Le Métier de Beauté’s Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Saint-Domingue Has a Fresh, Unusual Combination of Colors and a Knack for Staying Out of Trouble (Also Known as My Fine Lines)

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Le Métier de Beauté's Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Saint-Domingue

Wearing the new $95 limited edition Le Métier de Beauté Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Saint-Domingue, available now exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue

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).

Le Métier de Beauté's Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Saint-Domingue

An overhead shot of Saint-Domingue

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.

Le Métier de Beauté's Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Saint-Domingue

A closer look at the four pans…

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.”
— saksfifthavenue.com

Le Métier de Beauté's Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Saint-Domingue

Swatches of Saint-Domingue

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.

Le Métier de Beauté's Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Saint-Domingue

Additional makeup worn in this look: Benefit Dallas on my cheeks and MAC Fashion Punch Lipglass on my lips

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,



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So far, 14 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. syrena85 says:

    These eye palettes are among things I would love to try but don’t have access to them. They look lovely when swatched. I live in UK and we don’t get them in here 🙁

  2. Alison M says:

    Such a perfect choice of blush and lip gloss to balance these particular eyeshadows. Love it 🙂
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  3. Vineetha says:

    Pretty shades! but $95, pass…nt a value set!
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  4. hanna says:

    The colors are so pretty
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  5. I like it stacked pakcaging but $95 for 4 .. I will not buy them instead would invest in 2 Naked palettes from UD.. 😉
    the shades looks nice … but falloutt aahhh!! 😛

  6. Chaitra says:

    Karen, love your bracelet/ cuff. Where is it from?

  7. Denise S. says:

    Soft and pretty look you did with this palette! I’m curious about Le Metier palettes, would need to test at this price point. But they aren’t available at any of the the stores near me.

  8. Icaria says:

    Love the look Karen but OMG that bracelet is *da bomb*! Gorgeous!

  9. Carina says:

    I LOVE Le Métier de Beauté! I was thinking about getting this Kaleidoscope, but I ended up purchasing from their website and getting the GWP Kaleidoscope (Gravité) instead. That said, this hasn’t left my radar yet. It’s so pretty!
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  10. renee musick says:

    I am also more interested in the bracelet your wearing. I’d love to know where you got it from. on the makeup there is no way I will ever spend that much money for 4 eyeshadow. for that price I expect it to jump on my eyelid and blend itself!

  11. Nikita says:

    I do like those colors a lot, but that bracelet is AWESOME.

  12. Beautiful colors! And your cuff is gorgeous!
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  13. fancie says:

    Your eye looks make any palette look good lol. I love the design! It’s so trendy and unique. I’m not a fan of the price but the colors are very pretty!
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