Gloss Girls and Non-Gloss Girls alike Will Be United by Le Métier de Beauté Coral Rose Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss!

LMdB Coral Rose Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss FOTD

It probably isn’t a secret that I am more of a lipstick girl. Now come to think of it I really can’t explain why (I would say that for some reason the act of applying lipstick feels more natural than applying lip gloss to me, though that is totally unfounded). I went from liking absolutely nothing on my lips straight to lipsticks (albeit sheerer ones), skipping the more accessible gloss step. I’ve found formulas that I like, but nothing seems to stick. Well, that’s about to change! Meet one of the two Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss Le Métier de Beauté (RRP in the US: 32 dollars. Out of the US it can be found on Zuneta for around 31 euros) is bringing out this spring, Coral Rose!

Left: Coral Rose Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss. Right: Pink-e Promise Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss

Le Metier de Beaute Coral Rose, Pink-e Promise

Le Métier de Beauté Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss comes in sleek and understated packaging like everything else Le Métier de Beauté (with the exception of their Kaleidoscopes, which is pretty fancy). I was fully expecting the black cap to hold fingerprints but it doesn’t, which means it won’t look too battered soon.

LMdB Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss applicator

The applicator is a flexible doe-foot one, and there is not really any scent that I can detect. Formula-wise, Sheer Brilliance Lip Glosses are meant to be semi-transparent to worn alone for some shine, or layered over lipsticks. When it comes to the texture, you pretty much have to try one to know what all the fuss is about. Not only is it non-sticky, it is incredibly lightweight and moisturizing. I feel that Le Métier de Beauté achieved an state-of-the-art balance with this formula. It is not as buttery as for example Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss, but it truly feels like nothing on the lips. On top of that, Coral Rose has some serious lasting power. I can go through 4 hours with it (this is usually the same amount of time a sheerer lipstick lasts on me). It resists to drinking in a sense that the shine will be worn off, but the color is still there.

LMdB Coral Rose


Coral Rose is, true to its name, a rosy coral. It has a healthy dose of fine golden shimmer, but I cannot feel it at all on my lips. It doesn’t travel at all either, so you don’t have to worry about finding shimmer where it shouldn’t be! Coral Rose isn’t too orange, so it is an easy coral to wear. It is semi-opaque on, so my natural lip color does peek through, but it offers more than a hint of color.

From left to right: Coral Rose, Pink-e Promise

LMdB Coral Rose, Pink-e Promise swatch

Here is how Coral Rose looks on me on its own:

LMdB Coral Rose Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss FOTD


Here comes the even more fun part. You guys probably know I have an obsession with coral lipsticks, so I tried to layer Coral Rose over some of them. My absolute favorite so far is Coral Rose over Chanel La Favorite Rouge Allure Velvet:

Chanel La Favorite + LMdB Coral Rose


Also, remember Guerlain Ballade Rouge Automatique? My skin tone eats up the coral in there, but with Coral Rose it looks just like how it swatches with a nice juicy shine!

Guerlain Ballade Rouge Automatique + LMdB Coral Rose


Bottom lineLe Métier de Beauté Coral Rose Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss is absolutely brilliant! The formula is breathtakingly phenomenal, and I particularly enjoy layering it over different lipsticks to give them a good coral kick as well as some shimmer and shine. If you haven’t tried a Le Métier de Beauté Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss, you need to try one. If you like pink/rosy corals, don’t miss out on Coral Rose! It is something I will personally get a lot of use out of, even though I am not really a gloss girl!

Have you tried a Le Métier de Beauté Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss? What is your favorite gloss formula? What is your favorite lipstick/gloss combination?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

PS: Pink-e Promise will be reviewed separately because it is so amazingly opaque that it is very different from Coral Rose. In the meantime, if you’re too curious, check out my lipstick bandit buddy Xiao’s post!

PPS: Coral Rose should reach Zuneta soon for all those who don’t live in North America. Get 20% off with code VALENTINE, valid till the 14th. I might have already ordered myself a Valentine’s Day present!

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  • Teri

    It looks really sheer on its own but I really love it when it’s layered on top of a lipstick! Happy to hear that the formula is nice too ^^

    • Sunny

      I think it looks sheerer in pictures than what it does in real life, so it’s actually quite nice on its own too!

  • Chris

    I love both looks that are layered. So pretty!!

    • Sunny

      It looks pretty nice on its own, but layering gives it so much more va-va-voom!

  • beauties

    looking forward to pink-e promise :)

    • Sunny

      It’s a Barbie doll pink! Kind of out of my comfort zone in a very cool way :)

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Eeeee–too pretty!! This would look SO crazy pretty paired with my new Chanel Frivole blush! Need this so bad!! 😛

    • Sunny

      Oh yeah, definitely! They’re in the same color family!

  • Lily (@ChloeAsh)

    I’m sooo not a gloss girl… But if I was one, I’d definitely pick both up. I have only 5 glosses in my stash, and about 8 times that amount of lipsticks >.< It doesn't help when companies send lipsticks every season. LOL! I'm trying to use up my Lunasol gloss at the moment and I'm half way through. Yay :-)

    • Sunny

      If you like coral I still think Coral Rose is worth picking up. I can finally understand why some are obsessed with layering: it brings out a whole new dimension!

  • Catherine (@bcrueltyfree)

    My obsession with lip gloss has (thankfully) waned in the last couple years, but both these colors do look nice. They are so pretty in the tubes, too… I feel like I could decorate with lipgloss tubes like these haha

    • Sunny

      Oh I know what you mean! Coral Rose is so versatile I think you really should check it out!

  • Taylor

    Coral rose is lovely, I love it layered on you. I hope to see more of it. I love a glossy finish sometimes, I find it makes the eyes stand out if that makes any sense at all! Haha

    • Sunny

      Haha hey I actually haven’t noticed that! I should look more closely next time I’m wearing a gloss 😉

  • Larie

    I went from nothing to lipstick, too. And then back into gloss, which I do enjoy now sometimes (I finished one, even! Haha). These are so pretty…one day I will buy one. But there are too many options and there isn’t one I *love* right now.

    • Sunny

      Yeah it was AMAZING to see you finish Orange Pareo! You should pick a color you like and try the formula. It’s just right in each and every way!

  • Tina @ My Highest Self

    Both shades look gorgeous and love what you say about the staying power!

    • Sunny

      Yup! I think part of the reason why I usually can’t be bothered with lip glosses is the fact that I have to constantly reapply. These don’t just slide off!

  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    Ahhhh so pretty on you Sunny! I need to still try one of these glosses some day! I just can’t bring myself to spend the money they cost haha! Someday!

    • Sunny

      Hey Tracy, you should pick a color you REALLY like and just try one! This formula gives you the best of everything!