My Le Metier de Beaute Eyeshadows in a Z Palette

I finally received my  Z Palettes and I was excited to start my depot adventure. I started with my Le Metier de Beaute singles as they are super easy to depot. There is a hole in the bottom of the compact and all you have to do is poke up through it (I used a paper clip) and pop out the pan. I did all of this in a matter of minutes. I am ecstatic with the results. I am very tempted to depot my Kaleidoscopes as well. I absolutely love the kaleidoscope kit compacts but the thought of the possibilities opened up by seeing all the shadows contained individually for their own merit and more easily seeing the other combinations possible is very intriguing. We will see. Right now I have already filled one of the two Pro Z Palettes I ordered so I think I will do something else for now until I order more palettes. I’m thinking of moving on to Edward Bess and Rouge Bunny Rouge next. Thank goodness Modesty Brown paved the way for me with her post here.


You can find Le Metier de Beaute online at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks, and Zuneta.


  • Grace London

    Oh, they look LOVELY all together like that. Very extremely tempted to go do some damage to my wallet on Zuneta now 😉

  • Joolz

    Very pretty!
    Thank you for posting this, as I have 3 kaleidoscopes for eyes and it would be wonderful to have them all in one palette!

  • Modesty Brown

    WOW! They look amazing altogether in your palette. Thank you very much for the mention. Thanks for the LMdB depotting tip too, much less messy than melting plastic!

  • reene

    I adore the kaleidoscopes, but this would be a great way to ensure that I use the shadows more! The only problem for me is what to do with the empty kaleidoscopes after? Sigh.. I’m too attached to packaging lol.

    Thank you for this post. It’s an excellent idea and it looks so easy compared to other brands which require extra work (and heat) to depot their products. The idea of melting plastic scares the heck out of me.. I’m much too clumsy for that not to fail miserably. 😡

  • lola seicento

    They simply look so gorgeous in the Z palette together! I love palettes because seeing so many shades together really helps you to put together unusual combinations that you wouldn’t normally think of when each shadow is stored separately. Modesty Brown’s post really has gotten me thinking about deputing all of my RBR as well!

  • lizzybee

    How inspiring that you thought of this- now I’m also jumping on the proverbial bandwagon. I think I really like the z palettes … many thanks for all the beautiful work you do for us out here, so very helpful!! xoxo Beth in Pgh 😉

  • Asia C.

    Is this the large palette or the pro size palette? I’m thinking of doing the same, but can’t decide on the right size.

  • PerilouslyPale

    It is the pro size Asia C.

  • monidoll4u

    Hi…if any chance you depot your kaleidoscope …I’m would like to purchase the empty kaleidoscope..thanks…please let me know ..thanks!!

  • Ana Marta

    Ah thanks for this. You just inspired me to go into a depotting adventure!!! 😀

  • Louisa

    Hi! I would love to depot my LMdB shadows to make it easier to play. I think the pans are aluminum so they require the addition of a magnetic sticker. Are the Z palettes magnetic? My LMdB didn’t adhere to my UNII palette.

    • Christa

      Yes I had to put magnets on the back. The z palettes come with magnets. Some of the LE kaleidoscopes I actually didn’t have to add magnets too though. The really nice thing is the pans come out so easily that none of the compacts and kaleidoscopes are damaged. You can easily put the pans back in later if you want. 😉