Sunday, 17 April 2011

FOTD featuring Le Metier de Beaute Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Devotion

When I posted a full face picture previously, showing the Rouge Terrybly Cherry Cherry lipstick, I had a few people ask what other makeup I was wearing. Usually I tend to shy away from these type of posts because I don't particularly like seeing my face in photos and I don't want to seem like I am pretending to be a makeup artist, as I'm not. However, if it helps people to see the products I feature and review better then I am happy to do so. Here goes.

  • Laura Mercier Oil Free Primer
  • Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in B10
  • By Terry Touche Veloutee (lightest shade)
  • Le Metier de Beaute Echo Blush
  • Top shade from Le Metier de Beaute Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Devotion (Spring 2010)
  • Le Metier de Beaute Black Liquid Liner Pen
  • Chanel Imitable Mascara in Purple
  • Le metier de Beaute Eyebrow Pencil in Natural Blonde
  • By Terry Rouge Terrybly in Cherry Cherry
This wasn't really meant to be a proper look (if it was I wouldn't have used products that are no longer available!), it was all focused on the lips. I also tend to avoid concealer most of the time although I need it, as I find I can't get it to not look really cakey and I'd prefer to have spots on show than to go out with really heavy, horrid looking concealer. I am haunted by an episode at school when one of the boys told a friend she had crayon on her face. She asked me in front of him if she did, and it was actually really bad stick concealer that was both a poor match to her skin tone and not blended. It was a very awkward moment while I considered what to say!

A lot of the products are used are from Le Metier de Beaute, and this is because it is probably my favourite makeup brand in the world. I am very upset that it has left the UK and really hope it will come back soon, but in the meantime I have a lovely friend who is enabling me to still get my Le Metier fix. You can purchase their blush in Echo, one of their bestsellers, on its own but I got it in the Kaleidoscope Face Kit (post to come).

Le Metier de Beaute Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Devotion - £65
 The Devotion Eye Kit was released in Spring 2010 and although I'd never heard of the brand back then, I found one on eBay about a month ago and was beyond thrilled! I'm not sure if you can buy the eyeshadow colours individually or if they were all limited edition but here is a closer look at the kit itself.

As with all kaleidoscopes it consists of four full size shades, designed to be layered either top to bottom or bottom to top. As the pink lip was fairly strong, I just used the top colour, a gold/bronze, all over the lid. Although the other shades look a little intimidating in the pan, when used on the eye they work seamlessly together. This kit works really well to bring out my green eye colour.

Top Shade (the one I used)

Second shade - a rusty burgundy which looks metallic

Thrid shade - a vivid orange copper which looks metallic

Bottom shade - Deep navy with a subtle shimmer
Here are some swatches but ideally, all four colours should be layered on top of one another to create an effortless effect that makes the eyes pop. This is apparently more youthful as the traditional smokey eye can sometimes be ageing rather than flattering according to the Le Metier makeup artists.

On my fingers is just one swipe of the pan, so you can get an idea how pigmented these eyeshadows are.

Swatches left to right: Top to bottom in the compact
Le Metier eyeshadows are very high quality and I would recommend them to anyone. I find the kaleidoscope kits a great way of buying them because it encourages me to try shades I would ordinarily have passed by.

If you are in the US then Niemans have a special limited edition Kaleidoscope made up of three permanent eyeshadows in similar colours to those in the Devotion palette (gold/bronze/brown) along with a setting powder. For everyone else, Nordstrom stocks Le Metier and will ship worldwide, but at a huge cost.

I am on a mission to try to collect every Le Metier Kaleidoscope Kit I can and can't wait to see what they have in store for Summer 2011.

If luxury eyeshadows are you thing then be sure to enter my latest Chantecaille giveaway, there are just 6 days to go! For for information click here. Good luck!


  1. I love this look on you! It's gorgeous and those colors on your eyes bring out the green so much is amazing! I love bronzes on the eyes as well.

    I will have to look into that LMdB eye brow pencil- it really gives you a natural look.

    xx jeanie

  2. OMG I really love Devotion, I would happily give up my Splendid Frost (which I find a bit cool toned) for this!

    Oh Jen, I love the Crochet from NM too!

    Btw, LMdB has the summer kaleidoscope revealed on their facebook website, you can have a look!

    Awesome post! xxx

  3. Your eyes are a beautiful colour! And I really like that lipstick.

    :-) xo

  4. Gorgeous as always! That lippie looks fab on you ;o) x

  5. Flawless look, you have beautiful skin. I really should have got Echo when we had le Metier here! Devotion is such a stunning mix of colours, I think you are right about the kits encouraging one to use colours they normally wouldn't consider x

  6. This is a lovely look. I love the Kaleidescopes and look forward to getting more when LMdB make their return. I will getting Echo as soon as I can too! Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures x

  7. i just gave u the stylish blogger award