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Go for the Nude: Le Métier de Beauté True Colour Eye Shadows in Naked and Tamarack

Le Métier de Beauté - True Colour Eye Shadow - Naked, Tamarack

I bought these Le Métier de Beauté True Colour Eye Shadows in Naked and Tamarack when they were having the Gravité Kaleidoscope on promo as a Gift With Purchase. One of the sets had these two shadows that I would never have normally picked from the LMdB range, especially at such a high price point. They are pretty standard matte colors that are actually pretty awesome and great for everyday, office-appropriate looks, and I would have loved these to bits if I wasn’t already drowning in neutrals. Which I am.

Le Métier de Beauté - True Colour Eye Shadow - Naked, Tamarack - Swatches

Naked is just a light, matte base color that’s probably skin-tone if you are Snow White. It’s not a pure white, though, maybe an off-white/pale cream. Luckily for me, it’s the perfect color to put on the entirety of my lid space, up to the browbone, since it’s such a great base and it’s light enough for a subtle highlight.

Tamarack is a matte midtone brown that I want to say is cool-toned. It’s a couple of shades darker than my skintone, which makes it a perfect shade for a light, natural contour.

Here they are in action, without a primer:

Le Metier de Beaute - True Colour Eye Shadow - Naked, Tamarack - Eye 1

Le Metier de Beaute - True Colour Eye Shadow - Naked, Tamarack - Eye 2

I think they’re both great, in conjunction, for a no makeup makeup look (just slight definition and enhancement), but that they’re also perfect shades to throw into the mix if you’re in need of really great staple nudes and neutrals.

As you know, I’m a big fan of the LMdB formula, so I love these, but I do think the shades are pretty standard and are definitely easily replaceable, if not dupeable. If I were to splurge on LMdB eyeshadows, I’d definitely pick other standout shades like Alexandrite, Corinthian, and Midnight Sky over these colors. In my opinion, their mattes don’t work as well as the other finishes and textures, and don’t do the Le Métier de Beauté name (and reputation for buttery shadows) justice.

Le Métier de Beauté is cruelty-free.



  1. these are pretty but like you said, if you’re going to pay such a high price you really want something extra special. at least you’ll get loads of use out of them though!

    • I know, yes. I think I’m ambivalent because they are good shades that I can use a lot anyway. That’s what makes me not mad, haha!

  2. This post is a coincidence! I’ve been using my Naked Basics palette a lot lately. I’m not usually into matte neutrals but the mood stuck. Anyways, looks like I’m not the only one 🙂 I feel like LMdB is to you what TheBalm is to me (as far as eye shadows go).

    • I know, I used to be partial to ONLY MATTE makeup, but when it comes to eyeshadows, I need to have some shimmer!

      Anyway, what do you mean re: theBalm? Do you mean as far as the mattes go? 🙂

      • Ah, I gotcha! 🙂 I actually haven’t tried the Shady Ladies and the Meet Mattes, though I’m sure I’d love them.

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