Palm Beach, one of the Colour Core lipsticks from Le Metier de Beaute is an easy to wear, go-to daytime red. It's not a simple shade- Palm Beach has both brown and rose undertones. On my arm it appears to be on the warm side, but since it's not-quite a full coverage lipstick (compare to the swatch of another Le Metier lipstick, China Beach that I'll review soon), some of my natural lip color shows through and the result is very balanced (though still a warmish red).
The full name of Le Metier de Beaute's line of lipsticks is "Color Core Moisture Stain". You get it when you wear them- they offer serious pigments that give the lips a long lasting stain, but are also very moisturizing (ingredients include lanolin, jojoba oil and shea butter). The result is soft lips that wear the colors very well. The finish is satiny with medium level of shine. The color doesn't transfer to my tea cup and survives as a stain after a snack, but you do need to touch up to maintain the finish and enhance the shade.
Bottom Line: One of many Le Metier loves.
Le Metier de Beaute Palm Beach Colour Core Lipstick ($32) is available from Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and also online from nordstrom.com.
Photos by Sophie and me.