Le Métier de Beauté Fall 2011 Kaleidoscope Eye Kit Silk Road Swatch and Review

Part of the Le Metier de Beaute Fall 2011 Silk Road Collection, today let me present you Kaleidoscope Eye Kit Silk Road.

For the ones who are not familiar with the brand, Le Métier de Beauté is a luxurious beauty brand that offers great skincare and makeup collections. But their Kaleidoscope kits are what they’re famous for. They have all kinds of kaleidoscope kits for face, eyes and lips. All the kaleidoscope kits have similar design which is ingenious and innovative. Four tiers of products are stacked into one system with a flip open mirror on top. It is super sleek and surprisingly light weight.

Silk Road Kaleidoscope Eye Kit is no difference. It’s in a classic black design with brand name in silver written on top.

This kit is in a good size of 0.49 oz, sold for $95.

4 tiers of beautiful fall shades are hand picked for the kit. The fine shimmers and subtle glitters all look extremely pretty in the sun.

The top tier is Tapestry – a shimmering, translucent plum. The texture of Tapestry is satin-y smooth. The powders are so finely milled and the pigmentation is fantastic.

The first swatch photo was taken with indoor studio lighting. You can see on top of the plum color there is a combination of silver sheen and gold shimmer. The overall finish is luminous and mysterious.

But it is far more complex than, with the help of sunlight you can actually see multi-color shimmers. The color becomes softer and more feminine.

Second tier is Damask – a polished brass. Damask is even softer and has that buttery texture, feels just like silk. It’s equally pigmented as Tapestry but doesn’t have the multi-colored shimmer.

With indoor lighting, the color seems to be a bright copper color almost like a borderline gold.

In the sun it has a bit of metallic look. Like I said earlier, Damask is super pigmented but I was more impressed by its blendability. The color goes on super smoothly and evenly.

The third tier is Ikat – a silk-matte pinot noir. At first you might mistakenly think it looks similar to Tapestry, but they look nothing alike. Tapestry has a lot of shimmers and sparkles while Ikat is a silky matte with great luminosity. Ikat also has a brown tone in contrast to Tapestry’s purple tone. You’ll see a better comparison later on.

Swatch here was taken with indoor lighting. You can clearly see the iridescent sheen adds so much depth to the color.

Here’s another swatch photo taken in direct sunlight. That dewy luminosity is breathtaking isn’t it.

The last tier is Brocade – a deep chocolate with sequined copper effervescence. It is a dark espresso color with coppery shimmers spread out across the eyeshadow. The sparkly shimmers bring this dark brown to life with different angles of color.

Brocade is the only shadow that feels more like suede in the kit. The consistency is drier compared to the rest as well. But the color lays down beautifully and there was no fallouts at all, given it contains larger shimmer particles. I love how it can be used as a liner or be blended out as a contour color as well.

In the sunlight, the sparkles are like twinkling stars shining in the espresso night.

Here is an entire spread of the colors side by side. From left to right, we have Tapestry, Damask, Ikat, and Brocade. Take a closer look at Tapestry and Ikat, apparently Tapestry looks more purple and Ikat looks more brown.

To finish today’s review, I did a fast look using 2 colors from the kit, Brocade and Damask.

I used Damask as my all over lid color, then lined my lash line using Brocade and blended it out towards my crease. The combination seems very Fall appropriate. I haven’t played with other combinations yet, but I do believe they all coordinate pretty well with each other.

Le Metier de Beaute has a very cool design for their eyeshadow casing. It almost looks like a rounded vanity table with drawers. Each drawer holds a different color eyeshadow and the top is a pop up mirror. The colors complement each other perfectly with fall colors which are very pigmented and add character upon applying. The shimmers come differently for each of the eyeshadow colors to create an entirely sensational look for beauty. Le Metier de Beaute really knows how to make a great eyeshadow.

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This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR. All reviews are expressed with complete honesty. Fruity Lashes don’t do paid or guaranteed reviews. Read my full disclosure here.

11 Responses to Le Métier de Beauté Fall 2011 Kaleidoscope Eye Kit Silk Road Swatch and Review

  1. time4beauty October 13, 2011 at 2:34 AM

    Oh, it really looks great. I have the same Kaleidoscope, but I haven’t reviewed it yet.
    However I think some shades remind me what Urban Decay usually puts in its neutral palettes.

    • admin October 13, 2011 at 3:27 AM

      Le Metier de Beaute has higher quality. The workmanship on the kaleidoscope is pretty smooth if you look at it on all sorts of angles. You should review it so I can see how it looks like on you.

      • time4beauty October 13, 2011 at 4:10 AM

        I plan to do the review next week. It looks like they are higher quality, but I always think about the dupes. Readers always ask when they are limited in budget or you can’t get the brand easily.

  2. eMickey October 13, 2011 at 2:42 AM

    I <3 Damask color.

  3. Jamilla October 13, 2011 at 3:40 AM

    They look delicious and gorgeous on your eyes! Great pics!

    • admin October 13, 2011 at 3:43 AM

      Thanks Jamilla!

  4. Sheila October 13, 2011 at 6:08 PM

    So pretty!! I love your photographs =)

    • admin October 15, 2011 at 3:57 AM

      Thanks Maddy! Hope there is sun for you to take photos!

  5. Wengyz October 13, 2011 at 9:09 PM

    We dont have this here. I think this is good.

  6. pinkybear October 14, 2011 at 2:17 AM

    Talk about creativity. Your description about it like a vanity talbe really makes sense.

    • admin October 15, 2011 at 3:59 AM

      Thanks. It looked exactly like a rounded vanity table with drawers.


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