Le Metier de Beaute Beauty Vault VIP December 2014 Review, Pictures, Swatches

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Usually I feel like months just pass by and my Le Metier de Beaute Vault VIP shipments come faster than I can try the products inside. Well, not this time. In December I found myself stalking the tracking number every step of the way, because I really wanted to see if we’re getting something special for the Holidays.

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HOW IT WORKS
As a Vault VIP for $348/year you will receive a full-sized product or assortment of products every month, curated by our BeautΓ© experts. Members of The Vault will also have the opportunity to try exclusive, limited-edition items and pre-releases of the brand’s latest and greatest before anyone else gets their hands on them.
The sign ups will become available again only in July 2015.

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In December, all Vault VIP members received two True Colour Eye Shadows in limited edition silver packaging, formulated exclusively for this program, and not sold anywhere else. The colors don’t have official names, but the card describes them as Deep Emerald Green and Shimmery Sand-White.

Le Metier de Beaute is known for their intensely pigmented eye shadows, and I always welcome new additions to my makeup kit. I also mentioned this in one of my earlier Vault VIP reviews, but True Colour pans are significantly bigger than most other eye shadow singles on the market, and make a worthy investment if you plan to use them a lot. I already made a pretty large dent in my Goldstone single, because I use it several times a week since I got it, and if the pan was regular-sized, it would have been empty!

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Le Metier de Beaute Beauty Vault VIP December 2014 Review >> http://ow.ly/Fu10B  | via @glamorable

Le Metier de Beaute Beauty Vault VIP December 2014 Review >> http://ow.ly/Fu10B  | via @glamorable

Both colors are really festive, and remind me of lights on a Christmas tree. The sandy shimmer works well as a base color, or a highlighter, while the deep emerald green makes the perfect accent. It makes a great eyeliner or a crease color, and really stays on the lids to the point where I can’t even rub it off.

The formula is truly the best it can be with eye shadows. It offers bold color payoff, great longevity and blendability, and even the price isn’t too bad considering the size of the pans. If I can spot a good promotion or a coupon, I will definitely grab a few more True Colour singles for my collection.

PRODUCT RATING
96%, A
Formula 10/10 | Application 9.5/10 | Pigmentation 10/10 | Longevity 9/10 | Product 9.5/10

What’s your favorite brand for eye shadows?

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  • those shades are very pretty!

  • Lauren Richardson

    oh my gosh those eye shadows look AMAZING! I love the green one! I’m obsessed!

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    Lauren
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  • Angelic Sinova

    I love that green eye shadow, it’s so festive! It’s really the perfect color for the holidays <3

  • I love that green shadow so much! I’d love to see a look with both of them; I’m sure it’ll be stunning!

  • Fiona

    Gorgeous eye shadows. The green is so beautiful, I’m a sucker for a good green shadow,

  • Masshole Mommy

    I don’t wear makeup, but I love those colors. The green one is so pretty.

  • Miranda Myrabev

    Beautiful shades I love how pigmented they look in the swatches

  • Liz Mays

    I haven’t worn eye shadow in so long, but I should. I love the green and white. It would have a dramatic effect!

  • That deep emerald green is AMAZING

  • CourtneyLynne

    Ong these look like some pretty eye shadows!!! That green is perfect for Christmas

  • Unknown

    Such pretty colors!

  • Everything about this brand is enticing! I love the shades you got

  • whoaaaa these look incredible!

  • Kristi C

    Love all the colors. The green is so pretty!

  • Michelle Feliciano

    Those are some pretty colors. I really love the glittery green.

  • I love that green!

  • Echo A

    Oh my, the combination of emerald and ivory are so gorgeous!

  • I LOVE that green! It’s perfect for now, and would look great for s smoky eye.

  • Those two colors look soo pretty! I seriously want these like right now!

  • I wouldn’t usually go for a green but that one is very pretty!

  • Jenn

    Seems a little spendy per year but I do love those shades!

  • I’m crazy for that green!

  • they are worth stalking… i like the shades, very holiday-ish indeed!

  • That green, tho! Gorgeous!

  • Shabby Chic Boho

    Thanks so much for sharing, I love both of the shadow colors. I don’t have a favorite brand of eyeshadow yet, I’ve spent all of my life looking for the perfect shadow and maybe I should try this subscription box.

  • Nicole Escat

    Even if it is so expensive eyeshadow looks greatproduct. You know I love it, my eyes looks sparkling!!

