Today I have Le Metier de Beaute Nouvelle Vague to show you. I have been lemming for this eyeshadow kit for months and really glad when I got the chance to grab it. I bought this when Saks Fifth Avenue had a free shipping promotion to Asian several countries during Lunar New Year together with my D&G Passion Duo Lipstick. I paid SGD $126.36 for this. I know this is very expensive for an eyeshadow kit, but it gives me such a happy feeling for acquiring a collector’s item make up 🙂
The main reason I am getting this kit is because I am obsessed with Le Metier de Beaute Kaleidoscope kit. The packaging is so unique and there’s no product that looks similar with it. Previously I have reviewed Le Metier de Beaute Blush Kaleidoscope which I really love and I am still in love with it until now 🙂
Nouvelle Vague comes in the Le Metier de Beaute signature kaleidoscope packaging. It’s made of metal casing which feels heavy and it’s metal is reflecting. The size of this kit is equivalent to Le Metier de Beaute Kaleidoscope Blush. The only difference is Nouvelle Vague comes with a metal casing while the Kaleidoscope Blush comes in black packaging.
Nouvelle Vague comes with 4 shades;
Nouvelle- a seer mink negative
Gamine- a satin pink celluloid
Icon- silky matte Parisian mauve
Fin- a smoldering black carbon
Nouvelle is described as seer mink negative. In my eyes, I see it as a cream color with a satin finish.
Gamine is described as satin pink celluloid. It’s a soft cotton candy pink with a satin finish.
Icon is described as silky matte Parisian mauve. I also see a hint of taupe and grey in this color.
Fin is described as a smoldering black carbon. It’s just a deep black with no shimmer, just matte black.
What I love about this kit is that the color combination is really pretty for everyday use. Nouvelle and Gamine makes a very pretty base color. I can foresee that I will be wearing Gamine quite often because I don’t have that kind of soft pink color on my stash. Icon is not really my color as I am not into matte mauve color, but I’m sure many people would love this shade.
The texture is soft, smooth and nicely pigmented. It glides on easily on my arm and on my eyes when I test this eye kit. I experience no fallout when applying the eyeshadows. I have read in some blogs (can’t remember which blog) that this kit can be worn wet or dry, but I have never tried using this wet. Even with dry application, this eyeshadow performs excellently.
I applied Gamine mixed with Icon all over my eyelid. To accentuate the eye, I did a smokey look with fin. I also used fin on my lower lash line.
I did this look for my Valentine’s day Dinner with my hubby. My hubby rarely comments on my eyelook but just occasionally he’d made a comment on my make up. He said he likes soft pink on my base rather than my usual soft beige base. He said that this looks make me look even more feminine. What a wonderful comment he made on Valentine’s day! It made my day and made me want to use Nouvelle Vague even more 😀
Nouvelle Vague delivers a beautifully crafted packaging eyeshadow with versatile color. It’s worth a look if you are looking for a collector’s item that’s high in quality.
Thank you for reading.