Monday, September 19, 2011

Le Metier de Beaute Bordeaux Collection Red My Lips Swatches, Photos, Review

Hello again! How do you do, oh how do you do? I've missed you. Has it really only been a month since I've been gone? I tried catching up on beauty news for the past few days and honestly I don't think I'm near caught up at all. I'm just glad Holiday collections haven't appeared in stores as far as I can tell because I might as well just throw away my (virtual) pen and wave Messy Wands goodbye.

Since that's not the case, back to business!

I came back just in time to pick up an item from the Bordeaux Collection, which is a collaboration between Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing and Le Metier de Beaute. There are three sets within the collection, each featuring a lipstick and matching nail lacquer in deep wine/berry tones. All three sets are beautiful and will set you on a direct track toward a very sexy fall, but due to personal monetary considerations, I decided to only purchase one. I picked the Red My Lips and Gypsy Rose Me combination, which appears to be the lightest hue among the three. Today's review is only of the lipstick, I will show the accompanying nail lacquer in a later post.

Red My Lips is a flattering subtle berry red. I was pleasantly surprised by it. I do believe I do not own a similar hue in my stash.

What's more, the lipstick feels incredibly comfortable on my lips. In fact, Red My Lips makes me forget I'm wearing lipstick, which is like winning the ultimate comfort test. Application is smooth and the lipstick is beyond pigmented. I was able to obtain the color above with only one swipe.

I love that I am wearing a brown sweater in the photo, because I think those two colors go together swimmingly. Without a doubt, this will be one of my fall staples (along with that sweater. Have we ever had a conversation about Boston winters?).

The Bordeaux Collection sets go for $49 each and are exclusively available at Neiman Marcus stores and


  1. That is a great for fall red something close to burgundy red lipstick for this season! I love the brown sweater too. Those colors definitely go hand in hand. :D


  2. Great color for the fall, very suitable for you:) I love their lipglosses, but I haven't tried the lipsticks. This looks like a good one. Thanks.

  3. This colour looks beautiful on you and that last photo of you is just stunning! x

  4. Welcome back! I'm a recent fan of your blog, and I was surprised to find that you've been blogging for only a few months: your posts look and sound so professional. I got into LMdB because of you, and now I'm going to have to add this color to my want list. I adore berry reds. Looking forward to many more posts from you.

  5. Oh my goodness that color can only be described as one thing: decadent.

    So happy to have you back!
    ♥ Jessica

  6. Yay you're back! Hope you are settling in your new place nicely :)

    Love the bold lip colour with soft eye make-up. This look is all over the runway! <3

  7. Looks beautiful on you. I adore deep merlot toned lipsticks.

  8. Glad to see you back! Love that lip color on you! And I agree. You wearing the brown sweater really ties in the whole look together. :]

  9. @Myrted Yes! that color's gonna be so easy to wear in the coming months

    @Kelly thank you!

    @Rola Would be a great place to start :D

    @Klara aww thanks!

    @Leigh Great to be back. Thank you for reading Messy Wands :D promoting LMdB addiction might be my life goal (makes me feel less guilty about being obsessed about it ha!)

    @Jessica like rich chocolate cake! P.S. your new profile pic is phenomenal!

    @sammy It's getting better day by day :) Hope all's well with you too.

    @Jen W Mmm yess. Wine hues are another one of my weaknesses

    @tiffyama I'm glad to be back! Yay - brown's my color du jour for this season

  10. The red lips look really good on you.


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