My Le Métier de Beauté Brush Collection (Eye Shadow, Eye Crease, Concealer, Blush, & Powder)

Le Metier de Beaute Eye Crease, Eye Shadow, Concealer, Blush, Powder brush

I should begin this post by saying I am not (yet) a brush hoarder. After some heartbreaking experience with budget brushes (bleeding color, chipping handle…) and recent MAC purchases (I had vowed eternal loyalty to 217, but it really is not the same nowadays), I turned to Le Métier de Beauté, a brand that I have always been happy with. It started out as one blush brush, but I liked it so much that whenever I needed a new brush, Le Métier de Beauté became the go-to brand. I have accumulated 5 by now, including Eye Shadow, Eye Crease, Concealer, Blush, and Powder brushes. I’ll most probably end up collecting the whole line-up, but in the meantime, let me share how these have worked for me!

LMdB brush hand scale

All Le Métier de Beauté brushes come with a velvet sleeve. The handle is short and lightweight. The natural bristles are listed as goat hair, and synthetic ones (the concealer brush, for example) nylon filaments.

LMdB Eye Shadow brush review

Does Le Métier de Beauté Eye Shadow brush looks just like another paddle brush to you? Maybe, but if you think it works just like any other paddle brush, you would be very wrong. In fact, I have never thought I would be so attached to a paddle brush!

Not only is this brush extremely soft and smooth, I particularly enjoy using it with finely-milled eyeshadows. Some eyeshadows are so finely-milled that it’s easy to kick up excess, but with this one it’s never the case. What’s more, unless I am doing a more complicated look, I basically blend with this brush as I go. If I’m using MAC 239 for example, I often need to bust my MAC 217 out to smooth the edges out. With Le Métier de Beauté Eye Shadow brush, this never happens! It is not an exaggeration when I say everything blends itself out with this brush in hand: it really does!

LMdB Eye Crease brush review

Le Métier de Beauté Eye Crease brush is a brush that I don’t use very often nowadays (because I normally opt for simple eyes and bolder lips), but when I need to blend things out in my outer corners, it does the job with so much ease!

LMdB Eye Crease, MAC 217 comparison

As you can see, Le Métier de Beauté Eye Crease brush is not tapered like MAC 217. I was not sure if it’d work for my purpose (I never put a lot of dark color in my “crease.” When I define my outer v, I need the gradient to be very, very natural), but it does! I once panicked because I was running out of time and thought the color I put in my outer v would never blend out, but I took this out and in a matter of seconds, the look was saved. I can’t really “compare” it with MAC 217, however. If you can find a good, non-scratchy 217, I still think it’s a must-have.

Le Metier de Beaute blush brush

Le Métier de Beauté Blush brush is pretty much the only blush brush you’ll ever need! I’ve had it for quite some time, and I use it with every blush I own. It has yet to disappoint me! A more pigmented blush? Don’t worry about an overdose. A more powdery blush? Don’t worry about the powdery kick-up. Blending? Done in a cinch. I have come to the conclusion that if a blush doesn’t blend out within 3 seconds with this brush, it probably isn’t a good one! You don’t need any skills at all. Just dab the brush into the pan, place it where you want to, and pat the edges a couple of times. You’re done! Have I mentioned how soft it feels on the cheeks? It’s about as good as a kitty paw!

Le Metier de Beaute powder brush

Powder always causes some controversy. Some don’t like it at all, and others can’t live without it. I belong to the “can’t live without” camp, but powder is something you never ever want to overdose. No problem. Everything is under control with Le Métier de Beauté Powder brush!

You might have noticed the rather long bristles, and I think that’s what makes it so great. It never picks up too much product, so only a very thin veil of powder gets onto the skin. Good news if you are a fan of the magic Guerlain Météorites balls: it works so incredibly well with them! A quick swirl in the pot and dab on the face, you will be amazed by how it really doesn’t look like you have any powder on your face, but how much more blurred any flaws become! It works well with loose setting powder as well. Again, you’ll never see a trace of powder with this brush, but it’s there!

LMdB concealer brush review

Last but not least, we have Le Métier de Beauté Concealer brush. I hesitated quite a bit before the purchase, as I wasn’t quite sure about the size. Surely it looks too big to fit the area under the eyes? After I went ahead and got it however, I think the size is part of the magic. It is obviously no good for pinpoint concealing, but it’s great for everything else! I don’t know about you, but here are some of the problems I encounter with concealer brushes in general: they could leave brush strokes, they are often unable to remove the excess, and they sometimes end up removing the concealer that has been placed where it should be. Not so much with Le Métier de Beauté Concealer brush! I’m still feeling my way with this one, but so far I have seen quite some concealing improvement.

