Beauty junkie London meets Le Metier de Beaute’s Ivan Castro

On Saturday I went down to Liberty to meet Ivan Castro – celebrity make-up artist who has been working with the brand almost since it’s creation, and has worked with celebs including Lady Gaga and Nicole Kidman.

Ivan was lovely, very friendly – making me feel comfortable straight away. Which isn’t always easy, when sometimes having a stranger apply your make-up can be a bit awkward (or is that just me?) Plus he has amazing hair and is clearly very experienced at posing for the camera! I should have picked up some tips…

The pic in the top right includes the products Ivan used – Jade e/s, 
tinted moisturiser, midnight blue mascara, blush/bronze duo, lip gloss.

During my appointment Ivan introduced me to a few of the bits from the endless summer collection from Le Metier plus a few of the products from the permanent range. Stand-outs for me are the jade eye shadow, a gorgeous emerald green eye shadow (can see this in the face picture below (along the lash line) and the liquid bronzer. I was quite surprised to like the green shadow as I wasn’t sure it would work for my eye colour, but combined with gold as a contrast it was lovely.

The liquid bronzer is really gorgeous, an iridescent shimmering bronze (rather than gold/orange) that applies lightly and leaves a sun kissed, healthy glow behind. Absolutely stunning product, but I honestly can’t see myself parting with the £56 that this beauty costs. But as always, every one’s budgets are different – so this is worth a look if it works for yours.

I also really loved the midnight blue mascara – this was layered over the mascara I already had on and did a great job of adding a very subtle bit of colour without clumping. Ivan also used a pretty pink lipstick and a nude gloss to create a subtle lip that was almost nude, but not quite concealer-lips. It was lovely and lasted really well (about 2 hours) but the pictures below were taken in the evening so afraid the lippie had worn off by then.

 Please excuse the grumpy face!

So what do you think about the collection/look he created? Have you tried anything from Le Metier or are you tempted to?


**The Small Print*
This appointment was arranged via the PR. All opinions are honest and my own.

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  1. Pauline
    June 6, 2010 / 4:36 pm

    good information

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