Le Metier De Beaute – Platinum Eyeshadow

Posted by Lipglossiping On June - 28 - 2010

This review is about 6 months overdue… sorry about that.

In late December, I treated myself to a Le Metier de Beaute eye shadow… I wanted a silver, something that I could use for the party season, not that a woman with a 7 month old (at the time) goes to parties… but I obviously had this mental fantasy of rocking some silver shadow like a post-Christmas fairy.

So I picked up “Platinum”.

How I laugh now… £21.

I’ve used it once.

WHY GOD WHY did I choose silver?  Why not brown or purple or even *cough* taupe?  Silver.  What a fuckin’ idiot.

I will say that it’s a very pretty silver…

It’s soft and smooth with a medium pigment that builds nicely.  It’s a metallic shade (duh) that catches the light when applied near the tearducts.  Hell, I might even make a dent in it come 2056.

Would I buy another Le Metier de Beaute eyeshadow?  Yes.  I might go for a nice neon orange next time.


11 Responses to “Le Metier De Beaute – Platinum Eyeshadow”

  1. Grace London says:

    The good thing about Le Metier eyeshadows though is that they layer beautifully. You might try it over a darker shade – something like chocolate would be pretty.

    Were you PMSing when you bought it? I always buy weird shades at that time of the month.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  2. HeidiB says:

    Thank you for the first luagh of the day, the “neon orange” just cracked me up! The colour is really pretty, but though I really like silver also, it’s not the shade you use everyday. Good luck with the neon orange one, you might wanna pair it witl the silver, would prolly make an awesome combo!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  3. Kat says:

    I have a cheap silver eyeshadow from Rimmel that I wear quite often. I apply it all over my lid and up into the crease, add some gold eyeliner (Urban Decay at the moment) to my lower lash line, a bit of black eyeliner along my top lash line, pop on some mascara and I’m good to go. I think it’s quite nice for summer!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  4. Anitacska says:

    You crack me up! :D

    I think it’s a very nice shade, you could wear it with dark grey/black in the crease maybe? Or just sell it?

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  5. Olivia says:

    I reallu would liketo try something by this brand but I can’t find it here in italy :)
    this shade is so pretty!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  6. Lillian says:

    It’s a beautiful colour, i’m sure you could ‘neutralise’ it up a bit with a taupe if it’s too much for you :)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  7. Ann says:

    I’d also suggest layering it a bit. I think a pure true silver is a bit much for everyday, unless that’s your particular style. On the other hand, a dirtied silver can be just beautiful, and also feel fresh and original. I think Le Metier de Beaute also encourages layering their eyeshadows (those kaleidoscope things are supposed to be all about layering, right?)
    Next time you do a dark eye and it seems a bit too dark, try adding a bit of this with a fluffy brush – I do something similar a lot and it works great!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  8. gio says:

    Lol, you’re so funny! That’s a beautiful shade.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  9. Tina says:

    LOL, love your writing style? 2056? Haha! :DDD

    But think of it this way: you could have had another taupe, buuut good metallic shades aren’t that easy to come by, so I think you chose well! ;) Would make a great colour for a more dramatic evening look! ;)

    But hey, if I see a neon orange, that’s when I ‘ll be worried! Heehee!

    xoxo

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  10. redtiger21 says:

    Lol!!

    It’s a lovely silver, but I know what you mean, they never really get worn do they?! I just bought a super- pretty silver, called Razor from Pure Luxe minerals, I’ll rarely wear it but as it was a sample (which, by the way, are amazing value for money on that site!) it was only one US dollar lol.

    I agree with the layering idea- even dabbed on the centre of the lid over a shimmery taupe??

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  11. Even though I can’t say I’m too reserved about the colours of shadow I use (understatement of the year Y/Y?) I can admit to only having used silver probably twice since I got into makeup last year :|

    You could use it softly for an inner corner highlight?

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

Deal Alert: Diego Dalla Palma Antiage Lipsticks HALF PRICE at Tesco.com

I spotted these Diego Dalla Palma Antiage Lipsticks on Tesco Direct last night, normal price £14, currently reduced to £7 each.  There are four shades …

Bourjois So Laque! Nail Polish Review

I was browsing the shelves of my local Boots looking for something to spend my latest ‘£2 off’ till spit on, when I spotted Bourjois’ …

Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Longwear Nail Enamel

When it comes to my current beauty routine, I’m sorry to admit that painting my nails is about as intense as it gets.  I’m still …

A year on Lipglossiping - Lookback (May 2009)

I’m sorry… it’s not makeup related… but I couldn’t NOT consider this my favourite post of the month now could I? Incidentally… how hardcore am …

Inexpensive Beauty Find: Elastoplast Invisible Protection

When I was in London last Friday… I was travelling up the escalator at Oxford Circus tube station *tsking* at the impatient healthy types that …

Murad does Makeup (sorta...)

On Monday night, I was invited to attend a rare UK appearance from Dr. Howard Murad who was visiting the UK with his son Jeff …

Check me out...

…On All Lacquered Up’s fantabulous blog. I submitted my favourite “mannequin hands” polish and got featured – whoop!  Only other sad bastards will know how …

Pure Ice Cheatin' NOTD

Is it glitter season yet? Is it? Is it? It is, isn’t it? The lovely Sirvinya bought me this glitter-tastic Pure Ice nail polish in …

Madara Decoface Tinting Fluid - Review

What gorgeous weather we’re currently enjoying!  Over the weekend I was looking for something a little lighter than my standard liquid foundations to wear on my face.  …

Nails Inc. Magnetic Polish in Whitehall NOTD

Have magnetic polishes become the new crackle top coats yet? Are we bored of them? Nails Inc. hope not because they’ve just released their newest …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

COMMENTS

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads