It’s all going downhill from here. There is just no way I can go back to buying plain ‘ol, now that I’ve delved into the world of serious luxury. I’m calling it here and now, my friends: The desire only increases as time wears on. I started, as many did, with MAC….moved my way into bigger and better brands like Urban Decay and Benefit…then NARS and Bobbi Brown…then slowly entered the world of Chanel… and now here I am. Shopping for makeup in other countries because I wanna, I gotta have it! It’s not only about a price point…it’s just that as you get exposed to more and more brands, the more you want to try. And I specifically want to try the best. Which brings me to my very ~precious~ purchase du jour – Le Metier de Beaute’s Corinthian eyeshadow.I have to congratulate myself here for a minute, because I ordered Corinthian based on swatches I saw online, not realizing that this particular shade is one of the brand’s most loved and hardest to keep in stock. So I clearly have good taste
I have been itching to try something from Le Metier for about a year now, but just couldn’t bring myself to pay not only a higher price tag, but also the shipping that would go along with it. Additionally, I believe the last time I tried to buy something from the brand, it was restricted from delivery to Canada. Thankfully, the stars aligned for me a few weeks ago when Neiman Marcus had a free shipping code (that was actually applicable to us North of the border) and I realized that Le Metier would indeed ship to me. I immediately scoured the internet to figure out what purchase(s) I wanted to make, and decided upon Corinthian after seeing a variety of lovely swatches which showcased its beautiful bronze/taupe/silver/purple tones. Last week my ~precious~ made its way into my greedy hands, and I immediately dove right in before even taking any pictures for the blog (sacrilege, I know). Thankfully, because this shadow is ridiculously butter smooth and soft, you can’t even really tell it’s been touched (must be the quadruple-milled aspect *seriously*).
The pigmentation of this shadow is really amazing – it hardly seems like it’s picking up on your brush, and yet you apply it and there it is – complete with a gorgeous sheen that borders on shimmer but never quite gets that obvious. I know that Le Metier’s philosophy is one of layering – and I can see how these shadows would achieve that. Somehow it leaves a veil of color that shows up perfectly on skin, without being heavy but not lacking in pigmentation in the least. I found wear time to be good – nothing above average but good enough (6-8 hours before any fading) that I felt satisfied in the cost (which by the way is approx. $30CAD).
The shade of Corinthian is also (obviously) quite striking – a mix of pale bronze and taupe with hints of purple and silver sheen depending on the light. I know taupe is a BIG DEAL shade in the beauty community, but I’m getting on the bandwagon late so forgive my ignorance of how versatile and fabulous it is. This particular shade would work for every single skintone I think, pulling out whatever undertone was in the wearer and accomodating to it. I compared it to my bare Escentual’s Meteorite, and while they’re quite similar actually, Corinthian has a touch more bronze and wears much more naturally, whereas Meteorite is highly metallic. I feel justified in owning both (of course I do).
Needless to say, my first foray into Le Metier products certainly didn’t easy my desires – if anything, I’m just biding my time till I order some more! Thankfully, the Lip Cremes and Lip Glosses contain Lanolin, which I’m allergic to, so I’m putting those right out of my head now. However, the rest of the line is fair game, my friends
What do you think of Corinthian? Are you a slave to taupe as well? Have to tried Le Metier de Beaute products before? Which are your favorites?