Le Metier de Beaute • Classic Flawless Foundation • Liquid
|Would buy this product again.||73%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I purchased this based on delicatehummingbird's review
and she pretty much sums up my feelings about this product. I think its highly overlooked & under rated. I'm a NC20-25 and was matched by the SA to #4 but I should have stuck with my gut feeling and research because #3 is a much better match. It has a very appealing satiny finish and doesn't highlight my flaky patches. If I had anything to gripe about - please LMdB, change the pump! It's freaking hard to control! As you can see from my pictures above, a massive blob squirted out (while the KGD Aqua pump did a much better job).
PS: I have dry to combination skin. During winter, my skin tends to flake a lot.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I finally purchased this foundation after thinking about it the longest time. I did not regret my purchase. It is truly a beautiful foundation well worth its raves. But let me elaborate a little more. Texture wise it is lightweight. Coverage is more like light to medium. If you have tons to cover and dun like using concealer, most probably you should skip. Finish is luminous to matte. If you like a complete matte foundation, you should skip. Oil control is quite good. I have extremely oily skin. I still need to blot. But I am ok with this. Foundation is the most long lasting I have ever used. Definitely better than my Chanel mat lumiere which looks ugly after 8 hrs. This foundation last all day. At the end of the day it still looks beautiful. So who should buy this??? Anyone with relatively good skin, wants a luminous looking foundation, have extra cash to splurge (hey its LMDB!). Oh yes. I didnt breakout from this. I am Mac NC10 to 15 and used #1.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This foundation blends smoothly, lasts welll on my combination skin, does not feel heavy or cakey, and does not appear thick. It gives medium coverage (I use a sponge to apply or a foundation brush) to even out subtle imperfections and minimize redness. It does not exaggerate lines and the satin finish stays. If you have extremely oily skin you may not like it, but for normal or combination it is very good. It looks great when worn alone but contains no SPF. I don't think it combines well with the Hourglass Primer, which surprised me, but works with a lightweight sunscreen underneath.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I tried a sample of this and definitely would not purchase it! Usually, I love this brand overall. In fact, I LOVE their lip gloss and their cleanser. I even gave their lip gloss five lippies and a rave review on this same website. So I was very surprised and disappointed with how much I disliked this product. It smells like glue, and it gave my skin this nasty, greasy appearance. I guess it just isn't suited for my particular skin type. I would tell other combination-skin girls like me to save your money and skip this one, when there are so many other great foundations out there.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought a sample of this foundation from Zuneta.com and omg its amazing. I got it in Shade.6 and it has very yellow undertones that evens out my skintone and makes it look naturally dewy. Its definitely medium coverage and buildable because I need a dime sized amount to cover my entire face for a casual day. Very good product but super expensive so I don't know if I'll purchase the full size yet.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have been using Shade No. 1 for the past five months, and granted, while it is not a perfect foundation, I think this is one of the few ones with the least flaws, at least for me. Since using this foundation exclusively, I have not broken out (I tried the same skin care routine with my Chanel Mat Lumiere, and whenever I'm using the Chanel, there were minor breakouts). Le Metier de Beaute is a little expensive, and it is not a full coverage foundation. I normally use a SPF moisturizer, pat, and then wait 1 to 2 minutes before apply Le Metier with my fingers. This one coat lasts 8+ hours with no touch up, and no powder needed. Granted, if I go a little heavy on the application, it does look cakey, so it's best for a no-make-up look rather than a full-coverage look. When I want more coverage, I wait for the first coat to set, and then apply a coat of my Chanel foundation powder on top, which is less heavy than two coats of liquid foundation. For those who want a truly matte look, this foundation is not for you - this is semi matte at best and is quite dewy.
