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!