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 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.
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.
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
Here is how Coral Rose looks on me on its own:
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:
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!
Bottom line: Le 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!