I have for you today another one of Ruby's precious stash of goodies that she has so generously allowed me to play with. The Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Northern Lights. I own only one Eye Kit in Penelope which I really love but naughty me I haven't been giving it much love lately. Time to remedy that.
I haven't been inclined to purchase another Kaleidoscope because non of the releases had colours that appealed to me.
I love the way the palette is designed. It may be bulky but I just love swiveling out the pans to play with them. They also lock with a satisfying click so there is no way they will swing out when you don't want them to.
I find the colours to be an interesting mix. In the beginning I was scratching my head as to how all the colours would go together especially the burnish copper with the dark blue. But as you can see in my eye look, they do go nicely together. I was quite pleased with how they looked together.
Le Metier De Beute eye shadows can be blended together to form new colours. For example the two shades I have above. For the left shade, I used the beige and copper together. For the shade on the right, I used the two blues.
These eye shadows have a lovely satiny matte texture. They are finely milled and pigmented. I love the dark blue shade best.
|Beige shade all over the lids|
|Pale blue shade on lids over the crease|
|Dark blue on the outer corners blending in|
|Copper shade as a contour blending with the dark blue|
|Add my trusty black liquid liner and add a lilac liner at the bottom line|
|Tada! Finished look with mascara|
|The stuff I used|
Kaleidoscope eye kits are a lovely addition to anyone's stash. It is expensive at USD $95 but you get 4 really big pans and they can be blended to get varying shades. I guess anyone's difficulty after deciding to lay that money for the kit is to choose one you really are going to make full use of.
If you are not willing to lay down that much for a palette or cannot commit to the colours in it, you might want to try their singles which are absolutely awesome. I have Jojo and Corinthian and they are my staples.
Northern Lights provides a good mix of colours. I can wear it as a neutral look or a slightly colourful one.
I haven't seen a colour combination that has wowed me yet though.