Bottom line: Easy on the wallet these Le Métier de Beauté brushes are not, but if you are unhappy about the brushes you own in any way, I would nudge you to look this way!

What is your go-to brush brand? Have you tried any Le Métier de Beauté brushes?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

  • Redhotjillypeppers

    I use a mish mash of brands but I really like the Real Techniques and Sigma brushes. These look great too !

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Jill, I haven’t tried any of those! I really should though!

  • Carina

    This post is not good for my health and sanity. :0 Needing them now.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha you can slowly start collecting them! No need to get them all in one go!

  • peggy timmermans

    Sounds all pretty good! I don’t know this brand at all…i’m completely greean when it comes to it :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Peggy, they do a lot of great stuff! You should check it out!

  • b eauties

    the concealer brush looks good :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      It is! It’s firm enough for enough control and soft enough not to feel scratchy!

  • Kiss & Make-up

    I don’t have any brushes from this brand. Most of my brushes are from MAC and Sigma, and a couple are from Zoeva and even e.l.f.. These look pretty good though, which SUCKS because I am a total brush hoarder and now I am tempted to give them a try… :-)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Melissa, you really should! I haven’t tried THAT many brushes, but I am convinced I own some of the best with these :)

  • TheProcrastinator

    I saw the preview photo for this post and nearly died. LOVED this! I have yet to own a LMdB brush, but I can feel myself tiptoe-ing into this dangerous, *dangerous* world of high-end brushes.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha I’m glad you enjoyed the post! I’d say if you’re happy with what you have, maybe you won’t really think spending this much is “worth it.” I slowly made my way into this dangerous territory because I have been so disappointed with everything else!

  • Icaria

    Oh Sunny these are gorgeous! I love the fact that they’re on the short side, easy to carry. :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Helene, these work so, so well! I know it’s hard to spend so much on something you can’t see, but I have honestly not regretted purchasing any of them! They get way more love than other brushes I own.

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    Interesting! Maybe some day! I’m quite happy with my MAC brushes and the few Sephora ones I have though. The most expensive brush I have is the NARS Yachiyo and it’s great for pigmented blushes.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Tracy, I remember reading about Yachiyo on your blog a long time ago! I tend not to buy super pigmented blushes (they scare me), but I do want to check it out!

  • Lisa @ MidwestGlam

    Those brushes look amazing! I’m a bit of a brush hoarder as of lately. These definitely look like something I need to check out. Especially that crease brush.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Lisa, definitely check these out! They’re investment pieces, but I’ve never regretted purchasing any one of them!

  • ValleyDoll

    The eye crease brush looks like something I could use in my stash 😉 !

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Eva, that one is great! It blends whatever you use in your crease very well!

  • LifeOfBun

    That concealer brush looks lovely, a bit shorter on the handle as well. I hate brushes that feel like brooms!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha if you like short handles then these ones are right up your alley!

  • MyLuciteDreams

    Hello lovelies! So my good ol 217 has seriously been dissatisfying me, it might has seen its day though. That blush brush looks gorgeous. This looks like a great selection.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Taylor, I’ve owned my 217 for 3 years and it’s starting to feel scratchier than before (even after I put a conditioner in it). I’m hoping it’ll last for another while though! The blush brush is really, REALLY great! Like I said, you don’t need any skills to get blush right with that brush!

  • Jenni @ lifeandlensofbeauty

    they all look fluffy and soft! They are a bit on the expensive side, i think the most expensive brush I own is either Armani blender brush or Shu Uemura blush brush….you have a great collection of LMDB brush!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Jenni, they are soft! They definitely aren’t bargains, but they work so perfectly well for me that I’m prepared to slowly collect them all 😉

  • Jacqueline Ma

    I haven’t tried them yet, my got to brushes are from Hakuhodo and recently I’m in love with Koyudo brushes. Something about a Japanese made brush that makes me go gaga. I own 2 Suqqu brushes that made my bank account cry but they are my most used brushes so I guess that’s all right.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Jacqueline, I’ve wanted to try Hakuhodo forever! It seems like they have a HUGE line-up and I definitely need to do more research! If you actually use the brushes it can’t be a waste of money. They should last pretty much forever!

  • Memoiselle

    Yay finally a brush review from you :)
    They look so fluffy. I am currently in love with my TF brush collection and very satisfied with the quality they have.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha I know! It takes me forever to figure out what I want to say about a brush. I wanted to make sure how they really work!

      I’d so love to check out TF brushes, but unfortunately they aren’t available in Belgium or Taiwan!