I was at a lovely Handpicked Media event at Liberty this evening where we were shown the new Le Métier de Beauté Spring 2010 collection.
The whole collection was fab, but there was one standout product that I just had to get my wallet out for, which was the Crème Fresh Tint for Lip and Cheek in the shade “Poppy” (£22). This multi tasker is the most beauteous peachy pink colour, and when I applied it on my cheeks and saw how much healthier and fresher I looked with it on, I had to have it.
Here’s how Le Metiér de Beauté describe the Crème Fresh Tint:
A new introduction to the Le Métier de Beauté color family, Crème Fresh Tints for Lip and Cheek create a sheer wash of color to brighten cheeks and lips for a radiant glow. Blended over makeup or on fresh, clean cheeks, Crème Fresh Tints can be worn alone or together for a completely customized look. Dab on lips for a fresh stain; add Clearly Brilliant to add brilliant shine.
– Two beautiful, universal shades
– Adjustable coverage for delicate to intense color
– Safe for all skin types including sensitive skin
Here’s a close-up photo I took of the shade “Poppy“. It looks almost shimmery in this photo even though it was taken without flash. But in real life, you don’t see shimmer particles at all – it’s just a “gleam”.
The consistency of the Crème Fresh Tint keeps catching me out. I keep thinking it’s going to be a solid product like a cream blush I have from Clarins that this colour reminds me of, but it’s actually more like a thick lipgloss. Three times now (twice in the store, and once just now), I have dunked a finger in and ended up scooping up a massive blob, like this:
Anyway, here’s what it looks like on the cheeks – there’s no shimmer, just a peachy gleam. This is quite literally the beauty product I’ve been searching for my entire life. And it can be applied over powder products without turning funny.
The Crème Fresh Tint comes in another shade called “Tenné” which is a neutral, pinky brown colour… which I imagine would be great for creating a very natural, tawny look. There are great swatches of both shades on this post at The Beauty Look Book.
I also tried using these Crème Fresh Tints on my lips, which worked well because the consistency is already so much like a lipgloss and the tints are completely unscented. “Tenné” gave an ultra beige nude look on my lips, and “Poppy” gave a pale, rosy lip. Man, I love this product.
In the UK, you can currently only buy Le Metiér de Beauté from Liberty in London or from Liberty.co.uk where there is a limited range available. See here for where you can find the brand in other countries.
Disclosure: I was given some products from the Le Métier de Beauté collection to take home free of charge, but I paid for this particular shade of Crème Fresh Tint with my own, hard-earned cash, because I just love it.