Friday, April 29, 2011

Le Metier De Beaute's Dualistic Eye Pencil in 'Champagne' and 'Tamarack' Review

I'm a huge fan of Le Metier De Beaute's eye shadows, I've said it before and I'll say it again-  they are blendable, richly pigmented and have true staying power. Well, I have discovered another gem from their line and that is their equally fabulous dualistic eye liners. I have two of their eyeliners, one in 'Champagne' - a gorgeous taupe with champagne splashes and one in 'Tamarack' - a complex bronzy darker brown.

Their pencils are "velvety soft" and go on effortlessly with no tugging whatsoever. They retail for $36.00 and can be found in-store at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, and select Nordstrom's stores (or purchased online at the above mentioned online stores). A great tip that I learned from the Le Metier De Beaute (LMdB) artists is to apply the eye pencil all over the lid and blend, then apply your eye shadows on top. The pencil can act as an eye shadow base and make the eye shadow last longer. I did the prettiest eye with my 'Champagne' pencil blended up to the crease and Splendid Frost kaleidoscope shadows applied using their couches de couleur (which is French for "layer"), but I forgot to take a picture (drats!).

Swatches of 'Champagne' and 'Tamarack'


I like the duality of these pencils, the fact that they can serve as a liner or be used as a shadow is a strong selling point in my eyes.

Currently, LMdB Dualistic Eye Pencil's only come in an assortment of four colors (in 'Sequoia', 'Champagne', 'Tamarack', and 'Noir'). Both 'Champagne' and 'Tamarack' are both staples, in my opinion, for any neutral loving beauty connoisseur out there.

Do you own any of the Le Metier Dualistic Pencils? If so, what colors?


  1. Oh snap! I've been wondering what all the fuss is with these and now I see. They are gorgeous! Thanks *sigh* for expanding my already too large Le Metier shopping list!

  2. @Periously Pale - these pencils are devine, seriously. We love our LMdB and these are both essentials. Their consistency is dreamy and the colors are gorgeous in real life to boot! Sorry, but I think these really need to be added to your shopping list.

  3. I have Champagne and I love it. When I had a makeover at the counter they used the pencil as a base for Le Cirque and I was smitten. It's a gorgeous colour and I've used it often as a colour smudged on it's own with a little mascara when I've been in a rush. I can't wait for LMdB to return to the UK so I can explore more (you can read buy more ;) ). Thanks for the lovely post.
    Jane x

  4. I have Tamarack and I find it works wonderfully well as a base for either LMDB shadows, or any other brand. Unfortunately it does not last on my oily lids (even appropriately prepped with either Nars or UDPP base) as a simple liner...but then again that's what the LMDB liquid eyeliner is there for ;)

  5. @Modesty Brown it is love! Champagne is terrific!

  6. @Inthesweetshop - I do love their liners for a base or alone for an eye shadow color. I haven't found them to have problems with staying power on my lids, but I will have to wait for the summer when the heat gears up here in So. Cal and get back to you! I wish I could use their liquid liner, but alas, my hand is not steady enough!

  7. I need to look into these esp Champagne. So pretty! x jeanei

  8. @Makeup Merriment Champagne really is lovely. It's a must if you are a taupe fan like myself.