Yesterday, I got my hands on Le Métier de Beauté's Jan's Jewel Lip Crème ($36). I also got to visit with Erin Lockard, so it was a perfect day. Jan's Jewel is exclusive to Neiman Marcus at Tysons Galleria, and Erin helped celebrate the launch. The Le Métier de Beauté counter was hopping!
I promised swatches, and the sun finally made an appearance here. It has been cloudy for days. So, without further ado (and assuming you read the preview feature I posted last week, here are two swatch photos of Jan's Jewel.
As you can see, this lip color is a very sheer pastel grape. It's also brilliant. I "painted" it onto my arm in multiple coats to get enough color for the photos. Apply one coat, and it's a sheer, shiny gloss. You can build the color for more oomph.
For the second photo here, I turned my arm slightly away from the sun to try to get better color rendition. I hope you can see how pretty Jan's Jewel is. Add the pigment of your own lip color, and you get a gloss shade that's as perfect as it gets for some of us.
If you'd like to be the happy owner of Jan's Jewel Lip Crème, which is a very limited edition, call the counter at (703) 761-1600. When I left yesterday, there were still some available for sale.
I promised a comparison of Jan's Jewel and All About Me. Here it is at right, with Jan's Jewel shown at the top of my arm and All About Me below. As you can see, All About Me is more pigmented. The shades are quite different in color and saturation.
Photos by Best Things in Beauty