Sunday, 7 November 2010

Le Metier de Beaute Precision Liquid Liner in Noir

This is another of my favourite Le Metier products and I think takes the title of the best eyeliner I've ever used. I have used a similar liquid liner by Chanel for about a year but only a handful of times because I find it difficult to not mess up the line and dispense the right amount of product.

Le Metier de Beaute Precision Liquid Liner in Noir - £25

The nib of this eyeliner is perfect and there is no clicking etc involved to get the product to flow, it's like a felt tip, but a very luxurious one designed by Mont Blanc. It was used on me by makeup artist Mikey Castillo and he had two main tips to get the best out of it.
  1. No one can draw a perfect straight line so don't even attempt it. Instead, use the nib on its side and pat the product on in sections, sort of like joining the dots but you are joining mini lines. This enables you to get an even, precise line that can be as thin or thick as you like.
  2. For more definition, aim the pen as if you were to line the upper inner rim (don't actually line this), and then dot the pen between the lashes. This way you are aiming the pen upwards rather than downwards. It can feel like this is achieving nothing but if you complete one eye and then compare it to the other, you should see a difference.
Sorry if I've explained that really badly but I hope you get the general gist. I have just used both tips to line my eyes after applying the Le Cirque Eye Kit from bottom to top (inspired by Modesty Brown) to get an intense smokey eye and it really works.

I received the Le Metier Liquid Liner in Noir in a gift bag given to me at the PR event I attended at Selfridges. However, being quite stupid I didn't check what was in said gift bag before I bought my own choices (including the liquid liner) so now I have two. Normally I would be very annoyed at this but I can see myself using the product so much I'm glad I have a back up.

The Le Metier de Beaute Liquid Liner in Noir is available from Liberty and Selfridges for £25.


  1. Hi jennifer

    I am really lusting for this liner- it sounds amazing! I need to know though, should I get this one first or the Champagne pencil? I have to be good and only choose one. x jeanie

  2. HI Jeanie,
    I was thinking of you as I wrote this as I knew you wanted it! Although you are guilty of tempting me with your Rouge Bunny Rouge posts!

    Is a difficult choice between the two products and I think it depends on what your typical eye look is. If you wear a nude eye then the champagne pencil will give it that little bit extra. If you prefer stronger, lined eyes then the liner is the best choice.

    However, great as the liner is, I think the champagne pencil is the more unique product. There are a lot of good black liquid eyeliners out there but I haven't seen something similar to the champagne. I hope that helps a little bit.

    I'm determined that I will place my first RBR order this week, just deciding what to pick. Need just over £50 for free delivery so 2-3 products. Any suggestions?

    Jennifer X

  3. I'm in love with this liner too. I have the RBR Lacquer liner as well and I rate them both equally but the tips I picked up at the event have helped me no end.

    I'm glad you got on well with using Le Cirque bottom to top. I really need to have a go at this myself.

    @Jeannie: Go for the Champagne, like Jennifer says I think it's the more unique of the two. I know you like your taupes and I think you would really like it.

    Jane x

  4. Hi jane,
    I've been after the RBR Quartz eyeliner for a while, the amethyst essence shade is calling out to me, and I was wondering when writing this post how RBR would compare to Le Metier. Would you rate both brand's eyeshadow's equally? I am determined to make November the month I make my first Zuneta purchase!
    Jennifer X

  5. I think both are great brands. I love RBR eyeshadows they are different to LMDB though. The LMDB in Le Cirque aren't as pigmented as most of the RBR. I think Solstice Halcyon is probably most similar in texture and pigmentation. The eyeshadows like Abyssinian Catbird and Delicate Hummingbird are densely pigmented. They are finely milled though in a similar way to LMDB.

    I hope you gather from that ramble that it is difficult to compare. I'm sure you would really like them. I want to try the liquid eyeliners too. Amethyst essence has my name written all over it. I can't wait to find out if you go for it :)
    Jane x

  6. I love liquid eyeliner the original one with the line brush does this pen give the same effect , i used Nivea pen but to be honest its not worth to buy again , its real bad that many brand you mentioned in your blog hard to find in Kuwait
    Love your blog <3

  7. Hi Shaimaa,
    Sorry the Nivea pen didn't work well for you. Before I tried the Le Metier de beaute, I used the Chanel pen liquid liner which was excellent. Maybe Chanel is easier to find in Kuwait? If I wasn't able to order online it would be almost impossible for me to access these brands as well.

    I love your profile picture, is that your own eye? I would love to be able to do my eye makeup like that!
    Jennifer X