Here's to hoping you're not tired of reading about Le Metier de Beaute products, because this week's Messy Wands feature is dedicated to their glorious lip cremes.
The Le Metier de Beaute Lip Creme ($36) is a cross between a lipstick and a gloss, and like the brand's eyeshadows, are meant for mixing and layering. I was as enamored with these as I was with their eye kaleidoscopes. I love the idea of owning unique colors and the ability to change something unflattering into another better suited to my own needs. The lip cremes serve both purposes with aplomb.
LMdB Creme de la Creme
It is only fitting to begin from the most basic. If my memory serves me, Creme de la Creme was the first LMdB item I bought from Dustin. Like a little fledgling looking for guidance, I asked him to recommend the one lip creme I "absolutely have to have." In response, he pulled this unassuming milky shade out of the colorful lineup.
Creme de la Creme on lips
Truth be told, at the time I was disappointed with his choice. Can you imagine looking at rich, vibrant shades like Fraise Creme and Cocoa Creme (the two leftmost shades in the first picture) and forgoing them for this sheer... thing? But I bit my lip and didn't say a word, because at that point he was coloring the back of his hand with a lipstick to demonstrate how this worked. I am now glad I held my tongue, because Creme de la Creme would later prove to be among my most prized possessions.
For those apprehensive about deep reds or "too vibrant" colors, Creme de la Creme is the perfect wand to tone things down a notch. Creme de la Creme is made to be a layering shade that lightens, brightens, and softens the color beneath it. You can mix it with any lipstick from any brand, and it'll be like you added a drop of glow to the ol' shade.
LMdB Monaco layered with Creme de la Creme
T-B: LMdB Monaco, LMdB Monaco layered with Creme de la Creme
Le Metier de Beaute Lip Cremes are creamy, lightweight, and faintly sticky. They feature a heavy vanilla scent that initially put me off, but over time I've come to enjoy. Lip cremes are as easy to apply as your typical doe foot swipe-and-go gloss. The lighter shades like Creme de la Creme stay on for about 4-5 hours while the darker ones tend to enjoy a longer weartime.
Do come back for a visit throughout the week as I will be featuring the rest of my lip creme collection. I also have a surprise tutorial (I promise nothing short of makeup enlightenment) planned for this weekend and I can't wait for you to read it!