  • Rattles Heels

    Those colors are really pretty and rich.

  • Melissa

    I’ve never heard of this before, but those colors are just amazing! I can totally see myself shelling out to be a VIP!

  • Marielle Altenor

    Le Metier! Sounds so fancy lol I’ve never heard of them. Loving the colors!!

  • I’ll be keeping an eye out for these!

Le Metier de Beaute Beauty Vault VIP November 2014 Review, Pictures, Swatches

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Is it just me or did November totally sneak up on us? I mean, where did October go? I swear it still feels like maybe the third week of October over here, even though we just got our first snow a couple days ago. In November Le Metier de Beaute treated all Vault VIP members to a little set of precious goodies that work for all complexions. Here’s what they are!

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HOW IT WORKS
As a Vault VIP for $348/year you will receive a full-sized product or assortment of products every month, curated by our BeautΓ© experts. Members of The Vault will also have the opportunity to try exclusive, limited-edition items and pre-releases of the brand’s latest and greatest before anyone else gets their hands on them.
The sign ups will become available again only in July 2015.

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  • I am so dying to try Le Metier de Beaute products. They look so luxurious!

    • I never thought I’d try anything of theirs either before they announced this Vault VIP program, and so far it was worth every penny. Their eye shadows are particularly impressive!

  • Their products look wonderful. One day, I’d like to try a few.

    • Where do you live Erika? I’m in the rural area so we don’t have Neiman’s or Nordies here, but if you live in a bigger city, you could always try them at the counter. They will happily make you a few samples of their products, too πŸ™‚

  • Unknown

    Great neutral liners.

  • Ohhhh I want the bag!

    • It’s really not the best quality, but it really looks nice from afar πŸ™‚

  • Thanks for the swatches!

  • Very pretty lip pencil shades.

    • I’m glad you liked them, too, Kim! Those neutrals are so versatile, they would suite anybody.

  • If I get rich one day then I´ll give these products a try πŸ˜€

    • If I ever get rich I have quite a wishlist of luxury products to buy, haha πŸ™‚

  • Kimberly

    As great as these lip liners surely are, that price point is way out of my league! Phew!

    • I’m with you there Kimberly, they are out of my budget normally as well, but this LMdB VIP program allows me to try them at a huge discount. I don’t think I would have purchased them normally.

  • I would be so bummed with this month’s offering. I don’t really use lip liners, and a packet of cream is stingy, no matter how much they say it’s worth. I just can’t imagine paying $350 for any cream, even if it came with a Chippendales dancer to apply it! Lol

  • Carleenp

    I love LMB. Everything they make is awesome.

    • Good to hear that you also like their products, Carleen. So far I liked everything except the toner and those awful now-discontinued cream shadows. Goodness, those were such a disaster!

  • I need to try some of these goodies you have been getting!

  • So curious to try, sounds amazing!

  • This looks nice! Those lip liners look lush!

  • Lisa Heath

    Sounds amazing! Both lip liners are shades I would wear

    • They are super wearable indeed, and I’m glad LMdB didn’t send anything too bright or too deep like last year with lipsticks.

  • I seriously need to join their Vault VIP program. I LOVVVVEEEE their products and everything is always so nice. Super pricey but so worth it. Those pencils look to die for!

    • Vault is seriously amazing in terms of value! The only bad thing about it is the upfront payment, and dishing out $350 for a year of mystery stuff can be too much to pay at once.

  • MakeupByLauraG

    Those liners are so pretty.

    • They look even better on, trust me! I just couldn’t find a spot with good lighting to take lip swatches.

  • Mercedes

    The liners look like they apply nice, I’m not a fan of lip pencils I have to sharpen either.

    • Yeah, I normally would pass on these at a store just because of the whole sharpening thing, but getting them in a box makes me hate them a lot less.

  • I’ve never tried this line but it looks great. The vault is a great way to get into this brand.

    • Indeed, for me this was probably the *only* way to try their products. I don’t have any stores that carry the line around here, so I wouldn’t even be able to try them at the counter.

  • Great value! BTW love the new logo!

    • Thank you Miranda! I thought it was time for a change πŸ™‚

  • Those lip pencils are gorgeous. Such an awesome value πŸ˜‰

    • The value is definitely there, considering that each box ends up being roughly $29, so I just got all that for two thirds of a lip pencil. If they do a third year, I’m so in!

  • I agree, your new logo is simple yet chic!

