Friday, May 27, 2011

Le Metier de Beaute Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss: Bondi Beach


So I've been wanting to write about the color I've been wearing quite often (well almost every day) for the past week or so. Bondi Beach :D

Color: it's like the perfect milk chocolate color for me. sigh. I don't care for nudes/browns until this shade came into my life. In the tube it looks pretty....well...not flattering or just flat out boring. It's the kind of color that you would skim your eyes over at the counter. For one reason or another, it's just not the kind of color that you would say "I MUST HAVE". When I'm usually at the Le Metier counter, people tend to reach for Ibiza and Cannes, and I get it, they're pretty pinks. I will say that Bondi Beach is sooo worth trying on your lips, because it's such a beautiful shade. *sigh*

Texture and Formula: The Sheer Brilliance Glosses are more sheer than the lip cremes in terms of opacity, but the texture is so lush. The Brilliance Glosses do have a fair amount of sparkle, so that's something to keep in mind. They give dimension on top of a lipstick and give a hint of color by itself.  If that's what you're looking for then they're perfect for you. If you have semi pigmented lips, then the glosses do give a bit of color. For my pigmented lips they don't really show up on its own, but on top of a lipstick, it looks so awesome.

Bondi Beach is a bit more pigmented and not as much sparkle as the other Brilliance Glosses, which is probably why it's one of my favorite lip gloss shade. The lasting power is a bit less than that of a lip creme (it makes sense, since lip cremes are a hybrid of a lipstick and lip gloss). The Brilliance Glosses aren't sticky at all and feel so smooth and soft on the lips. 

Price and size: $32.00 for 6 mL or 5.5g

Is it worth buying: For my NC25-30 self, it's the perfect milk chocolate color, where it's not nude where I look like a cadaver, but it's not a dark brown either where it looks muddy. It's a color I get a lot of compliments on. With the warmer weather being here it's a shade that I've been wearing quite a bit. Definitely worth trying out. :) It's sooo awesome. :) <3 yum yum

Onto the photos :D


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Cafe Creme lip creme
Bondi Beach Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss
Giorgio Armani Lip Shimmer #45
Giorgio Armani Lip Shimmer #16


*Cafe creme is cooler in undertone and lighter in color than Bondi Beach
 
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Cafe Creme lip creme
Bondi Beach Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss
Giorgio Armani Lip Shimmer #45
Giorgio Armani Lip Shimmer #16


12 comments:

  1. The GA Lip Shimmer #45- so beautiful!!

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  2. it's a nice champagne shade. :)

    i saw the pic of your new baby. sigh i want to steal your babies !! soooo beautiful, just like momma :)

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  3. I literally want all of their products. ALL. Love LMdB

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  4. i have all of the lip cremes aside from the discontinued apricot one. i hardly wear my other lip glosses anymore.

    the brilliance glosses are nice, but most of the shades aren't for me (personally). i'm all about vibrant colors. yum yum

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  5. o0o, pretty colors! I like Bondi Beach.

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  6. i love me some Bondi Beach too :)

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  7. Oh wow I need this!!! It's hard to tell from the swatch pics but how do you feel this compares (on the lips) to Cafe Lip Creme (which I have). Thanks!

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  9. cafe creme is cooler in undertone and slightly lighter in color, but they are similar. the undertone difference shows up on me so they're different on my lips, but ymmv.

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  10. very pretty. i love #45. =p

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  11. #45 is pretty, but it's not a color i reach for often for some reason. well, GA has reformulated their lip glosses, so #45 is discontinued. :(

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  12. Cafe and Bondi are both beautiful.

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