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

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

Discovered: A Bronzer that puts all others to shame

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

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.

Blushing 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.

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.

Blushing 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.

Pros:
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

Cons:
$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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11 thoughts on “Le Métier de Beauté Blushing Bronzed Duet – review, photos & swatches”

  1. 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 !

  2. 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 :)

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

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