Luxury Central: My Top Clé de Peau Beauté Product Recommendations

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If you were to do a simple search of “Clé de Peau Beauté” on Beauty Professor, you would be met with an endless array of search results, featuring thoughts and swatches from the line dating back to 2012; in other words, the brand has been a personal favorite and, consequentially, a key content focus here for years!
The brand is synonymous with luxury but, infinitely more important, the products perform. I often purchase my CdPB at Nordstrom as the retailer carries the full product range online and in-store, and not a week goes by without a reader or follower asking me for suggestions on what CdPB to invest in first.
Today, I am excited to share my top Clé de Peau Beauté products–ranging from skincare and foundation to eyeshadow and lip color–with thorough thoughts and swatches galore.
Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of my top picks in action as well as the Bottom Line…
Clé de Peau Beauté on heavy rotation. 
Clé de Peau Beauté products

Luxury Central: My Top Clé de Peau Beauté Product Recommendations


I actively pursue hydrated, even skin and a radiant glow. So, these three hero products fulfill this objective beautifully. 

*Clé de Peau Beauté The Serum:

It has a fabulous anti-aging formula that works well on its own in tandem with one’s existing skincare routine. The Serum combats fine lines and wrinkles while brightening and firming with every application. It actually heightens the efficacy of subsequent skincare steps, making it a must in my daily routine.

*Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Multi Repair Oil:

It’s exceptionally hydrating yet lightweight and instant absorbed. This is brilliant oil adds radiance to the skin while nourishing and calming. It’s a perfect winter skincare staple and the LE Holiday 2019 bottle is a dream addition to one’s vanity.

*Clé de Peau Beauté Enhancing Eye Contour Cream Extrême:

My eye cream of choice for the last few months, this rich yet weightless formula smooths fine lines, brightens dark circles and firms and lifts the orbital area to help feign a sold 8-hours of sleep when I likely only got 4.  It’s simply sublime!

Clé de Peau Beauté products on a mirror


My four favorite foundations in the Clé de Peau family. Each month, at least one CdPB foundation ranks amongst my top base choices. I hope the below breakdown of the formulas illuminates and clarifies the offerings! 

Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Cushion Foundation O30

Lightweight and glowing, this cushion-based formula offers buildable light to medium coverage that wears all day.

Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Cream-to-Powder Foundation O40:

When it comes to foundation, I am often partial to a cream formula…it just smooths out the skin so well, offering a blur effect that is a real-life soft focus filter. This formula offers medium to full coverage without feeing heavy.

The Foundation O40:

Gloriously beautiful to look at and even better on the skin, this cream foundation is infused with effective skincare benefits that contribute to a naturally radiant visage…a dime-sized application banishes imperfections while simply making skin look–in short–like really good skin. 

Radiant Foundation Stick Ocher:

Though some may assume that this stick would offer the most opacity, I would actually deem it sheer to light coverage. The stick has a cooling effect that perfects one’s canvas while adding a subtle glow.

Clé de Peau Beauté swatches on arm
Swatches in direct sunlight.
top view of Clé de Peau Beauté products
Clé de Peau Beauté concealers


Clé de Peau Beauté is famous for its concealer. I have used it for years and buffer between the rich traditional formula and the lightweight radiant formula, depending on my current eye needs. 

Clé de Peau Beauté The Concealer in Almond:

 Apply this gem conservatively because a little bit goes a very long way. I use a dampened sponge to seamlessly blend it into my lower orbital region and love that it resists creasing while keeping my eyes bright. 

Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Corrector in Almond:

In warmer weather, I adore this click brush for adding a luminous wash of concealer action…those who are wary of thicker versions will find great joy in this formula.

Clé de Peau Beauté concealer swatches
Swatches in direct sunlight.
Clé de Peau Beauté face and lips products
Face + Lips.

// FACE + LIPS //

Clé de Peau Beauté Bronzing Powder Duo #2:

I am on my third compact of this split shade bronzer…the warm brown tone has little to no shimmer for a natural look that gently sculpts and adds dimension without the slightest intonation of orange.

