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Le Metier De Beaute Beauty Vault VIP Review – November 2017

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

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

This box came with a card detailing the items included, instructions for use, and ingredients.

Now, on to the items!


Le Metier de Beaute Revitalizing Anti-Aging Day Creme – 1 oz Value $285

$285?! Wow!

This day cream is formulated with Retinol and Coenzyme Q10 and designed to improve the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone.

It’s a rich cream for a day cream, and it takes a minute or two to fully absorb, but it’s worth it! The finish is matte (no greasiness), and I love how hydrated and plump it made my skin feel!

Verdict: This box has a value of about $285 – amazing! I signed up for this subscription for their makeup, but getting a full-size $$$ skincare item is always a nice change!

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. This subscription is only available for purchase once a year. The next time it opens for purchase is May 2018 through July 2018.

Coupon – no coupons available for this subscription.

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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!

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Le Metier De Beaute Beauty Vault VIP, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: le metier de beaute | 26 comments

Comments (26)

  1. December nailed it! A gorgeous eye Kaleidoscope in very wearable shades. November and December have been more like this subscription was in the first couple of years.

    • So saaaadddd! My eye shadow is broken in several pieces, destroyed! Each piece of the kaleidoscope got more broken, but was at least intact. The eye shadow, though, it all fell out and I had to put it back in the pan. I’m hoping they will replace it.

      • I’m talking about the gorgeous bottom, last shade. Oh my gosh! It is gorgeous, but all destroyed and I will have to throw it away because it will get everywhere anytime I open the palette.

  2. Has anyone received their December VIP, or received tracking info for it yet? When I contacted the company in November, they estimated a Dec. 13th ship date. I have not heard anything at this point.

    • No, I haven’t received anything for December either. November was really late too. I don’t know if this is the new norm or not

      • Thanks Emily –
        I emailed them inquiring, and they sent me a tracking number today, with a Dec. 22 delivery date. So – not clear if they have all shipped, or if they shipped mine because I asked???

      • I got mine finally, it was waiting when we got back from Christmas. Absolutely stunning eyeshadow kaleidoscope!

  3. I found this at Nordstrom rack last year and bought it for $7 🤣 it was sealed and all…. I used it up, but i only get wrinkles if i study alot and forget to put moisturizer on my forehead for like months…so i just focus on moisturizing….and what works best for me is gells in summer and oils in winter. Creams and balms are ok, but I think they clog my poor more.

    • I didn’t know that Nordstrom sold Le Metier de Beaute. It’s not on their list of beauty brands they sell. They must have discontinued selling that brand which is why it was at the Rack, I’m guessing.

  4. You’re paying for the brand name, not the ingredients.

  5. Can someone please educate me. From the ingredient list, which ingredient makes this cream so pricey and valuable?

    • I was wondering that too, so pricey! It also contains propylparaben, many people are avoiding parabens, and fragrance

    • The ingredient called “brand name” 😉

      I used to buy expensive skincare until I realized that a lot of them contain cheap and/or bad ingredients. Now I focus on natural skincare and my face has never looked better.

  6. Was very happy with the November box. Since the beginning of my subscription I have purchased a few discoveries already. Between this and my Sisley subscription I have all I need for beauty subscriptions.

  7. I was in shock when I opened the box–a good kind of shock. What a wonderful November box! I almost passed out, lol.

  8. I received mine yesterday! Im so happy with the content. This year the products have been more practical than the last years. That being said I have used everything.

  9. Why doesn’t anyone give us this kind of product for nighttime? It would make me too oily during the day.

    • Yes, it’s weird because you’re only supposed to use retinol at night anyway.

    • Fairly certain you’re allowed to use this at night if you choose.

      • It could probably be used at night, yes. The problem is it’s not really good for your skin to use a retinol product when the skin will be exposed to the sun, so as a day cream it doesn’t really work. WebMD has a good article on the safe usage of retinol and a warning against cosmetic companies which use retinol in day time products.

      • “Like tretinoin, retinol encourages skin cell turnover; *this new skin is delicate and should not be exposed to the sun. That is why these ingredients should only be found in products intended for night use.*

        Vitamin A derivatives, including retinol, rapidly break down when exposed to the sun and air. *That’s why retinol-containing products should always come in pumps or tubes with tight-fitting caps. Once opened, these products do not keep well and should be used within a couple of months.*

        What worries me and many other dermatologists is that retinol is now in used in foundations, lipsticks, sunscreens and cleansers, especially those that are touted as “anti-aging.” *But in daytime products, retinol will have the opposite effect and actually make skin age faster because it is more susceptible to the sun*, no matter the amount of SPF protection promised on the foundation or sunscreen. ”

        WebMD article on Retinol: When to use it, and when to avoid it

        Other helpful tips from the article:

        – Don’t use retinol products when pregnant/breastfeeding
        – Retinol is useless in a cleanser as it would be washed off too fast to sink in
        – Retinol in a lipstick is dangerous due to sun exposure/cancer risk
        – As per the above quote, a product with retinol should only come in a tube or pump, otherwise the retinol breaks down within a couple of months

      • Amen ! I look at the cream jar and I’m like “all you pay for here is the name brand and nothing else”

      • I’m glad to hear this from a dermatologist. It’s the same things I’ve read but only in online articles. Especially the retinol degradation in sun and air. Didn’t think about it exposing new skin to the sun. Good advice! Thanks!

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