    • Eileen

      Hi Brenda,

      It’s hard to tell from the poor quality of the promo picture, but two of the shades in the palette are blue. The one you see as silver is actually a light blue. There is also a deeper blue at the bottom of the stack. The top color is not gold. It is a warm base eyelid color over which the other colors get layered. I agree with you, though. When I actually saw a sneak peek of this Kaleidoscope, the Northern Lights was the last thing that came to mind. The ones I’ve seen have been gorgeous shades of green, blue and violet–just as you describe.

    • Carrie

      Agreed! I was hoping there would be a cool, dark teal-green-based sort of color combo. This seems like you could just take any random 4 colors and call it “aurora inspired.” Oh well, it’s still pretty, I guess!

  2. The eye kaleidoscope looks beautiful. I haven’t tried le metier de beaute yet, but this one is certainly tempting!

  3. these kits remind me a lot of Vidi Vici face kits. :O

  4. Loving these colours. Sooooo pretty, what a great little collection :)

  5. Micki

    Christine, thanks for posting. Is the lip Kaleidoscope lip creme or gloss?

  6. Roberta

    So excited for the new eye kaleidoscope!

  7. Valerie

    Christine do you know when they will be available??? Can’t wait!

  8. Angela

    I live in Alaska and frequently see the Northern Lights,however I have never seen them in these colors. Greens,blues,pinks and purples are what I usually see. My fiance has pictures of the sky lit up in all reds and pinks.

    I think they should have researched what the Northern Lights actually look like before naming a collection after them. Don’t get me wrong the colors are beautiful,but it’s not what I think of when I think of the Northern Lights.

    • Brenda

      lol – I’m from northern Ontario and we see them (not as much as you do though!) and I posted pretty much the same comments at the top of this post :)

  9. Oh and there’s also a new blush kaleidoscope coming too :)

  10. Jenn

    Where can we buy the “Northern Lights” Kaleidoscope Eye Kit?