This Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss in Manhattan, a shimmery nude beige, is part of Le Metier de Beaute Endless Summer collection. Regular readers know I don't do beige lips. Ever. But Le Metier is on my shortlist of favorite makeup brands and I'm willing to try anything and everything they produce.
The quality of the Sheer Brilliance glosses is always outstanding. They are rich, hydrating and comfortable on the lips and have a beautiful finish. Manhattan is probably the most beautiful nude color I've come across but I still can't wear it alone. It makes my lips look milky. A good look for a kitten, not so much for a person. But I've been wearing Manhattan regularly over dark lipsticks that could use some toning down for summer. Let's face it, my favorite full coverage plums and burgundies can look a bit out of place on a hot summer morning, and apparently, a shimmery beige gloss was just what I needed.
The shimmer, by the way, is very fine and subtle. It's a little more noticeable over a dark lipstick, but still very office-friendly.
Bottom line: more useful than I expected.
Le Metier de Beaute Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss ($32) is available from Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. Manhattan isn't yet listed online, but that should happen any day now. My press sample was provided by the company.
All photos are mine.