Thursday, September 20, 2012

Le Métier de Beauté Ken Downing Lip Creme Lip Gloss in Purple Haze- Still Available- Review & Swatches

I cannot even begin to explain how much I love the Le Métier de Beauté Lip Creme Lip Gloss formula-- it is simply an exquisite formula, and perhaps the perfect lip gloss of all time. When I discovered that Ken Downing's Lip Creme Lip Gloss in Purple Haze, from Fall 2011, was still available-- I nearly screamed!  Purple Haze is a gorgeous light mauve with a gorgeous pink and plummy shimmer, and it is nothing if not stunning!!
According to the Neiman Marcus website: "Gloss is SEXY!," exclaims Mr. Downing. "As the finishing touch to a perfectly painted lip or a sheer shimmer to a nude mouth, gloss gives GORGEOUS in three seconds flat."
Drawing on a look of polished sophistication and a love for bold, wine hues, Mr. Downing adds two Lip Creme Lip Glosses to The Bordeaux Collection, his second color collaboration with Le Metier de Beaute, and just in time for the holiday party season.
  • In the Know Bordeaux, a scrumptious scarlet with seductive shine. (also still available)
  • Purple Haze, a luminous berry mixed with light, creamy tones.
A hybrid of gloss and lipstick, Lip Creme Lip Gloss combines chic color, antioxidants, intense emollients and rich shine for a creamy full-coverage that feels soft and feather light on lips.
  • Enriched with antioxidants A, C, and E.
  • Silky texture and easy glide formula.
  • Never heavy, sticky, or gooey.
  • Signature, luxe vanilla scent.
Purple Haze is probably the perfect mauvy pink shade in my stash, and the fact that it's quite pigmented is a real plus. Additionally, the fact that it is a lip gloss and lipstick hybrid makes it longer wearing than a lipgloss, and gives it the pigmentation and saturation of a lipstick. It has the perfect amount of cushion and is incredibly comfortable on the lips. It is moisturizing, non-sticky, has the fabulous LMdB vanilla signature scent, and is a real stunner. This is quite possibly the perfect mauve in human history.
Overall assessment: I think I need a backup before it sells out.

$36.00 Exclusively at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. I noticed that Neiman Marcus is offering Free Shipping with Code: NMSHIP (stock photo from Neiman Marcus)


  1. I really like it! It sort of looks like Chanel's Troublant....maybe a little bit more purple though. I might have to pick this one up!

    1. I should swatch them side by side-- it's definitely more purple-- at least from memory! I love both! Purple Haze is ridiculously gorgeous, Kim!! Let me know what you think of it if you get it!! I'm seriously contemplating a back-up! ;)

  2. I use this often. I find that when I want to change a lipstick color that Purple Haze really can come in handy too. Sometimes you put something on and it's not quite right with the rest of your look but Purple Haze has often rescued that for me.

    1. That's a brilliant idea for this-- and so clearly of the LMdB philosophy! I'm REALLY loving Purple Haze!!


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