I was at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills over the weekend for InCircle event when Scott (LMdB’s product specialist) told me that Bauhaus eye and lip kits are available. I was ecstatic because NMBH usually gets its supply late in the ball game. Not this time though…
Before I go on I would like to say that this particular kaleidoscope is as usual impeccable. Packaging is the same as always, in a sleek matte black box. The kaleidoscope itself is wrapped in black wrapping paper encased in bubble wrap. Pans were not loose and they weren’t wiggling. Texture is per usual, finely milled and like butter to touch. Pigmentation is superb as you will see as you scroll down to swatches. I will address the issue of duplicity in a little bit. And this will only be an issue if you practically own all of their products. But if you are fairly new to the brand, this is one kaleidoscope I would truly recommend as I find it universally flattering. Now let’s go on to pictures and swatches.
Regal and rich in jewel and earthy tones, Le Metier de Beaute 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.”
Quote lifted from pdf file sent by a Le Metier de Beaute product specialist. I wish I have a more “official” source and believe me I have requested but I’m not a pro enough blogger worthy of a place on their email list. Anyhoo…
And here are the swatches…
I am happy to report that despite LMdB having a reputation for repeating shades in their kaleidoscope, this one is pretty unique. At first glance, you’ll think that the shades look familiar but upon closer inspection they are not really. Now, I only compared within my collection and I have to say though that I do not have every single kaleidoscope LMdB has every released. And I have to say this will get a lot of use because the resulting effect is that of a warm taupe brown. And that has me very excited.
The third shade in Bauhaus is the only one that I think looks like Bordeaux in the swatch above. I have to say though that the picture doesn’t show that Bordeaux has a more metallic finish, dimensional in finish compared to Bauhaus. Bauhaus has a silkier finish, not entirely matte sort of silk finish.
20 thoughts on “Le Metier de Beaute Bauhaus Eye Kaleidoscope | Holiday 2012”
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Eee I ordered this from Zuneta and I can’t wait to receive it! It’s my first Kaleidoscope, and it has some shades that I don’t normally reach for, but I’d LOVE to try the Couches de Coleurs technique 🙂 Thanks for the swatches Emilie!
The layered look is amazing. I absolutely love it. Great pick for your first.
I just purchased my first Kaleidoscope, in Northern Lights. I can’t wait to get it! 🙂 I feel like if I love it enough, I’ll end up getting this too :0
Hi Carina! We have to chat! It’s rare to find Pinoys who actually live in the Philippines that buy LMdB. While Northern Lights is a good kscope, it’s not my first choice. I hope you can exchange/return in case you don’t like it. Silk Road, Chauvet Pont D’arc and Bauhaus are good first kscopes to own. Where did you get it? I know they’re available at Joyce Beauty in Hong Kong.
It’s actually my first buy! Haha I bought a few LMdB items to try when I got some Black Friday deals from Nordstrom. I ship it through Johnny Air (but it was a bad experience hehe, so I’m looking for a new courier service).
Darn, I was actually choosing between Chauvet Pont D’arc and Northern Lights! I’m planning to get another one, though, because I’m greedy. :p This looks great! I got myself a gloss, too. Bondi Beach. I like it so far. 🙂
Bondi Beach is a good choice. And if you need to see a swatch of something don’t hesitate to ask 🙂
Hello, I’m back! I just got Northern Lights, and while I do like it, I found $95 a bit steep for something so subtle on my eyes. I really want to get another Kaleidoscope Eye Kit (for whatever reason), so I just wanted to ask if you thought this was a good choice, over Chauvet Pont D’arc, since I can’t find Silk Road anywhere anyway 🙂
I highly suggest Bauhaus especially for us Pinays with medium skin coloring. It’s a great kaleidoscope if you’re a fan of the smokey eye (as I am). I use it with a clear primer (NARS Pro Prime) and get beautiful pigmentation. I use Northern Lights with Tamarack liner as base (smudged all over the lid), it makes Northern Lights more intense. I hope this helps 🙂 Happy New Year to you!
I’ve been using that primer lately as well, so yay. Alright, thank you so much for all the help. Happy new year to you, as well! 🙂
Hey Carina, just so you know there’s a couple of Silk Road kaleidoscopes found at Saks in San Francisco.
Thank your for the heads up, but I am currently based in Manila, unfortunately. I’ll look into some online retailers. Hehe. Thanks again! 🙂
Ha, I found it on Neiman Marcus & picked it up along with a few other things. Thanks again for the input!
You’re welcome! Are you going to do a haul post?
Yes! I can’t wait. 🙂
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Aww this looks so pretty! The only reason I am ordering this palette is just because of that beautiful packaging! SOo luxurious 🙂
Not only is the packaging a beauty. The looks you will create will also be beautiful.