Le Metier de Beaute Silk Road Eye Kaleidoscope swatches plus FOTD

Le Métier de Beauté ‘Silk Road’ Kaleidoscope Eye Kit (Fall/Winter 2011)

I know this Eye Kaleidoscope Kit is not exactly new but I haven’t posted a proper blog post on it so here it is. Being that I have a medium to dark skin tone, I naturally gravitated to this color scheme. It suits me really well and for a while I wore this look almost everyday. This kit also is near and dear to my heart since it is the very first kaleidoscope that I ever bought. Eleven kaleidoscopes later, it is still one of my favorites.

According to the Neiman Marcus website…

As seen in Real Simple magazine (October issue, pg. 48).
Inspired by the ancient world, Le Metier de Beaute introduces “Silk Road,” the latest color collection capturing the essence of Fall/Winter 2011.

A fusion of culture, luxury and texture intertwine creating rich, opulent hues and must have colors for the Fall/Winter season.

The limited edition Kaleidoscope Eye Kit SILK ROAD combines four sumptuous shadows for temerarious sheen (from top to bottom):

  • Tapestry—a shimmering, translucent plum.
  • Damask— a polished brass.
  • Ikat—a silk-matte pinot noir.
  • Brocade—a deep chocolate with sequined copper effervescence.

Experience each jewel-toned hue through the previous hue, as all four pigments intertwine to create a prism for the ultimate color contrast with the wearer’s eye shape and color.

Using the Le Metier de Beaute signature eye shadow application technique, “Couches de Couleur” (the layering of color), each hue is selected to evoke one element in a sequence of crescendo: 1. Warm 2. Cool 3. Hot 4. Cold.

The combination is famed for increasing the femininity of the eyes, while adding a dash of mystery.

Let’s check out the swatches…

Le Metier de Beaute swatches; photo taken indoors without flash

Le Metier de Beaute Silk Road swatches; photo taken outside under direct sunlight

Le Metier de Beaute Silk Road swatches; photo taken outside in the shade

You can definitely create a softer look with just the first three shades layered. For this look though, I layered all four shades. It’s such a wonderful and versatile eye kit. I am so glad I have it in my collection.

photo taken indoors without flash

photo taken outside under direct sunlight

photo taken outside in the shade

products used

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm – as primer all over the face except the nose area
Benefit The poreFESSIONAL – primer around the nose area
Guerlain ‘Lingerie de Peau’ Compact Foundation SPF 20 in 04 Beige Moyen – with Shiseido ‘Perfect’ Foundation Brush

Le Metier de Beaute Dualistic Eye Pencil in Tamarack – as base
Le Metier de Beaute Silk Road Eye Kaleidoscope – using the couches de couleur technique
Laura Mercier ‘Tightline’ Cake Eyeliner in Black Ebony
Dior ‘Diorshow Maximizer’ Lash Plumping Serum
Noir G de Guerlain Mascara

Le Metier de Beaute Blush Kaleidoscope – blush #1 topped with #4

Le Metier de Beaute Dualistic Lip Pencil in Rouge
Le Metier de Beaute Aurora Lip Kaleidoscope – #2 topped with #3

Thanks for dropping by!

xo, Emilie

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