Layers. They’re not just for onions, cakes and Godfather movies anymore. (No kidding! It took me years to figure out what was really going on with the Tattaglias and Barzinis.)
Layers are also for makeup — which are sometimes on your face, and sometimes in the construction of your palettes, like what Le Metier de Beaute does with their signature stacked Kaleidoscope pans.
So fun! I love how they float in and out of their compacts like silent kitty cat paws/covert makeup ninjas…
The brand’s two latest layered limited edition Kaleidoscope holiday palettes are a trip. For warm, smoldering gold, copper, pink and/or blue eyes and shiny pink and red lips, there’s the Obsidian Odyssey Lip and Cheek Kaleidoscope Palette ($125) and Obsidian Odyssey Eye Shadow Kaleidoscope Palette ($95).
Sadly for credit cards, these palettes are budget-unfriendly, but that’s Le Metier for ya. Wallets and purses may spontaneously combust and burn with the bright blue intensity of a bunsen burner when they see the prices.
Obsidian Odyssey Eye Shadow Kaleidoscope Palette ($95)
But they still might be worth it. The $95 Obsidian Odyssey Eye Shadow kit’s shimmery, flawlessly pigmented rose, copper and bronze shadows let me win every time, meaning that they don’t fight me when I want to soften a line or buff them.
The Obsidian Odyssey Eye Shadow Kaleidoscope also includes a matte blackish blue and a medium-toned shimmery blue powder eyeliner, both of which seemed out of place to me at first, but after getting to know them better, now I can see how they complement the warmer tones in the palette…like smooth harmonies in a baby-making slow jam.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+ (an A- if not for the price)
The Obsidian Odyssey Lip and Cheek Kaleidoscope ($125)
As for the second Kaleidoscope here, the Lip and Cheek Palette? I love the design again, but eh — I’m not terribly moved.
This one’s $125, and for that it seems overpriced. The glosses are super sheer and don’t last very long on my lips (less than an hour), while the blushes, despite appearing gloriously natural, look more or less the same on my NC42 cheeks.
I really wanted to love the Obsidian Odyssey Lip and Cheek Kaleidoscope, even though I do dig its variety of pinks…but I can’t help but hunger for more oomph.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B-
If your interests are piqued, both Le Metier de Beaute Obsidian Odyssey Kaleidoscopes Palettes are available now for a limited time online and at Neiman Marcus.
Farewell, Stars Hollow…
I finally finished watching ALL SEVEN SEASONS of the Gilmore Girls this week.
That’s 153 hour-long episodes! (It only took a three lifetimes.)
Needless to say, El Hub breathed a heavy sigh of relief after the season finale.
Poor guy… Seriously, though, if you can, marry a man who will patiently sit through marathoning the Gilmore Girls with you over the course of two months. It’s like a litmus test. If you two can make it through that, you should be able to make it through just about anything, LOL!
Now, off to Luke’s to grab one last cup of coffee with Lorelei and Rory… 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,