LMdB Peau Vierge Swatches and Review

The LMdB Peau Vierge come in an airtight 1 ounce bottle with a pump.  
My love for the Le Metier de Beaute line is certainly not a secret…from the lustre of the lip products to the glow of the creme blushes, from the natural coverage of the foundation to the revitalizing properties of the peel and mask set, this brand ranks in the top five of my favorite cosmetic companies ever. 
In terms of skin care, this line does not disappoint!  I have been steadily using the Peau Vierge Anti-Aging Complexe for the past six months as a part of my daily regimen and, now on my second bottle, couldn’t be more pleased with my results thus far.  
Shade 2 is perfect for light to medium skin tones.
I love that one press of the pump dispenses the ideal amount of product for a single use  on the face…no mess or waste!
Here is what the Le Metier de Beaute has to say about Peau Vierge
This tinted treatment formula is the first and most effective of its kind, combining the known anti-aging benefits of Retinol with cutting edge Syntoc Actif® technology clinically proven to be 20 times more effective at delivering active ingredients into the dermis layer of the skin than traditional topical applications. Light-diffusing pigments help fade away lines and instantly impart a renewed radiance and healthy glow to the skin, with SPF 20 to guard against the damaging effects of the sun. Applies as a sheer gossamer wash for a flawless, luminous finish.

If you are anything like I was before purchasing Peau Vierge, you may be be wondering what exactly, pray tell, this means and how it could fit into your daily routine!
Here is how I typically use it: After cleansing with Koh Gen Do Spa Water, I put one pump of SPONGE Ladi Avokanto Oil on my face, followed by a pump of Peau Vierge #2 and, if I am going to be outside for any length of time, top off with some Koh Gen Do UV Care Milk (SPF 30) Sunscreen (love that it is physical rather than chemical in composition).  
The Peau Vierge adds this amazing balance (I attribute this to the very sheer tint), moisture and luminosity (there is a bit of sheen to this product) to my skin and perfectly primes it for the foundation to come.  Over time, my skin has become smoother (likely the result of the retinol) and my makeup lasts longer…I cannot imagine skipping this step, ever.
**For the past week, I have been trying the Somme Institute five step regimen (review in a couple more weeks!) and have kept Peau Vierge as an unmitigated component in my skincare routine because I like it that much…I just add it after step four and I am good to go!
Above from bottom to top: Swatches of Peau Vierge in #1, #2 and #3 and swatches of Peau Vierge Concealer in #1, #2 and #3. 
Peau Vierge comes in three shades: Shade 1 (suitable for fair to light skin), Shade 2 (suitable for light to medium skin) and Shade 3 (suitable for medium to dark skin).  Since all three shades are sheer, they are very forgiving…I wear Shade 2, which matches me perfectly, all year long, despite the fact that I change to a darker foundation shade when the summer arrives. 
There is also a Peau Vierge Concealer that coordinates with the Peau Vierge itself and, while I am devoting a separate post to this little gem (currently enjoying wearing it in #2), I have included images that show both products for reference!  Scroll on for swatches…
Above from bottom to top: Swatches of Peau Vierge in #1, #2 and #3 and swatches of Peau Vierge Concealer in #1, #2 and #3 in slightly different indoor lighting.
Above from L-R: A close up of Peau Vierge #1, #2 and #3.
Above: all I am wearing in this image is Peau Vierge.  That is it.  I jest…however, I am indeed wearing Peau Vierge as a base under my normal makeup…the natural glow that it provides is remarkable!
Bottom Line:  Peau Vierge is an integral part of my daily skincare.  I love the evenness, luminosity and smoothness that this formula imparts and appreciate the fact that it is instantly effective as well as having long-term benefits with daily use.  Paired with my Peau Vierge concealer, my skin has never looked better! Highly recommended.

Share this post

Comments (16)

  • Kate Reply

    Hey Beauty Professor!

