Le Métier de Beauté promises that Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss will drench your lips in total luxury, with sumptuous, punchy color that saturates the lips in a unique, ultra-lightweight formula that's enriched with emollients and antioxidants.
If you need to be convinced that any product introduced by Le Métier de Beauté has all the right features, here's their list. Every word is true.
- Elegant, semi-translucent, glossy color
- Universal shades
- Vitamin E and lanolin for soft supple lips
- Silky texture and easy-glide formula
- Never heavy or sticky
What I learned as I tested was that you cannot rely on the Sheer Brilliance shade's appearance in the tube. You have to swatch! The last shade I selected, Uma Paro, looked a little "pushy" in the tube - almost psychedelic. On the skin, it's a gorgeous grape. You can't rely on those little square color representations on Web sites either. These glosses have to be seen on the skin.
Here are my four selections in the photo, taken in full sun, at right. Listed top to bottom, they span the color families available.
- Monaco, a pretty brown with a pink cast
- Summerland, ripe peach with just a hint of pink
- Fraise Crème, rose pink
- Uma Paro, grape and gorgeous
Here's another photo (at left) taken in slightly different outdoor light. Hopefully, you can see the glimmering character of the shades. There's depth to the colors - a feature they share with Lip Shimmers from Giorgio Armani Beauty. I'll be purchasing more of these! I didn't count them, but there must have been about 20 shades at Neiman Marcus. I have no idea why the Web sites of the stores show fewer shades available.
You can find Le Métier de Beauté Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, and online at Nordstrom. If you don't have a counter near you, give one a call. You can call Lisa Lingis at (202) 966-9700, extension 2240. If you can describe a shade you would like to try, or want help deciding within a color family, Lisa, or any Le Métier de Beauté representative, can help you make your selection.
Photo at top courtesy of Neiman Marcus