Wednesday, October 5, 2016

First Look: The Le Metier de Beaute Faces of Beauty Kaleidoscope + Moisture Matte Lip Cream Swatches and a Dash of Style




October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and, once again, Le Metier de Beaute has released a stunning, limited-edition pink *Kaleidscope to raise awareness as well as vital funding for research. 

It is truly breathtaking when beauty and goodwill combine forces! 

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the Kaleidoscope in action (along with some new Le Metier de Beaute Moisture Matte Lip Cremes) as well as the Bottom Line...


The second anniversary of the *Faces of Beauty Kaleidscope--inspired by former Neiman Marcus employee Stephanie Seban (full interview HERE) who has battled breast cancer for nearly five years--possesses equally lush neutral tones that seamlessly blend to create a glowingly defined eye. And the fact that 30% of all proceeds for the kaleidoscope will be donated to local non-profit breast cancer organizations makes this release that much more fulfilling to procure!


The *Faces of Beauty Kaleidoscope features four pans of eyeshadow in a signature stacking consul that has become synonymous with Le Metier de Beaute over the years:
  • ROSEATE - Pink Shimmer (top tier)
  • TRIOMPHE - Warm Brown Shimmer (2nd tier)
  • ÉLAN – Warm Olive Shimmer (3rd tier)
  • VALOR - Smoke shimmer (bottom tier)
The formula is velvety smooth and incredibly pigmented, resisting creasing and fallout while draping the eye in a cloak of flattering color.  I am especially smitten with the luminous pink Roseate (which I used as an overall wash of color in the images below) and love accenting it with the warm bronzy brown Triomphe for a unique take on a soft, smoky eye.

All in all, this *Kaleidoscope is an uplifting fusion of universal neutrals collaborating together for an entirely worthy cause; because the shadow is so finely-milled, even those that may be apprehensive about shimmer will find the radiance subtle and effortless rather than conspicuous.

In summation, this is a face-friendly limited-edition launch worthy of pursuit!

Close ups of all four shades. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
The Faces of Beauty Kaleidoscope on the eyes. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 

To create the full look reflected at the end of the post, I used the following Le Metier de Beaute products:
Swatches from top to bottom: First Look, Mannequin and Billow.
Swatches in direct sunlight. 

The following images reflect all products in action in afternoon sunlight...

LMdB Moisture Matte Lip Creme in Billow. 

// Style Notes // Classic black with a dash of embellishment, I'll be wearing this slip dress and clever slip ons all season long.
  • Equipment France Jess Bias Slip Dress (also available in leopard print): I have been eyeing this dress for awhile and am so glad I finally ordered it.  The rich black silk is opaque enough to not require a slip and the bias cut is slim but with a flattering flounce that enhances the ease of wear.  It is such a timeless piece and I know it will be on heavy rotation, both for work and play.
  • Coach Turnlock Creeper Slides (also available at Spring): I stumbled upon this unique pair of footwear when in Kansas City late last month (discussed HERE) and, for the first minute, couldn't decide if they were hideous or resplendent.  The chunky slides--emblazoned with one of the largest displays of turn lock detailing I have ever encountered--have a loafer-inspired fringe and a weighty sole that feels surprisingly light when actually on the feet.  Are they polarizing?  Perhaps.  However, after wearing them quite a few times in the past two weeks (working just as well with jeans as they do with dresses, they are insanely comfortable) and being asked no less than seven times by perfect strangers where I got them, I have no regrets about my purchase.   
  • Light Wash Denim Trucker Jacket: I love the light denim hue of this jacket and find it brightens up my darker outfits while still behaving as a neutral. 
The creepers feature a comfortable 2 " heel and leather upper that, in my experience, did not need to be broken in.
The turnlock detailing is intense yet enchanting.

Wearing the LMdB Moisture Matte Lip Creme in Billow. 
Wearing the LMdB Moisture Matte Lip Creme in Mannequin. 
Mannequin. 
Wearing the LMdB Moisture Matte Lip Creme in First Look. 
First Look.
A mix of Mannequin and Billow on the lips. 
Billow. 
Last look.

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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this overview of both the *Le Metier de Beaute Faces of Beauty Kaleidscope and *Moisture Matte Lip Cream (a swatch-heavy post featuring every shade in the collection forthcoming).  These launches are beautiful on many levels and, consequently, will be central elements of my fall makeup routine.  How do YOU participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month?  Do share!

If you feel inspired by both the colors and the cause behind this remarkable release, I implore you to pick it up during the month of October...remember that during this month 30% of the proceeds of the kaleidoscope will be donated back to local non-profit breast cancer organizations. 

Good things ahead, including a fresh FOTD, a video tutorial and a host of new product procurements!

xx,

--The Beauty Professor


** PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-16 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

6 comments:

  1. You look beautiful! Thank you for the review!

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    1. Thank you so much, Judi! Much love to you!

      xx

      --The Beauty Professor

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  2. You DO look beautiful!! Hey - I went to NM and the pink K-scope they show is the one from last year . . . I don't want to order that one, but, boy, based on your swatches, definitely want this one!!! Should I call them to be sure?? Thanks for the review

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    1. Thank you ever so much, Pamela!

      The new Kaleidoscope just went live on the Neiman Marcus site this weekend so I updated the links to it in my post...you should be able to pick up this new one online now!

      Hope that helps...xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  3. You made the right call on the shoes! Love them!
    Pemberley

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    1. Thanks for the confirmation, Pemberley! Glad we're on the same page ; )

      xx


      --The Beauty Professor

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