Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Tutorial: Two Lip Colors, Two Vastly Different Looks

Lipstick makes all the difference.  I have mentally acknowledged this reality on an innumerable amount of occasions...from a swipe of baby pink to add a casual glow to a meticulously applied classic red for a timeless effect (see HERE), there is simply something so transformative about veiling one's lips in color.  Today, I am excited to share two diverse looks--created by a pair of lipsticks on either side of the shade spectrum--featuring an array of new favorites from Le Metier de Beaute.

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the products in action as well as the Bottom Line...

LOOK #1: Beige for Days

The first look is a natural one for me; nude lips are my habitual go-to and the Moisture Matte Lip Color in La Vie en Rose (all shades swatched and reviewed HERE) takes neutral to another level!  I combined this 1960's-inspired pale lip with some complexion basics for a warm, pared down take on polished minimalism...just because the pout is understated doesn't mean that everything else must be accentuated!
1. I prepped and evened my canvas with Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge #02 (reviewed HERE).  This illuminator, primer, tinted moisturizer and anti-aging serum has been my first step (following skincare) for the past three years and my face would be lost without it. 

2. For additional coverage, I applied the *By Terry Light Expert Click Brush Foundation in 05 Peach Beige (not pictured, but reviewed HERE) for a natural, smooth and velvety effect. 

3. To subtly contour, I swept a bit of the darker side of the Tom Ford Illuminating Duo in Moodlight (not pictured, but reviewed HERE) along the hollows of my cheeks.

4. In this look, I wanted the apples of the cheeks to look "just pinched" so I lightly buffed the brand new *Le Metier de Beaute Creme Fresh Tint in Zinnia, a glistening medium pink, into the cheek area with my ring finger.  Long time a favorite, this formula is the perfect balance of pigmentation and radiance.  

5. For a touch of highlight, I added a bit of the *Le Metier de Beaute Eye Prism in Angora (also reviewed HERE) along my upper cheekbones and brow bone.  Once set, this gossamer-light, multitasking formula stays in place all day and I love that it can be used on the eyes, lips and face alike!

Above: A swatch of Le Metier de Beaute Creme Fresh Tint in Zinnia in direct sunlight.

6. To complete the eyes, I blended the *Le Metier de Beaute Eye Prism in Lurex--a warm, shimmering nude--all over the upper lid and ran a bit along the lower lash line for definition.

7. I then took the indigo-meets-navy *Le Metier de Beaute Dualistic Gel Eyeliner in Midnight and applied it along my lower waterline; the aqua tint feels modern and fresh. This eyeliner is smooth as silk and stays in place, even in a challenging area such as the waterline!

8. As aforementioned, lips are all about a soft pinky beige effect.  I first prepped them with the moisturizing Le Metier de Beaute Lip Creme in Creme Caramel (a muted rosegold nude) and then lined them with the rosy *Le Metier de Beaute Waterproof Lip Liner in Saffron and then applied the *Le Metier de Beaute Moisture Matte Lipstick in La Vie en Rose for a muted result.

Above: Saffron + La Vie en Rose  on the lips.

Look #2: Coral Forest

Sometimes, one must venture outside of one's comfort zone and such is the case with this classic coral look.  Combined with a modest brown winged eye and a vibrant Ferragamo silk scarf, the result is positively metamorphic!

To achieve this look, I followed steps 1-6  from above.  Then, I:

7. Drew a medium-width line along the upper lash line with the *Le Metier de Beaute Dualistic Gel Eyeliner in Sequoia, a rich matte brown, and brought it to a slight wing at the corners of the eye. Before it sets, his formula is smudgeable for a delightfully diffused finish. 

8. I then used the *Le Metier de Beaute Waterproof Lip Liner in Echo to define the perimeters of the lips and followed with the *Le Metier de Beaute Moisture Matte Lipstick in Cinema, a bold yet soft coral, to complete the look.

Above: Echo and Cinema on the lips.
Above: I've been wearing this beige crewneck sweater from Topshop constantly.
Before this post concludes, I wanted to share a quick preview of my latest bootie acquisition; while undoubtedly a splurge, this pair from Gucci are perfectWith a decent, though entirely comfortable heel, a higher shaft (so chic to wear with this season's cropped denim) and an embossed back, I am absolutely smitten! Expect them to make a more refined appearance on BP in the very near future ; ) 

Above: These Gucci booties were love at first sight.

Above: Last look.
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this Le Metier de Beaute lip color-centric tutorial and wish you a bounty of blessings in the New Year!

What are YOUR plans for the rest of this week?

Good things ahead in the imminent future, including a Best of 2015 video (!!) a host of new product discoveries and couple super exciting foundation features ;  )

Looking forward to spending 2016 with you here at Beauty Professor!


--The Beauty Professor

** PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-15 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.


  1. You look fabulous in both shades. I love the boots and your new blog layout too! Happy New Year and all the best in 2016

    1. Hi Kath,

      Thank you so much, my friend!! I am truly grateful for your friendship!

      Love and blessings in 2016...XO,

      --The Beauty Professor

  2. My favorite is the second one! I think you look great with a vintage touch.
    Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Many thanks, Wefadetogray! It definitely took me out of my comfort zone but I enjoyed the adventure ; )

      Have a beautiful NYE, my and blessings to you in the New Year!


      --The Beauty Professor

  3. I love both looks. The more natural and the boho. Both are lovely! Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you so much, Debi!!

      Happy New Year to you, too...XO,

      --The Beauty Professor

  4. The Boho look and Echo lip are fabulous on you. You can definitely carry that vibrancy. Go for it and Happy NY.

    1. Thank you, Alison...I so appreciate the encouragement! Hope your January is going well thus far.


      --The Beauty Professor


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