    • Thank you Kath! Took me a whopping 5 minutes to make it in Picmonkey, but I really like it πŸ™‚

  • I rarely use lip pencils but these do look nice

    • I didn’t used to be a lip pencil person either, but now that my lips are thinner it helps to make them look fuller.

  • Mai

    Your Le Metier de Beaute posts always enable me to try something out from the brand!

    • I hope it was all good enabling πŸ™‚ Your posts always make me want all the lipsticks you’re wearing.

  • I love LMdB but they are just too expensive.

    • I’m with you, they are outside of my usual price range, and this VIP program is the only way for me to try them.

Le Metier de Beaute Beauty Vault VIP September 2014 Review, Pictures, Swatches

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And now it’s time to show you my monthly treat – September Le Metier de Beaute Vault VIP box. I always anxiously await its arrival, guessing what kinds of amazing products I’m going to receive this time. This month all boxes were shipped mid-month, so I’m actually not super late on this review, haha πŸ™‚

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    It sounds lovely. I can’t wait to hear how you feel about it in a few weeks.

    • Can’t go wrong with retinol, right? πŸ™‚ Hopefully it helps even out my skin tone, even if only a little bit.

  • It sounds like a good product, but $175 USD for 2 oz? I´m not sure I will ever spend that much money on one beauty product.

    • I’m with you Leelo, I’m definitely not their target demographic, and 99% of their products are either a splurge or way too expensive for me, that’s why I really appreciate the opportunity to try LMdB at a huge discount via this VIP program.

  • It looks lovely.

  • That looks lovely but it is way out of my budget.

  • oooh that looks so pretty!

  • I think tinted moisturizers are awesome for those days where you just need to go out and run errands and don’t wanna put the full face on!

  • Wow – for $175 I would have to pass.

  • Looks fabulous but this is just too expensive for me.

  • My budget expectations for Skincare have definitely expanded, but not quite to that extent. For $175, I expect it to also clean my bathroom and do the dishes, I guess! Glad you got to try it in your sub box!

  • OMG, $175 for a tinted moisturizer?? I would much rather have one of their palettes. Great idea to mix it in with your BB cream. I may try that tip on all of my tinted moisturizers since they are too sheer for me.

  • This looks nice, but I can’t afford that.

  • It sounds great, but will probably skip since I have oily skin

  • Whooooooa that’s a lot of money. But it would be a great way to try something super expensive in one of those boxes!

  • this looks like a fabulous product… but man… that price point… wowzers.

  • As much as I love LMdB NO WAY would I spend that on a tinted moisturizer unless it was from the Gods lol

  • That is soo expensive for a timted moisturizer! Dang…

  • Thats a good month

Le Metier de Beaute Beauty Vault VIP 2013 Program Overview; Was It Worth It?

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This post was highly requested by many of you on Instagram, Facebook, in comments and emails, so I tried to write it as fast as I could, because time’s ticking and 2014 Vault VIP program signups can close at any moment now. Here is the overview of my experience with Le Metier de Beaute Beauty Vault VIP 2013 membership, and brief product reviews now that I’ve used everything for a while. WIthout further ado, let’s find out if this investment was worth it.

Warning: this will probably be a long post!

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  • Carina

    This is great! I didn’t even think of computing the value of the products I use regularly. I’ve since run out of the lash serum and the dark spot corrector.

    • Wasn’t that lash serum amazing? And what did you think of the Dark Spot Corrector, did it work well for you? Mine still has a little bit left, maybe a few weeks’ worth.

  • Arielle Thibodeaux

    This is a great comprehensive post! I’m happy to see you received well over what you paid for the service! It looks like some months were much better than others.

    • Thank you Arielle, I’m glad you found this post informative. Some months were definitely better than others, and there were a couple of total duds, but overall, I feel like this investment was well worth the money.

  • For the value, this actually sounds like a really great program!

    • Yeah, that’s what I thought, too. Dishing out $350 for a total mystery was a huge gamble, and I’m glad it paid off.

  • Taneja’s Bride

    Wow, that’s such an amazing round-up! Each and everything looks SO beautiful! <3

    • Thank you Shipra, glad you are liking this roundup. It really helps put things in perspective, doesn’t it?

  • BlackMagicRose

    I like a lot of what you received, but it seems like a big gamble to me for so much money. I feel like I could spend $350 on stuff I really really wanted at Sephora and be as (or more) happy. Those kaleidoscopes are really nice!

