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Le Metier De Beaute Beauty Vault VIP Review – November 2016

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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.


My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)


FYI – this subscription is only available for purchase once a year.


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

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This box came with a card detailing all the items included:


Now, onto the items!


Le Metier De Beaute True Color Eyeshadow in Enigma – Value $30


This is a lovely navy shade with just a little shimmer and a lot of pigment. (Swatched in lower photo.)


Le Metier De Beaute True Color Eyeshadow in Stella – Value $30


This is a bold periwinkle with the same pigment and shimmer qualities as the other eyeshadow. It’s definitely not a shade I normally wear – so I give them credit for mixing it up!

And this box also came with foundation samples:


Le Metier De Beaute Afterglow Foundation – Sample

Shade 3: Fair with a beige undertone


Le Metier De Beaute Afterglow Foundation – Sample

Shade 5: Medium with a beige undertone


Le Metier De Beaute Afterglow Foundation – Sample

Shade 7: Tan with a golden undertone

This formula is lightweight, and it goes on sheer. It felt really good on my skin, and it looks like you aren’t wearing any makeup at all. If you’re looking for a light-coverage foundation, I recommend trying it!

Here are all the shades swatched:


(The foundation blends in pretty sheer, but I layered it on in this picture to better show the colors.)

Verdict: This box has a value of about for a $29 cost – not bad. Many months have values over $100, but if $60 is on the low end, that’s pretty great. (And because I couldn’t find the size of the full-size foundation I couldn’t put together a value for the samples, but those were a nice bonus.)

What do you think of the November 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!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Customer service said that it was OK to share their email.

    “We have followed up with Jen. The error was that she had put the request in for your replacement shipment with the warehouse, and had forgotten to message you. She had thought she had sent a message. We have addressed the issue with her.

    However, errors to happen in businesses in which everything is not automated. We don’t automate the making of our products, we don’t automate our Vip Program and we do not automate our client service. The rewards of a system like this? When we get it right, which is 99% of the time – we get it VERY right. We make the best beauty products in the world and we do it with this process.

    We can definitely appreciate your frustration and can learn from it. Feel free to share anything you would like with your friends on the internet – good or bad. It is all part of the process in building businesses in the 21st Century. We do hope that you enjoy the rest of the VIP Program. ”

    Sorry, I would not send an email like this to any of our clients. I do make mistakes, and I own up to them…no excuses and no justification.

  2. As Le Metier de Beaute customer service calls you my “friends”…hey friends! I just want to let you know that in following up on the multiple emails that I sent LMdB, I received quite an arrogant and antagonistic response (at least it was a response, finally).
    I have asked if I could share it, because it is a private correspondence, so I will post it if they give me the OK.
    I really hope that someone was just having a bad day, because it is not a smart idea to cop an attitude when you are in customer service…especially when you communicate via email.
    So, my friends, the verdict is that their customer service sucks.

  3. I emailed the survey info to them and put it in the mail also when I saw we were getting a foundation and never got a response.

    The foundation was one of the spoilers when sign ups were still open, so I would assume we should still get one if we didn’t this time…

    I wish it was easier to contact them, I looked through my email again and don’t think I missed anything…

  4. Yeah some people got foundation and I also got the eye shadows. I really like the eye shadows and the foundation is nice too. Why do some people get eye shadows and others got foundation?

    I did fill out and send in that initial question card.

    I love the eye shadows though. Colors are gorgeous.

  5. My mom and I both bought the VIP subscription and both received a full size foundation, the shade she received was perfect for her (and me) but the shade I got is way to light!! I’ve tried emailing customer service but still haven’t gotten a response. I didn’t realize that did variations.

    • Correcting my mistake, I went back through my emails again and found a response. I had overlooked it because it was from someone with the same last name as a friend…next time I’ll look closer BEFORE I post anything.

    • I also received a full-sized foundation…in the 100% wrong color. Someone is going to be very, very happy when they swap for this.

      • Send customer care an email and they should send you a return label and the correct color foundation with your December box.

  6. I love those eyeshadows. I want to get this sub next year.

    • When can you sign up and when you do can you just get one month?

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