Cle de Peau’s fall collection is called La Beaute Inherente — though that name does not appear on the display. On that same note, if you’re shopping Cle de Peau (online or at counter), know the numbers of the shades you want: the boxes don’t have shade names.
La Beaute Inherente is supposed to evoke the romance and cold beauty of winter: freshly fallen snow, smoky shadows, the quality of light, the sea at midnight. (Semi-relevant: did you recognize Amanda Seyfried on the display?)
The collection introduces a few new pieces and a few repromotes. Touche Sublime Brilliant Enhancer (a click-pen highlighter for face, $62) is a permanent item. It’s a white-pink highlighter with ultra-fine iridescent shimmer, and it can be blended out to be very sheer and subtle. Maybe I blended it too much to really show the color, but I wanted to demonstrate that it wasn’t overwhelmingly sparkly or too white. Once upon a time, Cle de Peau had a limited edition gold version of this — anybody still have one?
I could not resist touching the limited edition cream eyeshadows, which look like jewels and feel so perfect for holiday (I have annual visions of myself attending fabulous galas — to which I am never invited — and then I buy things like these).
#1 (Moon White) is basically a clear cream with gold sparkles. You could use it on your lids, on your cheeks, on your shoulders — anywhere. #2 (Night Brown) is a grey-brown smoky taupe with the same gold sparkles. These are $45 each.
The three Extra Rich Lipsticks are new, but they’re permanent additions to the line. T8 (Mutabilis) is a warm, slightly browned peach with a few little pink and gold sparkles. You can wear it alone, but it’s also a fantastic color to mix with other things. If you find yourself at the counter, try it with R8. T9 (Albertine) is a light, warm pink with a few tiny gold sparkles. R9 (Comtesse du Cayla) is a salmon-rose with tiny gold sparkles.
Extra Rich Lipsticks are $60 each.
Also in this collection: the repromoted, permanent Mascara Integral (aka “The Mascara”). It’s $50, and I’ve heard that it promotes volume, length, and curl — and is basically waterproof, though that’s not one of its official claims.
CdP is also featuring their recently reformulated Silky Cream Foundation (the most moisturizing, fullest coverage of their foundations). This was formerly packaged in a jar; now it’s in a tube. They’ve also added an illuminating complex, boosted the SPF from 15 to 23, got rid of shade P10, and created B20 and B30 (so there are 8 shades in all). The foundation is $120.