Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Le Metier De Beaute Kaleidoscope in Silk Road
I cannot believe it. I actually ordered a LMdB Kaleidoscope. With tax and everything, this set me back a Benjamin. Kaleidoscopes retail for $95 and the brand is available at Nordstroms, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. To convince myself (who am I kidding? It really didn't take much convincing) to purchase this, I cannot buy any more jewelry until at least after the holidays. BaubleBar has been doing Buried Baubles every day for a period of 20 days. Which means, there is a new piece of jewelry marked down to 10 bucks hidden on their site daily. Thank goodness I will be working over winter break to pay for the sparklies. Honestly, I should be stopping anyway. I have more jewelry than I am capable of wearing. Aside from my makeup/skincare addiction, jewelry is my weakness.
Sorry for getting off tangent! Back to my horribly expensive makeup purchase. I have read innumerable rave reviews of LMdB's quality eyeshadows and what drew me in is the concept of it. I have tried blending eyeshadows together before, but they always result in a muddy mess. Well, for the Kaleidoscope, their signature application technique is called, Couches de Couleurs. For this you apply shades from top to bottom, on top of one another to create a new shade from blending. Because the shadows have been milled over four times, they are incredibly blendable and will not appear muddy. Of course, you can mix and match for various color combinations.
To see this technique in action, check out Messy Wand's tutorial here. Xiao from Messy Wands was the one who turned me over to the dark side. I discovered her blog a few weeks ago and I find myself looking forward to her updates. Here she is wearing Silk Road in one of her posts.
For awesome swatches of Silk Road, you can check out The Ultimate Makeup.
Personally, I have never been big on eyeshadows because I have seriously funky eyelids. I don't have double eyelids, but I certainly don't have monolids either. They're like a weird hybrid. I have a plethora of little creases over my lids. That sounds gross, actually. But it's not noticeable unless you're really looking. I've always just been an eyeliner girl or I'll swipe Groundwork or Constructivist (MAC Paint Pots) on as well. Lately, I started using the brown shadow in an old L'oreal H.I.P duo called Brazen.
The point is, I'm extremely excited to see if LMdB measures up to the hype. I just love the idea of having makeup staples, it's the minimalist in me talking. I would much rather spend money on one quality item than a much of stuff I don't quite love. We shall see!