I think I figured out why Liberty didn't have the eye kaleidoscope kit I was interested in - I think it was part of the Autumn/Winter 08 collection, and Liberty have launched with the Spring 09 collection.
The fabulous Beauty Look Book blog has just featured this line (and specifically the lipglosses, the article is well worth a read) so I decided to have another look to see if any Le Metier products are worthy of a place on my birthday wishlist.
It turns out the sales assistant with the contacts from last time is the Le Metier specialist, but she's actually quite lovely and very friendly (with killer eyeliner.) She tried some foundation on me (it feels very light and gives good coverage, not sure I'm sold on it, but that could be because she did pile it on a bit for my taste) and I'm shade 3 in the Le Metier, for reference (NC20 in MAC, 135 in Illamasqua, 10 in Suqqu and Warm Ivory in BB.)
The anamorphic mascara is a true soot black that lengthens the lashes nicely without going Tammy Faye Baker. It does leave the eyelashes soft rather than brittle and spiky, but it doesn't wilt a curl. I tried and bought the non-waterproof version, which is easy to remove with normal makeup remover. This is £24, which is not that much more expensive than what Chanel/YSL are now charging for mascara.
I also bought a blush in Echo, which is somewhere between NARS Orgasm and Torrid in colour. This makes it pretty much perfect for a warm/coral pink pop of colour, as Orgasm is just pure shimmer on me, and Torrid can make me look sunburnt - Echo is the "just right" mixture of both. It is nicely pigmented, but I did find it faded and needed to be reapplied by midday. At £21, it is on the expensive side.
Picture is of Echo blush and Terra Nostra nailpolish from my previous post.