Discovered: A Bronzer that puts all others to shame
Confession: I hate bronzer. Like, HATE it. I’m ridiculously pale and normally end up looking like Pig Pen from “The Peanuts” cartoon if I even attempt bronzer. I’m just not one of those gals that can achieve a “healthy glow”. I make Snooki’s fake bake look natural, y’all. Fast forward to the happy day I received Le Métier De Beauté’s Blushing Bronzed Duet in Traviata.
When I first opened the sleek, velvety rubber compact, the blush lover in me thought, “What a waste of one of the prettiest blushes these eyes have ever seen” (because it’s paired with a bronzer). Seriously, the Radiance Powder Rouge in Echo in this compact is DIVINE. It is a gorgeously deep coral rose laced with gold shimmer – one of those shades that manages to flatter every complexion to the nth power. This is NOT a dupe to NARS Orgasm – this is a whole other animal, folks!
It’s truly a Holy Grail blush – a shade that many people seek, but rarely do you find. The texture is so finely milled, it makes angels weep and it applies like a dream. The powder is almost buttery in its texture. It’s also extremely buildable – it would be very hard to apply too much of this. The end result is romantic and youthful and soft and pretty much everything a person could hope for in a blush. I could extol the virtues of this blush all day.
The blush was SO amazing, that I actually felt the teeniest glimmer of hope that maybe, just maybe, the Sun Kissed Bronzer in this compact might not be like all of the others I’ve tried. Just a glimmer, mind you. Girding my loins (I love that phrase), I dug out my fluffiest brush and gently swept this silky pressed powder across my face. Huh. Not bad. I swept some more. Seeing neither Pig Pen nor Snooki staring back at me from my mirror, I continued to build up some color.
Lo and behold, this is probably THE ONLY bronzer that hasn’t been sort of ridiculous on me. I dare say it was flattering. How can that be? A bronzer and me? Only if it’s Le Métier De Beauté. I think it has something to do with their milling process – I’ve never had a bronzer apply this sheer and naturally before. The weeping angels are now singing in a choir, folks. It’s THAT good.
In addition to my now beloved Traviata duo, Le Métier de Beauté also offers another bronzer/blush duo in Romeo & Juliet. This combines the Radiance Powder Rouge in a soft, cool bubblegum pink shimmer (a shade exclusive to the duo) with their amazing Sun Kissed Bronzer. If this other compact applies as dreamily as Traviata, my wallet just got a whole lot lighter.
Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by this blush/bronzer duo. Both shades in the compact are extremely wearable and flattering. For those of you that swear by bronzer, you should really check out this one – it’s truly unique. For those of you that feel naked without blush, this one is a must-have. The fact that you can snag both of these products in one big compact is nothing short of awesome.
• Silky, buttery texture
• Blush is one of the loveliest shades I’ve ever seen
• Bronzer actually works on my very pale self
• Both products blend extremely well into the skin
• $65 price tag, ouch
Readers – Am I the only girl who typically can’t wear bronzer? Is anybody else having a love affair with Le Métier De Beauté?[ratings]
Krista resides in the middle of nowhere with her bff/hubby, an obscenely big-eared dog, and a puppy that makes feral capuchins seem mellow. She has an irrational fear of ax murder, owns more than one machete for home defense/the zombie apocalypse, and goes to sleep serenaded by the sounds of the Chupagobbler, a mythical turkey beast that roams the woods around her house. She also has an obsessive love of Tom Selleck’s moustache that is, quite frankly, alarming.
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