Le Métier de Beauté Fig True Colour Eyeshadow – Swatches, Pics, Review

I’m sure if you follow my blog you know that Le Metier de Beaute eyeshadows are among my favourite cosmetic items in the whole world. They offer incredible pigment, smoothness, blendability (spell check keeps telling me that’s not a word but I say it is!), and layering possibilities. The shade Fig has been on my wishlist since I discovered the brand but for some crazy reason it has taken me until now to finally get it. I am so happy I made it part of my most recent Zuneta order.

A full range of complimentary and highly-blendable shades, used alone or in combination to give radiant dimension to the eyes. Superior fine-pressed quality gives true buildable color—smooth together for subtle gradations or layer colors on, one atop another, in semi-translucent layers for a perfectly dimensional effect. Goes on perfectly even. Our quadruple milling process transforms pigments to luxurious weightlessness, strong coverage and their truest, most vibrant color. Finishes including matte, shimmer and satin.

Fig does not disappoint. It’s a gorgeous deep, warm burgundy shade. I think I was expecting it to be a little bit more purple but regardless it is gorgeous!
Compared to other Le Metier de Beaute shades in the same colour family Ikat from the Silk Road Kaleidoscope is a silk matte finish rather than shimmer and is not nearly as purple toned, Bordeaux is much more brown toned in comparison, while Alexandrite is a bit sheerer and lighter while being close in tone.
Ikat (Silk Road) – Fig – Bordeaux – Fig – Alexandrite
Ikat (Silk Road) – Fig – Bordeaux – Fig – Alexandrite
You can find Le Metier de Beaute online at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks, and Zuneta.

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  • Laci
    April 25, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    Hey Christa, how does Fig compare to the burgundy shades in Silk Road?

  • PerilouslyPale
    April 25, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    Just updated with comparison swatches for you Laci! Don’t know why I keep forgetting to do comparisons!

  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections
    April 25, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    That is one gorgeous shade!

  • delicate hummingbird.
    April 25, 2012 at 8:20 PM

    brilliant comparison swatches! but sooo evil! i just got Bordeaux and thought i could pass on Fig and Alexandrite because they seemed so similar. but now i see they’re not! oh gosh my poor wallet 😉

  • Anonymous
    April 25, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    How would you wear Fig and, which other LMDB shades would you use with it, like for a base?

  • Rebecca
    April 25, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    Wooo! I’ve never really seen a shade like this before. This would be a great color for a fall/winter smokey eye!!

  • Kate MacDonald
    April 25, 2012 at 9:42 PM

    Although I’m still a relative n00b to LMdB, this is already a favourite of mine. Just a luscious colour. It’s interesting, because I find it pulls just a little more cool/ purple on me than on you… difference in skin tone, I guess. Glad to know it’s found a happy home in your collection!

  • Makeup Magpie
    April 26, 2012 at 1:44 AM

    Fig is gorgeous! Thanks for the comparisons 🙂

  • Dovey
    April 26, 2012 at 5:04 AM

    What a deep, plummy, gorgeous shade!

  • Shannon (Lipstick Musings)
    April 29, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    Well, at least now I have a shade to start with next month when I head to the LMdB counter for my first purchase!

    Thanks for the pictures, they really helped me choose!



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Christa Potter is a professional makeup artist with a passion for introducing women to the newest and best in beauty with a touch of fashion and lifestyle.

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