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.
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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!ReplyDelete
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 :)Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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.Delete
Oooh pretty. I always think I'd like a kaleidoscope but can never get myself to splurge on one...!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Hi Teri, it's my first foray into the brand. The Nouvelle Vague eye Kaleidoscope is quite pretty too!Delete
Absolutely lovely retro reds.ReplyDelete
These colors do remind me of old movie scenes.
Thanks PK! I think Retro is a great descriptor here :)Delete
SO pretty, Dovey!! I think Existential is my favorite shade of the fourReplyDelete
Hi Xiao, I think it's mine too. The reds are fun, but an everyday color is always good in my book :)Delete
This is so pretty!! Perfect for all those red lippie-wearing gals!! (which is NOT me...yet)ReplyDelete
Hi Becca, Thank you so much! Haha, I typically use reds sparingly, unless it's for the holidaysDelete
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 LOLReplyDelete
Hi memoiselle! Thank you so much for the comment --- the red is quite pretty against the silver, but yes, a bit pricey :)Delete
OMG the reds... hahaha LOVE it Dovey :)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Fenny!Delete
Such beautiful red! Love!ReplyDelete
Thanks Christa, I know you have a lot of love for LMdB!Delete
Beautiful reds! I love the convenience of these kaleidoscopes. :)ReplyDelete
Hi Liz, Thank you! It's nice to have four in one spot :)Delete