Tuesday, October 30, 2012

LMdB Peau Vierge Swatches and Review

The LMdB Peau Vierge come in an airtight 1 ounce bottle with a pump.  

My love for the Le Metier de Beaute line is certainly not a secret...from the lustre of the lip products to the glow of the creme blushes, from the natural coverage of the foundation to the revitalizing properties of the peel and mask set, this brand ranks in the top five of my favorite cosmetic companies ever. 

In terms of skin care, this line does not disappoint!  I have been steadily using the Peau Vierge Anti-Aging Complexe for the past six months as a part of my daily regimen and, now on my second bottle, couldn't be more pleased with my results thus far.  

Shade 2 is perfect for light to medium skin tones.
I love that one press of the pump dispenses the ideal amount of product for a single use  on the face...no mess or waste!

Here is what the Le Metier de Beaute has to say about Peau Vierge...

This tinted treatment formula is the first and most effective of its kind, combining the known anti-aging benefits of Retinol with cutting edge Syntoc Actif® technology clinically proven to be 20 times more effective at delivering active ingredients into the dermis layer of the skin than traditional topical applications. Light-diffusing pigments help fade away lines and instantly impart a renewed radiance and healthy glow to the skin, with SPF 20 to guard against the damaging effects of the sun. Applies as a sheer gossamer wash for a flawless, luminous finish.


If you are anything like I was before purchasing Peau Vierge, you may be be wondering what exactly, pray tell, this means and how it could fit into your daily routine!

Here is how I typically use it: After cleansing with Koh Gen Do Spa Water, I put one pump of SPONGE Ladi Avokanto Oil on my face, followed by a pump of Peau Vierge #2 and, if I am going to be outside for any length of time, top off with some Koh Gen Do UV Care Milk (SPF 30) Sunscreen (love that it is physical rather than chemical in composition).  

The Peau Vierge adds this amazing balance (I attribute this to the very sheer tint), moisture and luminosity (there is a bit of sheen to this product) to my skin and perfectly primes it for the foundation to come.  Over time, my skin has become smoother (likely the result of the retinol) and my makeup lasts longer...I cannot imagine skipping this step, ever.

**For the past week, I have been trying the Somme Institute five step regimen (review in a couple more weeks!) and have kept Peau Vierge as an unmitigated component in my skincare routine because I like it that much...I just add it after step four and I am good to go!


Above from bottom to top: Swatches of Peau Vierge in #1, #2 and #3 and swatches of Peau Vierge Concealer in #1, #2 and #3. 

Peau Vierge comes in three shades: Shade 1 (suitable for fair to light skin), Shade 2 (suitable for light to medium skin) and Shade 3 (suitable for medium to dark skin).  Since all three shades are sheer, they are very forgiving...I wear Shade 2, which matches me perfectly, all year long, despite the fact that I change to a darker foundation shade when the summer arrives. 

There is also a Peau Vierge Concealer that coordinates with the Peau Vierge itself and, while I am devoting a separate post to this little gem (currently enjoying wearing it in #2), I have included images that show both products for reference!  Scroll on for swatches...

Above from bottom to top: Swatches of Peau Vierge in #1, #2 and #3 and swatches of Peau Vierge Concealer in #1, #2 and #3 in slightly different indoor lighting.
Above from L-R: A close up of Peau Vierge #1, #2 and #3.
Above: all I am wearing in this image is Peau Vierge.  That is it.  I jest...however, I am indeed wearing Peau Vierge as a base under my normal makeup...the natural glow that it provides is remarkable!

Bottom Line:  Peau Vierge is an integral part of my daily skincare.  I love the evenness, luminosity and smoothness that this formula imparts and appreciate the fact that it is instantly effective as well as having long-term benefits with daily use.  Paired with my Peau Vierge concealer, my skin has never looked better! Highly recommended.

8 comments:

  1. Hey Beauty Professor!

    Peau Vierge was my first LMdB purchase. I absolutely loved it. The only reason I stopped using it is because I now use another topical retinol product, and the two of them were too much for my skin to take. But I really enjoyed using it.

    LOVED the review of the Lip Creme in Bloom. I am debating calling Scott at NM to have him send me one! The only reason I am hesitating is because I just ordered a combination of lip products from Ulta. I was insipired by the dark brown lips Camilla Belle sported at the Met Gala back in May. I found out what lip products she used (all by CkOne Color) and bought them. Thiis is my first experience with Ck beauty products, so I am interested to see how they perform. They are reasonably priced, if nothing else.

    I tried wearing the Kona lip color the other day, and enjoyed it. I am actually more comfortable with dark, deep lip colors than bright ones. Kona is a dark plum with burgandy undertones. The husband liked it - or at least lied convincingly about it. Lol!

    I am absolutely loving the LMdB foundation in #7. I love the finish and the color matches really well. Occasionally I will use just a little of the KGD Aqua Foundation in BE-1 to lighten the color a smidge. Thank goodness for BE-1!

    I am eagerly awaiting your review of the Peau Vierge concealer! Hope all is well and have a great rest of the week!

    xoxo,
    Kate

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  2. Hello Kate,

    How the week flew by...I hope it was a good one for you! I started feeling under the weather by Thursday and am spending the say at home today, finally feeling OK enough to spend some quality time with my computer; )

    Glad you liked my Bloom review...I am still so happy with the shade...creamy and opaque yet without giving the "death lips" effect. I love adding it to my too-dark shades as well, so it currently has had a permanent home in my purse. How do you like your new CKOne dark brown shades? I so love the idea of such colors but am always so hesitant to wear them for long. I may have to accept the inevitable fact that I am destined to only feel like myself in pale shades...is that crazy?

    Kona sounds fantastic...as I mentioned before, I have Castelo and it is so very pretty in swatches and I love looking at it, but it is just not the greatest on my lips...I will do a post soon--I'd be interested in your thoughts!

    Thrilled that the LMdB #7 is still a winner for you; I wore it all this past week (without any #9) and it was a perfect shade for my post-summer skin. Such a beautiful finish and the utility of BE-1 is spectacular. My husband was in Vegas for work and brought me home some products from the Tom Ford line...normally I go with him each year, but I couldn't get away from work so he was on his own to do some selecting! I ended up with the stick foundation in #05 (Natural) and glosses in Tawny Pink and Peach Absolute...I love everything so far, so he did well indeed ; )

    Off to try to generate some blog posts...have a wonderful rest of the weekend and talk soon!

    xoxo,

    --The Beauty Professor

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  3. This sounds so nice, thanks so much for this review! xx

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    1. My pleasure, Fernanda...glad you liked it!

      Take care,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  4. How much of this do you use prior to your foundation? Also do you find this in any way rubs off your foundation when applying with a beauty blender sponge? I have tried this alone and feel I need more coverage due to the redness I have so I was curious to see how you apply with foundation.

    Thanks for your help

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    1. Hi Anon,

      I use one pump to cover my whole face (using my fingertips to blend); then I buff on my foundation with a Beauty Blender. I find that it's a perfect combination!

      I hope that helps...xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  5. I have extremely sensitive skin and have not tolerated retinol serums very well. I would love to try this as a skin care/sunscreen/radiant primer but am afraid of a retinol reaction. Is the amount of retinol very small, have you experienced any irritation from it? Thanks for introducing us to many products we might never have know existed!

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    1. Hello!

      Because of the way the retinol is suspended and dispensed at a lower concentration, my extremely sensitive skin hasn't experienced a bit of irritation over the course of two years of daily usage. It is truly gentle yet effective!

      I hope that helps...thanks for your kind words and keep me posted on your experience if you end up trying this...xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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