Monday, March 28, 2011

Le Metier de Beaute Splendid Frost Kaleidoscope in action

I promise this will be my last post on the Le Metier de Beaute Splendid Frost Eye Kaleidoscope and then I'll stop torturing everyone. I posted some photos and swatches of the palette in this previous post. Today I just want to show you a soft smokey eye look that I did last weekend.

I tried to use the Le Metier de Beaute "Couches de Couleur" technique - layering different colours that is supposed to create a unique prismatic effect. I was initially a bit afraid that the end result might be too muddy but I think it actually turned out ok and is quite flattering.

Here are the products that I've used (I forgot to include the Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink):

First, I smudged the Urban Decay Eyeliner in Zero (black) with the Sonia Kashuk Synthetic Crease Brush all over the mobile eyelid, so that I got a nice dark grey base. Then I added the Le Metier de Beaute eyeshadow in Crystal Ball (golden taupe) all over the greyish base and applied the LMdB eyeshadow in Empire (matte gray) mainly in the crease and near the lashline. Lastly I applied the LMdB eyeshadow in Sugar Plum (shimmery dark blue) closely to the lashes and a little bit in the outer v. I finished with the Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink on the upper lashline, UD Eyeliner in Zero on the lower waterline, a mixture of the grey and blue LMdB eyeshadows smudged between the lower lashes and of course mascara - I used the Le Metier de Beaute one.

I think that the Couches de Couleur technique would work well with any kind of soft, pigmented and non-chalky colours and using a darker base (pencil or a cream eyeshadow) definitely makes a difference. I also like that this Kaleidoscope "forced" me to try out a combination of colours that I wouldn't normally go for.

As you can see, I still haven't used the pink Rockette from the Kaleidoscope on my eyes but in my defence, at least I used it as a blush :)


  1. That's really pretty. I love this technique, I often do a simple couches with a taupe/neutral followed by a brighter shade (RBR shadows work well for this too).

  2. I think you did a fantastic job!!! LOve it

  3. Hi Grace, thank you! I was really surprised by how well this technique worked. RBR shadows are quite similar in texture to the LMdB ones, aren't they? I only have the Delicate Hummingbird but there are at least 5 others on my wishlist. x Klara

    Hi Liz, thank you, I'm glad you like it! x Klara

    Hi Le Metier, thank you for the compliment, I had good products to work with ;) x Klara

  4. That is a stunning look! I really love those types of colours :)

  5. This collection of colours looks amazing on your brown eyes, strangely delicate for such darkish shades. I hope it won't be too long until Le Metier comes back to UK. Would be so happy if Zuneta began to stock them. x

  6. Thank you, Replica, I'm really glad you like it! I'll definitely get a lot of use out of this palette. x Klara

    Thank you, Jennifer, the colours are just so buttery and they almost looked like cream eyeshadows in real life. LMdB+Zuneta would be perfect, also because Zuneta ships worldwide. x Klara



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