Review: Le Metier De Beaute – Crème Fresh Tint for Lip and Cheek

Let me start by saying I am not a fan of crème cheek products. I think there is a learning curve for it and I don’t think I have quiet mastered it yet. I personally think powder products are easier to use. With that said I picked up 3 of the Le Metier De Beaute Crème Lip and Cheek stains (a while ago). Why? Because I love all things Le Metier, but really I was curious to see if you can actually use the product on your lips. I have very dry sensitive lips, so when people say you can use any crème product for your cheek on your lips, I find that to be untrue in most cases.

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The packaging is the standard matte black LMDB plastic packaging. It is a twist off top, which I assume is to preserve the product. I had mine for months now and it has not dried out one bit.

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Formula of the LMDB Crème Fresh Tint is very creamy. It is much creamier than YSL’s crème blush. It does not contain as fragrance (Yes!) and it does not have any chemical taste when used on the lips. As a blush, it is easy to blend out (even though I suck at doing it >.<). As a lip product, I don’t find it hydrating enough to wear on its own but on top of a creamy/hydrating lipstick it works pretty well.

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The three colors I got are Coral Nymph, Mystique and Poppy/Coquelicot. I like Mystique the best, as I like cool toned pinks for cheek or lips. Poppy is a color in between Coral Nymph and Mystique. There weren’t much difference in terms of formula between the three.

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For me, I like using these to change the color of some of my lipsticks. We all have lipsticks we bought that are either too bright or just doesn’t fit our skin tone; with LMDB’s Crème Tint you can alter the color of the lipstick fairly easily. Below is a before and after picture of Mystique on top of Tom Ford’s Adobe Pink lipstick.

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Product Info:

$28 @ Nordstrom

NET WT. 0.17 fl oz. (5g)

Pro:

  • Creamy formula
  • Great color payoff

Con:

  • Expensive
  • Not hydrating enough to wear on lips alone (for me at least)

Bottom line: If you like crème check products, you will like this. A great multipurpose product.

Review: New Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick in #339 Silhouette

As I was wandering around Macy’s waiting for the Chanel SA to get freed up, I ended up at the Dior counter. I was initially checking out the new collection of nail polishes (since nail polish are my latest obsession). Then the Dior rep told me the nail polishes actually matched some of the new Addict Extreme lipstick shades. In general I am not a lipstick person; I like gloss as I find lipstick usually dry out my lips. This is my first Dior lipstick, so I do not have other Dior comparison for you.

The packaging is classic Dior. It is high quality plastic; it has a good weight to it but it is not heavy. The lipstick can be pulled out by the nob on top of the lipstick. The design is a bit awkward with the silver separation in the case, because it looks like you can pull that portion off. I am not a fan of the packaging design. As you can see in the pictures, the lipstick portion cannot stand by itself because of the round nob.

The formula of this lipstick is excellent; I think it is my new favorite lipstick formula. I recent got a Tom Ford lipstick (which I will review soon), I find this lipstick to be a great cheaper (I can’t believe I’m saying this about a Dior lipstick) alternative than the Tom Ford lipstick. The formula is sheer with a glossy finish. So don’t be scared of the really bright colors, they won’t go on that bright. It applies evenly and is not drying at all (feels like you are wearing lip balm).

The color I picked is #339 Silhouette, which is a light coral color. It’s a great neutral color; it is lighter color than my own lip color, so it looks more like a nude on me.  I think it is a great everyday lipstick.

There is no noticeable fragrance or taste, which is a big plus in my book. The wear time is about 3 hours, which is not bad for sheer lipstick.

 

Product Info:

$30 @ Dior Counters (Macy’s, Nordstrom, Neimans Marcus and Sephora)

3.5g Net WT 0.12 oz

Pro:

  • Great Formula (for sheer glossy lipstick)
  • Wide range of color (nude to bright)

Con:

  • Expensive (Cheaper than Tom Ford)

Bottom line: If you like sheer glossy lipsticks you will love these. I would definitely give this lipstick a try. I highly recommend it.

Review: Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Cream Lipstick

Review: Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Cream Lipstick

I recently got an email from Sephora for VIBs regarding Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Cream Lipstick in Tangerine Tango. The color is not really a color I normally grab for, as it is a very bright red orange color. Since it wasn’t that expensive of a product, I decided to get it (plus my obsession right now is lip products).

It came in a pretty big box, which I was not expecting. The packaging is nice and sturdy for both the box and the lipstick.  The lipstick package is white cap with a silver base. It has a magnetic closure, which was really impressive for the price tag since I have only seen that in high end lipsticks.

The color of the year is really bright red orange crème (which is really in this season), although there is a golden shimmer in it under the sun. The shimmer disappears with wear and it becomes a true crème. It applies on the sheer side but buildable. It goes on evenly and smooth. The color lasts about 4 hours on me with drinking and eating, which is pretty good (I have very sensitive lips). My lips did not dry or flake during wear, which is a bit of a miracle since most lipstick does peel on me. Also, I did not use lip balm beforehand.

The lipstick has a sweet fragrance, which is not overwhelming. It also does not taste like anything. Lastly, due to the brightness of the color It does make your teeth appear yellower.

Product Info:

$18 @ Sephora

Total Net WT. 0.1 oz/ 3 g

Pro:

  • None drying/peeling formula
  • No taste or strong smell
  • Nice packaging
  • Price (for me at least)

Con:

  • Color might not be suitable for everyone
  • Makes your teeth appear yellower

Bottom line: If the color works for you then it is definitely a winner, the packaging, the formula and the price are almost perfect.

Note: Sephora is also releasing some other products (lip gloss, blush, eyeshadow set, brush set, eyeliner…) with Pantone which will come out soon. They are all similar color to this lipstick, since it is their color of the year.