Le Métier de Beauté's spring collection has finally hit counters! This is the last of my spring wants, and now that I have it I can move on to obsessing over summer (have you seen Dior? Guerlain? NARS? Ugh, so pretty).
The Le Métier de Beauté Northern Lights (The Auroras) Kaleidoscope Eye Kit feels different compared to all the others I own. I won't say it's less pigmented (just take a look at the hand swatch below), but it does produce a more subtle effect on the eyes compared to previous kits. Since the Le Métier spring lip features a bolder shade of pink, I think Northern Lights is made to be worn hand in hand with the Aurora Lip Kit.
L-R: Ionic, Sky, Magnetic, Equinox, all four shades blended together
I'm sure most of you are tired of hearing me rave about the brand, so I won't add any spluttering exultations to this review. The textures, colors, formula, and lasting power of the shadows are on par with previous releases, so if these are colors you think you'll wear, I say go for it!
For those interested (this was the look featured on St. Patrick's Day), here is the bevy of products I used to create the look in this post:
- Skin: Chantecaille 'Just Skin' Tinted Moisturizer in Nude, Le Métier de Beauté Peau Vierge Shade 2, Cle de Peau Concealer in Ochre, Guerlain Cruel Gardenia, Le Métier de Beauté Classic Flawless Finish Loose Powder 1
- Eyes: Le Métier de Beauté Northern Lights Eye Kit, Le Métier de Beauté Noir Precision Eye Liner, Guerlain Noir G Mascara, Suqqu Balancing Eyebrow 01 Moss Green
- Cheeks: Burberry Earthy Blush, Burberry Cameo Blush, Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmer Brick Compact, Guerlain Terracotta Blush 02 Sunny Pink
- Lips: Le Métier de Beauté Rouge Lip Liner, Le Métier de Beauté Aurora Lip Kit
I mixed a pump of Peau Vierge with Chantecaille 'Just Skin' to add radiance to the skin. Using Guerlain Cruel Gardenia, I highlighted the area above my cheekbones, down the nose, and above my cupid's bow. Finally, I set with loose powder.
I applied all four shades of Northern Lights on my eyes using the company's signature couches de couleurs method (explained here), and added more of Equinox on the crease for definition. I then lined my eyes with liquid liner, and layered a generous amount of mascara on my lashes.
The cheeks are a little complicated, and I don't know why I did what I did (I'm sure there is a simpler way to create the same effect), but I like how it turned out. First, I contoured below the cheeks and along the jaw line with Burberry Earthy Blush, then I applied Guerlain Cruel Gardenia on my cheeks and patted Burberry Cameo Blush over it. I topped that off with Guerlain Sunny Pink Terracotta Blush, and went over everything with Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmer Brick. It's more products than I think was necessary (though they really didn't weigh a thing), but my cheeks were glowing all night long.
Le Métier de Beauté Northern Lights (The Auroras) Kaleidoscope Eye Kit retails for $95 and is available at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus. As usual, if you don't have a counter near you, please do not hesitate to contact Dustin Lujan of Bergdorf's at 212-872-8612 and tell him I sent you. Everything from the spring collection is limited edition, so don't wait too long!