Clé de Peau Beauté Luminizing Face Enhancer Almond:

stunning fusion of form and function, this breathtakingly beautiful highlighter features a gossamer veil of radiance that makes skin look lit-from-within. I focus application on the high points of my face, down the bridge of my nose and along my Cupid’s bow for a subtly illuminated effect.

Clé de Peau Beauté Cream Blush #4 Perfect Peach:

I am over the moon for this tender creamy blush that adds the most stunning flush on the cheeks. I use my ring finger to blend a bit on the apples of my cheeks for a fresh and bouncy look and am confident that this shade will look gorgeous on everyone!      

Clé de Peau Beauté face and lips products swatches
Face and lip swatches in direct sunlight.
Clé de Peau Beauté eye products
Eyes and powder.


*Clé de Peau Beauté LE Draped in Velvet Eye Quad:

I am smitten with this limited edition eye color quad, which contains creamy black, pearl white, vibrant pink and soft shimmering nude shades for an opulent eye that commands attention both day and night (worn at the end of this post). 

*Clé de Peau Beauté LE Holiday 2019 Refining Pressed Powder

This cult-classic is translucent and ultra finely milled to complement a spectrum of skin tones. It sets makeup, matttifies and is fabulous for mid-day touchups, ultimately refining the skin for a poreless and porcelain countenance.

Clé de Peau Beauté eye product swatches
Swatches in direct sunlight.
hand holding Clé de Peau Beauté LE Draped in Velvet Eye Quad
A closeup of the *Clé de Peau Beauté LE Draped in Velvet Eye Quad


My love of this particular lip color formula knows no bounds. It boasts of two different finishes and hydrating pigmentation. Also, there are always at least three shades in my purse.  

*Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Liquid Rouge Matte 

It has a smooth and velvety texture that dries down to a multi-dimensional suede finish that is never dry or flat. Some of my favorite shade include the pink nude Cream Crush (worn in the images at the end of this post),  the perfect pink Touch of Blossom and the vibrant coral Nectar. I also like to apply this formula as a base and then top it with the *Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Liquid Rouge Shine for even more impact.
Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Liquid Rouge Matte swatches on arm
 *Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Liquid Rouge Matte
woman Applying the *Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Liquid Rouge Shine 
 in Sugar Jelly
Applying the *Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Liquid Rouge Shine 
in Sugar Jelly.
The *Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Liquid Rouge Shine has a glossy and reflective finish that bathes lips in light. As evidenced by the swatches below, each of the shades are opaque and creamy (read: no shimmer whatsoever) and wear flawlessly for hours on end. Some of my favorite shades include the peachy pink Sugar Jelly (worn in this post), the neutral nude Sepia and the rich violet Midnight Dew.
Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Liquid Rouge Shine swatches on arm
Swatches of the *Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Liquid Rouge Shine in direct sunlight.
The following images reflect all of my favorite Clé de Peau Beauté products in action in afternoon sunlight…
woman with full face makeup using Clé de Peau Beauté


woman smiling with full face makeup using Clé de Peau Beauté
woman showing her full face makeup using Clé de Peau Beauté


woman in her garden and wearing animal print dress
Style notes.


Leopard Midi Dress:

Classic and timeless. I love good a midi dress and this leopard print version is brilliant. The neutral tone looks sophisticated yet effortless and the dress has pockets! I’ve also found other similar options HEREHERE and HERE).

Mephisto Lissandra Platform Wedge Sandal:

Still on heavy rotation. it is still more comfortable than any sandal I’ve ever worn, this pair of shoes will transform your thoughts about wedges. Try them and you’ll see what I mean. 



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Bottom Line:

I hope you enjoyed this look at my Clé de Peau Beauté favorites from Nordstrom (and found the details and swatches helpful). So, I would love to know what caught your eye…do tell.
Good things ahead, including a curated guide to Black Friday sales and a host of new product procurements…cannot wait to share!
xx and more soon,
–The Beauty Professor
 **Many thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post. PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-19 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author’s written permission.

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  • ezapotoczna Reply

    oh you look beautiful! and what a gorgeous hair.. I really want to try the concealer by this brand, I don't think I have ever had anything by them..

    November 24, 2019 at 3:13 am

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