    • I totally understand, and I’ve been struggling with that thought myself, too. But after thinking it over, I decided that it’s a fair price to pay for a collection of luxury products. If Chanel had a sub that cost $350/year, would you get it? I’d be all over it! :)))

    • BlackMagicRose

      You’re right, of course. I think it’s the annual thing that throws me off. If you think of it monthly, it’s not really much more than Glossybox! I think I might actually sign up for this. I’ve been tempted for awhile, and it doesn’t become available very often!

  • lvp8779

    Love the round up! Your posts really helped me pull the trigger on this sub. I love LMdB and the value of the products versus the upfront cost is a no-brainer. Thanks for enabling! πŸ™‚

    • Glad I could help make a decision! It was an easy one for me, too, because I really enjoyed most of the products I got throughout the year.

  • LVMAKEUP

    I agree with you, this is subscription worth re signing up for. I didn’t have many Le Metier products is why I joined last year and I think the year was really great. I am also looking forward to another year. Plus looking forward to what the renew gift will be πŸ™‚

Le Metier de Beaute Beauty Vault VIP June 2014 Review, Pictures

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As my year of Le Metier de Beaute Beauty Vault VIP subscriber is coming to an end, I reflected on the past boxes and decided to renew for another year. In the month of June Vault VIP members received one amazing product – Daily Refresh Tonic [$50 USD value].

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  • That is a massive bottle!

  • The clorox scent may turn me off though but that’s one interesting toner!

  • I hope you revisit this review later and tell me if it actually did anything!

  • This toner sounds good (except the scent) and I like it´s packaging!

  • I don’t think I’d like this due to the scent and price.

  • That bottle is fancy!

  • Based on the scent description I would have to pass.

  • This toner sounds great, the bottle is HUGE. I am looking forward to seeing how you like it after a while using it.

  • Mai

    I swear your posts on LmdB always make me want to buy their stuff!

  • wow! Thats crazy big!

  • The packaging is indeed lovely. What a great idea for a monthly subscription service.

  • What a huge bottle!

  • Sounds like a super nice idea for a subscription service.

  • they have an awesome skincare line!

  • I’ve debated buying it for year two but I think I’d be disappointed with about 1/3 of the boxes. I just don’t think I can put out this much money for it.

  • That bottle is enough to make me want to try it!! I’m a sucker for packaging even if the product doesn’t always live up to it!

  • That bottle is quite large, which seems to make the price feel worth it.

  • I want to try it!!

  • That’s a pricey subscription but at least you get quality stuff!

  • I absolutely love the sleekness of the packaging. The price is steep – but that is something I want to try.

  • Prime Beauty

    That’s a huge bottle. The VIP subscription is too expensive for me.

  • It’s way to pretty

Le Metier de Beaute Beauty Vault VIP May 2014 Review, Pictures, Swatches

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In May, all Le Metier de Beaute Vault VIPs received two full-sized True Colour Eye Shadow pans in universally flattering shades Peachy Keen and Goldstone. We all pretty much expected to receive these iconic eye shadow singles at some point, but my main concern was the possible shades that we might get, because some of them are somewhat extravagant. Glad that both Peachy Keen and Goldstone can work for every complexion!
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  • Those shadows are gorgeous.

  • The shadows are so gorgeous! Very wearable.

    • Indeed, those are universally flattering everyday shades. And the formula is fabulous!

  • omg Goldstone is stunning!!!!

    • Right? I was iffy about it at first, because I rarely wear metallics, but this one is so soft and warm.

  • I love the eyeshadows!

    • I think I do, too. So far I tried 6 different LMdB colors and they were all awesome.

  • Gorgeous colors! I don’t hear enough about LMdB anymore!

    • Yeah, looks like they don’t advertise much, and I don’t follow that many “luxury” bloggers.

  • There’s not enough talk about LMdB lately. This box is a great one – one of the better ones actually. Pretty colors.

    • Agreed, I think it’s one of the best boxes they sent out so far. These colors are lovely!

  • I always droll over this line when I see you post it πŸ™‚ Gorgeous bronzer by the way

  • The colors are excellent! They look like my old standbys πŸ™‚

  • Those are very pretty and wearable shades! After seeing how teeny-tiny their nail polish bottles are, I’m pleasantly surprised to see how huge their eyeshadows are!

    • Indeed, I was underwhelmed by the size of their polishes, but their eye shadow pans are really big, probably the biggest I’ve seen.

