Sunday, February 10, 2013

Le Métier de Beauté Ultra Hydration Eye Mask Duo

Press Sample        

Le Métier de Beauté's latest in skincare is their Ultra Hydration Eye Mask Duo ($150 for a set of 8 duos). They kindly sent one duo to test. The Ultra Hydration Eye Mask Duos come in individually sealed packets. Inside are two seaweed-based discs cased in a thin tray. The discs are shaped to fit the under-eye area and are designed to be placed under the eye area for 15 minutes. Le Métier de Beauté says that these eye masks will hydrate, re-energize, restore, diminish redness, sooth lines and reduce under-eye puffiness. How did the masks hold up for me? This is what I experienced:

I applied these Sunday morning after cleansing my face. The packets have a convenient peel-back corner making them easy to open, however the design of the discs in the tray seemed to be on the delicate side so I recommend opening on a solid flat surface. The discs themselves were flexible and easy to apply and felt like second skin. Upon application my eyes felt an instant soothing cooling sensation. I liked that they adhered well to the skin without feeling tight. I don't think I've ever felt anything this good on my eyes - 15 minutes later I didn't want to take the discs off (but I did). I'm at the stage in my life where I don't have under-eye wrinkles or lines (yet) but in the mornings I do have extra under-eye puffiness so I am religious with my morning coffee or espresso to help me wake up and reduce puffiness slightly.

The main difference for before/after was in the overall feel of the under-eye area. My eyes felt well-hydrated and significantly less puffier than they normally are in the mornings. I suspect that the eye mask performance is similar to other skincare items in the sense that you can only really measure the impact to one's skin after extended use. Still, the way the mask felt on my eye blew me away. While the price is a bit steep at $150 per set of 8 (breaks down to $18.75 per duo) I am ready to splurge on a full set. These are packaged conveniently to easily slip into one's purse or gym bag. The way these de-puff make these a must-have for me for beauty emergency or work/stress meltdown situations. (I could have used one of these about six months ago at work.)

As far as I know, these have hit stores now. They are expected to be released online soon (will update when I find out more information). Are these must-haves? For me yes - I will be ordering soon (I'm waiting for a counter to have a really good gift-with-purchase promotion). The ingredient listing below:


A few other things from Le Métier de Beauté that might interest you:
  • There's an 18-pan eye shadow palette coming out for spring, retailing for $95. It has a mixture of previously released shades and new colors. I have yet to see it in person but Scott Reyes from Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills kindly sent me a few photos from his counter.
  • In addition, Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills released two exclusive lip crèmes last year called Bloom (flesh-cream nude) and Catherine (pale champagne frost), $36 each. I called them a few days ago and they still has some left in stock. I haven't reviewed them, but I will include a few photos below. From my testing - these are VERY nude and pale. For me they work best when mixed with other shades. For more detailed info and excellent reviews, I highly recommend you check out Beauty Professor and Cogitation Project.
Palette photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills. Gloss photos my own.
All items are limited. (Click for larger viewing.)

Neiman's Beauty Week is coming up on the 23rd of February. If you're interested I recommend calling soon for a pre-sale. I'd recommend Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills (310) 550-5900 Ext. 2087/2027 (especially if you're interested in their exclusive glosses) and ask for Scott Reyes. Tell them I sent you!

Have you tried Le Métier de Beauté Ultra Hydration Eye Mask Duo? Or other Le Métier de Beauté skincare items? What were your thoughts?

This post contains a press sample sent free of charge for review. For additional information please refer to the About/FAQ section.

15 comments:

  1. Lovely summary of the mask! I tried it as well and was impressed by how it refined my under eye area. Can't wait for NM Beauty Week...I'm saving all of my LMdB replenishment purchases for then...ah, the things one does for yet another a tote filled with samples ; )

    Have a wonderful week!

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  2. So excited for the new eyeshadow palette!!!! no precise date for the launch yet??? Spring 2013 is so general???

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    1. Hi Valerie - I heard it will be released next week. It may vary by counter though. I recommend pre-selling it if you're interested. LMdB items tend to sell out fast.

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    2. Do you think it will be available online?

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  3. Hi Sabrina,

    Just thought I'd let you know; your Tom Ford Tobacco Vanilla recommendation was a big hit!! Still don't know how I missed it? That will be one of the goodies on my NM Beauty Week list!! Can't wait to wear it! And thanks for the recommendation!!!
    ;-D

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    1. Hi Lori - that's so awesome! I'm still working my way through my sample. You will smell extra amazing in a few weeks with your new TF :)

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  4. Ummm, in relation to the price of the product, I am disappointed that the first five ingredients are the most generic and cheap ingredients out there. I hope the remaining ingredients are in superdoses as that price is exorbitant.

    Thanks for the information regarding the NM beauty event, I always look forward to it.

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  5. that new eyeshadow palette will be in the top 3 of my wishlist, and those lipcreams look like fluid peach, so yummy

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  6. Have you tried the SK-II eye masks? I've used them quite a few times and really like them. I wonder how they compare.

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    1. Hi Z - I think I may have tried an SK-II face mask a long long time ago. I can't remember what the results were, it was in my early 20's when I received a sample from one of my Saks reps. Sorry I can't compare.

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    2. I think when I run out of the SK-II I will try Le M de B. I really love their products. Eye masks are the best thing after a flight. Thanks for the reply!

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  7. I don't own any LMdB eyeshadows but that 18-pan palette is tempting me.

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  8. Thanks so much for the great, thorough review! I *am* at the age of worrying about puffiness/wrinkles, and these sound wonderful. I may splurge.

    I love your blog, Sabrina, and so look forward to your posts. Thanks for all you do.

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  9. hey sabrina! have you tried the eye masks from bliss spa? i picked them up at my local sephora a while back, and while i liked the feel of them on my eyes, im not sure they made any difference. i'd be nice to hear your thoughts comparing the two if you've tried the bliss ones out.

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    1. Hi Kalli, I haven't tried many eye masks before. Unfortunately I haven't tried the bliss one either - sorry I can't compare!

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