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GRWM: Brow Routine + LMdB Couches de Couleur

No one really asked for this, LOL, but I figured I’d show you anyway. Here’s a Get Ready With Me Video, in which I show you how I do my brows. I have fairly thick brows that don’t actually need much help, but they’re less substantial than I’d like them to be. I posted my brow products here, but for this post, I’ll be using my most-used item—The Body Shop Brow & Liner Kit in 02.

I’ve also demonstrated Le Métier de Beauté’s Couches de Couleur method, which essentially requires you to layer on each tier of a Kaleidoscope Eye Kit (from top to bottom), in this case Northern Lights, on your eye. This creates optimal balance and contrast, due to each color’s “temperature,” and the idea is to bring attention to your actual eye and eye color, rather than the makeup.

The Le Métier de Beauté signature application technique is comprised of four hues that are able to give maximum contrast to the wearer’s eye. Known as the “Couches de Couleur” (layering of color), each hue is selected to evoke one of each element in a sequence of crescendo: 1. Warm 2. Cool 3. Hot 4. Cold. Each layer of application then increases the intensity of contrast, but is always flattering because of the initial blanket of warmth; worn alone or in combination

Couches de Couleur for the eye:uses Le Métier de Beauté’s finely milled True Colour Eye Shadows to create a beautiful prism of colors and multidimensional look for the eyes.

The first, lightest tier is the ‘warm’ color, followed by the second shade (‘cool’), then a ‘hot’ third shade, to be topped off with a fourth ‘cold’ shade.

Without further ado, here’s the video:

If you want to see a more dramatic application of the Couches de Couleur (as my Northern Lights Kaleidoscope Eye Kit is a bit subtle), here’s a video by LMdB’s Director of Color, Mikey Castillo:

He uses permanent eyeshadows, so don’t fret, if you wanted to recreate this look. 🙂 Today, I used a few colors from my Le Métier de Beauté Mélange palette. Initially, I was surprised about how colorful the shadows are, but lately I realized that it was tailored for this technique. Here’s a short FOTD and a close-up of the eye, which is more dramatic than my application in the video:

Couches de Couleur

Noah wants to say hi! 😀 This was worn to a lunch with my best friend. I was trying to do a one-dangly-earring look, lol. ‘Scuse me. Anyway, on my face: LMdB Mélange Palette, Eye of Horus Natural Smokey Eye Pencil, LMdB Anamorphic Lash Mascara (Noir), and some falsies that I cut up and put on my outer corner. As an experiment.

Then, we have Addiction Cheek Stick (Tea Rose), Canmake Cream Cheek (CL01), Guerlain Rouge L’Extrait (Gourmandise). Didn’t feel like wearing a base today! So bad. Brows filled in by ze usuals. I took a close-up of the eye! I used Cinnamon Gold-Mauve-Tannish Brown-Lilac, if you were wondering.

Couches de Couleur - Eyes

Unblended eye primer? Uh, embarrassing. (!)

I am eyeing a couple of LMdB eyeshadow singles right now; not gonna lie. These shadows are perfect for this technique. If you’re curious about the Couches de Couleur, please watch the Mikey Castillo video I linked above. He explains the principle of the technique in a less bulshitty way than I can. You can also try out the technique with shadows you already have, but make sure that they are blendable shadows, similar to the LMdB ones.

I hope that was helpful! Please like the video and subscribe to my channel for more videos. Updates posted on my Facebook page, as well as if you subscribe. Yay.

Thanks for watching and reading! 🙂

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14 Comments

  1. Oh gosh, Gourmandise looks INSANELY pretty on you! I wanted it, but since I got Gracy back at the time, I thought they’d be too similar to warrant another big purchase. Tempted again!

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