3.29.2012

Le Métier de Beauté City Girl Kaleidoscope Palette


I was quite excited when I saw this brand being sold because: #1 it was something that a lot of my fellow bloggers love #2 trying new brands is always an experience I enjoy. I figured that the first Le Métier de Beauté product I should own would be their Kaleidoscope Palette.


The packaging is so pretty! I love that it includes a mirror and that each eyeshadow has a separate compartment. However, it's rather bulky to carry around because the pans are as big as those from Make Up For Ever and Sugarpill. It's obvious that the packaging has a lot to do with the hefty pricetag attached to this.


The name of the palette is City Girl and I read that it's a Hong Kong exclusive. I'm not sure if they still have this because this was purchased last year.

It occurred to me later on that it should have been named something else. I mean, does this look like a City Girl to you? City Girl should have bolder, darker colors. That aside, the color combination is beautiful and perfect for everyday wear.

Anyway, check out the individual pictures below (you can click on the photos to enlarge):


The first color looks light pink on the pan but when swatched, its more on the peachy side. It has a shimmery finish. This applies somewhat uneven with a brush and the color payoff is weak. Still, it works as a highlighter.


Next up is a blue-toned grey with a semi-mate finish. It's not as pigmented as I hoped it would be. I expected a darker color once applied. This can be used as an accent color on the outer corner of the eye.


The third eyeshadow in this palette is a shimmering lilac. The color payoff is okay and when applied to the eyelid using a brush, it was a bit more cooperative compared to the first two colors.


The last one is my favorite. It lies somewhere between gold and bronze. This eyeshadow has a shimmery finish and the pigmentation is just perfect. It's the only one that applies evenly. I absolutely, positively love this shade!

All of these are soft and buttery in texture with very little to no fallout. In order to get the colors out in the swatch above, I had to use Urban Decay Eyshadow Primer Potion

For those with more experience with Le Métier de Beauté's products, what should I try? I'd love to try their other products!

11 comments:

  1. That is beautiful! :D I have yet to try this brand... remind me why again?

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    1. I have to figure that part out too. I'll try another product and hopefully that's better ;)

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  2. I don't know if this palette was up to par with Le Metier de Beaute's other eyeshadows. I wouldn't judge them yet based on this city exclusive palette. I have started to stop obsessing over obsessing over obtaining the city exclusives and stick with the standard eyeshadows and seasonal release kaleidoscopes. They are truly outstanding!

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    1. Whew, thanks for that. I'll keep an eye out for their other items then!

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    2. I have this kit too and a few other kaleidoscopes. I would say that the quality is on par, if not better than the other kaleidoscopes released in the US!

      If you didnt like this, maybe try their single eyeshadows in Plum and Corinthian. I think you'd be happy with those! =)

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  3. this is awesome!!! i LOVE the packaging design!

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    1. Yeah, the design was smart. One of the best I've seen.

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  4. Ohh I haven't heard of this brand that looks really cool tho. The packaging is great idea.

    -Ash

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  5. Hi! A few tricks I've learned is to make the colors pop you color your lid with their dualistic eye pencils (use champagne if you're fair, tamarack if you're on the medium side and for a smoky look use noir), then pat it even all over the lid. The k-scope is designed to be layered on top of each other. Top to bottom for that everyday or workday look and Bottom to top for smoky look (esp if noir dualistic eye pencil is used as base). I've tried both and discovered that it's truly the trick. The way you apply shadow is apply it initially as close to the lashes as possible then blend upwards. You actually don't need to do the wiper motion to blend because they're quite easy to blend out. Sorry for the loooong comment, just thought I'd share :) -- xo, Emilie

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    1. Hi Emilie! I really appreciate your comment. I will definitely try applying the shadows that way. I heard from people that the k-scopes should be layered I just didn't know the proper way to do it. Now I do ;) Btw, do the eye pencils wear well for those with oily lids? Most products crease on mine within minutes so I always need some sort of primer. Thanks!

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