This was a bit of a random purchase for me. Le Metier de Beaute (Métier de Beauté) is not a brand I hear a whole lot about. Perhaps it’s because, in addition to being relatively new to the luxury beauty scene (founded in 2007), they are not as widely available at other luxury brands. A couple of months ago, I was browsing the Neiman Marcus website, one of the few stockists of the brand, and looked into some of the products. Curiosity got me to order something to try…the Le Metier de Beaute Hydra-Creme Lipstick in Morocco. Fast forward to August and I’d completely forgotten about the poor thing, having stuffed it in a drawer somewhere. With Fall/Autumn around the corner, however, it came to mind when transitioning some of lip colors for the season.
Le Metier de Beaute translates to “the craft of beauty”. From the website: Le Métier de Beauté offers a highly curated collection of color cosmetics, skincare and treatment products. From its inception, Le Métier de Beauté has delighted as a cult-favorite of makeup artists and beauty enthusiasts.
While their color cosmetic aren’t too badly priced as far a prestige cosmetics go, they do carry some pricier skin care items. Apparently, the Peau Vierge Skincare and Treatment range is supposed to be amazing.
Of it’s Hydra-Creme Lipstick, the brand says: Stunning, healthy lips are yours with Le Métier de Beauté’s new Hydra-Crème Lipsticks. The buttery, ultra-moisturizing formulation glides smoothly and evenly over lips for maximum comfort, long wear, and rich, brilliant color. Shades are a gorgeous mix of mattes and sheers, past favorites and new, on-trend hues.
- Emollient, hydrating formula that won’t slide
- Delivers voluptuous full coverage color to lips
- No mineral or animal derivatives, paraben free
The Hydra-Creme lipsticks are housed in a silver riveted case with the brands name in red lettering around the center. At first glance, the design did remind me a little of Clinique’s original lipstick packaging but a closer examination reveals otherwise. The Le Metier de Beaute version is larger, has more of a chrome finish, a better closure (snap) and feels a little more luxurious.
Le Metier de Beaute Hydra Creme Lipstick Morocco is a beautiful, spicy brick red with a satin-sheen finish. You probably won’t be able to tell just from the hand swatches but this shade has actually got quite a bit of dimension to it. Worn on the lips, it has a glistening golden effect…almost as if you dabbed highlighter on the center of your lips. Except you haven’t. And there are no glitter particles in the formula whatsoever…making it even more impressive. Texture-wise, the lipstick is buttery and rich without being too emollient or heavy. As you apply, color hugs the lips beautiful. One swipe gives near full opacity but you can build the shade up as well. It is hydrating throughout wear time which is about 5-6 hours without eating.
Finally, what I think is also nice about this formula is how well the pigment clings to the lips, especially given how much shine there is to the finish. Although the lipstick does transfer when you press your lips against something like a soda can, I’ve found that you don’t lose too much color. In other words, all the lipstick doesn’t rub off in that obvious way where everyone can tell you’ve just eaten or drunk something. This characteristic could be unique to Morocco. As I haven’t tried any of the other shades, I can’t say if its the same across the board. However, I can see myself picking up some more shades at some point.
Have you heard of Le Metier de Beaute? What are some great brands that you think don’t get enough attention?
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