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