Review & Swatches: Le Métier de Beauté Holiday 2012 Nail Lacquer Collection; Christmas Town, Dream Maker, Tinsel Town, & Moon’s Glow


Last month, I was let in on the secret of Le Métier de Beauté. This gorgeous luxury brand boasts a $265 facial peel/mask combo that will knock your socks off, just like it did for me. But admittedly, I’m a complete newbie to the brand. So when these holiday edition nail lacquers arrived; I had to turn to my friend, Pink Sith, someone I consider to be a Le Métier de Beauté aficionado, for help.

Moon’s Glow, Tinsel Town, Christmas Town, Dream Maker

I learned from Ms. Sith herself (in this post right here) that these four lacquers in the holiday 2012 collection are actually broken up into two sub-collections; ‘Deck the Nails’, and ‘Bright as Night’. Allow me to introduce you! 

Moon’s Glow, Tinsel Town

This would be the ‘Deck the Nails’ portion of the collection. While it’s perfectly okay to wear these solo (like shown in the swatches below), these are actually meant to be transformer shades. I DIG transformer shades over dark blues, black, and purples, so color me excited here!

Moon’s Glow winds up translating as a delicious pale butter shimmer on the nail when worn alone, which I thought looked kind of chic with the nail line peeking out.

Tinsel Town is an iridescent celery when worn alone on the nail. I couldn’t quite get the same amount of opacity built up with Tinsel Town like I could with Moon’s Glow in two coats, but it still looks pretty cool in my humble opinion.

Christmas Town, Dream Maker

The second portion of the collection is ‘Bright as Night’. These excited me to NO END. These are meant to be base shades for the ‘Deck the Nails’ shades, but that doesn’t mean you can’t mix & match with other brands and shades. But the effects are pretty hot with these two from the Le Métier de Beauté holiday collection, you’ll see in just a few seconds!

Christmas Town is the perfect emerald (which is Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2013, by the way) with a fine, eye-catching light emerald glow. Shades like this can easily go wrong and go too “Christmas” (yes, even for one named “Christmas Town”), but it manages to stay pretty classy here. One coat gives nice coverage, but it will take two for the real beauty to come through.

Now, with Dream Maker, is where the magic happens for me! I LOVE this delicious cobalt. Surprisingly, two coats gives perfect coverage. And it’s almost like it’s a jelly/creme hybrid. Regardless, I am just enamoured with Dream Maker.

Check out these combinations…

Dream Maker with one coat of Moon’s Glow

Christmas Town with one coat of Tinsel Town

What if…

You paired the lacquer transformers over black (or even other dark shades)?

The brush has a square tip that is neither too wide or too skinny. And…these are big 3-free (no formaldehyde, toluene, or dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

brush size

Thank you to Pink Sith for sharing her info with me!

Bottom Line…

I’d say my introduction to the brand’s nail lacquers was a complete success! I like the flow of the polishes, they give nice coverage, and level evenly with ease.

Price & Availability…

$18 each, Bergdorf Goodman

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  • http://twitter.com/PinkSith Pink Sith

    Oh man! Your nails are so beautiful! You have now ace me want the Celadon polish even mor now!!! Awesome post, and thanks for the shout out/link back!

  • http://beautyjunkiesunite.com/ Amber

    Of course, thank you! :)

  • http://www.bellebellebeauty.com Lindsay

    I never would have thought about mixing! I LOVE LOVE! As always, beautiful swatches.

  • http://beautyjunkiesunite.com/ Amber

    Thank you, doll!

  • http://www.facebook.com/marcia.friedman Marcia Friedman

    Wow. These are just gorgeous. The blue and green are so incredibly rich.

  • http://beautyjunkiesunite.com/ Amber

    Isn’t it crazy how brilliant they are? LOVE!

  • http://twitter.com/mcmakeupmaven Ann

    I agree! I thought Dream Maker was going to be a plain ol’ blue…boy was I wrong! It is stunning. Love it.

  • Shauna

    Very pretty! I love the dark blue.

  • beachgal

    Like the 2 non transformer shades a lot – not a great price point for me however. I have seen transformers like these…nothing new. The toppers are too brush strokey for me to really love. I would like to see the toppers maybe a bit more transparent so they could be built up to how they are shown in the photos in over lay…but also would let those 2 lovely base shades show though more.

  • http://beautyjunkiesunite.com/ Amber

    I always appreciate your feedback!