Le Metier de Beaute Bauhaus Eye Kaleidoscope | Holiday 2012

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.

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LMdB Bauhaus Eye Kaleidoscope ingredient list (click to enlarge)

LMdB Bauhaus Eye Kaleidoscope ingredient list (click to enlarge)

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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…

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LMdB Bauhaus Eye Kit | photo taken indoors with natural lighting

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Axiom – sublime bronzed umber

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Graphic – rilver liquid metal

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Crucible – rich pomegranate

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Genre – deep gun metal

And here are the swatches…

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left to right: 1-4, 1-2, 1-3, 4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st (photo taken indoors in natural lighting)

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left to right: 1-4, 1-2, 1-3, 4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st (photo taken under full sun)

Comparison

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.

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left to right: Bauhaus and Spicy

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left to right: Bauhaus and Spicy

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left to right: Sterling Beauty, Mount Diablo and Bauhaus

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left to right: Sterling Beauty, Mount Diablo and Bauhaus

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top left to right: Silk Road, Modernist Merlot, Bauhaus; bottom left to right: Alexandrite, Bordeaux, Fig

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top left to right: Silk Road, Modernist Merlot, Bauhaus; bottom left to right: Alexandrite, Bordeaux, Fig

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.

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left to right: Eagle’s Envy, Sterling Beauty and Bauhaus

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left to right: Eagle’s Envy, Sterling Beauty and Bauhaus

xo, Emilie

Carried Away with Tarte | Tarte Holiday 2012 swatches and pics – pic heavy!!!

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Carried Away with Tarte | Tarte Holiday 2012

The Carried Away with Tarte Collector’s Set for Holiday 2012 was the perfect introduction into the brand for me. It has products that reflects what Tarte is all about. Not only is this set perfect for the beauty enthusiast but it’s also the perfect gift to that someone looking for their first makeup set, looking for a travel set or looking for an intro into the brand.

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Carried Away with Tarte | Tarte Holiday 2012

According to Sephora…

What it is:
A striking collection of tarte favorites for eyes, lips, and cheeks in a glimmering, gold bag. 

What it does:
Travel beautifully with this impressive collection of Tarte essentials. The all-inclusive set features six eye shadow quads for a show-stopping palette of bold, high-payoff shades in both shimmering and matte formulas. The deluxe maracuja glosses will perk up any pout with a mix of neutral and stunning shades, ranging from pale petal pink to deep crimson. The kit also includes an Amazonian clay 12-hour blush and complementary domed brush to brighten complexions, finishing powder to balance skin, and dramatic mascara for voluptuous, attention-getting lashes. 

This set contains: 
– 0.05 oz Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Adventurous (shimmering rose) 
– 0.07 oz Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder 
– 8 x 0.059 oz Maracuja Lip Glosses
– 0.16 oz Lights, Camera, Lashes! 4-In-1 Mascara 
– Face brush
– 24 x 0.06 oz Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow 
– Adventurer bag 

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Synthetic Fragrances 
– Petrochemicals
– Phthalates
– GMOs
– Triclosan 

What else you need to know:
Each purely pigmented shadow is named after a place on the map where members of the Tarte team have traveled.

I think it’s brilliant to have named each of the shadows that way. And it matches the color as well. So for $54 you are really getting a lot of product here.

My favorite product in this set has to be the blush, the Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Adventurous. Because of that, I fell in love with the line of blushes. I have bought 3 more blushes since then. You can build then up or sheer them out depending on your preference.

And my next favorite would have to be the eyeshadow palette. You have all the colors you could possibly need in this palette. When traveling, you can take it with you by itself or the whole set. I love that the colors have been grouped according to which shades works best with but that’s not to stop anybody from mixing and matching.

And the travel portfolio? What’s not to love? It houses all of the items in this set plus more. And the brush that’s included is actually a good one. I’ve been using it everyday for the past 3 weeks and I have yet to see it shed. It does a good job of depositing product and blending it.

I would definitely recommend this set to anybody whether you’re looking for an introduction into the brand or you’re looking for a gift, this is perfect.

I got mine at Sephora for $54.

xo, Emilie

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Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder                                                            Carried Away with Tarte | Tarte Holiday 2012

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Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder                                                             Carried Away with Tarte | Tarte Holiday 2012

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left to right: jena, mer, ali and nuria
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left to right: jena, mer, ali and nuria
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left to right: heath, casey, anna and mel
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left to right: heath, casey, anna and mel
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Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette
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Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette
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Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette
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clockwise from top left: snowfall in paris, Golden Gate Bridge, pyramid gold and volcanic ash
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left to right: snowfall in paris, Golden Gate Bridge, pyramid gold and volcanic ash
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clockwise from top left: Pearl River, Sechelles sand, Martha’s Vineyard and touchdown in Londontown
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left to right: Pearl River, Sechelles sand, Martha’s Vineyard and touchdown in Londontown
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clockwise from top left: Pebble Beach, Boston brick, Napa grapes and Spanish sangria
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left to right: Pebble Beach, Boston brick, Napa grapes and Spanish sangria
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clockwise from top left: Georgia peach, Tuscan sun, coral reef and acai jungle
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left to right: Georgia peach, Tuscan sun, coral reef and acai jungle
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clockwise from top left: Iceland air, Mystic Seaport, Hampton waves and concrete jungle
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left to right: Iceland air, Mystic Seaport, Hampton waves and concrete jungle
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clockwise from top left: sunshine state, Hawaiian palm, sin city and olive grove
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left to right: sunshine state, Hawaiian palm, sin city and olive grove
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