    Peau Vierge was my first LMdB purchase. I absolutely loved it. The only reason I stopped using it is because I now use another topical retinol product, and the two of them were too much for my skin to take. But I really enjoyed using it.

    LOVED the review of the Lip Creme in Bloom. I am debating calling Scott at NM to have him send me one! The only reason I am hesitating is because I just ordered a combination of lip products from Ulta. I was insipired by the dark brown lips Camilla Belle sported at the Met Gala back in May. I found out what lip products she used (all by CkOne Color) and bought them. Thiis is my first experience with Ck beauty products, so I am interested to see how they perform. They are reasonably priced, if nothing else.

    I tried wearing the Kona lip color the other day, and enjoyed it. I am actually more comfortable with dark, deep lip colors than bright ones. Kona is a dark plum with burgandy undertones. The husband liked it – or at least lied convincingly about it. Lol!

    I am absolutely loving the LMdB foundation in #7. I love the finish and the color matches really well. Occasionally I will use just a little of the KGD Aqua Foundation in BE-1 to lighten the color a smidge. Thank goodness for BE-1!

    I am eagerly awaiting your review of the Peau Vierge concealer! Hope all is well and have a great rest of the week!


    October 30, 2012 at 2:54 pm
  • The Beauty Professor Reply

    Hello Kate,

    How the week flew by…I hope it was a good one for you! I started feeling under the weather by Thursday and am spending the say at home today, finally feeling OK enough to spend some quality time with my computer; )

    Glad you liked my Bloom review…I am still so happy with the shade…creamy and opaque yet without giving the "death lips" effect. I love adding it to my too-dark shades as well, so it currently has had a permanent home in my purse. How do you like your new CKOne dark brown shades? I so love the idea of such colors but am always so hesitant to wear them for long. I may have to accept the inevitable fact that I am destined to only feel like myself in pale shades…is that crazy?

    Kona sounds fantastic…as I mentioned before, I have Castelo and it is so very pretty in swatches and I love looking at it, but it is just not the greatest on my lips…I will do a post soon–I'd be interested in your thoughts!

    Thrilled that the LMdB #7 is still a winner for you; I wore it all this past week (without any #9) and it was a perfect shade for my post-summer skin. Such a beautiful finish and the utility of BE-1 is spectacular. My husband was in Vegas for work and brought me home some products from the Tom Ford line…normally I go with him each year, but I couldn't get away from work so he was on his own to do some selecting! I ended up with the stick foundation in #05 (Natural) and glosses in Tawny Pink and Peach Absolute…I love everything so far, so he did well indeed ; )

    Off to try to generate some blog posts…have a wonderful rest of the weekend and talk soon!


    –The Beauty Professor

    November 3, 2012 at 9:58 pm
  • Fernanda Reply

    This sounds so nice, thanks so much for this review! xx


    November 3, 2012 at 10:14 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      My pleasure, Fernanda…glad you liked it!

      Take care,

      –The Beauty Professor

      November 4, 2012 at 12:03 am
  • Anonymous Reply

    How much of this do you use prior to your foundation? Also do you find this in any way rubs off your foundation when applying with a beauty blender sponge? I have tried this alone and feel I need more coverage due to the redness I have so I was curious to see how you apply with foundation.

    Thanks for your help

    April 6, 2014 at 8:56 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Anon,

      I use one pump to cover my whole face (using my fingertips to blend); then I buff on my foundation with a Beauty Blender. I find that it's a perfect combination!

      I hope that helps…xx,

      –The Beauty Professor

      April 9, 2014 at 4:17 am
  • Anonymous Reply

    I have extremely sensitive skin and have not tolerated retinol serums very well. I would love to try this as a skin care/sunscreen/radiant primer but am afraid of a retinol reaction. Is the amount of retinol very small, have you experienced any irritation from it? Thanks for introducing us to many products we might never have know existed!

