Le Metier de Beaute’s Beauty Vault VIP September Edition

Despite how I feel about the company (refer to previous post), I have nothing against its products. And here is a subscription service that truly warrants its price. I will even say that it’s a steal and I’m pretty sure a lot will agree. It’s inaugural box was chock-full of happiness inside. For info and reviews please check out the following bloggers:

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When I first saw the box, I immediately thought of how small it was. Fits the palm of my hand. But as I unboxed the whole thing I got excited. Creme Eye Shadow!

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From the picture above, top shadow is Starry Night and bottom one is Champagne Shimmer. Both  beautiful on the pan.

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Swatched using my fingertips. Left to right, Champagne Shimmer and Starry Night.

As I swirled my fingertips on the pot they feel very balm-like, almost like a lip product. It was not what I initially feel from a traditional cream eye shadow. In one swipe on the arm Champagne Shimmer gives an even semi-opaque finish than can be sheered out by using less amount than expected and blending it out. Now Starry Night didn’t come out even in one swipe. Swiping a smaller amount of product, it is sheerer than I expected but applies evenly. After swiping it I let it dry for a bit then let water run over it. I let it stay on my arm and it stayed put through hand washing and hand dishwashing. And I do both quite a lot. It stayed for 7 hours.

The Champagne Shimmer is a truly gorgeous highlighter. Especially for special day or event. It’s too much for me on a daily basis. Starry Night I believe is the star of the duo. It works over or under eyeshadow. Under eyeshadow, it’s the perfect base for a smoky look. Just let it dry for a bit before putting on eyeshadow otherwise the shadow will cling and stick to it and will refuse to  blend. Over your day eye makeup, it’s quite a unique product in this arena.  Just apply a little bit over your eye makeup and blend lightly and only for a bit. Smokes out your day look. Just finish with a fresh coat of eyeliner and mascara and you will be ready to party. This makes it a must for every ladies’ cosmetic bags.

I know it’s not available for retail right now but it is worth remembering to check out at least once they are available for purchase.

Were you able to avail of the subscription service? Looking into it? Please do tell.

xo, Emilie

I’m still around, alive and kicking, and still loving makeup.

I’m still around, alive and kicking, and still loving makeup. But totally uninspired to blog. A few days shy from my last blog post dated 04/05/2013 would have been about 1 year since a certain someone from Le Metier de Beaute has reached me over the phone and told me about how the owner has stumbled into my Pinterest board entitled “Le Metier de Beaute“, click HERE to see it, and after a conversation over the phone, this certain someone said they would love to do a custom palette for me and I said I would get back to them with an idea for a color scheme. So I have this certain someone’s contact info and I tried several times through phone calls and voicemails. Then finally an email. Numerous follow up to the email via phone calls but to no avail. At that time I did not hold it against, even one year after that. At this time I got this idea that when I was calling back and leaving voice messages, it never occurred to me that maybe this certain someone has left the company, right? It is a possibility. And so I asked around and it turned out this certain someone is still with the company. And so you must know how that feels. Because that’s how I feel.

This is not about getting a free palette because honestly if you know me, you’ll easily get how this is not about getting anything free. I am putting my foot down and doing my own boycott. I haven’t preached the wonders of Le Metier de Beaute in a long time now nor purchased anything at all in a few months. My husband got the Beauty Vault VIP box subscription as a surprise unbeknown to him about my current feelings for the brand. More than the brand, I miss the friendship I have found with Scott from the counter in Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills. I miss Kayla who I’m so used to seeing all the time in Topanga and BH. I miss seeing Ivan and how he perfects my eyebrows all the time! And Mikey, fountain of youth and knowledge (what can I say). So, you see, this was not all about the brand. The product is truly wonderful. Exceptional even. Quality is par excellance. The people that I get to talk to and work with, now that is priceless. And I miss that. I really do.

So, despite this “sadness” that has fallen over my makeup loving self, I still continue to try all sorts of things. I can’t promise anything but hopefully this means I’m out of this slump.

And to those people that continue to visit this website I really do thank you for passing by and checking it out. Thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart.

xo, Emilie

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