Hey everyone!. I have been out of action for awhile, but I still have being getting the most beautiful collections from the spring/ summer ranges. I have been stalking Zuneta.com, as I was aware that they were getting in new Le Metier De Beaute kaleidoscope kits. Last week I was lucky enough to pick up two of these gorgeous kits. My excitement was two-fold. Firstly, these kits are scarce enough states side, but as I have to rely on sites with (reasonable) international shipping, I was really excited to get my LMdB goodies. Secondly, as I said in point one, these babies are scarce as they are mean't to be a must in any make-up mad person's collection. So I was single minded in my pursuit of the LMdB Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Chauvet Pont d'Arc and the Blush Kit (reviewed soon). I would just like to say that the service from Zuneta.com was sterling. I ordered the beginning of last week and both kits were in my grubby litte paws in time for the weekend. I also received a free travel-size mask from Nude. Just a note - do not forget to add free samples to your bag (like me) as they do offer a nice selection to try out.
The packaging is sleek and elegant. There is a small mirror at the top of the compact which opens up for easy on-the-go application. The colours in this kit are inspired by the cave art found in the Chauvet Pont D Árc Cave in France. The shadows do not disappoint. They are highly pigmented and buttery. They are to be applied from top to bottom in the signature LMdB application technique known as "couches de couleur". This is a layering technique that I am unfamiliar with, but having fun trying out. You could also apply in more traditional ways. I unfortunately do not have a LMdB counter with a skilled MAU near me (sad face).
The first colour is a soft satiny taupe (Umber) which reads with a pink undertone on me. This is great as a base colour or on it's own. The next two colours are described as "a rusty sandstone"(Ocher) and a "terracotta"(Madder). Both are warm and beautiful with a iridescent lustre to them. I can definitely imagine these two on the walls on the Chauvet Pont D' Arc. The last colour (Crystalline) in the kit is the matte teal shade that could also be described as a peacock blue. I have not come across such a well pigmented, vibrant matte shade that is as buttery as the shimmering one's, in a long while. This will be great for lining the eye as well. I have swatched above - please note the light has been bad ( it's winter here). I will try retake them as soon as I can. The shimmer in shades 2 and 3 do not read well, but are pretty true to their real colours.
So far I am really happy with my purchase and first foray into LMdB territory.This gorgeous LMdB kit can be found at Zuneta which has international shipping.