Saturday, February 16, 2013

Le Métier de Beauté Melange de Colour Fashion Eye Palette for Spring 2013

An in-store photo (dark), but at least I got to hold Le Métier de Beauté's Melange de Colour Fashion Eye Palette for Spring 2013 ($95). I think it's a must-have.

Whether by primitive pigments or modern kaleidoscopic color from Le Métier de Beauté, the mysterious ritual of applying eye makeup has been in historical existence for over 6,000 years. Equally as historic has been the art form of using color to translate emotion or affect ambiance.  With a nod to this history, the Le Métier de Beauté's Melange de Colour Fashion Eye Palette provides a formidable catalyst, allowing your imagination to remain the instrument in selecting your look.

The palette was inspired by and pays homage to Mikey Castillo's experience at Spring Fashion Week 2013. He selected the colors to impart the vision of the season, as well as working in some of his favorite hues. Over the last several fashion seasons, there have been certain Le Métier de Beauté shades that have made indelible impressions during their limited-edition availability. In response, this year's spring collection will briefly welcome bck some of those beloved colors in a sleek, elongated compact, where every shade is beautiful and loveable. The eye shadows can be blended, smoked, and layered to breathtaking complexity or worn simply to show off their flat-out good looks - and yours. Mikey said, "No need to use as directed; the only side effect will be allure and excitement!"

Here are the colors, starting on the top row left in the photo above, moving down the left side, jumping to the top of the middle row, moving down again, and finally repeating on the third row.
  • Deepest Noir
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Cinnamon Gold
  • Amethyst
  • Lilac
  • Black Emerald
  • Gunmetal
  • Tannish Brown
  • Gold
  • Mauve
  • Sapphire
  • Pistachio
  • Silver Foil
  • Beige
  • Nylon Stocking
  • Rose
  • Cyan
  • Glass
Mikey did create a few looks using the palette. Le Femme Fatale Look is a smoky eye that he achieved by combining four feminine shades (Gold, Tan, Beige, and Cinnamon) with three masculine shades (Sapphire, Gunmetal, and Dark Metallics). Mikey calls sexy colors masculine and says if you wear only these, you'll have the look of a female impersonator (what a hoot!). In combining the two styles, a woman can appear sexy without compromising femininity and glamour.

In the Oscars Look, the cold jewel-toned shades of La Femme Fatale have been substituted for richer, warmer deep tones, with Rose, Beige, and Cinnamon serving up the feminine balance. Amethyst and Dark Chocolate, a brown/gold-based black, serve as masculine shades. Still smoky, the look can bridge daytime sex appeal with a nighttime affair.

The Executive Look was selected to strike a balance between feminine beauty and professional appearance. The jewel tones of Mauve and Lilac provide diffused and softened sex appeal, while the conservative warm tones of Beige and Tannish Brown lay down the business. The contrast satisfies the important aspects of a polished business wardrobe.

The Ultimate Couche de Couleur Look, Le Métier de Beauté's favorite is a universal look, resplendent on every woman. It's designed to bring out the natural beauty of the wearer. No matter what the color of your eyes, these colors will amplify the iris color and make your eyes twinkle: Tannish Brown, Amethyst, Gold, Silver, Dark Chocolate, Sapphire, Cinnamon Gold, and Rose.

I don't have these look sheets in color, so ask to see them when you go to your favorite Le Métier de Beauté counter to pick up your new palette. Perhaps you'll want to try one of the paint-by-numbers looks.

Le Métier de Beauté's Melange de Colour Fashion Eye Palette will be available next week - just in time for the Neiman Marcus Beauty Week. If you plan to order by phone, you should order from Michael Reinhardt at Mazza Gallerie. A little bird told me you will be pleased if you do. You can pre-order (mark my words, this palette will sell out) by calling him at (202) 966-9700, extension 2258 or 2236.

The Le Métier de Beauté GWP is a liquid eyeliner called Bark. I took a photo in the store yesterday. It's a glowing orange copper. If you don't think you can wear it, ask for tips. They gave me ways to make this color my own.

 Photo at top by Best Things in Beauty; photo at bottom courtesy of Le Métier de Beauté

33 comments:

Eileen said...

This reminds me of my very first LMdB palette: the Roopal Patel palette from 2009. The colors are completely different, but the mix-and-match-to-your-heart's-content concept is the same. Such a wonderful and fun departure from the Kaleidoscopes! And, since we're seeing so much color coming into our eye looks this spring, summer, and into fall, the timing for this palette is perfect. I think it is a definite must-see.

Perilously Pale said...

You don't mention the size of the shadows but I'm judging by how they look in comparison to the sponge tip applicators they are teeny? Thanks!

