Before I get into my review of my counter experience, I feel like I should note that I did bring my nice Nikon camera, but of course, it starts malfunctioning when I need it most -_-. I've been having some pretty ridiculous issues with this camera, so I am hoping to get it cleaned out within the next couple of weeks. So all I had left was my iPhone camera, hence the less-than-stellar quality of pics. But onwards and upwards!
When I arrived at Neiman Marcus, I was greeted by the Le Métier product specialist, Irina. She was super sweet, and led me to the back room where I would be getting my facial done. Once I was settled in and ready for the facial, she took me step by step on what products she would be using for my face, while also explaining to me how the brand originated (fun fact: Le Métier was originally formulated for celebrities on the red carpet for major events, such as the Oscars). I will admit it was a little difficult to pay attention since the facial was super relaxing, but I was trying my hardest to not fall asleep. I think we can classify this as a "first world problem". All of the products in the Le Métier line are all-natural, and are free of a bunch of bad chemicals and icky stuff.
Anyway, after removing my makeup and cleansing my face, Irina began the mask and peel process by first applying their CHEM60 Pro-Peel, which is made with a blend of salicylic and glycolic acids. This peel penetrates the skin's surface and gets rid of dead skin cells to reveal younger-looking skin, or in my case, increase hydration and reveal smoother-looking skin. This peel is good for all skin tones and most skin types, and for those of you who are interested in anti-aging, this peel will diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles. I've gotten chemical peels before and have had miserable experiences with them, but I can honestly say this peel did not sting nor make my skin feel extra sensitive. When the peel was removed, my skin actually felt... well, healthy!
After the peel, Irina applied the GLOW10ai Mask, which is made up of a bunch of antioxidants, vitamins, and hydrators which will help the skin renew and rebuild. This mask promises to reduce the look of hyperpigmentation, and any irritation or redness caused by chemical peels, microdermabrasion and laser treatments are visibly diminished. Suppleness and smoothness are restored, resulting in a fresh, hydrated surface. I think the coolest thing about this mask is how after it dries (about ten minutes), you just peel it off. I am fascinated! Once peeled off, my skin definitely did look improved and less red than when I came in. I deal with a lot of acne and acne scarring, and this mask really calmed down my skin. Consider me impressed! After the mask was peeled off, Irina applied moisturizer and then it was time for my beauty makeover.
Being a makeup artist myself, I am very hesitant to get my makeup done at department store counters. I almost always leave disappointed. I had such a fantastic experience with the facial, that I was really hoping to be amazed by the makeup job as well. I can't say that the makeup job was amazing, but I will say that it was pretty decent. Irina used Le Métier's anti-aging tinted moisturizer on me first, and then used their foundation as a concealer. Probably because of the department store lighting, the foundations she used on me were about one or two shades too dark. I'm totally flattered she thought I was tanner than I am! But alas, I'm pretty pale.
She did a great job on the eye makeup, and I was very impressed by Le Métier's mascara. I'm going to have to splurge on that one! And their liquid liner was awesome as well. Irina was a bit too heavy-handed with the blush, though. She did an okay job on my brows, but I loved the lip gloss she chose for me (I don't recall the name of the gloss- sorry!). So, overall, the makeup experience was okay. Even though the foundation was too dark, the foundation made me skin feel SUPER healthy, and didn't cake on me like most foundations do. In the right shade, I would totally wear their foundation all the time. I was completely impressed! And their mascara... Ugh, I need it in my life!
|A not-so-great picture of my makeup after I had gotten home|
Have any of you tried anything from Le Metier de Beaute? I'd love to hear your experiences!
DISCLAIMER: I received the facial and makeover complimentary, but this in no way influenced my review. All thoughts and opinions stated in this post are completely my own.