    April 13, 2014 at 9:56 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply


      Because of the way the retinol is suspended and dispensed at a lower concentration, my extremely sensitive skin hasn't experienced a bit of irritation over the course of two years of daily usage. It is truly gentle yet effective!

      I hope that helps…thanks for your kind words and keep me posted on your experience if you end up trying this…xx,

      –The Beauty Professor

      April 15, 2014 at 5:14 pm
  • Unknown Reply

    Thank you so much for your helpful review. After seeing you mention the LMdB Peau Vierge regularly you have made be desperate to try it.

    I live in the UK and I've constantly been trying to buy it for a while, but none of the US stockists will ship it to the UK for some reason. I have finally found someone in the UK stocking it (at twice the price – eek!) however they only have shades 2 & 3 and I'm really fair. Do you think shade 2 is forgiving enough for really fair skin or do you think (especially at such a high price) it is better to hold out?

    Also, do you know of anywhere (even in the US) that tends to have regular stock of it? It seems really hard to find – my brother lives in the US so I'm thinking I may be able to ask him to ship it to me if all else fails, but I'm struggling to know where to send him!

    Thank you so much for your help and for your wonderful blog – you provide such great information – I nearly always check if you've reviewed a product when I'm thinking of purchasing something new xx

    February 28, 2015 at 1:18 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello and my pleasure!

      I do think that #2 can work for fair skin but it depends on how fair you mean by "really fair.' I get Peau Vierge at Neiman Marcus and I know that they recently got #1 back in stock so you may want to see if your brother can help you out!

      I hope that helps…the Peau Vierge is definitely worth the pursuit ; )


      –The Beauty Professor

      March 9, 2015 at 3:23 am
    • Unknown Reply

      Thank you for taking the time to reply!!

      As for how fair I am – I'm a NW10-13, By Terry Cream Ivory, Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk 2, Nars Siberia… if that helps?!

      It's reassuring to hear you feel it's worth the pursuit (at least now I can convince myself that the hours I've wasted looking into getting hold of it have been for a good cause – haha). Thank you for the tip – I will definitely see whether he can get hold of it from Neiman Marcus for me as the site in the UK have said they won't be getting anymore stock of the 1 (but if all else fails I may take the plunge with the 2).

      Thank you so much again xx

      March 10, 2015 at 12:49 am
  • Anonymous Reply

    Hi BP! Thanks for the post and all the help you gave me about this in the past, I grilled u pretty hard & you've been wonderfully kind. I finally took the plunge & got myself Shade #1! Its perfect for my N/NW10-15 skin. Looking forward to my journey with this amazing gem. xo

    August 7, 2015 at 3:08 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      That is so great to hear, Anon! It is my pleasure to guide beauty lovers to this brilliant product…keep on enjoying!


      –The Beauty Professor

      August 7, 2015 at 9:18 pm
  • Dona Reply

    Oh guys….I really am envious that you can get your hands on this.

    I live in Bulgaria and the only way to buy this is from Neiman Marcus….but they want tk charge some ridiculous $$$ for delivery and import duties…..And the PV is barely existent on ebay…Least I can say is that I'm devastated.

    Thanks for all your posts and swatches Rachel the information is truly appreciated and most informative


    October 10, 2015 at 1:15 pm
  • Anonymous Reply

    Hi! I bought the Peau Vierge trio recently from QVC. None of the shades were ever shown on the air, but I contacted LMdB and they said the QVC shades correspond as follows: Porcelain = 0, Fair = 1, Light = 2, Medium = 3 and the darkest shades are new to the lineup. I'm wondering if Fair (Shade 1) or Light (Shade 2) would be good for my NW20 skin. Looking at your swatches, Shade 1 looks rather yellow. Would 2 be a better match? Thanks for any assistance. Loved the show by the way!! You were great!

    July 2, 2017 at 1:09 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      I would say that 2 is a neutral beige and should match you well!!

      Thanks so much for the kind words!


      –The Beauty Professor

      July 5, 2017 at 12:04 am

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *