Oct 052011

Le Metier de Beaute is releasing The Bordeaux Collection, which includes two limited edition Lip Cremes–Purple Haze and In the Know Bordeaux ($36 each).  These are currently up for sale on Neiman Marcus website.  Neiman’s Le Metier counters should have them soon, if they do not already.  Given that these colors were designed by Neiman Marcus genius and Creative Director Ken Downing, it’s no surprise that Neiman’s is the exclusive source for these.

I’ve begun to notice that Le Metier has begun a trend of enabling design by its artists, and one Neiman’s event even allowed customers to create their own Kaleidoscopes.  I love that.  Rather than pushing out colors by nameless designers, it feels so much more…personal.

The texture of both Lip Cremes in this collection is a shiny, glossy liquid lipstick.  They are rich with pigment, have gorgeous coverage and the colors are designed to suit a wide variety of skin tones.  Given that both of these appear in The Bordeaux Collection, these two lip creams have a very slight mauve undertone.

Although Le Metier de Beaute’s Lip Creme in Purple Haze looks rather demure and unassuming in the tube, I was shocked at how beautifully it applies on the lips.  This is a flattering soft pink–in truth, this is the color that I wish my lips were naturally.  This almost covers my naturally pigmented lip color, leaving a very fresh gorgeous color behind.  It’s a bit lighter and less peach (read–“cooler”) than Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Ming (reviewed here).

I really loved the texture of Purple Haze the minute that I applied it.  There is a very slight scent, which is remarkably pleasant and fades after several minutes.  The liquid easily fills in little lines, and makes my lips look really very moisturized. The shine is perfect–it’s not too shiny, but rather it gives enough glow to look polished and appropriate.  Purple Haze has now replaced a Chanel glossimer as a go-to in my everyday purse (this is a shocker, I realize!).  Good work, Ken Downing!

In the Know Bordeaux brings it.  This deep mauve-red is infused with shimmer and drama.  A single coat of In the Know Bordeaux looks like liquid ruby, covers the natural pigmentation and has an incredible dimension.  This color is a true wine and would work for business formal, dramatic day or any evening event. It’s an amazing Fall color, very chic.

 Here are some comparisons.  On the top row is Le Metier de Beaute Lip Creme in Purple Haze, compared with three Chanel Rouge Allure Laque liquid lipsticks– the peachy Chanel Santal, the soft pink Chanel Ming and the mauve creme Chanel Stunt.

On the bottom is Le Metier de Beaute Lip Creme in In the Know Bordeaux, compared with Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Fatale and Emoi, as well as Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Dragon.

The two lip cremes from Le Metier de Beaute’s The Bordeaux Collection blew me away.  They more than exceeded my expectations.  Seriously, check them out.

Le Metier de Beaute provided these two Lip Cremes to Cafe Makeup for consideration for review.  But seriously, I was shocked at how much I liked them.


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  22 Responses to “Le Metier de Beaute Bordeaux Lip Creme”

  1. Hi Amy,

    Thanks for sharing. I would have bypass Purple Haze if I haven’t seen it in your blog. And In The Know Bordeaux just looks stunning.


  2. So unbearably beautiful!!! I NEED Purple Haze!! Were there any issues with bleeding or settling into lip lines with In the Know Bordeaux?

    • I didn’t have bleeding. I got about two hours which is a long time for me. I drink a lot of water throughout. It faded to the nicest cherry Popsicle color. Love.

  3. Purple Haze is beautiful! Thanks

  4. WOW I love In the Know Bordeaux. However, I’d barely have the guts to wear a matte lipstick of this color, let alone something glossy, for fear it would be all over my teeth.

  5. Ooooh, they are both gorgeous! Can you tell me the wear time, and what size they are?
    Thank you.
    Beautiful pictures – as always!

  6. Purple Haze looks gorgeous on you! Your swatches are so helpful 🙂 Thank you x

  7. OMG, Amy, OMG, OMG, So lovely. OMG!

  8. The silvery quality to Purple Haze might give “a sophisticated edge”, as Kevyn Aucoin once termed it, to more naturalistic lipcolors. Especially since LMdB encourages layering. : )

  9. I love their lipglosses and these look amazing! I want some!

  10. very pretty. I love them all :). I started getting into mauvey pinks myself. I like stila liquid lip color in muse. even though these are lip creams, are they drying?

    • No they didn’t feel dry to me. I do not live in a dry climate and I do not have dry skin. These are mire sticky than Glossimers but not nearly as sticky as a Bobbi Brown lip gloss.

  11. Just gorgeous. I’ll be heading to NM this weekend!

  12. These both look gorgeous! I’ve just ordered them from NM – both are on backorder.

  13. Gosh, they are both beautiful. In the Know Bordeaux is so chic!

  14. Gosh, off topic, but I need to ask: after your speaking so highly of Chanel Lift Lumiere in a blog some time ago, I’ve bought some. I love it — but I’d be grateful it if you could suggest which moisturizer you think works best under it.
    Meanwhile, thanks for keeping the blog so interesting, and the pictures so good.

    • Chanel Hydramax seems to work well. So does Guerlain Abeille Royale serum. I’ve been on a Colbert MD stretch lately, his daytime moisturizer is really good too. Basically anything with a thin day time texture that soaks in quickly but still gives results.

  15. Thank you, Amy.

  16. Thanks for this post Amy. I called my NM and they didn’t have them yet, so ordered on-line and they’re on back order. Will be worth the wait!

  17. Both are very pretty, have you seen or tried similar colored lipglosses from YSL or chantaille’s violet lipsticks from this fall? I am curious how these compare to those.

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