  • I have only heard good things about this!

    • Rightfully so, since these eye shadows are some of the brand’s best products.

  • I need to try this brand! These colors are perfect for any occasion!

    • You’re right, they’re very wearable and the formula is fantastic.

  • These look gorgeous!

  • I haven´t tried them, but these are definirely the shades I would wear a lot.

    • I agree, these colors would look fantastic on you πŸ™‚

  • MITCH

    At first I thought it’s a bronzer, the pans are definitely huge for eyeshadow πŸ™‚

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    felishmichelle.blogspot.com

    • I thought so too, and then turned them around to read the label and they turned out to be eyeshadows. They sure are pricey, but you get a ton of product.

  • very pretty colors!

  • Melody Robinson Wright

    These are soo pretty.

Le Metier de Beaute Beauty Vault VIP April 2014 Review, Pictures, Swatches

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In the month of april, Le Metier de Beaute Vaul VIP members received only one full-sized product – Peau Vierge Anti-Aging Pressed Powder. As far as I know, there were two shades sent out: Shade #1 for fair skin, and Shade #2 for medium complexions. I received Shade #2, and just from the look of it I expected that it would be too dark for me, but it actually blended in quite nicely. You’ll see later in the swatches!

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  • This box gives off such a luxurious feel! The powder looks gorgeous on you πŸ™‚

    • Hi Noelle — This box is a splurge, but so far it really paid off! I’m glad I have this opportunity to try an assortment of LMdB luxury products for as low as $29/month. I often get asked if I think this subscription was worth it, and in my opinion, it was πŸ™‚ And thank you!

  • OOOO!! So I didn’t know you got a product every month with the vault vip!

    • Hi Eugenia — LMdB introduced this program to reward their loyal customers (but really anyone could subscribe), so for $29/month they’d send you a box of treats for a year. So far this has been a great ride!

  • Pretty! I’ve been wanting to try this!!

    • Hi Brooke — I only found out about these powders last month and then received one in my LMdB box. Lucky! πŸ™‚

  • It looks great on you!

    • Hi Phyrra — Thank you, I’m glad you feel that way! I don’t have many powders, and it’s great to have one that looks great and works great.

  • This powder sounds amazing!

    • Hi Leticia — It’s a pretty good powder, indeed, but I’m most pleased with its skincare properties – not many powders do that.

  • This powder looks amazing.

    • Hi Erika – I’m glad you like the way this powder looks! The case is elegant and sleek, and the powder itself has really good formula.

  • Gorgeous powder compact! and it looks beautiful on you

    • Hi Allison — Thank you, I’m happy to hear that you like this powder on me! I agree, the compact looks so classy and elegant, I will enjoy carrying it around in my purse πŸ™‚

  • The powder looks like it gave you flawless skin!

    • Hi Miranda — Thank you! πŸ™‚ It looks matte and absorbs excess oil so well!

  • That’s beautiful!

    • Hi Sheila — Thank you! I think this powder is very pretty, too; it will make a nice addition to my staple stash.

  • It doesn’t even look like powder in the photos! Amazing.

    • Hi Norah — I know, right? I was very surprised when I actually applied it on my skin, it looked nothing like the color in the pan. It gave my face a slight yellow tint (which is fine, because my skin has yellow undertones anyway), and really mattified the t-zone.

  • This looks great on you. It looks like your skin.

    • Hi Kim — I’m glad that you like the way it looks on me, so the color is a good match after all. Thank you!

  • What a luxe subscription! You look beautifully natural!

    • Hi Stephanie — I agree, this was very much a splurge, and I’m not entirely sure I’ll have the budget to opt in for another year, but it was a good ride. Still, three more months left, looking forward to getting my surprises πŸ™‚

  • This is a great subscription box!

    • Hi Kelly — It’s probably my biggest splurge, mainly because I had to prepay for the whole year in advance, but I think it was worth it.

  • I look forward to your posts everyday.

    • Hi Laura — The feeling is mutual <3 πŸ™‚

  • I love this on you – and awesome subscription box πŸ˜‰

    • Hi Honey — Thank you, I’m so happy to hear that you think this color suits me! It’s always good to get an unbiased opinion πŸ™‚

  • Mai

    That looks beautiful on your skin!

  • I don’t know this brand well but I’ve been lusting after them for some time.

  • I love LMDB products, but the vault is too rich for me!

