Some absolutely thrilling news that appeared in my inbox the past couple of days:
Ellis Faas Spring Set
I'm aware that my review of Ellis Faas eye products is severely overdue - in a nutshell, they have some of the best cream textures in the business, but I hate the applicator. I just twist to get the product and use a separate brush for application. For spring, Ellis Faas is offering a gift set containing Milky Lips L207 (a nude pink), Creamy Eyes E106 (a lilac taupe!), and Light E304 (lilac) for $85. These products cost $35-36 individually, so if you liked the sound of all three of them it might be worth a splurge.
Guerlain Summer Collection: Terra Azzurra with Emilio Pucci
My Guerlain SA showed me pictures of this collection in January but swore me to secrecy and it was the hardest secret I've ever had to keep. I've seen the pieces in person and they are stunning in the way only Guerlain can achieve. The products just
scream insist elegance, and they're always a treat to behold on the vanity table. My sure picks from this collection: Terra Azzura Bronzer, Meteorites Perles d'Azur (the turquoise balls!), Terracotta Gloss in Porto Azzurro; What I'm curious about: Blu Acqua Khol Kajal, Le 2 Mascara in Blu 2 Pucci, and maybe I'll try out the nail polish at the counter to see if it's worth $22.
Le Métier de Beauté is now available on Zuneta
Have you heard, my lovelies? That brand I've been talking about nonstop since the first week I started blogging is now available worldwide courtesy of Zuneta! While I wince a little at the pricing because it's quite a bit more than what we pay for in the US, it's still an option for those who are really desperate to get their hands on the products. It's quite a comprehensive inventory - with complete stock of the eye shadows and lip crèmes (among others) available for purchase. They even have the spring kaleidoscopes Aurora and Northern Lights in stock.
For those new to Messy Wands, I've written a number of comprehensive tutorials on Le Métier de Beauté products:
How to apply the kaleidoscopes the Le Métier way (eyes from top to bottom, lips from bottom to top)
It's hard to narrow down my must-haves. On average 50 percent of my everyday makeup consist of products from the brand. Dustin told me he always recommends first-time customers the Peau Vierge Anti-aging Complex, then a kaleidoscope eye kit (layering made easy!), then the Precision Liquid Eyeliner in Noir. I also suggest purchasing the eye crease brush to go with your kaleidoscope because it is, quite simply put, amazing.