Le Metier de Beaute Crème Fresh Tints: Tenné & Poppy

April 20, 2010
Le Metier de Beaute recently came out with a few new items and I couldn’t resist ordering their Crème Fresh Tints which are described as giving “a sheer wash of color to brighten cheeks and lips for a radiant glow.” The blush comes in two colors, Tenné (a nude pink brown) and Poppy (a brighter pink), and both retail for $28 for 5g/0.17oz each.
Le Metier de Beaute is one of those harder to find luxury brands. They were originally exclusive to select Neiman Marcus locations and Bergdorf Goodman, but have been expanding into various boutiques and other counters. I purchased these from Neiman Marcus. Check out Le Metier de Beaute‘s website for locations. I spotted the line at Fred Segal in Los Angeles as well.

Here they are compared to Whisper & Fresh blush:

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by these. The texture is smooth and blendable, but they have decent pigment. Similar to that of Stila Convertible colors in pigment, but a lot easier and smoother to blend without being too sticky, thick or dry like some other cream-lip-cheek products can be. For another swatch, London Makeup Girl has swatched Poppy here. The Non-Blonde has also written a fabulous review + has a great swatch on Tenne.

After wiping it off my arm, I did see a stain left – to me this is a good sign that since they stain a little the lasting power should be better than your average cream blush. I have on Poppy today on my lips and cheeks so we’ll see how well they last.

Le Metier actually had creme blushes available for their custom kaleidoscope kits in the past where you pick out a concealer, powder, bronzer and cream blush. This was not available online and I heard from a few that this was a limited edition thing and not permanent. Tenne seems similar to one of the other cream blush shades I have but the texture is slightly different. Both are fabulous though.

Overall another winner from Le Metier de Beaute! Those not familiar with the line or new to my blog – click on the Le Metier de Beaute tag/label beneath this post and you’ll find all the other posts and articles related to the brand. You’ll find more info about the items I’ve tried so far and more resources. My current favs are The Non-Blonde, London Makeup Girl, and Visionary Beauty.

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  • Great review and pictures, they look really wearable, I'll have to pick them up at some point.

  • Hey Sabrina! These look gorgeous!! How do they compare to the Edward Bess compact rouge? 🙂

  • oo tenne looks kind of like stila cc in peony 🙂

  • I really like the texture of these, I'm hoping for some other colours in the future – red would be lovely.

  • WOW! Gorgeous!
    I usually hate how cream blushes dry down to powder and lose the dewy glowiness – these are perfect! Great choice of colours too.

  • Ooh, Poppy looks lovely!

  • Oooh I like Poppy!

  • poppy seems popular!!! where are these sold? I had not heard o the brand previously.


  • Love your blog! Would like to know where to buy as well.

  • Anonymous

    Tenne is gorgeous! Do you think it would look too dark on someone with NW25 skin? Love your blog, btw…really appreciate your hard work in putting it together.

  • Ooooh. Poppy looks lovely. I think I might need a Le Metier de Beaute haul!

  • these colours look gorgeous! i especially like Poppy, it really stands out from the rest! i'm a huge fan of cream blushes so these are right up my alley 😀 xx

  • Lakshmi – The texture is different. It's hard to describe, but I love both!

    To the others inquiring about where to buy, I've updated the article with links, hth some!

    Anonymous – Tenne isn't dark or too brown for me, but I'm a NC30 and it's very neutral. I'm not familiar with what a NW25 looks like, so I can't say whether or not it would be dark. The good thing is that these blend out nicely.