I first heard of this eyeshadow from Sandra over at 15 steps, then a beauty blog who has raved repeatedly about it. Being quite a fan of taupes, I knew this had to be mine... eventually!
Corinthian is a gorgeous shimmery taupey/lavender eyeshadow. The formula is one of the best I've encountered - it is not stiff, but smooth and blends so easily on the lid. This is the kind of shadow that looks great on its own - you just need to blend it in the crease, and the shimmer of the shadow makes it seems as though you have a different colored shadow in there (much like the effect of MAC's Woodwinked). I love these easy to wear shadows, especially when you're always in a rush to get out the door in the morning. I have a chronic case of the sleeping-in-too-late.
Swatched: Le Métier de Beauté Corinthian on the left, and MAC's Satin Taupe on the right.
As you can see, Satin Taupe is browner, and a tad less shimmery. I also find Corinthian pulls a lot more mauve on my skin tone than Satin Taupe.
If you're a fan of taupes, this something that you need. The price might be a bit higher, but I think the buttery formula more than makes up for it. There's just something so easy about wearing taupe - most of the ones I own look magically beautiful on their own. Corinthian falls in that category which is why I see myself reaching for this for a long time in my day to day routine.
My beauty radar is now on Jojo and Bordeaux from the Le Métier de Beauté's eyeshadow range. Do you own any of their shadows? Do think you think the price is worth it?