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Sunday, March 1st, 2009

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!

See a skin swatch and product image of Papaya Creme… Continue reading →

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What was the last look you wore that you really loved? Share your look with others so we can all get some inspiration!

Temptalia's Answer.

Oh, wow! I haven’t worn any full makeup in WAY too long… not since getting back from NYC! I think the last look I wore was my Le Metier de Beaute glosses :) I love them just by themselves!
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Saturday, February 28th, 2009


Framboise Creme

Yesterday I posted about my new favorite lipgloss, and here are lip swatches of the three I featured :) Tell me Framboise Creme doesn’t get you just a lil’ bit excited?

See lip swatches of Dubai and Apricot Creme… Continue reading →

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

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Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Do you buy beauty products from eBay? Are you well versed in spotting a counterfeit as an eBay buyer? Does it all overwhelm you?

Temptalia's Answer.

I don’t buy makeup off of eBay generally, though I bought several Dazzleglasses before they originally launched from a reputable seller and was happy with those purchases. But I prefer to buy in-store :)
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Friday, February 27th, 2009


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.

See swatches! Continue reading →