Friday, December 19, 2014

Le Metier de Beaute Obisdian Odyssey Kaleidoscope...A Different Kind of Neutral

Above: The Le Metier de Beaute Eye Shadow Kaleidoscope in Obsidian Odyssey.
I adore the concept of the Le Metier de Beaute Kaleidoscope (previously reviewed HERE and HERE).  Impressively compact yet brimming with color options, this genius gadget houses four layers of rich pigments that can be worn alone or blended together or endless options.  Allow me to introduce the lastest LE LMdB Kaleidscope...Obsidian Odyssey.  

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of Obsidian Odyssey in action...

Above: A look that I created with Obsidian Odyssey.
The Obsidian Odyssey Eye Shadow Kaleidoscope has three shadows and a split pan cake liner.  The shadows are silky smooth, with excellent color payoff and a luminescent satin finish that lasts all day without the slightest sign of creasing.  I am completely smitten by the overall effect of these gems!  

There is a:
  • Bronzy camel-meets-dijon mustard absolute favorite of the three
  • Peach-meets-papaya shade with golden undertones
  • Pale opal pink shade with nearly lilac undertones
  • Split pan cake liner in both an onyx black and soft, slightly pearlized navy
Although I wouldn't normally gravitate towards these seemingly bold shades, once applied, they have a synergistic effect that is utterly alluring. I start by blending a layer of the bronze shade over my upper lid.  I follow with a bit of the peach tone, blending within the crease, towards the brow line.  I add a bit of the bronze and peach to my brush yet again and sweep it across my lower lash line for a touch of depth.  I then sweep some of the opal pink at the base of my brow (for a highlight), making sure that all three shades are seamlessly blended.  The effect is bold yet earthy and entirely wearable!

Official details, courtesy of Neiman Marcus

A Neiman Marcus exclusive.

The Obsidian Odyssey Eye Shadow Kaleidoscope Palette:
Le Métier de Beauté's kaleidoscopes achieve their beauty not through its singular colors, but through the interactions between all the colors, it's how the shades interact and play upon each other that yield an incomparable result. Each shade is handpicked by our Director of Color to communicate an inspired vision that allows for infinite looks through blending and layering of the palette.

Add luster to your life this season with the new jewel-toned eye shadow silhouettes from Le Métier de Beauté. A chrysalis break from the dull-drums of dreary neutrals, there is nothing more universally flattering than gem color. Jewel tones make everyone look instantly more radiant! Introducing The Obsidian Odyssey Eye Shadow Kaleidoscope Collection...take the voyage!

Obsidian Odyssey Eyes
  • Double Cake-Liner in Onyx & Sapphire.
  • Smokey Quartz.
  • Carnelian Opal.
  • Dark Citrine.

Above: The bronzy camel-meets-dijon mustard shade.
Above: The peach-meets-papaya shade.
Above: The pale opal pink shade.
Above: The split pan cake liners in deep onyx and soft navy.
Above: Swatches in outdoor sunlight...each swatch is a single pass, thereby exhibiting the immense pigmentation and lush texture of the formula.
Above: Swatches in outdoor shade.

Above: The full effect...blended outward toward the brow.
Above: I found the pinky nude NARS Audacious Lipstick in Raquel to be a perfect compliment to the vivid tones found in Obsidian Odyssey.
The images below reflect Obsidian Odyssey in action in various lighting situations...

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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this overview of the LE Le Metier de Beaute Obisidan Odyssey Kaleidoscope...with a bit of blending, the rich jewel tones behave as unexpected neutrals, making this a delightful staple and worthy investment.  I've been wearing this kaleidoscope nonstop this month! 

Happy Friday to you...good things ahead including a new foundation procurement (!), a video tutorial and some last minute gift ideas.

Also, kindly don't forget to enter my RoC giveaway...the deadline for entry is Monday night!


--The Beauty Professor

** PR sample provided for review (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  
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  1. I am not usually one for pale pinks but that opal pink sure is breathtaking!

    1. Isn't it unique?!

      Thanks for reading...xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

  2. This looks gorgeous!! I saw your pic with Zelens Age Control foundation on Instagram...I've been using it for about a month and it is AMAZING!! Hope you're loving it too! Have. Wonderful Holiday season, BP! You are gorgeous!!

    1. Thank you ever so much, Rebekah! Glad to hear that you are loving the Zelens foundation as I am...truly, it is a magnificent formula!

      Have a beautiful Hanukkah/Christmastime and talk soon...xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

  3. It's pretty but I have my eye on so many other eye shadows I don't think I'm going to get it!

    1. So many gorgeous shadows, so little time ; )


      --The Beauty Professor

  4. Stunning! Love these colors on you, and I think this is my favorite kaleidoscope yet! xoxo.

    1. Thank you, Blondie!! This kaleidoscope is terribly unique!

      xoxo and Merry Christmas,

      --The Beauty Professor

  5. See this isn't fair because it's all beautiful on you and it makes me want it!! I haven't bought LMdB in a long time... I need to get on that. I've been blinded by Charlotte Tilbury lately!

    1. You are much to generous, Brooke! Thank you so much! LMdB is definitely hard to track down these days but the procurement is worth it! What are some of your favorite CT products currently?


      --The Beauty Professor


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