Le Métier de Beauté True Romance Nail Lacquer (Nordstrom Anniversary Exclusive)

July 18, 2011

I couldn’t resist the oh-so-cute mini nail lacquer set called Rock ‘n’ Romance by Le Métier de Beauté. At $25 for four gorgeous shades, how can anyone pass this up? Every color in this set looks amazing on everyone I’ve seen it on. There’s not a bad shade in the bunch. I tried True Romance first. It’s a beautiful complex shade, described on Nordstrom as “a delicate pale rose with a subtle metallic nude finish.” The color changes depending on how the light reflects on your hands. Sometimes it looks like a rosy-bronze. Other times it looks like a soft metallic rose-nude. At certain angles you see a soft silver cashmere taupe.

Le Métier True Romance is in a similar color family to Chanel Trapeze and Quartz. I would say the Le Métier is more metallic/frosty while the Chanels have a multi-colored sparkle making the colors even more complex. They are all just a tiny bit different in undertone. Here are the shades compared to each other. As you can see, the colors transform depending on the light.

Overall LOVE. The tiny bottle is to die for (so cute) although the size does make it a bit hard to apply. I have small fingers to begin with and still found it a bit challenging to hold the top while applying. It can be a bit streaky because of the metallic finish, but I still love it. The color is not too warm and not too cool. It’s a perfect metallic neutral. I haven’t bought a Le Metier nail polish in over two years (see my original post on Lenton Rose, Phlox, Violaceous Splendor and Black Orchid linked here from 2009). I simply found them too small for the price. The Nordstrom set  however is priced just right in my opinion with to-die-for colors that will be perfect as we transition to fall.

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  • True Romance is the shade I was hoping Quartz would be. Quartz looked dirty with my skintone unfortunately. Though here in your swatch it is looking brighter! It looks prettier in the sun I guess!

  • I got this set too! I haven't done my nails with them yet but I am loving True Romance on you!

  • I can't wait for this set to arrive! It looks lovely on you. Although your comparison swatches are making me wish I got Quartz as well as Peridot and Graphite! LOL BUt it's perm so lots of time 😉 Thanks!

  • So pretty… I love LMdB bottles as well 🙂 Too bad LMdb isn't available in Toronto, I think I'd own every single shade…hmmm on the other hand maybe that's a good thing, those little gems are pricey.

  • Chanel Quartz is really calling out my name. 🙂

  • love, love, LOVE this shade!

  • ugh i love this. i want to check out the mini set now…

  • oh loving all of these! esp chanel trapeze!!

  • I love this set! I had to buy it myself, too 🙂 I can't wait to try all the shades!

  • I like this better than Quartz – I should check this out in person.

  • Hows the wear for you? For some reason, this shade in particular peeled off my nails in 2 days. However, Midnight Rendezvous didn't chip and is a gorgeous color!