Mikey Castillo, Lead Makeup Artist for Le Metier de Beaute, worked with Georgina Chapman for her Oscar night look. Georgina was definitely on my best dressed list and a huge part of that was her dramatic eyes and pink pout. The eyes were lined with one of my all time favorites: Precision Eyeliner in Noir. If you are at all intimidated by a pen liner, this is the one to start with. Mikey used the Northern Lights Eye & Lip Kaleidoscopes from the Spring Collection. Don’t be fooled by the bold colors – they finely milled eyeshadows go on very sheer. And the lip kit is designed to be layered.
These kits include some of the most vivid colors we can find in nature. And no wonder since Le Métier de Beauté is inspired by the Aurora Borealis (a.k.a. the Northern Lights). The phenomenon results in a sky full of quickly changing light in a magnetic-like pattern. The inspiration translates into a sheer neutrals, silvery blues, bronzes and violets applied in a layered approach to makeup that Le Métier de Beauté does so well (see more about their “Couches de Couleur” technique here).
The Aurora Kaleidoscope Lip Kit has four options in Le Métier de Beauté’s delicious Lip Crème lip gloss formula. Begin with Illuminate, a shimmering hot pink with a sheer finish. Next, layer on Voltaic, a satin-y nude mauve. For a pop of color try Dynamos, an effervescent coral-tangerine. And finish with Eos, an opaque fuchsia.
The Northern Lights Kaleidoscope Eye Kit contains Ionic, a satin/matte neutral sunset, Sky, a pale shimmering skyline blue, Magnetic, a blazing copper and Equinox, a satin/matte twilight violet. Applied using Le Métier de Beauté’s signature Couche de Couleur layering format, the result is multi-dimensional, turning color on its axis.
These kits are seasonal releases and tend to go quickly. Collectors snap these up the moment they arrive at counters.