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.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03929729918632539482 Laci

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01537581644373625979 PerilouslyPale

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10425371234451757261 Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    That is one gorgeous shade!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07641499612371502890 delicate hummingbird.

    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

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12358003768648016330 Rebecca

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14579614920085665069 Kate MacDonald

    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!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02533452497278473879 Makeup Magpie

    Fig is gorgeous! Thanks for the comparisons :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01139997912587561084 Dovey

    What a deep, plummy, gorgeous shade!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16351162166415224407 Shannon (Lipstick Musings)

    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!