Friday, October 26, 2012

Swatched: My Le Métier de Beauté Lip Crème Stash

Once upon a time, I was a blogger with a modest stash of six basic lip cremes. That was the wardrobe – they were all a girl needed to concoct almost any color she might have wanted to wear.

A little over a year later, that stash tripled in size. This, ladies, is why a gloss purchase for me is a rarity.

Incidentally, this is how Messy Wands got its name

Since the beginning of this blog's existence over a year ago, I have consistently proclaimed my love for Le Métier de Beauté Lip Crèmes. While I have enjoyed plenty of other lip formulas, I've never found one that rivaled my love for them. For the uninitiated, the lip crèmes are lipstick/gloss hybrids, so they are heavier than regular glosses and quite pigmented when applied to the lips. The best thing about the lip crèmes is while they can be worn alone, they are also meant for mixing and layering together or with other lip products. I've written about this a few times in the past, with concoctions here and here.

Today's post is purely about updating my swatch gallery of these pretties (taking advantage of the swanky new lighting!) and um, providing eye candy. I just love seeing them all lined up.


The lip crèmes marked with * are limited edition. The only two lip cremes from the permanent collection I don't have are Toffee Creme and Papaya Creme, which I am confident I can get by mixing two of what I already own. For those interested, I think Toffee Creme = Chocolate Creme + Creme Caramel; Papaya Creme = Peche Creme + Creme Caramel + Fraise Creme.

Out of all these, Peche Creme gets the most use (I'm almost done with my tube). If you're pondering a first purchase, I think Peche Creme, Fraise Creme, Purple Haze, and Creme Caramel are good bets. I personally found them the easiest to layer and mix with other colors.

Le Métier de Beauté Lip Crèmes retail for $36 and are available at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus, as well as select Saks and Nordstrom locations.

Some products in this post were provided by the company for editorial consideration

27 comments:

  1. Eeeee! SO pretty! Those photos look SO pro, they're totally amazing. And I'm SO glad to hear In the Know Bordeaux is permanent, its my favourite (Both on you and in swatches) lip crème shade. Now I'll get it when I head to the Stateside, for sure.

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    1. Hahaha. Yes, I was glad they made ITKB and Purple Haze permanent!

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  2. That's a lot of lip gloss! They all look stunning though!

    http://abundanceoferica.blogspot.ca/

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  3. I think I want Cafe Creme for my first lip creme, tbh. But I'm afraid to start buying them because I'll want to get them all and my beauty budget is going toward Burberry lip velvets and blushes right now!

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    1. Cafe Creme is many people's MLBB creme :)

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  4. Look at all the pretty! REALLY loving Fraise Creme, Framboise Creme, Red Velvet, and In The Know Bordeaux! <3

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    1. Hahaha I knew those would be your favorites. How are you, other half? Haven't heard from you in a while :(

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  5. I have Creme de la Creme and was lucky enough to score one of Red Velvet. Love the formula. I love the way Fraise Creme appears in your swatch. Does it have a bit of shimmer to it? If so, what color/tone is the shimmer. So pretty, I think I need to seek this one out.

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    1. Yes it does, I would call it fine gold shimmer.

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  6. Just found your beautiful blog and I love it!
    You are gorgeous and your taste in make up is impeccable.
    Lots of love from Costa Rica.
    xo
    Mari

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  7. Absolutely beautiful! Your new lighting is very becoming.

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  8. :O

    Someday I'll give up this reductionista business and buy every LmDB product I can get my hands on!

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  9. UGH. I want them all. I have Purple Haze and Fraise Creme, and love them both (especially Purple Haze––it's the perfect nude lip for me!), but I neeeeeed In the Know Bordeaux and Framboise Creme. Maybe Christmas...Thank you for sharing!

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  10. You have LOTS of themmm :D Soo Pretty :))
    My fave has got to be purple haze and fraise creme!

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  11. I really wanted to try these, so I got the Two Lips/Mum's the Word set. Sadly, both were thick and gloopy. Mum's the Word is so bad that it's almost impossible even to spread it across my lips, much less get even coverage. It was tremendously discouraging and turned me off the lip cremes, but maybe I just got a bad batch.

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    1. I know what you mean about the set. When I first tried them, they were thick and gloopy as well. I sort of stirred the tube with the wand and it became better, maybe you could try that?

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    2. Good to know it's not just me and that's not the normal consistency! I tried stirring a little bit, but maybe it needs to be done a little more vigorously. I'll give it a try, thanks!

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  12. So easily our stashes grow..and grow....and grow....

    Thanks for showing us all your pretties!

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