Dedication to design, detail and to the experience; Marchesa and Le Métier de Beauté brings back a time when the “craft of the craft” was so important, while simultaneously bringing forward the best in luxury technology. With this like-minded approach, a creative collaboration between the two luxury houses came naturally. Introducing Marchesa for Le Métier de Beauté, the first collection to evolve from this joint venture, a true partnership in beauty, a new endeavor into irresistible luxury.
“Each season,” explains Georgina Chapman, co-founder and designer of Marchesa, “Keren and I introduce a new collection, but with the classic and consistent signature that is Marchesa – we transport our customers back to a time when luxury fashion meant the best in tailoring, design, fabric, etc. When it came to launching a cosmetics collection, we wanted to do the same and we found immediately that Le Métier de Beauté shared these same core values.”
“The Collection takes the unparalleled textures and formulas Le Métier de Beauté is known for and transfixes them with the essence of Marchesa,” says Joanna Vorachek Austin, President of Le Métier de Beauté. “From the sleek packaging and the innovative formulas to the flawless application, the Marchesa for Le Métier de Beauté collaboration brings the best of both brands to the forefront of luxury.”
The mercurial silver of the Marchesa for Le Métier de Beauté Collection’s outer packaging was directly inspired by Marchesa metallic bugle column dress worn by Sandra Bullock at the 82nd Academy Awards. Its dramatic reflection captures the full range of the Collection.
With a nod to true personal style, the collection begins with two palettes created exclusively by Marchesa’s co-founders and designers, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig. Reflective of their tastes in beauty, each palette offers a complete signature look – eye, cheek, lip and face – to transform into your own.
Custom-crafted by Georgina Chapman, a quintet of dramatically bold colors brings Georgina’s signature smoky-eyed feminine look to your fingertips. This diminutive, credit card-sized palette contains everything you need to design an array of smoldering looks.
The La Lune palette includes:
• Translucent Pressed Powder
• Lip Gloss: La Cerise Noir
• Crème Blush: La Peche
• Eye Shadow: Le Minuit
Hand-crafted by Keren Craig, this collection of gorgeous, warm hues creates a beautiful bronzed look not to be ignored. This petite palette contains everything you need to make this sun-kissed look your own.
The Le Soleil palette includes:
• Lip Gloss: Le Caramel
• Crème Blush: La Rougeur
• Eye Shadow: Le Fau
Double Entendre Lip Gloss
Four dual-ended lip glosses, eight total shades, infinite bespoke color combinations. Pairing the signature creamy coverage of Le Métier de Beauté’s Lip Crème Lip Gloss with the incomparable, silky slip of Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss, Double Entendre Lip Gloss brings new meaning to the perfect partnership. Enriched with emollients and antioxidants for beautiful, supple lips, wear alone or custom-blend your perfect pout.
• La Figue/La Raisin – A creamy combination of plum and shimmering neutral
• La Feu/La Glace – Radiant red balanced with a lush mauve
• L’embrasse/Le Passion – A unity between a bittersweet chocolate and blushing bronze
• La Rouge/La Nue – A shimmering nude matched by a golden raspberry hue
Precision application, multi-tasking formulas, long-lasting results, Marchesa for Le Métier de Beauté’s Sheer Illumination Pens highlight, contour and conceal depending upon your beauty needs. Formulated to give a lift to the eye area, our special pens include ingredients that will nourish and calm the eye area:
• Cucumber extract cools and alleviates puffiness
• Mango extract is used as an astringent and tightening agent
• Papaya extract softens the skin and has been called “a natural face lift”
• Goldenseal and Juniper are used for their toning qualities
• Echinacea and aloe are used for their healing properties
• Vitamin E, a natural antioxidant, keeps the tender eye area moist and refreshed
• Convenient brush-on formula is ideal for touch-ups
Sheer Illumination Highlighter
The ingenious Sheer Illumination Highlighter works instantly to highlight and contour in an ever- flattering sheer golden shade. Ideal anytime of day or evening, on bare skin, with powder, under or over foundation, this beauty essential brings instant luminosity wherever you want it.
Sheer Illumination Brightener
Look refreshed and revived in an instant. Sheer Illumination Brightener’s liquid-to-powder formula lightly conceals while brightening. Redness is reduced, dark circles diminished and your total look revived and refreshed.
The Marchesa / Le Métier de Beauté Collection is available exclusively at Liberty and www.liberty.co.uk from the beginning of September 2010.