Corinthian, an eye shadow color from Le Metier de Beaute, has earned a cult favorite status. It's something about the uniqueness of this particular shade that flatters so many, the intensity that's quite eye catching without being over the top, the famous Le Metier texture and quality... oh, and the fact it sells out quickly every time the counters get a new shipment.
Corinthian is a medium-cool taupe. The finish is high in shimmer and bolder than shades like Mulberry (it's interesting how much warmer Mulberry appears next to Corinthian, but it pulls a lot more mauve on the eyelid) and Jojo (often paired together) , but it's still very elegant and not disco ball. Ideal placement and blending depends on your skin tone and eye lid shape, but I recommend just above the lash line and outer v. Corinthian is a neutral and works with just about everything; my favorite pairing is with navy eyeliner or Le Metier de Beaute Anamorphic Mascara in Midnight (a blackened navy). The silky texture makes blending easy even for a novice with basic tools, and the results are never disappointing.
Bottom Line: hall of fame.
Le Metier de Beaute True Color Eye Shadow in Corinthian and other shades ($30 each) is available from Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom (mostly online).
All photos by me.