Friday, March 30, 2012

Le Metier de Beaute Red Velvet Lip Creme

While we're waiting for the rest (two lip glosses and one eyeliner) of the Cherry Blossom limited edition set to come out, I thought I'd share the sumptuous Le Metier de Beaute Red Velvet Lip Creme.

This may be the ultimate red lip, and it's not even available as a regular purchase. It was marketed as a Neiman Marcus GWP, and I actually passed the event up. It was only when I picked up the Cherry Blossom Kaleidoscope at Mazza in DC that Michael Reinhardt dropped Red Velvet into my bag as a thoughtful gesture.

And oh, it's so red. Others have described this as a true red, a tomato red, and I agree. There are virtually no orange- or blue-leaning tones. It's simply a vibrant bolt of red, and as a result it's a bit overwhelming to wear. I apologize for the terribly clashing shirt; I swatched this at the end of the day, and didn't bother to change. Red Velvet would look insane with a white blouse and a sweeping updo.

The texture is rich and glossy, like an extremely decadent lipstick. I was able to get a relatively steady line with the doe-foot applicator, and the color didn't migrate or feather. Several hours later, after a meal, I still had a beautiful deep red stain.

It's so red! The next closest thing I have is Dior Ara Red Lipstick. Le Metier de Beaute really should make Red Velvet a permanent addition to their line. Failing that, you may still be able to find one squirreled away under a beauty counter somewhere.

What a marvelous red.



  1. That color looks divine on your lips! If you do get either of the one of the glosses from the cherry blossom collection, could you please post some swatches? Based on your look with the Cherry Blossom Kaleidoscope, I did call in & place an order (I'm in Calif), but hesitated on getting the glosses without seeing any swatches.
    Great blog ;)

  2. Anonymous in California, thank you so much for commenting! I have both glosses reserved, and will post swatches as soon as they arrive. Best Things in Beauty also should have swatches soon. I'm glad you liked my Cherry Blossom eye look, and that it inspired you to get the kaleidoscope for yourself. I hope you love it!


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