Sunday, October 28, 2012

Le Metier de Beaute True Colour Eye Shadow in Nutmeg review + swatches


          It's that time of year when everyone seems to be cradling a pumpkin spice latte. It's an autumnal taste people can't seem to get enough of. (You might remember the minor pandemonium caused by the rumored 'pumpkin spice shortage' piece published in the Wall St. Journal earlier this month). So, what is 'pumpkin spice'? It's not pumpkin flavor, to be sure. It's more like the supplemental spices that one would find in a pumpkin pie, at the heart of which is nutmeg: a spice capable of upturning the corners of any mouth at first whiff. In addition to beautiful flavor, the nut has golden orange tones that coordinate effortlessly with the gourds and falling leaves of autumn. Today I'll be sharing a review of  Le Metier de Beaute True Colour Eye Shadow in Nutmeg, which embodies both the color and spirit of its namesake nut!

          Le Metier de Beaute True Colour Eye Shadow in Nutmeg has a rounded black casing with a rubberized feel. It's similar to NARS packaging, however the surfaces are flat, not rounded. There's a mirror embedded inside the lid. The eyeshadow contain 0.13 oz. of product (compare to 0.05oz for a MAC eyeshadow). The shadow is smooth and pigmented. According to Le Metier de Beaute's website, the shadows are quadruple milled.




          Le Metier de Beaute Nutmeg is an orange copper eyeshadow with a golden sheen. I was surprised at how orange it was when swatched, I had imagined it to be more gold. You can see that it it's quite different from the gold tones in Urban Decay Half Baked. Nutmeg is more orange and less coppery than Urban Decay Chopper. (Both Half Baked and Chopper were from my Urban Decay NAKED2 palette reviewed here). Urban Decay Penny Lane looks is a coppery orange that looks quite orange in the pan (see it in my Urban Decay Vice palette review here). It is still less orange than LMdB Nutmeg. Laura Geller Creme Brulee is a much darker and more coppery.

          This fall I'll try to step outside of my comfort zone and add a dash of 'Nutmeg' into my makeup routine. It will certainly add a nice autumnal glow to the looks I'm attempting. Thanks for reading! Have you tried Le Metier de Beaute True Colour Eye Shadow in Nutmeg? What are your favorite LMdB eyeshadows? Have you reached for any copper or orange tones this fall? Are you a pumpkin spice latte person?

Love, Dovey.

Disclosure: This post contains product(s) sent to Cute and Mundane for consideration by PR. The ideas and opinions in this post are genuine and my own.

21 comments:

  1. Oh I definitely am a Pumpkin Spice Latte person! I'm not entirely sure we can get this here, but I was in the US last November and I for sure overdosed on it!

    I own 2 LMdB eyeshadows so far, Chameleon and Spicy. While Spicy is too warm for my summer skin tone, it works well for the moment and the antique gold of Chameleon is a very obvious choice for me :)

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    1. Hi Sunny, I love that you made sure to try Pumpkin Spice will in the states :) I saw your Chameleon and Spicy look on Mostly Sunny the other day; what a unique combination!

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  2. I've never had a Pumpkin Spice Latte before, but I really want to try one now because EVERYONE seems to love them. Nutmeg looks so pretty and perfectly orange without being too orange. I can totally picture this as a "fall eyeshadow" look. Reminds me of Thanksgiving, hehe. :)

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    1. Hi Maggie, it is possible to make your own too, there are plenty of recipes online! I think Nutmeg is the perfect nutmeg color. It's well named to fit into the season!

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  3. i don't know how everyone can wear warm shadows except me! AHHH llol. i don't drink coffee so i don't think i've ever had a pumpkin spice latte. my boyfriend was curious and tried one last year and his reaction was "eeeew a pumpkin shit in my coffee" lol. i thought it was kind of funny. i don't think he likes things in his coffee lol.

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    1. Hi Joyce, I'm typically not a warm shadow person either. To get this to work, I would probably use it as an accent color on top of my regular neutral/cooler colors!

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  4. Beautiful colour! It looks amazing next to all the shades you compared it to. I love the look of Creme Brulee. I'm trying to break out of the safe neutral zone with shadows too lately. (Looking at blues of all colours!)

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    1. Hi Liz, thank you! Creme Brulee is quite nice and deep toned for a copper. Blues sound wonderful, especially as we get closer to winter; I think they'd complement your nail collection quite well!

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  5. it will be such a nice transition color from fall to winter for me. love love~~~~

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    1. Hi Kate, Thanks! I think so :)

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  6. i gotta go and have my tea with gingersnaps.

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  7. I love all of the colors you swatched. I usually am not in to warm eye shadows, but this season that seems to have changed!

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    1. Hi Larie, me too, I'm trying to experiment more with warmth, after all it is autumn!

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  8. It's definitely a warm colour but I love it! You know, it might look a bit scary at first glance but when you use it the right way it will be so gorgeous! I'm so curious how you will wear it. It's funny because I have a bit of the same thing going on right now, trying warmer shades this year. It helps a lot when you balance it out with a neutral or cooler toned shade and also: eyeliner!

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    1. Hi Teri, I was a bit scared too, at first! I think I'll most likely take a cool brown and use this as a highlight at the center of the lid. Like you said, balancing with a cooler tone makes a lot of sense :)

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  9. This is lovely! I STILL don't own any LMdB shadows but I definitely plan on remedying that SOON!

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    1. Hi Becca, thank you so much! I would love to see your review should you get one :)

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  10. Absolutely lovely review. Have you tried blending Nutmeg with another Le Métier color? They blend together so seamlessly ... it's fun to play mix master and create any number of stunning combinations!

    I love your china as well :)
    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Hi Jessica, Thank you! I will have to try, though the only other LMdB color I have now will undoubtedly clash, hehe. For now I'm just dabbing a hint of Nutmeg onto my regular shadows.

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  11. How did i miss this post???? what a fabulous review.
    Actually, i dont know why, but for some reason i miss many of yours posts on my blogger feed :( (WEIRD!!)
    Sorry i dont comment as often as I would like!!

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