Le Métier de Beauté Atlantis Sunset & Nadine (Neiman Marcus Northpark Exclusives)

November 3, 2011

Le Métier de Beauté has partnered with several artists to design exclusive products to various counters. It’s almost been like a mini treasure hunt trying to track down what’s been released where. I love the @metierbeaute tweets to help keep me updated but sometimes Twitter can be hard to follow consistently (I still love it though). Many thanks to Karla Sugar who gives us all the details & updates about the Neiman Marcus Northpark exclusives. She has swatched all the Sheer Brilliance Lip Glosses and Lip Crèmes (how awesome is she!?) and I’ve been drooling over these since this summer. As soon as the newest shade Nadine came out, I e-mailed her for the details as no pics or descriptions were to be found online. She told me it was pretty and understated and that she thought I’d love it. I was sold even though I had no idea what to expect. You can see her lovely swatches in her Le Métier de Beauté Fall Lips post. I ordered Atlantis Sunset (top peachy shade) and Nadine (coral pink sparkle) and here they are ($36 each from Neimans).

Atlantis Sunset is a Sheer Brilliance Lipgloss and is a sheer sparkly light iridescent peach with a pink & gold glowy sparkles. Le Métier de Beauté makes some of the most beautiful lipglosses I’ve ever seen in the tubes. The formula though is very sheer on some of the colors. Atlantis Sunset has the same sheerness as colors like Ibiza, Captiva and Cannes. Other shades like Bondi Beach, Summerland and Dubai have better color payoff for me. Initially I was disappointed with the color payoff of some shades (so pretty in the tube but go on clear on the lips) but soon learned these are best used to layer over lipsticks or even to use mixed with lip cremes. I loved the mixing tutorial by Messy Wands. Here is Atlantis Sunset on me over a bare lip. It’s practically clear but I still can’t resist a soft iridescent peach no matter how sheer it is.

Nadine is packaged and labeled as a Lip Crème but acts more like a Sheer Brilliance Gloss for me due to the sheerness. It’s a warm coral pink loaded with sparkles, but as Karla Sugar noted, very subdued. The lip swatch couldn’t capture the sparkle well, but here it is on me, also on a bare lip. I really adore it. It’s breathtakingly gorgeous in the tube.

How do they compare to other Le Métier shades? They’re quite different from the current lineup. Here are Atlantis Sunset & Nadine compared to Summerland, Ibiza and Bondi Beach in different lighting so you can see the sparkles. All gorgeous when swatched, none are overly frosty, these enhance the lip and work wonders when layered over Chanel Rouge Cocos.

Bottom line: I adore Nadine but I’m still undecided about Atlantis Sunset (although it’s a stunner in the tube). Have you tried Le Métier de Beauté Lip Glosses? What were your thoughts? Did you check out Nadine or any of the other Neiman Marcus Northpark Exclusives? (By the time I called, they were sold out of Emily’s Kisses and Sweet Abigail or else I would have ordered those too.)

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  • These are all so beautiful, but I think Nadine is definitely the winner! It looks lovely! Thanks for the excellent swatches 🙂

  • steph

    Excellent review, Nadine looks lovely! Were Emily's Kisses and Sweet Abigail limited edition or are they coming back? I would've ordered those two as well!

  • Um, LOVE?! I told myself I didn't need any more of LMdB lip products but clearly I need to rethink my stance. I think Bondi Beach is one of their best though 🙂 Will repurchase that in a heartbeat if I ever lost it.

    Thank you for the link!

  • Nadine is lovely but so is Atlantis…you carry these shades off really well.

    I only own one LMdB gloss, La Belle, a very deep berry with gold shimmer. It actually packs a nice amount of pigment. I like that it's thin. I still need to pick up a Lip Creme.

  • Oh my, the all look so gorgeous in the tubes! Nadine looks very pretty. I'm really taken with Bondi Beach too.

  • Atlantis Sunset is gorgeous! I really like Ibiza too. well, they're all pretty really.

  • liz

    too bad that they charge a lip creme price for nadine yet it lacks pigmentation just like their glosses. it could've been a beautiful lip creme

  • Nadine is pure joy! How do we get ahold of it? Do we need to get in touch with a particular SA at Northpark?

  • Great post. Nadine looks like heaven. Wish I was near a counter period.

  • Wow, these are gorgeous! Nadine is a must. I clicked on over to Karla's site and her swatches are lovely too. Thanks for the info. Sabrina.

  • Anonymous

    Omg this is the first blog that has extensive swatches and a good review of the Le Metier glosses thanks so much! Im from the UK and I love your blog, unfortunately we cant get Le metier over here any more which makes me so so upset as its my favourite lipgloss brand ever!.
    My favourite is cafe creme, the perfect nude mauve. As you are one of the only blogs to have Le Metier glosses, what would you recommend as a dupe for the lip cremes? I heard the ne elf glossy gloss lip glosses are similar but I cant access them easily. If you could give me any recommendations, I would be so grateful. Thanks and keep up the great work, your blog is fantastic! x