Charleston Girl said...

Hi Eileen,

It is like a wardrobe of shadows - I just love it!

Charleston Girl said...

Hi PP,

I would compare each to a nickel. Maybe a tad larger, but I didn't measure them. They don't look teeny tiny, like the BB ones did, which were the size of a dime.

Makeup Remastered said...

Zoooooom- thats how fast I plan to be to get this limited baby!

Anonymous said...

I'm confused. Usually, it is $95 for four shades. I get that each shadow is smaller, but still.... Also, how do I know which ones to mix properly for the couche de couloir technique?

Ellen said...

I rarely use up all my eyeshadows, so I'm excited about this!!

Melanie said...

Brilliant! It reminds me of palettes I watched my mother use when I was a little girl. With so many colours, I was always awestruck by them. She would often pick the same ones, but she had the option to play when she wanted. And she'd let me use the untouched ones. Makes me nostalgic.

Charleston Girl said...

LOL, Makeup Remastered! Good plan.

Charleston Girl said...

Hi Anonymous, I listed their names in the feature. For the actual color chart, ask your sales rep. I don't have a photo of how to create the look.

Really, I think you should do as Mikey says and use them the way they make you happy. There are zillions of possibilities.

Charleston Girl said...

Same for me, Ellen. The only shadow I have used entirely in the last two years is the bone one in Tiger in the Wild.

Charleston Girl said...

What a sweet memory, Melanie!

Perilously Pale said...

Thanks!

mamavalveeta03 said...

It really surprises me that this palette doesn't cost MORE with all of those colors! I guess there are still some surprises to be had in life! ;-)

Virginie said...

Hi Charleston Girl, even if I live in NYC, I can call Michael Reinhardt at Mazza Gallerie??? I mean the shipping will cost?
Do you know how many grams contains the shadows? Just to know how much per shadow are we talking about...

Thanks so much!!! This palette looks beautiful, if I purchase this, it will be my 1st make up item from this brand!!!!

Charleston Girl said...

Hi Virginie,

Sure! I don't know what the shipping costs. I also don't know the weight of the palette. Sorry.

Eileen said...

H Virginie,

Charlestongirl's contact SA/MA's are always so very helpful. I've called a couple times when something has been an exclusive and out of my area. I always say, "Charlestongirl sent me" :-) Although she doesn't get commission, I think it's good for a blogger when a counter knows you're purchasing because of a particular blogger's post.

Jo said...

I have mine preordered. Can't wait to get it and play!

Jenni said...

CG, do you know if the shades in this palette are same as those released in their Kaleidoscopes before?? :D i have a feeling that LMDB had become my next costly investment!!

Brenda Penton said...

What beautiful colors! The Amethyst is calling my name :) Seriously considering this one, or maybe I will add to my birthday wishlist.

Martha Stewart said...

I told my SA in Charlotte about this palette and he call me this weekend to see it would be in Wednesday. Can not wait to get my hands on it. I did go by and see it in the store and it is so wonderful.

Joey said...

I had texted you a picture of the palette the other day! I'm glad you got a chance to see it in person. It's really quite lovely, and the colors are very pigmented. I can imagine you in the greens =)

Brooke @ BlushingNoir said...

I just called them and did my pre-order! Can't WAIT!

Charleston Girl said...

Jo, I really want my own - can't wait!

Charleston Girl said...

Hi Jenni,

Yes they are! That is why they were selected: because they were so popular in Kaleidoscopes.

Charleston Girl said...

Hi Brenda,

Don't wait too long. This baby is going to sell out.

Charleston Girl said...

Martha, that's where I got my photos, in the store.

My NM is supposed to get them tomorrow, drop shipped to the store. I will be there hanging out waiting, like a crazy woman.

Charleston Girl said...

Hey there, Joey! I didn't get your text. Send you an e-mail with my cell phone number. Weird, huh?

A friend said she sent me an e-mail about meeting up for dinner recently. Never got that either.

Charleston Girl said...

Great, Brooke! I think we will all be in LMdB heaven.

erin said...

oh, i am loving the look of this! with the SA contact info you shared, do you know, will they ship to me (in the US)? Of course i could ask them directly, but i thought you might know, since you recommended.

thanks!

Charleston Girl said...

Yes, they will, Erin. They would be happy to help you.

makeup lover said...

CG -- Have you had luck finding this palette in the Washington area? I have had no luck online.


Too late?

Charleston Girl said...

Hi Makeup Lover,

Yes, I got mine at NM Mazza. That store will be getting more of them, so make sure to call Michael Reinhardt to get on his waiting list. Company promised him more of them.