Le Metier de Beaute True Colour Eye Shadows in JOJO, CORINTHIAN, BORDEAUX Reviews and Swatches

February 5, 2012

I finally got around to writing up a review for Le Metier de Beaute True Colour Eye Shadows (available here or here) during my recent visit to the States. I have been using them regularly lately, just to make sure my review is not based on my first impression as sometimes people do get a little overwhelmed (including me) with a brand new makeup, particularly with a highly exclusive brand like Le Metier de Beaute.  As you all know, Le Metier de Beaute is difficult to get outside Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, and I get asked by several of my Non-US readers – are they really worth the hype? I can firmly say YES!


I purchased mine at Bergdorf Goodman, and I had quite a lengthy consultation with the senior Le Metier de Beaute Makeup Artist  (who’s name is Dustin) so I might as well share my shopping experience with you. Dustin is extremely nice and friendly, not only did he teach me a lot about the brand in general, but he also offered me so many samples! Though I have seen swatches online millions of times, I was still overwhelmed with such a mass collection of beautiful eye shadows, and inevitably I couldn’t decide what to pick. Dustin recommended to pick four shades as a basic kit, and he started out looking at my natural complexion and recommended me the following:

Base Color: should match your natural skin color as closely as possible

Shading Color: 2-3 shades darker than your natural skin color

A color that adds warmth to your skin: clench your fist, and pick a color that matches the redness of your knuckle, and probably that is why every kaleidoscope kit I have seen there is always a reddish or plummish shade.

Crease color: Pick a dark color that complements the color of your eyes.

His color recommendation for me was:

JOJO as the base color:


CORINTHIAN as the shading color (yay I was VERY delighted that he picked the infamous taupe shade as my shading color)


BORDEAUX as the crease color, as he thinks the plummy undertone will bring out my brown eyes


I went against his fourth pick – a reddish color that matches the warm undertone of my skin. He swears that it would have worked for me because this is the technique being used on all the celebrities. But hay..do I have blonde hair and blue eyes?…knowing my face I just knew that any red shade on my eyes would make me look hideous.

The texture of Le Metier de Beaute Eye Shadows is to die for – creamy smooth that glides over the skin like silk, with just the right amount of shimmer that gives a luminous satiny sheen. I was impressed that they are the only eye shadows that are as firmly pressed as Suqqu eye shadows. The swatch below does not do these beautiufl eye shadows justice, as they look much better on the eyes, and I will be posting a eotd/fotd tomorrow as I don’t want to make this post too long.

le-metier-de-beaute-true-colour-eye-shadow-jojo-corinthian-bordeaux-swatches-2Bottom Line: Le Metier de Beaute Eye Shadows are totally lust worthy! If you are new to this brand, I highly recommend that you invest in 3 to 4 classic shades to build up a basic kit that you can reach out for everyday.

{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Elena February 5, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Love the Bordeaux one!


Jamilla February 5, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Gorgeous! Too bad LdB is not sold in the UK anymore!


Reika February 8, 2012 at 11:26 am

Let’s cross our fingers hoping LMdB will be available internationally soon!


Jess February 5, 2012 at 3:35 pm

I have noticed the hype about the Le Metier de Beaute eyeshadows these days! I totally can’t wait to see your upcoming EOTD/FOTD with these beautiful shades! 🙂


m.fay February 5, 2012 at 3:43 pm

I agree, I am a huge fan of the bordeaux one!

I need to revisit this line. As of today, I only own the eyelash curler and some nail polishes, and I wasn’t blown away.

Thanks for your review!


Reika February 8, 2012 at 11:27 am

I agree fay, I bought the eyelash curler as well and it was such a let down..the nail polishes don’t appeal to me either..
But the e/s are to die for!!


The Girlie Blogger February 5, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Brilliant pigmentation. These are really nice.


baby in a corner February 5, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Beautiful! I am visiting the States soon so I will be sure to check this brand out, though being very fair skinned with a lot of red/ pink in my skin, I am not sure I will be convinced to wear that type of shade of e/s! Cannot wait for your FOTD!


Reika February 8, 2012 at 11:30 am

The LMdB M/A are very well trained and knowledgeable, I am sure they will recommend you the type of e/s that complements your skintone 🙂


laura yamasaki February 5, 2012 at 9:06 pm

beautiful colors…would you mind saying which “red tone” shadow he recommend to you for the fourth color? I am guessing Firelily? a beautiful color… thank you and would love to see it on your eyes!


Reika February 8, 2012 at 11:32 am

Oh..I can barely remember the shade name, but I don’t think it’s firelily, it’s reddish shade with a strong coral undertone, I can almost use it as a blush on me!


Crème February 5, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Aww! I love the “Jojo” one ! So colour looks so elegant for an everyday look. I wonder if i can find it in France… Maybe on US websites with an international delivering service !
The texture reminds me of my eyeshadow palette “Les ombres perlées” from Chanel and i loooove it !


Crème February 5, 2012 at 9:12 pm

The colour* sorry !


Reika February 8, 2012 at 11:33 am

These e/s are totally to die for, I hope you will find a way to get them soon 🙂 I can’t wait to buy more!
btw I love my Chanel Les ombres perlées palette as well 🙂


Charisse February 5, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Love all the shades he picked for you esp Jojo and Corinthian!


Cindy February 6, 2012 at 2:58 am

I’m so glad you love it too! 🙂

I’m so excited for the Spring 2012 collection by LMdB. The Lip Kaleidoscope is particularly enticing to me!

Nice swatches, and looking forward to your EOTD!


Reika February 8, 2012 at 11:35 am

Thanks Cindy! I haven’t seen the spring collection yet, look forward to your review 🙂


Christine February 6, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Jojo and Corinthian looks AMAZYING against your skintone! Can’t wait for your next post!! Thank you for the lovely comments you left on my blog 🙂


Sue February 6, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Oh, wow! These would look awesome with hazel eyes. I must have them!


Reika February 8, 2012 at 11:36 am

You should Sue!


Petrina February 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm

The shades are gorgeous. They should bring them to Australia


Celina February 7, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Beautiful! I was toying with the idea of investing in the quad stack for some time now, and I think your post has convinced me to go ahead!


Mary February 8, 2012 at 3:57 am

Wow they are gorgeous on you! Did you happen to spot LMB range anywhere in Sydney area? I want them badly 🙂 But I can’t risk to buy them online without testing


Reika February 8, 2012 at 11:37 am

Hi Mary, unfortunately I haven’t seen them in Sydney.


onlyfr33b33 February 8, 2012 at 4:59 am

I got the shiseido foundation brush and am using it with the advanced hydro liquid foundation, and omgggg it’s MAGICAL. Thanks for reviewing it and convincing me to get it!


Reika February 8, 2012 at 11:38 am

I am sooo glad to know darl!! Thanks for letting me know you love it 🙂


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