Saturday, June 02, 2012

Makeup Look Featuring (almost) Everything Le Metier de Beaute

This is the result of a little exercise: using as many products as possible from just one brand. I chose Le Metier de Beaute because I have so many of their products, and because I didn't want to wear a heavier foundation. You can't go wrong with Peau Vierge. As for eye shadows, despite the temptation to go with one of the Kaleidoscopes I decided to use four single shadows from the permanent collection. I did sort of do the "couche de coleur " layering thing and used Le Metier's eye shadow brushes.

Here's what I used:

Face: Lorac Neutralizer as a base (because I'm testing it this week), LMdB Peau Vierge 02, LMdB powder, YSL Touche Eclat under-eye highlighter.
Eyes: Kanebo Sensai eye primer, LMdB eye shadows in Naked, Jojo, Blue Steel, and Midnight Sky. Also: Pencil eyeliner and Precision Liquid liner (I need to get a new one, this look used the swan song of the pen), both in black. Anamorphic Mascara in Midnight, probably the best mascara you're not using.
Eyebrows: I filled them where needed with Clay eye shadow, which just shows you that my coloring is weird. It's a fairly light matte taupe, several shades lighter than my hair, but still does the job.
Cheeks: LMdB cream blush in Tenne, applied with a flat top brush (Stila #21).
Lips: I mixed Dubai and Cannes lipsticks and topped them with Purple Haze gloss.

I had fun with this but have no idea if a one brand look is of any interest to you. Do let me know if you want to see more exercises like this or other special requests (as long as you keep in mind my middle-ageness and coloring).

Some of the products used in this post were PR samples.


  1. Gorgeous! You are so lucky to have all these great LMdB products, and know how to use them so well. I could never pull off a pink-almost-frosty lip like you are doing, maybe because my olive-toned skin is paired with lighter brown hair, but you are making it look amazing! It totally does not look like you're wearing a liquid eyeliner either.

  2. Lovely look, and it is great to see your face now!

  3. I'm enjoying these Look posts muchly -- one-brand exercises are always interesting to me despite my magpiedom, they give a different overview of a brand's aesthetic coupled with the blogger's.

  4. Yes, the Look posts are great. Sometimes it's difficult for me to imagine the effect you achieved using a particular product, but a picture is worth many words.

  5. Beautiful use of LMdB products! I've tried the mascara but I was not blown away by it, unfortunately. I wanted to be! I was disappointed that the blue does not show up on my dark lashes. Other than that, I didn't think it did anything for me.
    I like your posts, especially because I am also medium/olive tone, so I can relate to your color choices!

  6. Gaia, It's great to see you and the make up looks you create!!

  7. Hi Gaia, thanks for posting the LMdB look, I'd be interested to see more of these.

  8. So nice to see you :-) you have great skin btw.

    Of course your earrings caught my eye... Looks a lot like Boucheron.

  9. Nina Leto MayleasJuly 20, 2012 7:48 AM

    Gaia, you look stunning! LMdB products, taken together on you, are very posh, polished and glamerous.

    I wish I could bear having foundation on my face in the summer, I've got freckles, stinky age who-sits, dull stuff under my eyes, etc. Sneaky placement of light yellow pencil, covered with Make Up Forever's white finishing powder covers those pesky red thangs. I also use Mally's eye shadow base product on my lids and under my eyes, works well. As far as blue mascara, I still use Maybelline's blue, mixed with black. Love the Yves Saint Laurant lip glosses, long lasting and not icky.


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