Le Metier de Beaute's latest addition is the Bauhaus Kaleidoscope, a limited edition offering for the holidays.
"Regal and rich in jewel and earthy tones, Le Métier de Beauté unveils a ravishing, new limited edition Kaleidoscope Eye Kit: Bauhaus. Drawing inspiration from the Bauhaus movement that influenced famed runways of Caroline Herrera and Cynthia Rowley alike, the latest eye kaleidoscope combines chic metallics with vibrant chocolate and scarlet hues for a bold, wearable lid look. “Modernization is as feverishly popular as ever, and a little touch of Bauhaus never hurt anyone,” says Mikey Castillo, Director of Color for Le Métier de Beauté."
I hesitated before purchasing Bauhaus as I had a lot of trouble picturing how the four colours in this Kaleidoscope would work together. In the end my fear of missing out was compelling enough to make me splurge on a product I wasn't sure about. I'm so glad I followed the fear, because Bauhaus is amazing, one of the best purchases I've made in a while.
A bronzey ochre with copper shimmer, Axiom is a stunner. In the pan it looks quite basic, but I actually don't have anything like it. It's beautiful on it's own, but really comes to life when layered with the other colours.
Silver eyeshadows never really wow me, but this one I love. It's a true silver, not a grey, and it's pale enough to work as a highlight shade. Graphic is the magic ingredient in this Kaleidoscope. When layered it really adds something special to every other colour.
Described as a rich pomegranate, Crucible is a gorgeous shimmering burgundy. It adds a lot of much needed warmth, whilst the brown undertones ensure it's still very wearable.
A dark gun-metal grey with a welcome touch of blue, Genre is unexpectedly beautiful. I have a lot of gun-metal greys, there's one in most smokey eye and nude palettes, but Genre has easily become my favourite. It's richly pigmented but it doesn't overwhelm the other colours.
The pigmentation and texture of all four shades is fantastic. Crucible is a teensy bit sheerer than the others, but it doesn't take much for it to make an impact. I remain amazed at how easy LMdB eyeshadows are to blend and layer.
I'm going to work on taking better pictures of my make-up in action, but this was the best I could do today. It's a very basic look but hopefully it gives some idea of how the colours go together.
I'm surprised by how much I love Bauhaus and by how easy it is to use. I like each layer alone, but together they create a stunning and unique smokey eye that's practically fool-proof. In short I'm highly impressed and I can see LMdB Kaleidoscopes becoming a bit of an addiction.
I purchased Bauhaus from Zuneta for approx. $115, but unfortunately it's sold out on that website. Currently Neiman Marcus still has it in stock.
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