|Above: Le Metier de Beaute Kaleidoscopes, resplendent in the sunshine.|
The Le Metier de Beaute Kaleidoscope is a work of art to behold...the well-crafted compact holds four layers of precisely selected shades of shadow (or in some cases, face or lip products) that compliment each other in such a fashion that they look splendid alone or layered!
|Above: Carnaby Street is a new release for Fall 2013.|
I recently had the chance to try out the latest LMdB Kaleidoscope Eye Kit, Carnaby Street (the other release for fall, Saint-Domingue, will be reviewed soon!), which is an homage to London in the swinging 1960's. The eyeshadow formula is noteworthy...highly pigmented, smooth, creamy and long lasting (without creasing), one application lasts me well over 10 hours without need for touch ups.
|Above: Every LMdB Kaleidoscope features a mirror on the top level of the compact.|
Retailing for $95, Carnaby Street features four gorgeous shades that call to mind the edgy, clean mod pastels of yesteryear while simultaneously translating as endlessly fresh and modern.
- Cameo is a gilded peachy pink with warm white shimmer...great for the brow bone and as a highlighter.
- Anorak is a khaki gunmetal taupe with a rich satin finish...my unequivocal all over lid shade.
- Jackie is a matte heather plum that looks lighter in the pan than when swatched...it adds depth to the crease and offers color without being too bold.
- Dandy is a breathtaking muted teal blue with shimmer. It reminds me of the best part of a peacock's tail feathers and looks lovely as an accent color in the crease and lower region of the eyes.
Kindly scroll on for swatches in various lighting situations, a video tutorial, additional images of Carnaby Street on a human face and the Bottom Line...
|Above: All four Carnaby Street shades (courtesy of Mikey Castillo, Le Metier de Beaute Director of Color)|
|Above: The Kaleidoscope fully fanned out.|
|Above: Swatches of Carnaby Street in direct sunlight.|
|Above: Swatches of Carnaby Street in semi-shade.|
|Above: Swatches of Carnaby Street in full shade.|
Above and below: Carnaby Street on the eyes...this particular kaleidoscope works well with plenty of mascara, a rich black liner on the waterline (I used Marc Jacobs Blacquer) and a pale lip...(so "Swinging 60's").
|Above: A close up of Carnaby Street layered on the eyes...I am also wearing Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Excess Mascara and Marc Jacobs Highliner in Blacquer.|
*PR sample provided for review, however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.