Le Metier de Beaute On the Coast Palette Swatch

May 16, 2012

Le Metier de Beaute’s On the Coast Palette ($95) was a “don’t blink or you’ll miss it” release on Saks.com about two weeks ago. Because so many more wanted to purchase it, they company has promised to replenish the stock of the palette. Here is the former onsite link, although I don’t know for certain whether Saks will use the same page when the re-stocking occurs.

I’ve been reaching for this palette more days than not since it arrived. It’s extraordinarily easy to use. Typically, I use the lightest color as a lid wash (up to the crease), then choose either the second or third level to put into the cease. If I have a few more seconds, I’ll add the blue as a liner. Done. Polished. Shimmery. Pretty. Although you could easily layer these shades, I think they work quite well on their own, blended together.

The first layer is a shimmery beach sand color, a cool-toned beige that is quite close to my natural skin color:

The second layer is a shimmery taupe:

The third is a shimmery rich bronze:

The fourth layer is a medium shimmery blue:

First set of swatches:

Additional swatches:

Final set, very similar but just because:

Overall, this is a highly usable, high quality neutral palette. As you may recall, this palette was originally produced to commemorate the line’s addition to Saks.com, and I believe it serves that purpose well.  The colors are true crowd-pleasers, versatile, and will look good on a variety of skin-tones.

I almost didn’t post this review, because I know that some are unhappy that the palette was produced in a boutique quantity for national release. I have found the palette extremely useful, so I thought I’d go ahead (actually, I’m sort of in love with it). It’s a great everyday palette, true to its coastal theme (a vibrant purple-blue instead of the blue would have added an edge, but I’m not complaining. The blue is a gorgeous blue). Indeed, the colors are so friendly that some might check their Le Metier stash to see whether they might own some of these colors already. Having said that, I’m happy to pack my On the Coast with me on future trips. The versatility of this palette makes it well worth the tiny amount of space it’s going to occupy. Well done, Le Metier!!


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  • Beauty Professor May 16, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Thanks for sharing this! Layers 3 and 4 are so beautiful in terms of pigmentation and overall effect…lovely, indeed!

  • Christina May 16, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    So beautiful! I love the first three shades, but I don’t think I would like the blue eyeshadow.

  • Perilously Pale May 16, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Phhh she is pretty!

  • dani@callitbeauty May 16, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Lawd have mercy, the layer 2 shade makes me so happy! <3

  • Brooke @ BlushingNoir May 17, 2012 at 4:39 am

    So gorgeous <3 I missed out on this one, but hope to see it again someday! Thank you for the swatches!

  • Sam May 17, 2012 at 6:47 am

    Thanks for reviewing this. I got the palette after reading your announcement–about a month ago, I think–that it was available on saks.com. It finally arrived late last week, and I agree with you: it’s extremely wearable, the colors are neutral but rich, I’m so glad I own it. I do think the colors are similar to some LMdB eyeshadows I already own (I keep meaning to check the 3rd shade against Spicy, for instance), but I love having them all together, and am quite happy with the purchase. So, thanks for your announcement last month–without it, I wouldn’t have this great kaleidoscope. Merci!

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  • Polarbelle May 18, 2012 at 9:17 am

    This is the first of these units that I’ve seen that I really really would like to have. Hoping Saks restocks. I’m so glad you posted these swatches. I’ve never seen or tried Le Metier before but now I really would like to.