  • wow that looks great on you

  • LMdB is my guilty pleasure that I usually buy when I am having a rough time and I need a bit of luxury and pampering to perk me up. This look grea on you. I might be popping by my LMdB counter to test this out.

  • I hereby officially declare you as the subscription box queen. Kidding aside, you made me lemming this powder so bad!!!!

  • I REALLY want to try this membership! You must have the best time checking the mail everyday, you subscribe to everything girl! haha

  • I like how the finish is matte, but not chalky or powdery. Almost a satin finish with a luminosity. Lovely!

  • It’s really nice on you !

  • Never heard of Le Metier de Beaute Vaul before. This powder looks amazing.

  • I would love to get my hands on this to try it out!

Le Metier de Beaute Beauty Vault VIP Unboxing and Review: January 2013

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I’m sure I already talked your ears off about LMdB products and how much I love them; so without further ado it’s now finally time to review my January Beauty Vault VIP treat. This month we received only one item – a full-sized bottle of Dual Action Makeup Remover for Eyes and Lips.

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  • Le Metier is on my wish list this year!

    • Looks like they will have a lot more subscribers this time πŸ™‚

  • Sounds like a great product! Another confirmation of sometimes a name is just a name, though – and sometimes a cheaper or generic version of a product really *is* the same thing.

    • Exactly, and I’m hoping that CS rep was truthful in her response.

  • I love the sounds of the finish this gives you. Also, I really like the explanation the company gave, that they were so transparent in how it came to pop up on Amazon as a generic. So many brands can be found as products of private labeling, especially in the nail world.

    • Ah yes, there are many indies who claim they hand mix everything to make their polishes seem unique, when they actually get their products made by a PLM.

  • Very cool! I’ve only tried a few small samples from the brand & it is hard to get an overall opinion off those!

    • My love for LMdB also began with a small sample that I received in a Glossybox. At the time I thought that was the best facial moisturizer with SPF that I have ever tried, then I checked online for prices and realized that it’s way out of my price range πŸ™‚

  • I think that their reasoning makes sense. When I worked at TBS they had an awesome brush cleaner that they didn’t sell, we just used in stores. Now that i don’t work there (and can’t get it for free!) I really wished that they sold it!

    • Good to know that their reasoning sounds legit, as a consumer who never had any experience “on the inside” I wasn’t sure if I can believe the words of that CS.

  • I guess the explanation makes sense abstractly, but still a letdown, I’m sure :/

    • Definitely, but at least they kept the exclusivity somewhat, until that other company decided to start selling on Amazon.

  • I like MAC Gently Off the best. I can’t seem to find a cheaper version I like as well. I would’ve been disappointed in this shipment as well. At least a mascara so you can use the remover to remove it lol Luckily all of the other months they spoil you πŸ˜‰

    • Haha, yep, I normally would have been delighted, but we got too spoiled by the previous treats πŸ™‚ Had to kick myself a few times to snap out of it.

  • Hmm interesting about the whole correspondence on the amazon listing. I’d be kinda bummed, too.

    • Well, at least they didn’t lie about not selling it anywhere before. I googled and found nothing, there are barely even any pictures of it online. Too bad that their partners now made this product accessible on Amazon, but on the bright side that also means I can actually buy more of it, knowing it’s the same exact product.

  • Strange reasoning but I suppose it does make sense! I’d be a bit disappointed as well.

    • Yeah, it left a bit of a sour taste in my mouth, but i can’t deny that the product is actually really good.

  • I love their products that I’ve tried.

    • Me too, except for those awful cream eye shadows that crease the second you put them on πŸ™‚

  • I’ve never tried their products, but that seems like a lot of money for an eye makeup remover…

    • It sure is, but LMdB market themselves as a luxury brand, so they price their products accordingly.

  • I always love hearing about your LMdB goodies. It’s a brand I’d love to try, but just not in my price range. Kind of a bummer about the product being sold on Amazon, but at least they responded professionally! πŸ™‚

    • They sure did give a satisfactory reply, but I’m still left a bit bummed πŸ™‚

  • Sounds like a great product!

  • When I saw that was the entire box for last month I was surprised. I’m glad it’s good but it did seem skimpy.

    • Yeah, it sure seemed very underwhelming compared to other months. But like that CS rep said, I also see these boxes as a collection of products, so I guess I’m not really complaining.

  • I have never tried LMdB products because I have heard so many people say that they are ALL repackaged products. I heard it from very notable people within the cosmetics industry. Not interested in forking over a bunch of cash for products that are essentially just repackaged.

