I don't know about you, but I'm in a dire need of some serious color right now. Enter Le Metier de Beaute Colour Core Moisture Stain lipstick in China Beach. It's a big bold red with a serious vintage vibe- something between Joan Holloway and an art deco red glazed enamel.
China Beach is one of the warmest reds in my personal collection and I wasn't even sure at first that I could wear it. But I can and do. This Le Metier de Beaute lipstick doesn't have any orange in it, just true red. Take note that the swatches on Nordstrom's website aren't even in the ballpark and don't get me started on Neiman Marcus. what's the point of the new design if they didn't improve the actual browsing and shopping experience? In any case, this is what the beautiful lipstick looks like in reality and different lights.
Like all Le Metier de Beaute Colour Core lipsticks, China Beach is soft, creamy and wears beautifully for hours. Touch-ups are needed to maintain the satiny finish, but there's a significant stain left even after a snack. The lipstick never makes my lips feel dry; it's actually quite moisturizing and feels as luxurious as it looks.
Le Metier de Beaute Colour Core Moisture Stain lipsticks ($32) are available from Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and also online from nordstrom.com.
All photos are mine.