Le Métier de Beauté Blushing Bronzed Duet – review, photos & swatches

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Discovered: A Bronzer that puts all others to shame

Le Métier de Beauté Blushing Bronzed Duet photos: we heart this

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 alternative to NARS Orgasm – this is a whole other animal, folks!

Le Métier de Beauté Blushing Bronzed Duet Traviata Blushing Bronzed Duet – Traviata

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.

Le Métier de Beauté Blushing Bronzed Duet Traviata swatchBlushing Bronzed Duet – Traviata

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.

Le Métier de Beauté Blushing Bronzed Duet Romeo & Juliet Blushing Bronzed Duet – Romeo & Juliet

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.

Le Métier de Beauté Blushing Bronzed Duet Romeo & Juliet swatchBlushing Bronzed Duet – Romeo & Juliet

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.

Le Métier de Beauté Blushing Bronzed Duet

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

we heartsters – Am I the only girl who typically can’t wear bronzer? Is anybody else having a love affair with Le Métier De Beauté?

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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  • krista

    Lives in the middle of nowhere with her amazing hubby and two codependent dogs that love to hate each other. She enjoys dance parties of one and last minute road trips, prays for Angela Lansbury's immortality and can never own enough blush. She averages one "Silence of the Lambs" quote a week and feels no shame over this. Perhaps she should. skin tone: NW15 skin type: sensitive/oily favorite beauty product: Blush, lots and lots of blush

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  1. These look absolutely beautiful and I am a sucker for a good bronzer, so I definitely want to try this one! Great review @krista

  2. I am usually not able to pull off bronzer. It always ends up looking too obvious on my zombie pale skin. But this one looks really natural and pretty. I would for sure give this one a try based on your excellent review @krista !

  3. I ended up giving this beauty 4 stars–the only point deduction being for price–$65 is just too rich for my blood and many others. It’s an outstanding product, but the cost is somewhat prohibitive. I could possibly justify this at $45 or $50, though :)

  4. Okay, $65 is a pretty penny, but that is a HUGE duo! I can’t pull off super dark bronzers, but I think that Romeo and Juliet would be perfect for my skin color. Great review @Krista !

  5. I’ve spent way more than $65 on all the blushes and bronzers that just didn’t work. This combo sounds like it’s well worth the price. Gorgeous swatches, wow. Great review, @krista !

  6. Those are beautiful, but definite;y not for $65! That’s a lot of money!

  7. So, did I tell you how much I WANT the Blushing Bronzed Duet – inTraviata? Well, I do! That is just amazing looking. I wish I had more spending cash, I would so spend that on this product.. oh, and I also love this Blushing Bronzed Duet in Romeo & Juliet- SO purdy!

  8. Hahahaha…. avoiding looking like Pig Pen and Snooki!

    I like bronzer, but probably cuz I tan easily and already have a medium skintone. I don’t wear it all the time though. These colors look especially good for lighter skinned gals.

    1. Agreed. I think of things like this as investment pieces. It’s good too that blush tends to stick around quite awhile, vs. say a lip gloss that could be gone in 3 months. Plus, I always compare it to a Chanel purse or something. $65 doesn’t seem so bad then.

      I am the queen of justification!

  9. OH BOY, i saw your link on Le Metier de La Beaute’s twitter, i did not expect that, i now i just want to spend 65$ !

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