Essentially, whether this product will work out for you will depend on your skin. I have used MAC's Studio Fix Fluid and Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation (as a reviewer mentioned below), and both of these broken me out badly. The Laura Mercier Silk Creme is not something I can imagine teens (18 yrs or younger) wearing, as it is very heavy and oily. I don't think Le Metier de Beaute's formulation is very heavy - yes, it is heavier than Nars Sheer Glow and many sheer foundations, but Le Metier goes on very sheer.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I'm on my second bottle of this in color V. I use an Armani foundation brush to apply and this just makes my skin look really good - smooth even color. I used to use CDP foundation but this is even nicer and cost less.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I think it is important to point out that anyone looking to purchase this product should only do so if they have more mature skin, that is not of the sensitive kind. I generally use MAC's Studio Fix Fluid in NW15, OR I swap to Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation in Beige Ivory and neither of these two irritate my skin. However, after 4 days of this product I noticed that my skin was reacting badly. I had an outbreak of spots, which I never usually get, and the sort of dryness across my cheeks that somebody only gets through non-existent moisturizing or constant dehydration! I believe that the Retinol in this product dried out my skin, so instead of maintaining a youthful glow or increasing collagen production (as is claimed by the cosmetic company...) my skin was left looking parched and felt uncomfortable all the while I had this product on my skin!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Green
Damn I love this. Was really hoping I wouldn't because I'm such a foundation addict. Amongst my current favourites are GA LSF (4), Studio Fix liquid & powder (both NC30), La Prairie caviar (Peche), Teint Miracle (Beige Porcelaine) and Double Wear (Sand). I have this in 4 which is the most perfect match, so perfect it has me peering closely into my magnifying mirror to try and detect it on my skin. It covers but looks crazy natural. "Flawless Finish" you are aptly named. This is medium coverage so I use the flawless finish concealer to cover any red spots I might have. It covers everything else though, including any slight dark circles I might have. It's £40 so more on the expensive end of foundations but totally worth it. It also smells divine, although the smell is very subtle. On my skin it feels dry and soft to the touch - I hate it when foundations sit on top of the skin and stay 'wet' like Laura Mercier Silk Creme, Chanel Vitalumiere, Pro Lumiere and Teint Innocence being a few of the worst offenders I've tried. It also feels absolutely weightless - I forget I'm wearing it. It's just outstanding. Unfortunately it is hard to find in the UK, I only came across it a month or so ago in Selfridges where it's stocked exclusively, luckily they sell it on their website too. It's also beneficial for my skin; for night ie going out my priorities are altered and it becomes purely about what it looks like on my skin ('flawless' is favoured over 'natural') and how long it will last. For day though I want something that will look natural and won't upset my skin like some of the heavier formulas can do. It contains Vitamin A and E which is great because I like the fact it contains nourishing ingredients. Lasting power is great (has lasted on my skin all day since 1pm and it's now 12:30am) but it's no Double Wear obviously. I love it! ***UPDATE*** 08/12/10 Actually, shade 4 is not a perfect match - I think I may need # 3 (for ref my skin is naturally NC20ish). It's a little too on the pink side for me, too. Also, it is not very transfer-resistant at all; a couple of times throughout the day I must have absent-mindedly touched my face (something I never worry about with Double Wear for example) and noticed that foundation had come off in those places so I had to re-apply. I would also prefer more coverage - I know that it is stated as medium but I find that my LSF (also medium) covers better. Still, the finish is lovely and natural and glowy and I like the fact it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Okay I have tried SO many foundations and somehow happened upon this when I was shopping once...it's amazing! I have combination skin with oily tzone (impossible to find makeup that doesnt slide off!) and normal cheeks but sometimes they are dry. This foundation works SO well just blending into your skin...I'd say it's definitely a medium coverage foundation which is what I always look for. (Why would you ever wear foundation if you wanted less than medium coverage?) Anyway, this has a hefty price tag BUT it will last me forever and is amazing quality. Silky and easy to apply but not in any way greasy or runny or 'thin' slimy feeling. It's just silky. I set it with powder just because I always do that to keep shine at bay but I'm sure it would be the same without it if you don't have an oily Tzone like I do.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I purchased this foundation on Monday, and I have been absolutely thrilled with it each time I wear it. Truly, it makes me seem pore-less, which is an incredible thing. THe shop where I purchased it is a small one in my town and has the advantage of having a window right by where the make-up is tried on, so for once I got an absolutely perfect color match. The only complaint I have is that the first couple of times that I pressed down on the pump applicator, the foundation absolutely shot out of the bottle and got into the grout of my floor. But I love, love, love this foundation and I feel it makes my skin look luminous!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I'm not really sure how to rate this foundation. Certainly, it's not for me, hence the 2 lippies. It is thick, and I couldn't find a color match despite trying 5 different shades, and even mixing some together. And it didn't work all that well with my dry skin, even in summer with plenty of moisturizer beneath. However, the foundation has some nice luminizing qualities along with heavier coverage, if that's what you want--and if you can find a color match. (FYI: with its heavier coverage, it reminded me of '90s foundation. That was fun to "revisit" through this foundation, as it produces a very smooth canvas--but it turns out I much prefer the lighter touch of modern tinted moisturizers and very light foundations.)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Very disappointed after spending the money on shade No. 1. It doesn't provide nice, even coverage for my combination skin. It appears to sit on top of my skin, and I have to use a sponge to rub it in. The no. 1 shade is not light enough for me (I'm a BB Porcelain). I find that the foundation is not easily absorbed into my skin and the coverage is poor. Going back to Shiseido hydrating cream foundation in the black compact and my Smashbox Halo.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I read the reviews here and thought I'd give this foundation a whirl... I love Giorgio Armani's UV foundationa and Laura Mercier Oil-Free and thought this would be a good alternative makeup to wear.
