Whoop! I just had a NARS moment.
I swiveled Le Métier de Beauté’s Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Saint-Domingue open, and you know how some NARS limited edition collections leave you scratching your head at first?
It’s happened to me more than once. Sometimes the color pairings seem a little odd at first glance, but then I start digging in, and everything clicks (or usually does).
That’s how it was for me at first with this four-pan palette of powder eyeshadows. The rosy peach matte, matte periwinkle blue, shimmery reddish golden purple (so pretty!) and shimmery gunmetal gray aren’t the kinds of colors I would think to put together, but once I started playing with them, they started making sense.
At $95, the limited edition set, exclusive to Saks Fifth Avenue stores and online, isn’t exactly budget (that’s an understatement!), but they are an interesting blend of colors that go together in unusual ways.
“This exquisite collection, inspired by the uniquely rich, colorful Creole culture that was born out of Haitian, West African, and French influences on the island of Hispaniola, features soft, misty neutrals combined with rose and shimmering plum. Kaleidoscope Eye Kits contain four complementary shades in one compact that create a prism of color for the eye. The kaleidoscope is easy to carry and has a mirror on the top for on-the-go touch-ups.”
Today I did a daytime smokey eye with the purple and rosy peach on my lids and a touch of the darker gunmetal gray in the outer corners.
The colors easily blended into each other, and once I started layering and mixing, I had an “Ah-ha!” moment. When I mixed the purple into the peach, and then used the gray as an accent color, I noticed an unexpected brightening effect — colorful and fun, yet surprisingly elegant.
OK, so there was some fallout. A little. Not ideal considering the price, but I do love how these eyeshadows look on my my lids. Even when I pile them on.
They get extra credit for being so kind to my lids (very forgiving of my fine lines).
If you like high-end makeup and appreciate colors that you can’t find at every other counter, you just might love this kit. It’s available now exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue stores and online.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,