Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Le Métier de Beauté Haute House Hues Collection: Two Lips and Mum's the Word Lip Crèmes

By now, Le Métier de Beauté's seasonal collaboration with NM Fashion Director Ken Downing should be old news to you. This spring's offering is titled Tickled Pinks and made up of a curated set of two lip glosses (Two Lips and Mum's the Word) and a hot pink nail lacquer (Snapdragon). I shied away from Snapdragon because it looked really similar to Solar Flare from the main spring collection, though Snapdragon is just a tinge redder. 

I'm a little confused as to why this set is called Tickled Pinks, considering half of it is... not. I don't think Two Lips can be passed as even a light pink. To my eye, it's all peach.

L-R: Two Lips, Mum's the Word

Two Lips

Mum's the Word


Wearing Mum's the Word

The main reason I purchased this set is for the hot pink Mum's the Word, but I was disappointed to find that it's an exact dupe of the bottom shade of the Aurora Lip Kit. While it's nice to have a portable version of my favorite color from the kit, it's still a bummer. (I won't reiterate my sentiments on this issue, as I only wrote a lengthy post about it yesterday.)

L-R: Aurora Lip Kit (bottom shade), Mum's the Word, Ladurée Rose Macaron that I now crave

L-R: Two Lips, Mum's the Word, Aurora Lip Kit (bottom shade)

L-R: Peche Crème, Two Lips, Papaya Crème (apologies for the lighting difference: I swatched those in store)

Both Two Lips and Mum's the Word feature the lip crème formula, which I love. I did find that at first use, the texture of the crèmes are a little heavier than what I'm used to, but I think it's just a matter of a couple more uses for the formula to become "normal." LMdB lip crèmes feature a heavy burnt caramel vanilla scent that I fortunately enjoy - it's like having creme brulée on your lips for a few minutes! 

Le Métier de Beauté Haute House Hues Tickled Pinks Lip Creme Set retails for $65 and is exclusively available at Neiman Marcus.


  1. helloo macarons! guess I'm skipping this set! can't get two lips when there are so many other yummy orange-y glosses out this season

  2. Hi Xiao! Would you be able to compare Mum's the Word with Purple Haze Lip Creme? Thanks for the great post!

  3. Oh, how disappointing to discover that LMdB's dupe mania has struck again! That is a gorgeous pink on you, though, and looks lovely against your skin tone.

  4. Omg, Mum's The Word. I need it in my life! Also, I want a macaron now! <3

    Maybe Two Lips is the "Tickled" part :p

  5. Is it just me or do these look nothing like the promo pics? I was thinking they'd be a little more coral. Also, I thought one was supposed to be a lip creme and the other a lip gloss?

  6. It's not you Anonymous they look nothing like to promo pics to me too. I thought they would be more coral too. I love Mums, that's my favorite shade in the kaledioscope but tickleed pink looks a bit drab. Still looking forward to getting mine in the mail on Friday.

  7. Too bad about them being identical in shade! I love the combo of Mum's the Word and Two Lips though - very pretty. I was all set to order some Lip Creme's back in March when I made an order to Neiman Marcus, but then discovered that both the Creme's and the glosses contain lanolin, which I'm allergic to *sad face*

  8. the pink one is gorgeous!
    you look beautiful wearing both of them though :-)

  9. Mum's the Word is gorgeous! I've actually never tried this brand...definitely going to have to!

  10. stephanie- yes so obsessed with orange glosses >< Mum's the word is beautiful though, but if you have Aurora you can safely skip.

    Kristina- I won't be able to do it soon because I left Purple Haze at my NY apartment, but they're not similar. MtW is hot pink, while purple haze is a soft lilac.

    Eileen- thank you :)

    dani- LOL. I want a macaron too :( I gobbled eight of them up in one go that day

    Anonymous- I think there might have been some misunderstanding with the early promo information. Unfortunately, I didn't actually receive that press release, so I can't confirm it for you :x

    ChannelHMC- yes!

    Jo- Yay! I hope you love it. They look great mixed though :)

    beauty obsessed- oh nooo /sadface

    caise- thank you!

    Anonymous- definitely! The texture is phenomenal :)

  11. These are gorgeous! I'm ashamed to admit I don't own any LMdB lip products...yet. But I am really wanting Mums the Word now!!

  12. It seems like the simple solution for this is for LMdB to start naming the individual shades in the kaleidoscopes.

  13. Is the color of Mum's the Word similar to the NARS Never Say Never pencil?

  14. Becca- Good time to try!

    Jessica- They already do, actually. The fourth shade in Aurora is called Eos. But even if they do so it's difficult to know the shade names since there is no way to place it on the kaleidoscopes

    Megan- Well, the finish is definitely vastly different. Mum's the Word is a hot pink while NSN is darker in tone. If you would like to compare, I wrote about NSN here:

  15. Wow, dupe or not, Mums looks gorgeous on you!


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