Le Metier De Beaute Beauty Vault VIP Review – June 2017
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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
Here is the card announcing this month’s item! False Lashes!
The other side has the steps on how to apply (complete with numerical typo). I’ve never applied false lashes before, so buckle up, because I have no idea what I am doing. I watched a couple YouTube videos and texted a friend who does hair and makeup for some tips.
I’m not sure what the lashes are made from, but you can email [email protected] for ingredients any time they don’t include them.
Le Mētier De Beautē Brush-on Lash Adhesive – Value $14?
Before we get into how weird I look with lashes on, I’ll mention that the two pairs came with a bottle of adhesive. I put a $14 value on it, based on the brand, and other prices at Sephora.com.
This particular adhesive appears white while applying, which YouTubers told me wasn’t the best color, but it seemed to work well and ended up drying totally clear.
I’m also providing you all with a “before” picture so you can see how drastic this changes my lash game. Look at how puny they are. (Never you mind what my unruly brows are doing)
Now let’s get lashin’!
Le Mētier De Beautē Xtravaganza Lashes – Value $20?
These are the first pair of lashes I tried out. They look really intimidating, sitting there in their clear plastic case, but I will do anything for Liz, so I’m jumping in! It doesn’t look like Le Mētier De Beautē makes false lashes normally, so I’m assuming these were made especially for subscribers. I’m landing on a $20 value based on other lashes at Sephora.com.
First things first, I made sure to apply mascara, because I’m told that this will help bond my natural and fake lashes together, so they don’t look like a shark’s double row of teeth.
Normally, you’d hold the lash up to your eyelid and trim any excess so that it fits. I have gigantic eyeballs though, with the lids to match, so I didn’t need to trim.
Next, I took the lash and wrapped it around my finger, to keep it’s curve that it may have lost when I peeled it from it’s home. (That’s my first pro-tip for you!)
I then applied the glue along the lash line, in little dots, and tried smoothing it out. Pro-tip number two is waiting 30 seconds before applying, so that the glue has time to dry and get tacky.
My friend Marissa (whom I texted beforehand) said that I could begin to apply either from the corner or outer edge of my eye. I decided to go with outer edge, and work my way inward. With the first try, I didn’t get it as close to my lash line that I should have, which after applying the second, made my one eye look way more open than the other. At this point, Emily came over to check on me and started laughing hysterically. This went on for some time, her laugh making me laugh, and so on. I reapplied the first lash closer to my natural lash and it seemed to fix the inconsistency.
Here’s how it looked:
These are pretty outrageous for me, which was very apparent as we were photographing in between laughing.
I immediately said “I feel like Janice, from Animal’s band in the Muppets”.
Exhibit A: An outtake of me next to a photo of Janice. She has better hair.
Le Mētier De Beautē Dream Lashes – Value $20?
Here we have the second pair of lashes, called “Dream”. These aren’t as dense as the Xtravaganza lashes, and there seems to be a more obvious left and right.
I did a slightly better job applying this pair, and decided to try going from the corner-outwards instead. That seemed to work a bit better.
Even though the Dream lashes seemed huge in their case, they had a much more natural look on. Gazing at this photo, I think they look pretty darn good. I’ll also point out what some of you may be thinking: “you’re not wearing eyeliner!”. Yes, it’s true. I stopped using eyeliner in my daily makeup routine, but it seems that when wearing falsies, I should probably go ahead and do that to help mask the edge of the lashes. Live and learn!
Verdict: I had a lot of fun trying out false lashes for the first time! I estimated the Beauty Vault VIP box this month to have a value of at least $54, which exceeds the monthly breakdown of $29. I highly doubt I’ll be wearing the Xtravaganza lashes any time soon (unless there is a Janice Halloween costume in my future). No judgements towards anyone who’d rock these on the regular, but they’re just not for me. The Dream lashes, on the other hand, are much more subdued and I will keep them around in the event I go to a more dressy affair.
Did this month’s Beauty Vault VIP box hit a home run for you? Who looks better with massive lashes, Me or Janice from the Muppets?