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?