Today, I came home from work to find the Bergdorf Goodman box I'd anticipated - filled with goodies from Le Métier de Beauté and Edward Bess. I can't wait to show you all the treasures, but this dual-ended lip gloss was easy for me to swatch and show.
The new collection offers four dual-ended lip glosses, with a total of eight shades, to create an infinite array of colors. Pairing the signature creamy coverage of Le Métier de Beauté's Lip Creme Lip Gloss with the incomparable, silky slip of their Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss, Double Entendre Lip Gloss is the "dynamic duo." Enriched with emollients and antioxidants for beautiful, supple lips, you can wear either shade alone or custom-blend it with lipstick or other gloss shades to create a favorite, new look.
During my chat with my New York friends, I had to get help selecting one of the four duos. They all sounded gorgeous, but I wanted to try one before plunging in to buy others.
The Web site swatches are shown above. Would you have known which one to try? With lots of assistance, I selected L'Embrasse/Le Pass.
Is it pretty! Check out my arm photo (taken in full sun) at right to see how the two shades really look. Would you have guessed from shopping online?
A couple of things you should know...
- There's a nice doe-foot applicator.
- The Sheer Brilliance shade is sheer and gorgeous, as I have come to expect. I had a hard time getting an even application on my arm, but when I applied it on my lips, it was perfect!
- Both glosses feel great - not heavy, sticky, or tacky.
- The duo is tiny - very tiny. I was surprised at how small it is, particularly given the price tag. At three inches long, it's perfect for slipping into your pocket, but it's not a great value. Depending on the lip gloss you choose (Sheer Brilliance or Lip Creme), you can purchase a full-size Le Métier de Beauté gloss for $32 or $36.
What do you think? Have you seen or tried Double Entendre yet?
Photos courtesy of Neiman Marcus