First off, let me acknowledge that I need to be placed in Blogger purgatory for not taking proper pictures of this amazing experience to post. This was a completely unexpected stop in my day, and having no camera with me, I resorted to my iphone (gasp!) to take some photos. I debated whether or not to even post this with lack of proper pictures, but I thought I could at least mention some of the products the amazing Dustin Lujan, of Le Metier de Beaute at Bergdorf's, used to create my new look.
First, we started with Peau Vierge in shade 3, mixed with the Classic Flawless Finish Liquid Foundation to create an even base. The Peau Vierge Corrector in warm was then used to conceal blemishes and under the eyes to conceal darkness. A light dusting of bronzer in Sun Drenched with the Powder Brush added a warm glow. Dustin then did something completely unexpected. He used the True Color Eye Shadow in Innocence as a blush and applied this to my cheekbones, rather than below. This immediately lifted and narrowed my face!
With the skin complete, we moved on to the eyes. Dustin first used the Dualistic Eye Pencil in Tamarack as a base all over the lid. Next he used the "couches de couleur" technique of layering colors on my eyes, and applied the True Color Eye Shadow in Nutmeg all over the lid with the Eye Crease Brush. He then layered Innocence and Fig. He used a touch of Midnight Sky at the lash line for added depth. Each of these colors was then mixed together with the Flat Liner Brush and the color was added to my lower lash line. The Eye Brightening and Setting Powder in Revive was applied along my brow bone as a subtle highlight. The Precision Liquid Eyeliner in Noir was used to create a winged out line, which was slightly smudged with Midnight Sky. The Dualistic Eye Pencil in Tamarack was used in the lower water line. Finally, he completed the look with Anamorphic Lash Mascara in Midnight. For the brows, he lightly filled them in with the Brow Bound Eye Brow Pencil in Brunette.
The look was completed with Color Core Moisture Stain Lipstick in Ibiza followed by the Lip Creme Lipgloss in Sweet Creme. Again, this was a surprise to me. Ibiza is a reddish pink (reviewed by the lovely Black Panties here) which I never would have picked out for myself. However, Dustin was exactly right in saying this color gave me that "my lips but better" look. Over all, I absolutely loved my new look! I walked away with a few staples and I am definitely going back for that lipstick (my birthday is next week after all, I deserve it)! With many new exciting items coming soon by Le Metier I had to restrain myself!
If you are in the NYC area, I strongly urge you to go visit Dustin at the Le Metier counter at Bergdorf's! He is not only friendly and talented, but extremely knowledgeable about Le Metier's products, and specifically about the science and technology behind the line. A special thank you to Black Panties for her referral!