Le Metier de Beaute Mulberry eye shadow is in the category of secret weapon. It's beautiful, it's subtle and it always works, no matter what. I get compliments almost every time Mulberry is part of my makeup look. I think it makes my eye twinkle.
Mulberry is hard to describe. The name sounds a bit scary for those of us with purple eye phobia, but as you can see this Le Metier eye shadow is decidedly not purple. It's taupe with a light brown base that pulls mauve on my lid (less so on my arm, but my lids are darker). Mulberry, like all Le Metier de Beaute neutral eye shadows, is looks deceivingly simple in the pan. It's the way it interacts with the skin and eye color that makes these eye shadows the magical items that they are. The pigment is more complex than the word "taupe" conveys. The satin texture is not only easy to apply but also extremely flattering- it's not just "color", it's makeup in the best sense of the word- items that are meant to enhance, flatter and support our appearance.
As far as I'm concerned, Mulberry is a must-have color, but you can see in Everyday Beauty's review of this LMdB eye shadow that it might not be the case for someone with a very different skin tone, so take complexion and preferences into account before ordering, especially if you can't get to a Le Metier counter and see for yourself.
In the comparison photos you can see Mulberry next to other beautiful neutrals. You can tell it's warmer than the legendary Corinthian but cooler toned than Jojo and the Edward Bess pretties. These can all be mixed, matched and spiced up with a hint of green, navy or aubergine, depending on your preference and mood.
Bottom Line: yes, please.
Le Metier de Beaute single eye shadows ($30 each) are available at Berfgorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus (in store and online) as well as from Nordstrom's website and select locations.
All photos taken by me.