Le Metier de Beaute • Georgina Marchesa Palette • Palettes
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I got this at fashions night out in 2010 when it was released in September for $65 and was delighted to see it as a free gift at Neimans in california a year later. I love it for what it is, a touch up kit that takes me from day to night. This is not my full face but something tiny to put in my purse and and go. And you cant complain about free right?
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This was a palette sold in the Spring Marchessa Collection. This palette featured one cream blush (in a pale peach shade), one lipgloss (dark berry shade), one concealer (med shade), one eyeshadow (deepest black with silver microglitter), and their translucent face powder.
The size of this palette is tiny. It is literally the size of a credit card and the thickness of two credit cards put together. The asking price was $75.00 USD.
If you didn't get this one you are lucky you didn't get ripped off!! This was my first experience with Le Metier and I can say the only thing worth looking at in this line is their eyeshadow.
The blush in this kit looked to be such a lovely peach shade that I mistook it for the lip product until I put my finger in it to test the texture. YUCK! WAX!!! That still didn't fully deter me so i tried it on. Double YUCK! Waxy texture, no pigment, and no staying power. Turned the box over to read the ingredients and discovered the problem. Main ingredient in this overpriced atrocity...petrolatum (pretty much mineral oil mixed with petroleum jelly). Grr...for what i paid these should be high quality not dollar store quality...
Moved on to the lip gloss. The color was way too dark for my fair skin but I tried it anyway. Ick again! Sticky, non-blendable, and downright ugly. The undertones didn't work with any skintones I tried this on except African American which is weird because every other product in the kit is geared towards fair skin. Sadly, I've found l'oreal drugstore lipstick with better quality than this. Thankfully this one had no petroleum products but also had no moisturizing or quality ingredients. Thumbs down!
On to the concealer....
Another FAIL! Same texture and consistency as the cheek balm with the same cheap ingredient list. The color was only slight off of my fair skintone so I'm confused on who they thought this would appeal to since the colors are all geared towards opposite tones no one could use this kit in it's entirety and truly put together a beautiful face. The coverage was horrible due to the waxy texture and it settled into lines and pores.
Next tried the powder....or as I like to call it, "chalk powder". This was also cheaply made with the main ingredient being talc. I have very white skin and this looked white and chalky on me. I've never in my life had powder look chalky on my pale face. WTH??? This didn't work on anyone I tried it on. This was another FAIL!!
Finally the eyeshadow, the only redeeming product in this kit. The eyeshadow was outstanding. This was the blackest black I've ever used and the most pigmented. Sadly it was heavy in talc so it was too dry to adhere properly but that color payoff was amazing! Best smokey eye black i've used to date. Love, love, love it. Used it on 6 different tones and now keep this in my pro kit just for smokey eyes.
To sum this up, the concealer and powder at both acne causing and made with cheaper than drugstore ingredients. The lip and cheek items were just dismal and again cheaply produced. The eyeshadow was the only saving item and for $75 I could have bought a whole lot of eyeshadow. Don't waste your money on this rip off. You are buying the name, this line is bunk. You want a good palette? Try the Kevyn Aucoin Making Faces palette.