Sunday, October 21, 2012

Le Metier de Beaute' Breathless' Kaleidoscope review + swatches


          For Fall 2012, Le Metier de Beaute channels the glamour of Hollywood and classic cinema in their newest lip kaleidoscope. The Le Metier de Beaute 'Breathless' Kaleidoscope features bold red lip colors, as well  as pretty glosses to mix things up. It's a beautiful take for fall, and has me looking forward to the holiday season when these colors will take center stage.



          The Le Metier de Beaute 'Breathless' Kaleidoscope is packaged in reflective silver plastic packaging. It differs from the black packaging of other kaleidoscopes, presumably because silver better complements pink and red tones. The LMdB Kaleidoscope appears to be a paperweight, however I was surprised to see that it was actually light in hand. I was pleased to find a flip top mirror, which makes application with the kaleidoscope self sufficient. When the mirror is flipped open, there was a continuation of the silvery packaging at the inner top of the package with the LMdB logo. The silver mirror on mirror effect is pretty cool. I only wish the visible magnet and the white plastic hinge had been embedded to make things even more perfect.




          The construction Le Metier de Beaute 'Breathless' Kaleidoscope complements the film theme of the palette. The circular shape and moving parts remind me loosely of an old movie film projector. As you can see the colors can be flipped out of the packaging on a hinge. While having all four colors flipped out at once looks cool, it's not the most practical. I like to pull out only one or two at a time. The four colors in this lip palette can either be worn alone or used together. Le Metier de Beaute's 'couches de couleurs' technique suggests for the palette colors to be layered upon each other in order from the base upwards. From the bottom up, the four colors in the Le Metier Breathless Kaleidoscope include: Celluloid, Beau, Existential, and Cinema.



          I've swatched the colors in Le Metier de Beaute 'Breathless' Kaleidoscope below, in the order from bottom to top. There are two sheer glossy sparkly colors and two pigmented matte colors. Celluloid is a sheer strawberry red pink with sparkles. It has a softer feel than the mattes. Beau is a bright pink red satin color. Existential is a sheer mauve gloss with sparkles. Cinema is a strong red that leans slightly cool. When all four colors are layered in the 'couches de couleurs' format, the result is a cheerful pink red that has shine.


          The Le Metier de Beaute 'Breathless' Kaleidoscope is a fun set for the red lip lover. It can be worn now, and will likely prove useful when mistletoe season rolls around. One can use the 'couches de couleurs' technique, other creative combinations, or each color alone to achieve a number of looks. Thanks for reading! Have you tried the Le Metier de Beaute 'Breathless' Kaleidoscope? Have you tried any other LMdB Kaleidoscopes? When in the season do you usually start pulling out your red lipsticks?

Love, Dovey.

Disclosure: This post contains product(s) sent to Cute and Mundane for consideration by PR. The ideas and opinions in this post are genuine and my own.

22 comments:

  1. I haven't tried any LMdB Kaleidoscopes, but I'd love to one day! I'm slowly picking up LMdB pieces that I will get a lot of use out of, and sooner or later a Kaleidoscope might just find its way into my collection!

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    1. Hi Sunny, I'll have to search your blog the LMdB's you do have! I have a couple single pieces that I'm hoping to share soon :)

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  2. Absolutely lovely review, Dovey! I hadn't even thought of the Kaleidoscope's similarity to old film before. I must admit that I'm partial to Celluloid despite the stunning shades of red in the palette: it's such a lovely whisper or raspberry.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you Jessica! I def. enjoyed the film references here in form of both name and color! I suppose it's only fitting, as it's part of the Nouvelle Vague collection. Celluloid is such a pretty color. It's bright, but I think the sheerness makes it wearable for everyday.

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  3. Oooh pretty. I always think I'd like a kaleidoscope but can never get myself to splurge on one...!

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  4. Gorgeous shades, I love that they can be layered. I never tried anything from the brand before because it's not easy to get but I'm making a wishlist tho!

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    1. Hi Teri, it's my first foray into the brand. The Nouvelle Vague eye Kaleidoscope is quite pretty too!

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  5. Absolutely lovely retro reds.
    These colors do remind me of old movie scenes.

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    1. Thanks PK! I think Retro is a great descriptor here :)

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  6. SO pretty, Dovey!! I think Existential is my favorite shade of the four

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    1. Hi Xiao, I think it's mine too. The reds are fun, but an everyday color is always good in my book :)

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  7. This is so pretty!! Perfect for all those red lippie-wearing gals!! (which is NOT me...yet)

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    1. Hi Becca, Thank you so much! Haha, I typically use reds sparingly, unless it's for the holidays

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  8. My heart beats faster when I see you posting LMDB! Unfortunately I am not into red lippies, but since the pan is soo pretty, I don't mind owning that :D If only the price is lower LOL

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    1. Hi memoiselle! Thank you so much for the comment --- the red is quite pretty against the silver, but yes, a bit pricey :)

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  9. OMG the reds... hahaha LOVE it Dovey :)

    Xoxo,

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    1. Thanks Christa, I know you have a lot of love for LMdB!

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  11. Beautiful reds! I love the convenience of these kaleidoscopes. :)

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    1. Hi Liz, Thank you! It's nice to have four in one spot :)

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