|Le Metier de Beaute Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in |
Ultimately, I decided I would like to try the Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Le Cirque, but as I don't live in London and it is still not available on the Selfridges or Liberty website, I thought I would go out of my comfort zone and try another colour.
I was initially very put off the Chinoiserie Azure kit (the name is a mouthful) by the very vivid blue colour, I had visions of turning into a Pat Butcher lookalike. I took a closer look, well as close as you can when ordering online, at the other three colours and they seemed wearable and also colours I didn't already own, so I took a leap of faith.
The kit arrived a few days ago and I loved the design and the bottom three shades, but the top blue scared me. Being the coward I am, I put it back in its box and it is only today that I properly tried it out. From the top down, the shades are a deep, cool blue, a golden teal (my favourite), a very light golden copper and a rich navy that leans towards violet.
|Top shade: Deep blue|
I'll admit that I have not tried to apply the blue, I'm really not too sure what to do with it so if anyone has any ideas do let me know. I used the other three shades, layered, with the darkest used dry on the lower lashline and wet on the upper lashline, and I am thrilled with the result. This is a very different eye look for me, I normally chicken out and go for varying shades of taupe, and at a push, brown, but these colours work beautifully together. I would never have thought to put them together like this myself, so it just shows that the kaleidoscope idea is a good one.
The colours are the easiest I have come across to blend and this made it quite quick to do what looks like a fairly complicated eye. I have taken photos of the design of the product, the individual shades in the pan and swatches slightly blended on the skin and more intense on the fingertips. The shades are so much more interesting in real life than in the photos, they have a lot more depth to them, so it was hard to do them justice.
|Swatches left to right = top to bottom in the palette|
|Left to right: navy, blue, teal, copper|
The final big plus point for me about this kit is that I finally have an eye look that makes Tom Ford's Pink Dusk look good on me, a miracle! I will certainly be trying to send my London dwelling brother on a trip to Selfridges to try to get the Le Cirque Kaleidoscope Eye Kit for me.
Le Metier De Beaute is now available from both Liberty and Selfridges in the UK and this palette is sold online at Liberty for £55.