NOTD (well, earlier this week): Le Metier De Beaute Black Orchid

This is my nail of the day from earlier this week. It’s an extremely cute, extremely small bottle of polish from high end brand Le Metier De Beaute. It’s a gorgeous shade – deep metallic purple, that reminds me of Cadbury’s Dairy Milk.

Applies smoothly, one coat is OK, two coats is better. Not uber-glossy, but still shiny.

Down side, it chipped horribly on me. Granted, I hadn’t used a base or top coat this time around. But still, I don’t personally think I varnish that costs £10 for 4ml should chip that easily?

Ironically, I just looked online to check the details and the website claims “Fortified with strengthening proteins and hydrators, Le Metier de Beaute Nail Lacquers delivers rich, glossy, long-wearing color.” with the benefits listed as including “Resists chipping up to 14 days.” Considering this chipped within a few hours (I painted in the evening, by morning it had chipped and there was some noticeable tip-wear) this seems a bit of a stretch to me.

But still, gorgeous colour – it’s such a shame the formula was a let down.

Anyone else found this with this brand, or others in a similar price band??

**The Small Print**

This was provided via a PR event for consideration for review. All opinions are honest and impartial.



  1. The Beauty Bite
    June 18, 2010 / 11:27 pm

    That shade is gorgeous! We love Le Metier – the poppy blush tint is one of our favourite products of all time.


  2. June 22, 2010 / 11:38 am

    Lovely shade! x

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