Monday, April 11, 2011

Le Métier de Beauté Lip Creme in Framboise Cremé


Believe it or not, until last month I had not owned any Le Métier de Beauté (LMdB) products. That's right. Joeybunny was the one writing about all of the LMdB items on this blog.  I happen to have a LMdB counter at my local Neiman Marcus. Thanks to my my super duper Sales Associate contact, Kathy Shoreman, I was able to peruse the LMdB display at me leisure.  

Walking up to the counter, I already knew I wanted to get one of  the Lip Cremés. Similar to Dior Lip Cremes, the LMdB Lip Cremés are a lipstick/gloss hybrid. The high shine of a gloss with the opacity and long wear of a lipstick in one product.  The LMdB Lip Cremé is scented but it does not linger once applied. It also seems to have no flavoring, which I like very much. The rich, emollient formula, infused with vitamins and anti-oxidants made my lips feel soft and smooth. However, the creamy and non sticky texture was what I was really after. UNLIKE Dior Creme de Gloss, the LMdB Lip Cremé lasts much longer on your lips and requires far less touch ups throughout the day!  


When I went up to the counter I met Lisa Corsino. She is the product specialist for Le Métier de Beauté at the Neiman Marcus in Tyson's Corner. She is quite a knock out!  Not only is she beautiful, but she really knows her products. I must also mention how incredibly tidy the display was. All the testers were in excellent condition and I had no qualms about having any of the lip products applied directly to my lips. Yes. It looked THAT clean...and hey, we have all seen the horror show that lip gloss displays can look at some stores, have we not?  Anyway, I thought I wanted the Fraise Cremé Lip Cremé when I walked up to the counter. It's a strawberry pink with a gold duochrome. Absolutely stunning.  She applied some to my lips and, like many times for me with pink lip products, the color looked more orange than pink. The color looked perfectly pink on Kathy, who happens to be just a shade darker than me, but on me...orange.  Noting my disappointment, Lisa quickly grabbed the Le Métier de Beauté Lip Creme in Framboise Cremé.  She said that against my "Fair Complexion" (which is a nice way of saying pasty white) the red in the Framboise Cremé would provide "instant glam".  As you may already know,  happen to be quite fond of red lips so I had no problem saying YES to this color.  Lisa expertly lined my lips with the Le Métier de Beauté Dualistic Lip Liner in Rose and the applied the Le Métier de Beauté Lip Creme in Framboise Cremé with a lip brush.

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Let me just take a moment to describe the color. Imagine red metallic. Perhaps a 1971 Corvette Stingray. Not only does it look HOT racing down the roads it looks fast, just standing still.  This is the wonder of the Le Métier de Beauté Lip Creme in Framboise Cremé.  

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Remember how retro 1970's Marc Jacobs' Spring 2011 collection looked. Le Métier de Beauté Lip Creme in Framboise Cremé gives that same sexy retro feel. 


It's a blue based metallic red with a lot of shimmer. If you look close up at the tube you think you see a lot of glitter. However the glitter you see is deceiving and the result upon application is a rich deep metallic red with the smoothest non gritty feel ever.  Metallic colors are heard to do without feeling gritty or drying, but LMdB has managed to overcome that and bring you an absolutely exquisite formula with a knock out color to boot!



Do you NEED this?  YES. If not in the Framboise Cremé, although I highly recommend it in this color, perhaps in one of the other 9 delectable colors they have.  Having trouble figuring out the swatches on the Neiman Marcus website, let's face it. they could be better, Give Lisa Corsino at the Le Métier de Beauté counter a call (703-761-1600 X-3306) or contact Kathy Shoreman (703-761-1600 X-3282) and they can expertly describe the color you are interested in before you order from them. Le Métier de Beauté products can be purchased at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman or Nordstrom. Check the Le Métier de Beauté website for international locations.


10 comments:

  1. I'm glad you love it! I bought two of this (in Framboise) and it's one of the longest wearing lip creme I've own. Seriously, even after a heavy meal it is still there!
    I have tanned skin though, sometimes I find the shine is a tad too high for day use, but pretty nonetheless :)

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  2. That color is lovely on you :) Although pinks don't normally go orange on my lips, I have a hell of a time taking swatch photos that don't look orange. Even blue based pinks. It's madness.

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  3. That color is such a pretty color..Wow!!

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  4. This is so pretty, I've been wanting to try LMdB lip cremes for a long time but they're online only in the UK and I like to swatch my lip products before buying... :S

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  5. Wow that is quite the pout - LOVE!

    I don't own any Le Metier de Beaute products either but I do have my eye on the shadows and I need to try this gloss. The Dior Creme de Gloss was my jam, too!

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  6. I haven't tried an Metier de Beaute products yet but I've heard so many good things.

    This lippy looks fab! I love red lips

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  7. that color is seriously gorgeous! I have peche creme and papaye creme, both of which I absolutely love. I will need to grab framboise pretty darn soon :)

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  8. what a beuatiful color. I also am very fair and deal with pinks turning orange on me, or just too warm. Still haven't found a HG cool pink lip color for me.

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  9. it's about time girl !!! framboise is brilliant :D <3

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  10. YAY! I just ordered this plus some other LMdB items with the recent Bergdorf Goodman beauty promotion. I also ordered the Papaye Creme Lip Creme & two blushes I've been lemming for a long time now (Echo & Whisper). It was my first LMdB purchase & I cannot wait to receive them! :D Thanks for hyping me up more :)

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