Happy Friday! I am excited to share my thoughts + swatches of some new spring/summer launches from Le Metier de Beaute (“the craft of beaute”) – a classy independent beauty brand that has been creating beautiful products for just under a decade. LMDB has partnered with professional makeup artists as well as world renowned fashion powerhouses to become a leading trendsetter in the beauty community. Its sophistication meets quality and their new releases do not disappoint!
This palette… the color selection, the uniqueness, I am in LOVE. As much as I love warm eyeshadow shades, and the trend seems to continue with each new season, it seems that’s the majority of all new palette releases. I was more than excited to see the launch of their limited edition Haute Metals Collection in cool that offered something different, something fresh, new & fun. I love cool-toned colors and this one sure fits the bill. Out of everything I’ve tried from Le Metier de Beaute over the years, their eyeshadows are the best. Every shade is richly pigmented, long wearing and blendable. I cannot get over how beautiful the green & blue shades are in this palette. They are definitely my favorite of all five. Other than the steep price tag, the downside to this is that it doesn’t come with any matte shades or a shade suitable as a transition color. However, if you’re looking to add a fun pop of prismatic/monochromatic color to your collection, here it is! It also comes in a warm toned variety as well.
In addition to the gorgeous palette above, they also sell individual shadows which I equally love just as much. The shade Corinthian (not a new release) is one of my all-time favorite shades out of all the eyeshadows I own, which is a whole lot. The color is a complex cross of bronze, purple(ish) & taupe and is very complimentary to light colored eyes. The formula is buttery soft that layers beautifully with any shadows you pair it with. I also love the shade Alexandrite, it’s a deep plum that applies effortlessly which is nice to see being that purples are a really hard color to get right when it comes to consistent pigmentation, and this one is up to par. Also pictured, the lightest of the three; Rose Champagne.
As much as I prefer powder blushes over creams, I will make an exception if I really like the color. The shade Zinnia from their Crème Fresh Tints is a bright pink that is perfect to wear this time of year. I tend to reach for the color Coral Nymph; it’s a softer, lighter shade that is more wearable on an everyday basis. Only the tiniest amount is needed, and it blends out easily by lightly dabbing it across your cheeks. The end result is a dewy, fresh look & it also doubles as a lip color! I prefer to use my fingers to apply this versus any brush I’ve tried to be able to control the product more, and the amount each pot contains will last you a really long time even when used regularly.
To be completely honest, I’m not crazy about their lip products that I’ve tried, I found them to be a little too drying on my lips and just wasn’t a huge fan of the formula. But as far as their shadows and cream blushes go, I am a huge fan!
Have you tried Le Metier de Beaute? What are your faves?!
FYI ** As always, my reviews are not paid and are based on my own opinion, personal use and results.