Luckily I received a sample (and bought the foundation) as the bottle will be going back to Neiman's. The formulation applied horribly and smelled glue-sunscreen like. The formula actually smells and reminds me of Bobbi Brown's Oil Free foundation that I tried over ten years ago. It was complete YUCK!! For $68 I'd expect what the name implies "flawless". It's interesting too, that the bottles and foundations look nearly exactly like Giorgio Armani. It's funny, the bottles may be similar, but the product lacks the true flawless and impeccable finish of GA or Laura Mercier. You don't get what you pay for here, atleast in my opinion. Sisley's oil free foundation is another good bet, formula superior. What a shame with this.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I love it too!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this foundation and powder amazing i never thought i would find a foundation and powder that made me look flawless and didnt come off in the heat and show my fine lines this is amazing there is no better foundation on the market i have spent thousands of dollars looking for it wow this stuff is amazing!!!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I am posting the reply I sent to the review below in case there are others with this same question. In answer to your question under the reviews, the treatment is more like a tinted moisturizer and the foundation is similar to Guerlain Parure & Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk. It has a silky texture and great blendability that you can easily work with for sheer to opaque coverage. Both products are awesome in my opinion and you can use them together, I am loving the entire line!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have a question rather than a review, I hope it's ok to do that. Does any one know how this foundation compares to the Anti-Aging Treatment Fluid? There is no review for the fluid, I got a sample of it and think it's a miracle - it goes on like a smooth foundation, neutralizes redness (rather than covers it up) and lasts all day. I can't afford both the Treatment Fluid and the Foundation, so I was hoping to hear some points of comparison. Thanks!
...OK, I am adding to my posting. First of all, thanks, cricket, for the comparison. I did get to the store and loaded on the LMDB products: among other things, I got the treatment fluid and the concealer. I also got two samples of their foundation and it is amazing. Even the shade that is too light for me looks great. This foundation makes my face look flawless, yet it doesn't go on thickly or heavily. It is the best foundation I've ever come across.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Fine Eyes: Green
I think I have shade 2. The SA at BG advised me that shade 1 would be way too light even though I usually need the lightest yellow toned shade in most foundations. The swatches of #2 on BG's and NM's websites show it as very pink. It looks to me to be a neutral very light beige. It doesn't look at all pink in the bottle or on my face. I think it is fairly long lasting. It isn't totally matte nor is it super moist looking. The coverage is buildable, though I usually only do a 2nd go over on my chin. It applies nicely with fingers or a brush. Way less than a pumpfull is plenty for my entire face. It is very natural looking.
This is my favorite foundation since my HG, Diorskin Pure Light, was discontinued. I change foundations in winter and summer. The Dior was a warm weather foundation. I bought this to replace YSL Teint Major which had been my cold weather foundation since last year. I am considering throwing out the YSL b/c this is so much better in every way - no scent, better skin match, lighter texture, equal or better hydrating properties b/c it has hyaluronic acid in it. I like this so much, I'm hoping it works just as well in warm weather.
One last thing. The SA said not to use primer underneath b/c the brand's philosophy is to use natural stuff and they don't think you should gunk up their foundation with silicones. I agree, although, I did try it with a sample of SENSAI CP Brightening Make-Up Base, which I do not think has silicones, and my skin looked even better.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This foundation is medium coverage with a satin finish and lasts all day. Love this foundation and will buy again!