I had a chance to preview the new Kaleidoscope Eye Kit for release by Le Metier de Beaute this summer! Inspired by the Chauvet cave paintings in France, the summer collection hues are rich in pigment, beauty and intensity. The Chauvet Pont d'Arc Kaleidoscope will suit all skin tones and is sure to be a hot success!
The colors are:
A peachy champagne with a satin sheen finish
A dark olive green with golden shimmer and satin sheen
A warm rusty brown with golden shimmer and a satin sheen finish
A matte dark royal blue
The first 3 shades are absolutely stunning. I can see myself using the first or second shade all over the lid and the third in the crease. Or all can be layered using Le Metier's signature Couches de Couleur technique for a unique effect. I was a bit skeptical about the matte blue shade, but layered in the lash line adds depth and dimension to the look.
|All shadows layered using Couches de Couleur|
Dustin applied the shadows to my eye and created a look for me! The pictures do not do it justice! The overall effect is a golden, multidimensional taupe green. He used Tamarack Eye Pencil as a base and then each of the shadows in the Couches de Couleur technique. For the perfect pairing to the eyes he used the blush in Echo (going back for that) and the lipstick and lip creme in Ibiza (thankfully I have that!).
The launch also includes the Copper Leaf and Ginger Snap Creme Lip Gloss Kit ($65) and Wild Ginger Nail Lacquer ($18). The Kaleidoscope retails for $95. Call Dustin at Bergdorf Goodman to reserve yours today, 212-872-8612. Tell him Productdoctor sent you!
UPDATE: An astute reader informed me how similar this Kaleidoscope is to On The Coast (released on Saks.com). Check out Best Things in Beauty for swatches. I think the second shade is a bit more olive in this one, and less taupe. The blue shade in this one is a matte royal blue, whereas in On The Coast it appear more shimmery. If you were lucky enough to get On The Coast, you can probably skip this one!