    • I’m very curious to know which products are they repackaging? I did like what I tried so far, but if there are cheaper versions available of essentially the same products, I would love to know where to get them.

  • What a cute note to get with it!

    • They always send lovely handwritten notes, I also think it’s a cute touch πŸ™‚

  • What an interesting concept for a subscription box!

Le Metier de Beaute Beauty Vault VIP Unboxing and Review: December 2013

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December marks my 5th month as a Le Metier de Beaute Beauty Vault VIP Box subscriber [OMG long name!!]. This month we received a very special Holiday gift – a pre-release face Kaleidoscope called Cheeky Chic which is supposed to hit the stores later this month.

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    It’s so beautiful! I’m jealous! I hope they do this again next year.

    • They pretty much pinky-swore to open subscriptions again next year πŸ™‚

  • What a beautiful palette! I love the shades! I haven’t tried LMdB, but I would really like to. πŸ™‚

    • I agree, it’s staple-worthy! And the shades are universally flattering, too πŸ™‚

  • i’ve not heard of these–they’re gorgeous!

    • I only found out about the brand earlier this year, and been an addict ever since πŸ™‚

Le Metier de Beaute Beauty Vault VIP Unboxing and Review: November 2013

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If you thought last month was amazing, wait til you read this review. I honestly didn’t think that the November box would be as awesome as it was, but LMdB really spoiled us with this one. For me personally, this month’s selection came second only to inaugural box, which was pretty epic.

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  • Very expensive box !!! πŸ˜€

    • Definitely πŸ™‚ And it pretty much paid for itself in four months.

  • I’ve never heard of using castor oil for brows/lashes! What does it do?

    • It works as a natural hair growth treatment, and also makes the strands thicker. It’s also very gentle that even people who lost hair due to radiation treatment can use it. My own uncle used it to regrow his hair after he won a battle against lung cancer πŸ™‚

  • I missed out when the subscription opened this year πŸ™ I am marking my calendar for 2014. All the boxes you’ve received are super awesome!!!!!

    • Considering how amazing these boxes have been so far, I’m sure they will sell out really quick next year.

Le Metier de Beaute Beauty Vault VIP Unboxing and Review: October 2013

After last month’s flop with creasing eye shadows, I was hoping that the next VIP box really wows me, and it did! In October all subscribers received one of LMdB’s newest skin care products – a full sized Peau Vierge Dark Spot Corrector serum.

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  • Thanks! Out of curiosity what did they do about the broken eye shadow in your first month? I am really thinking about signing up next year, depending on how the products look this year. I haven’t bought any of the individual items because they are so $$$$$.

    • Hi Anneke! I contacted CS and the lady who assisted me was very helpful. Since that particular palette was LE, she had to call several warehouses until she finally found one to send me. The whole replacement process took about two weeks, and they were always quick to reply to my emails.

Le Metier de Beaute Beauty Vault VIP Unboxing and Review: September 2013

September is my Birthday month (and today is my Birthday!), so I’m always secretly hoping for better samples and products in my subscription boxes. This month LMdB introduced us to their brand new product that isn’t even in stores yet by sending Vault VIP Box subscribers two full-sized pre-release cream eye shadows.

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  • umm that’s weird and unfortunate, I don’t think anyone uses cream EYEshadows that way!

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    • Yeah, that’s just odd πŸ™ Oh well, I’ll make it work somehow πŸ™‚

  • it sucks when a high end product ends up not living up to the cost and expectations. i dont understand why they think people want their makeup to look “undone”. isnt the point of wearing makeup to look put together?
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    • Awesome point, Chelsey. I guess there are people who can totally pull off the undone look, but I’m not one of them =/

  • Happy Birthday! I hope your other subscribtions treat you better this month. (:

  • Laura Diniwilk

    Hi, Anastasia! I’m looking through all of your past LMdB posts because I just subscribed for the next round (EEK!!!) and wanted to see if it was worth it. I just had to comment to say I actually think these are quite stunning on you, and I love the undone look! To each her own, I guess πŸ™‚

    • Hi Laura! So glad that you subscribed to LMdB box, you are certainly goint to get your money’s worth. These eye shadows looked nice at first, but they creased and melted off within the first hour. The product was so poorly received, LMdB had to pull it off the shelves. I hope you don’t see a dud like that in your upcoming boxes πŸ™‚