One of Le Metier de Beaute’s most talked about products is their powder eyeshadow. It’s quadruple-milled, which, LMdB asserts, renders blending unnecessary.
Actually, Le Metier has a rather unusual application technique when it comes to eyeshadow. They call it couches de couleur, the layering of color. The method (as explained to me by LMdB national artist Ivan Castro) involves patting colors one on top of another, all on the eyelid from lashline to crease. The result is what Le Metier calls their “red carpet smoky eye.” The concept is actually best conveyed by Le Metier’s Kaleidoscope eyeshadow quads, little towers of colors meant to be applied in the order in which they appear in the palette.
That’s not to say you can’t apply these in the classic lid-crease-outer-v formation. Layering is just one alternative to consider.
The eyeshadow singles are $30 each. Crushed Ice is shimmery white. Sugar is a shimmery sesame (yellowish, compared to Naked). Naked is a satin white-pink. Sequoia is matte, cool dark brown. Water Sapphire is sheer matte grape. Tamarack is sheerish matte wood brown. Platinum is shimmery grey-silver. Nutmeg is shimmery bright copper. Clay reminds me of a slightly greyer version of Bobbi Brown’s Shore cream eyeshadow. It’s a light, matte, warm smoke, the color of damp sand — my favorite from this group. Fig is shimmery black (red) violet.