Recently, I was invited to Liberty to find out more about Le Metier de Beaute, a brand I'm familiar with from reading the likes of LondonMakeUpGirl, Visionary Beauty and The Beauty Look Book (who are three of my favourite blogs, do check them out if you haven't already), but hadn't got around to trying yet.
I have to admit to being very impressed with the quality of many of the products, the powder items seem to be extremely pigmented, and are beautifully soft and blendable. They have a unique style of application too, based upon layering to build up pigment, rather than applying in a sort of regimented order. I'll bring you a FotD with one of their beautiful shadow palettes right after payday ...
Anyhoo, onto the mascara, the shades shown above are (top) brown-black, a nice subtle shade for daytime wear, which still manages to give a decent amount of definition to your lashes, and aubergine (below) which is a purplish-black, which is a touch more dramatic.
As you can see on the brush, there isn't a huge amount difference in the shades, but on the lashes, there is quite a difference. The brush is a little on the large side, which means it can be easy to blob it on your lids when applying until you're used to handling it, and the first time I used it, I wasn't that impressed with it as I was applying it. It didn't volumise as much as I normally require from my mascara.
(one coat on uncurled lashes)
That is one heck of a difference! What it lacks in the volumising department, it makes up for in lengthening, and in spades! It's a fairly natural-looking mascara with one coat, but with two, you can get a far more dramatic look, which I've been pairing with lots and lots and lots of kohl lately (but more about that another time), this has very rapidly become a favourite mascara for me, which I've been alternating with my Precious Cells, for different looks.
Le Metier de Beaute Anamorphic mascara costs £22, and is available exclusively from Liberty