Thursday, February 2, 2012

Coming Attraction: Le Métier de Beauté Northern Lights Collection for Spring 2012

Here's what Le Métier de Beauté has in store for us for spring...

Spring is looking up, literally. For hues inspired by nature’s most mysterious phenomenon, look no further than the night skies of the north and onto the runways of Fashion Week’s favorites. The Aurora Borealis (aka the Northern Lights) dazzles the skyline with a light show only nature could create, inspiring fashion to continue its love affair with color for Spring 2012, but with a softer touch.

Caused by a collision of naturally charged atomic particles in the atmosphere, the Aurora Borealis turns the sky from green to purple to blue - magnetic color abounds. I've seen it from the air, and it was amazing. Beauty becomes a natural extension with soft focus, yet edgy hues, flattering every face. “I think of the Northern Lights like watercolors in the sky,” explains Mikey Castillo, Director of Color and Education for Le Métier de Beauté. “No matter what the color, the sheer background of the night sky grounds the look, creating a subtle color that looks amazing on every woman.”

For an Aurora aura of your own, try Le Métier de Beauté’s new spring collection, The Northern Lights. A patina of golden neutrals, silvery blues, bronzes, and violets will create a collision of color for a prismatic finish.

The Northern Lights Kaleidoscope Eye Kit ($95), shown above, contains Ionic, a satin/matte neutral sunset; Sky, a pale shimmering skyline blue; Magnetic, a blazing copper; and Equinox, a satin/matte twilight violet. Applied using Le Métier de Beauté’s signature Couche de Couleur layering format, the result will be multidimensional, turning color on its axis.

Lips deserve the best spring has to offer as well. The Aurora Kaleidoscope Lip Kit ($95) has four options in Le Métier de Beauté’s delicious Lip Crème lip gloss formula. Begin with Illuminate, a shimmering hot pink with a sheer finish. Next, layer on Voltaic, a satiny nude mauve. For a pop of color try Dynamos, an effervescent coral tangerine. Finish with Eos, an opaque fuchsia.

With the winter gloves off and sky-high heels still ruling the runways, striking colors on your hands and feet will extend the trends. Begin with Le Métier de Beauté’s Two in One Top & Base Coat to lock in color. Next, choose from Aurora, an icy blue; Solar Flare, a dusky rose pink; and Faraday, a shimmering lavender taupe. At $18 each, the Northern Lights can be at your fingertips.

Le Métier de Beauté’s Northern Lights Collection will be available at Neiman Marcus, Neiman Marcus online, Nordstrom, Nordstrom online, and Bergdorf Goodman. It's not a counter or store exclusive.

Update 2/3: I got a better photo of the nail lacquers from Le Métier de Beauté. The "new" photo is shown above.

Update 2/6: The Northern Lights Collection will be available in mid-March. To pre-order, if you don't have a Neiman Marcus near you, call Michael Reinhardt at Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie at (202) 966-9700, extension 2258.

Photos courtesy of Le Métier de Beauté

24 comments:

Nemo said...

How do I get them? And where? And when?

Charlestongirl said...

I'm checking on when, Nemo. We can't get the pieces now. We need to wait for the spring collection's arrival. :)

The feature lists the retailers that will carry the collection.

Leigh said...

You just know I'm going to get both kaleidoscopes.

Mary Ann said...

Love the lip kaleidoscope. I missed out on the red one a while back. Neimans beauty event will be starting soon, hopefully they will have it by then.

mlle.epatant said...

OMG... LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!! <3

A Girl's Guide to All Things Makeup said...

YAY!! I'm excited. I will be getting everything from the collection for sure :)

Evelyn said...

Ok, now you've got me, these look great and I might have to have both! :)

cytaormina said...

Do you think the lip kaleidoscope colors would work on someone with Marissa Tomei's coloring, light brown/hazel eyes and naturally flushed cheeks(mild rosacea)? I use her as an example as that is what my coloring most resembles? This palette really appeals to me as they are lip cremes and not the glosses.

pinkribbons said...

I can't wait to see swatches of the Northern Light kaleidoscope, I'm sure it won't disappoint.

Eileen said...

Wow! It looks like LMdB came up with a new and fresh concept. After the Kaleidoscope fiasco of last year with all the disappointing duplications, it is refreshing and heartening to see LMdB get back on track. I'm not sure about the eye candy because there is so much shadow in the promo picture it's hard to get a good feeling for the colors, but the lip set is beyond gorgeous--perfect for spring on into summer. Love it! I can hardly wait to see both of these at the counter.

Hi Cytaormina,

That lip kaleidoscope looks like it was custom assembled for brunettes :-) When wearing "hot" colors, just be sure you've neutralized the appearance of the rosacea a bit so that it does not compete with the lip color. I don't have rosacea, but I do have naturally rosey cheeks. if I never bought another blush, no one would ever be the wiser--but where's the fun in that! Anyway, when I wear colors like these on my lips, I use a bit more foundation on my cheeks and then put a hint of color back with a delicate, neutral blush. I don't want my cheeks at war with my lips nor do I want to look like a clown LOL

mai said...

Oooo I've been waiting for this review! Thanks Charlestongirl, I knew you would have it first.
Really looking forward to the eye kaleidoscope and also the Faraday polish (although it doesn't look lavender taupe to me, I wonder if it is a duochrome of some sort)

Charlestongirl said...

That's the way I feel, Leigh. :)

Charlestongirl said...

Mary Ann,

I'm getting conflicting information about Beauty Event and whether this collection will or will not be in store by then. Stay tuned. I'm trying to track down 100% accurate info.

Charlestongirl said...

Hi mlle.epatant!

I take it you like the photos? :)

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Girl's Guide!

That seems to be the universal sentiment. :)

Charlestongirl said...

It's just money, Evelyn.

Charlestongirl said...

Hi cytaormina!

Until I see the Kaleidoscopes in person, I'd be reluctant to say who might look good in them. I'll definitely post swatches when they become available.

Charlestongirl said...

I can't wait to do them, Pinkribbons!

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Eileen,

I agree...that lip K looks like a to-die-for palette.

Charlestongirl said...

Mai, I need to ask LMdB about that. I think there may be something amiss with the description (or the photo) of that nail lacquer shade.

Connie said...

the lip k loos gorgeous and I'm so glad it's not a store exclusive!

Is the photo of the NPs supposed to match the description of the shades? It seems way off. =P

Charlestongirl said...

Connie, I removed the JPG LMdB had sent me and swapped in a Snag-it photo I took from the press release. The new photo is smaller, but much better.

cytaormina said...

Thank you so much for the tip on going heavier on the cheek area with foundation and using a delicate blush so that it does not compete with the lips! A truly marvelous tip!

Niki.W said...

I literally gasped and then started making some very, very strange noises when the pictures appeared on my screen... I have no idea how I'm going to get them, but I WILL GET THEM. I must! Thanks for posting :)