Le Metier de Beaute Silk Road Kaleidoscope Eye Kit for Fall/Winter 2011 – Swatches and Review

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Much to my husband’s dismay, my eyes went immediately to the cardboard box sitting on our office desk when I arrived home from work! Sorry hubs, sorry kids, sorry dinner! I must rip open this box and explore the beautiful treasure inside!
The Silk Road Kaleidoscope from Le Metier de Beaute’s upcoming Fall/Winter 2011 collection is every bit as breathtaking as I expected! *Sorry this post is heavy on the exclamation points. I’m a little excited.*
Le Metier de Beaute Silk Road Kaleidoscope Eye Kit for Fall/Winter 2011
As described in Le Metier de Beaute’s press release:
                                                   
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

The description of Tapestry as being a shimmery, translucent plum is very accurate. It has a sheer finish but that does not mean it’s lacking in pigmentation.
Le Metier de Beaute Silk Road – Tapestry
Le Metier de Beaute Silk Road – Tapestry
Damask is a warm gold almost metallic finish shade with insanely rich pigmentation. Stunning.
Le Metier de Beaute Silk Road – Damask
Le Metier de Beaute Silk Road – Damask
Ikat is not a flat matte. The silk-matte formula has a beautiful luminous finish.
Le Metier de Beaute Silk Road - Ikat
Le Metier de Beaute Silk Road - Ikat
Brocade is a rich brown matte with copper sparkle.
Le Metier de Beaute Silk Road – Brocade
Le Metier de Beaute Silk Road – Brocade
Swatches left to right are in top to bottom order:
Le Metier de Beaute Silk Road Kaleidoscope Eye Kit for Fall/Winter 2011
Le Metier de Beaute Silk Road Kaleidoscope Eye Kit for Fall/Winter 2011
Le Metier de Beaute Silk Road Kaleidoscope Eye Kit for Fall/Winter 2011
Bottom line – FABULOUSNESS!!
Stay tuned for looks featuring the new Silk Road Kaleidoscope in action in the days to come.

Update: Click here to see a Face of the Day post featuring Silk Road.

Le Metier de Beaute is available at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and select Nordstrom.

*This product was sent by the company for review*

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15667701745164721926 Joey

    Sigh, isn’t it lovely?! I about died when I played with it at Bergdorf last week.

  • Anonymous

    WHATTT!!! not fare! I seriously need to start a blog too! LOVELY Cant wait to order this baby on the net! (and pay all those shipping and handling charge argh! )
    Cant wait to see your looks :D
    Valérie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05228698876002835350 Martha

    That looks so gorgeous!

  • http://www.beautyinfozone.com MarciaF (Beauty Info Zone)

    This is so beautiful. I can’t wait to see what you do with it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02343641911042863399 productdoctor

    I love Damask! It is gorgeous! I wonder if these colors will show up on darker skin?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01537581644373625979 PerilouslyPale

    Valerie you’re in Canada from what I remember right? Neiman Marcus offers free ship codes very regularely and they are valid for Canada!

    PD I think they will for sure. Damask would be more subtle but I can’t see it being an issue ;-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01139997912587561084 Dovey

    What a wonderful surprise! I’m sure you’ll have lots of fun playing … =)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16351162166415224407 Shannon (Lipstick Musings)

    I’m in love with this Kaleidoscope. Thus far, I’ve managed to refrain from LMdB, but this entire collection has pushed me completely over the edge. I’m going to have to bite the bullet, brave the traffic, and head into downtown Atlanta to the one mall in town that carries the line.

    As I sit in bumper-to-bumper traffic for an hour, I’ll be thinking of you, Christa!

    Shannon

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07623552483528551033 Strawberry Blonde

    Just adore these colours and how they’re presented!
    X

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01537581644373625979 PerilouslyPale

    Hopefully you’ll be thinking of me as you happily drive there excited about shopping and not as you curse with road rage at bad drivers! LOL

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02982008616271168616 Replica

    What beautiful deep colours, you were quick getting this one ;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14579614920085665069 flora_mundi

    What perfect Fall colours. I haven’t given into the temptation to get one of their kaleidoscopes yet, but I think this may do me in.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07309554413622839519 Lisamarie and Christelle

    So what y’all are trying to tell me is that everyone has this kit except me – beyond jealous! ;-)

    Best, Lisamarie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06069200632195634608 MarciaF

    Lisamarie, this isn’t out yet so you and I can get our hands on this in the fall. I’m so ready to buy this!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09168533933587824766 Pammy (PammyBlogsBeauty)

    This is such a gorgeous kit of beautiful colors! I totally want it now too! :)