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Le Metier De Beaute Beauty Vault VIP Review – July 2014

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Le Metier De Beaute Beauty Vault VIP Review – July

The Beauty Vault VIP subscription from Le Metier De Beaute is a luxury beauty subscription box that cost me $348 upfront for the entire year. (I’m currently debating about paying for the second year now that subscriptions are open again).

Le Metier De Beaute Beauty Vault VIP Review – July 2014 Packaging

As soon as I opened the box I got excited – I could tell through the bubble wrap that it was a Kaleidoscope!

Le Metier De Beaute Beauty Vault VIP Review – July 2014 Makeup

The Subscription Box: Beauty Vault VIP by Le Metier de Beaute

The Cost: $29 a month ($348 one-time purchase for annual subscription – only available once a year)

The Products: 1 full sized item, or a variety of sample products from Le Metier de Beaute. The products will be a curated mix of Color, Skincare, Pre-release Sneak Peaks, Lab Previews, and Vault Exclusives.

Ships to: US only

Check out all of my Beauty Vault VIP box reviews and the Beauty Subscription Box Directory!

Le Metier De Beaute Beauty Vault VIP Review – July 2014 Lip Gloss

Kaleidoscope Lip Kit in Gemini Kiss – Value $95?

I can’t find this exact version of their Lip Kit for sale anywhere online, so I’m not sure if it’s a new or exclusive item for subscribers, or if it’s from an older season. Either way it looks fabulous!

Here are the two other lip color options:

Le Metier De Beaute Beauty Vault VIP Review – July 2014 Lip Color

Verdict: I’m really pleased to see that they ended this one year subscription with a high-value makeup item – I know that’s why I signed up for the subscription in the first place! Of course now that they’ve ended things on a high-note, it’s making the decision on whether or not I should resubscribe even more difficult!

What do you think of the July Beauty Vault VIP box?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
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14 Comments

  1. box so far. I signed up for the 2016-2017 vip program. I was told boxes started shipping Aug 18 and I would receive tracking information that week. By Aug 30 I still hadn’t received any tracking information, so I emailed. They replied by giving me 2 tracking numbers. The first was to a free gift they were sending because I was one of the first people to sign up. That box showed up. I am assuming the second tracking number was to the actual monthly box and two weeks later when I track it it is still showing as “usps is aware of your package and waiting for its arrival at our location” so i am to assume that means it hasnt even made it to the post office yet when they should be getting Sept boxes ready to ship.why they did not send it with the free gift box is beyond me. I have emailed several times inquiring about the status of the tracking number and have yet to get a reply. I am not sure what to do next if this box or God forbid Sept box do not show up. I am not pleased to say the least and would not recommend this subscription box as of right now.

  2. I am so disappointed in this subscription box so far. I signed up for the 2016-2017 vip program. I was told boxes started shipping Aug 18 and I would receive tracking information that week. By Aug 30 I still hadn’t received any tracking information, so I emailed. They replied by giving me 2 tracking numbers. The first was to a free gift they were sending because I was one of the first people to sign up. That box showed up. I am assuming the second tracking number was to the actual monthly box and two weeks later when I track it it is still showing as “usps is aware of your package and waiting for its arrival at our location” so i am to assume that means it hasnt even made it to the post office yet when they should be getting Sept boxes ready to ship.why they did not send it with the free gift box is beyond me. I have emailed several times inquiring about the status of the tracking number and have yet to get a reply. I am not sure what to do next if this box or God forbid Sept box do not show up. I am not pleased to say the least and would not recommend this subscription box as of right now.

  3. Liz,
    (or anyone else with insight to this company)
    I need some help figuring out how to contact this company. I purchased the VIP yearly membership, but we moved (two months ago) and have a new address, I changed our address on the website, emailed them several times, but still have not received the monthly subscription that I already paid for. What else can I do? Any guidance is welcome.
    Thank You!

    • I paid for this subscription two months ago, haven’t moved, and have received nothing. I emailed them, but have yet to get a response. I’m a little concerned. I don’t want to go through the bother of disputing this with my credit card company, but right now I’m really feeling like I’ve been scammed. I’ll update this post if they reply and make this right.

      • When we signed up back in March it april it was clearly stated that these subs run a year. The first box will ship in August, not before!

        • I don’t recall reading any information about it not starting until August, and it certainly says nothing about that on the page where you are able to purchase it now.

          In fact the following line makes it sound very much like a typical year long sub, where you get the first box the month after subscribing: “For a one-time fee of $348 ($29 dollars a month, for 12 months), become a Beauty Vault VIP. At the beginning of each month, our Le Métier de Beauté experts will send you a carefully curated full-sized product or assortment of products shipped right to your door.”

          If it doesn’t start till August, that really should be prominently indicated on the page where you purchase it or, at a minimum, on the order history page.

          • I know I read that it begins in August but now I’m not seeing where. I’m using my cell and not my computer today so I can’t seem to lay my hands on the info. I do know that when the sign up began back in April and May most of the current subbers wrote about having 2 months left.

            At any rate, you don’t need to take my word for it. Liz cadman will know and it appears that the best way to contact the company is either via Twitter or Facebook

          • Look below at Alicias comment. She says the sub ran from Aug 2014 – july 2015. I think it always begins in August … that’s why sign up is several months prior.

  4. I would like to do this sub. I like the idea of receiving a high quality full size product once a month. When does the window to sign up close?

  5. That Kaleidoscope is exclusive to the box. They started and ended with great products. I just don’t have that amount of money to put out at one time. Too bad they don’t do an automatic deduction monthly or quarterly. I’d do it then.

    • Yeah, I don’t ever have almost $350 at once. But $29 a month is not unreasonable. I guess they want people to stay in the whole year and not cancel and resubscribe. Maybe it allows them to plan better. But it’s not as consumer-friendly, that’s for sure.

  6. Is it creepy that I already calculated this, because I was wondering the same thing. For Aug. 2013 through July 2014 I got a total value of $1091.75 plus Liz’s bonus kabuki brush ($85) from her first box. I’m a LMDB stalker :/

  7. I already signed up for this year, but I’m wondering what the total for the year is vs the upfront cost. We know some months were on the lower end. I might have to go through and calculate when I have a chance.

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