Le Metier de Beaute has a new regional makeup artist for the south/southwest: Shaun Smith. On one of his recent trips through Dallas, I had the pleasure of sitting in his chair — and there were so many things I loved about his look that I wanted to share it.
I came in for my makeover, having just washed my face and applied moisturizer (Kate Somerville Oil Free), so Shaun just added a little Peau Vierge eye cream before getting to work.
He started with Peau Vierge (a treatment foundation, swatched here), then got straight to my lids. (He didn’t apply concealer until the end, in case there was anything to clean up under the eye.)
He used the Dualistic eye pencil in Champagne (swatched here) as an eyeshadow base, then applied Nutmeg (swatched here) to the lid, from lashline to crease, with the synthetic tightlining brush. The light wash of color looked like a golden peach on my skin. Then, using the same brush, he added Blue Steel (swatched here) on top of Nutmeg. This cool, greyed sky blue cut the warmth of Nutmeg; it neutralized the peach, making more of a neutral gold. He applied just a touch of Jade (swatched here) to the center of the lid, and blended the line between eyeshadow and skin (at the crease) with Naked (swatched here).
Shaun used Le Metier’s liquid liner on the top lashline only, then applied Jade shadow to the outer corner. Not only do I love green on my brown eyes, but using a powder gets color really close to your lashline (so you don’t see skin between your lashes and your liner). He finished the eyes with Le Metier’s brown mascara.
Shaun applied Classic Concealer #1 to my hereditary dark circles. He asked me to look in the mirror and tell him if he’d covered them to my satisfaction. I asked for more coverage, so he combined just a little Ginger Lily Creme Cheek Color with the concealer — making a peachier shade that would cover the darkness more effectively. I was definitely worried that using a cheek product in this off-label way would result in creasing or migration… it didn’t. It stayed on all day.
Shaun finished my face with Ginger Lily creme blush (on my cheeks this time!), plus a contouring dusting of Le Metier’s duo bronzer in Traviata (coral and bronze). How have I not played with this product before?? I love it.
Lips were unbelievably simple: Summerland gloss (swatched here). I thought the finished look was refined and radiant.
All products used are part of the regular, permanent collection. If you don’t have a counter near you, you can order from Neiman Marcus (free shipping with code AUGFS) or Nordstrom (always free shipping, no code required).