Introducing Le Métier de Beauté’s Fall/Winter 2011 Collection: Silk Road

From Le Metier de Beaute’s press release:
A Tribute to the Ancient Channel of Transport Where East Met West
Introducing Le Métier de Beauté’s Fall/Winter 2011 Collection: Silk Road


NEW YORK, June 2011 – For almost 3000 years, a vast network connected Eastern civilization to the outside world.  Silk, satin, spices and jewels made the journey, connecting east and west, along what would become known as the “Silk Road.”  As the Silk Road evolved, a true cultural exchange took place as ideas and knowledge changed hands.  This fusion of culture and trade, of luxury and texture comes together in Le Métier de Beauté’s Fall/Winter 2011 Collection. Introducing Silk Road, a journey of discovery and luxurious sensuality.
“Silk Road” Kaleidoscope Eye Kit   
Le Métier de Beauté’s new Fall/Winter 2011 Kaleidoscope Eye Kit transfixes with rich and opulent hues reminiscent of the luxe fabrics of an ancient world. A selection of four sumptuous shadows come together (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 Métier de Beauté 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.  

Suggested retail price $95.00

“Silk Road” Kaleidoscope Eye Kit   
“Empress” Kaleidoscope Lip Kit
Le Métier de Beauté’s new Fall/Winter 2011 Kaleidoscope Lip Kit mixes rich, luxurious hues reflective of the majestically jewels traded along the Silk Road. A selection of four delicate shades come together for a luscious pout. Using Le Métier de Beauté’s exclusive “Couches de Colour” application technique, layer the four shades (from top to bottom):
  • Imperial Silk – a pale pink for a nude base
  • Plum Satin – a creamy plum for rich contrast
  • Silk Road – a shimmering red for sheer highlight
  • Empress – a delicate mauve mixed with soft champagne
Suggested retail price: $95.00
“Empress” Kaleidoscope Lip Kit
“East Meets West” Nail Lacquer Collection
The winding and impossibly distant channel of the Silk Road extended from as far as China to Indonesia, through Central Asia, the Arabian Peninsula and Egypt, until reaching Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean civilizations.  Le Métier de Beauté’s East Meets West Nail Collection brings together a wealth of color reminiscent of the jewels, spices and luxurious fabrics that traveled this ancient path.
  • Dynasty – a deep, shimmering fuchsia
  • Anatolia – a rich plum illuminated with bronzy, golden shimmer
  • Silk Road – a metallic, bronzed copper
  • Urban Dweller – a rich chocolate plum with golden effervescence
Specifically formulated to be 3-Free without formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), Proposition 65-compliant and fortified with strengthening proteins and hydrators, Le Métier de Beauté Nail Lacquers are highly pigmented for rich, glossy, long-wearing color.  
Suggested retail price $10.00 each
“East Meets West” Nail Lacquer Collection
The Silk Road Collection will be available September 2011 in Neiman Marcus,, select Nordstrom stores and


I don’t know about you but I am DYING to get my hands on this collection! The fact that I know Penelope took eons to arrive on Neiman Marcus online scares me because I can’t bare the thought of not having these gorgeous pretties in my hands ASAP! For great IRL shots of the Silk Road Eye Kit check out Messy Wands post here.

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  • xiao
    July 13, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    Dustin said it’s extremely limited in quantity too! /trepidation

  • BlushingNoir
    July 13, 2011 at 7:35 PM

    omg I LOVE FALL!

  • flora_mundi
    July 13, 2011 at 8:25 PM

    That eye shadow set looks sumptuous.

  • Flyavsted
    July 13, 2011 at 9:18 PM

    Love at first sight!

  • Rachel
    July 13, 2011 at 11:21 PM

    Not gonna lie, I *really* want Silk Road! xxx

  • Shannon (Lipstick Musings)
    July 14, 2011 at 12:22 AM

    Now, this is a collection I can get behind! I love every single piece of this one, including the lacquers! Wow…they’ve outdone themselves this time.


  • PerilouslyPale
    July 14, 2011 at 2:01 AM

    I am 100% getting Silk Road!!!! The nail polish is tempting me with all four! I have yet to try a lip kaleidoscope. I may try to save my pennies there. I just can’t see lugging it around with me to reapply but they sound SO interesting!

  • productdoctor
    July 14, 2011 at 2:20 AM

    I really need that eye shadow quad!!!

  • Replica
    July 14, 2011 at 7:17 AM

    That is seriously beautiful, what rich colours, I’d want the eye and lip kit and probably 2/3 of the nail colours. I guess it saves me a lot of money since they have left the UK!
    I’ll just long lovingly at what bits you end up buying 😉

  • Serena D.
    July 14, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Looks amazing! i wonder if that gold would warm up the other shades if you layer them properly ? Smokey plums are pretty -but i’m not “used” to waering them regularly -even in fall. wonder what these plums would turn in to layered with that gold? ALSO – can anyone tell if these colors match the oermanent shades or not ??? 😉

  • Zuzu's Petals
    July 14, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    The whole entire collection is gorgeous and I want it all. Thanks for being the first to show us (or at least me). :*

  • PerilouslyPale
    July 14, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Replica I do hear they are trying to work something out to return to the UK. I know Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus both ship internationally but it’s $$$ I’m in Canada and they aren’t here either but thank goodness for NM online!

  • Lipstick Luvvie
    July 14, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    Oh dear, I want it all!!!

  • Diane (Orange2LA)
    July 14, 2011 at 6:10 PM

    I seriously can not wait for the Silk Road Kaleidoscope. It’s being released in August right? OMG we need this now!


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