Ken Downing has a gift for forecasting what women will want before we know it. Then he creates demand! In 2011, Downing chose "Koral," also known as tangerine, Pantone's selection for the 2012 Color of the Year, for Le Métier de Beauté's spring/summer collection. For Spring 2012, Ken Downing is thinking pink - "haute pink," for his Tickled Pinks Collection for Le Métier de Beauté. One of the Lip Crèmes is definitely pink - hot pink. The other? Pastel orange. Maybe nude peach as Sabrina dubbed it at The Beauty Look Book. There is no way I'd describe it as petal pink (see my original feature with information from PR here), although it looks that way in the tube.
Downing said, "My pink inspiration was a melding of the beautiful shades and chiffon floral prints that made a strong showing on the spring runways of [fashion designers] Christoper Kane, Erdem (stunning sun dress shown above), and Jonathan Saunders. London really was a spectacular fashion moment with the most gorgeous prints of the season curated in the eclectic and often eccentric way that only an English garden is curated."
Lip Crèmes are like liquid lipsticks or saturated lip glosses. They are not extremely shiny, but they aren't matte or satin either. They do reflect light nicely as you can see in my photos. More pretty lip color from Le Métier de Beauté to tickle your fancy!
This limited-edition collection is available at Neiman Marcus, neimanmarcus.com, and Bergdorf Goodman. Some stores have received it and are selling out. I got the last one available at the Neiman Marcus store where I purchased it. Other stores haven't seen it yet.
Photos by Best Things in Beauty