Thursday, April 5, 2012

Beauty Update: Ellis Faas, Guerlain, and Le Métier de Beauté

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.


  1. the lip cremes are available now. they just took awhile to trickle in. but yes the prices are scandalous, considering how much lower they were the last time LMdB was in the UK. wonder why. taking advantage of the demand? zuneta making a hefty cut? since it's exclusive to zuneta, who knows?

  2. Psst! The Lip Cremes are updated and I was thisclose to placing an order but the pricing really does make me balk :( Still, as you say, if I really wanted it... Not sure about the eye Kaleidoscope tho...

  3. love the ellis faas though! tempted tempted. now that I've been turned off the LMdB. nothing like unreasonable prices to douse the flame of desire.

  4. Wow - the Guerlain summer collection looks amazing :) I would love to get my hands on Meteorites Perles D'azur - holy gorgeous!

  5. I want the Meteorites, too! And the blue mascara...and eye kohl. All Lipstick Bandits are the same person, apparently. Let us know how they are, and if they are purchase worthy! I don't have a Guerlain counter close by. Just Guerlain parts of Sephora, and they never get the cool stuff on time.

  6. Thank you so much for the info, Xiao! While I am from the US and have easy access to LMdB, I waited too long to purchase the Corinthian shadow and have been trying in vain to locate it. Luckily for me, Zuneta delivered. I'm so happy - I never would have known if it weren't for your post. Thanks again!

  7. I am soooo tempted to get the LMdB's Kaleidoscope Face Kit from Zuneta. But at that price, it IS going to break the bank. Reading your blog has got me wanting something from LMdB badly! heh.

  8. Guerlain's summer collection is stunning and quintessentially Mediterranean. Because numerous bloggers have been featuring it lately, many women have already put in their pre-orders as I have--bronzer, Météorites, brush, quad, and coral gloss. I love the pops of coral. As for all the blue items, that's a tricky color for me so I'll have to actually see those when they hit the counter. One thing for sure, though, is that this collection is going to sell out.

  9. I'm too happy about Metier le Béauté being available for the international crowd. The only thing is that I have to do research again on all the blogs (actually, not complaining because that's the fun part)

  10. I am really into Ellis Faas lately. I would love to get my hands on the Spring set. The last time I checked, the set is not available at my local Space NK yet.

  11. WOW WOW WOW I think this may finally get me to try Ellis Faas. That set looks AMAZING!

    FYI: Re pricing at Zuneta for Le Metier de Beaute. 1st they had a glitch when it first launched and pricing was higher than it was supposed to be. It was fixed within a couple hours. 2nd if you are outside of the UK you need to set up an account and then log in. Once you do then they know your location and the VAT (UK tax) will be dropped from the price. The prices you show on your screen shot include VAT.


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