Le Métier de Beauté has an amazingly talented team. I feel privileged that several members of the team are based in Washington, D.C. Michael Reinhardt, Le Métier de Beauté manager, artist, and all-around ambassador, works at Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie. Michael is an industry veteran - one who "knows his stuff" and is an extraordinarily talented makeup artist.
Michael designed the Cherry Blossom Kaleidoscope shown here. I had an opportunity to snap some photos of the prototype. What's shown here is not the final product, but it's close enough that Michael allowed me to share my photos with you.
The colors are luscious. Michael always strives to ensure that DC-area women can wear his creations. We're a conservative bunch. Here's my simplistic description of the shades. The top-level shade is a peach-leaning nude. The green is a shade I don't have - like a mint green, but slightly darker. Michael has promised that the pink is sheer and will work nicely on me; it won't make me look like an albino bunny. The brown is a deletable milk chocolate brown (my description) with a twist.
The Cherry Blossom Kaleidoscope will be part of the Cherry Blossom Collection, which I believe will be exclusive to Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie. There will also be a cherry blossom pink lip gloss to covet. The collection is expected as early as March 15, but may arrive a bit later than that - timed to coincide with the Cherry Blossom Festival. DC's cherry blossom bloom date is seldom exactly predictable.
The best way to ensure you're on the list to purchase these beautiful exclusives is to go to the source. Call Michael Reinhardt at (202) 966-9700, extension 2258. Make sure to ask for Michael because anyone in beauty might answer that extension. He's the best one to help you. Tell him I sent you (not that it matters - he treats everyone well).
When I get my hands on the Cherry Blossom Kaleidoscope, I'll show you swatch photos. Until then, we can dream.
Update 2/18: The Cherry Blossom Collection will also have a brown liquid eyeliner. Think my favorite Artemis in brown! Was saving the news for next week, but anyone who called Michael knows. Exclusive to Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie.
Photos by Best Things in Beauty