Le Metier de Beaute x Net-a-Porter Fashion Eye Collection Palette

~purchased by me~

Is it new or is it new?

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I almost fell on my seat when I saw Le Metier de Beaute’s Facebook post yesterday. Nude? LMdB? In a flat non-kaleidoscope palette? Sign me up. But then, as I headed on over to Net-a-Porter’s page and read the shades in this beautiful thing I realized that I have all of these shadows as singles.

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I know it does not look exactly like the stock photo but if they are just re-promoted, re-packaged eyeshadows then this is it. I have all of them. Now, I would not call this a nude palette. I would probably call this “Everyday Essentials” or “Ultimate Day to Night”. Besides nude is so overrated. If you want nude may I suggest Becca’s Ombre Nudes Eye Palette which retails at $40 over at Sephora.

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According to Net-a-Porter,

EXCLUSIVE TO NET-A-PORTER.COM. Customize a neutral or dramatic eye look with Le Metier de Beaute’s eight-color palette of matte and shimmer shadows. The fine, silky powders are easily buildable from a subtle wash of color to a more intense pigment.

    • Refresh is a matte cream
    • Corinthian is a shimmer bronze
    • Rose Champagne is a shimmer pale-pink
    • Fire Lily is a shimmer fuchsia
    • Jojo is a golden shimmer
    • Tamarack is a matte latte brown
    • Tuscan Sunset is a shimmer peach
    • Bordeaux is a plum shimmer

Instructions for use:

  • Apply with included Small Fluff brush
  • 26g/ 0.92oz.

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From left to right, Refresh, Corinthian, Rose Champagne and Fire Lily.

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From left to right, Jojo, Tamarack, Tuscan Sunset and Bordeaux.

The two arm swatch pictures above are taken outside when the sky was overcast and the sun was nowhere to be seen.

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From left to right, Refresh, Corinthian, Rose Champagne, Fire Lily, Jojo, Tamarack, Tuscan Sunset and Bordeaux.

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When the sun came out to play for a few minutes, I swatched the whole thing again and took pictures as seen from above.

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PRO

  • a great value considering there are  8 shadows and a brush (singles are $30)
  • prefer flat palettes over the kaleidoscope
  • perfect intro palette to those who want to try LMdB but have never bought anything in the past
  • the quality is top-notch, creamy, finely milled shadows, does not crease, last a long time on the lids and would last longer with the right primer, no fall-out, blends like a dream

CONS

  • for me? I already own the singles…boohoo :(
  • the price can be an issue

Now available at Net-a-Porter for $125

xo, Emilie

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Love Bite

~purchased by me~

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Everytime I foray into a new brand for lip products, particularly lipsticks, I always get one red. If you know me personally or have seen my FOTDs or selfies, you know I rarely wear red on the lips. I love my nude pink, nude peach, pink-mauves and corals but I have a hard time finding a super good red. It’s not my way to measure how good a brand is but since I rarely wear and only use it for certain occasions, mainly parties. So with that in mind, I look for an opaque, non-drying, moisturizing, non-feathering, non-migrating, long lasting formula. Slight staining properties is a plus (stains with same color as the shade used). All the above without any aids, meaning lipliner, concealer on the edges, anti-feathering liner.

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This is love at first swipe. Opaque at first swipe, non-drying, moisturizing, long-lasting with slight staining capabilities. And then I find smudges of the lipstick on my chin, above my upper lip, etc. Maybe I should let it dry first. Ugh, I still love it so much.

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I would give this a 4/5. I took one point away for the feathering. Despite that, it is still my top red lipstick. Do you have a top red lipstick in your collection? Do share below and thanks for dropping by.

 

xo, Emilie

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