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Le Metier de Beaute Empress Lip Kaleidoscope +

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So as I am finally on one of my few days off…I get to present to you the Le Metier de Beaute Fall 2011 lip kaleidoscope. There wasn’t much info out there, but as I got to see it, I took pictures ๐Ÿ™‚
Colors: The top shade is Imperial Silk which a super soft pale warm pink. Then we have my favorite shade (surprise, surprise) is  Silk Road, which is an opaque vibrant red (finally, a pretty red for fall). Then we have Empress, which is a soft a delicate mauve mixed with some champagne. It’s a soft delicate color on it’s own and I actually like it by itself…oddly enough. Then we have Plum Satin, which is a deep cool plum. The shades mixed together is this beautiful rosy plum. It’s sooooooooooo pretty. PRETTY. Even 3 random people on the street complimented on my lip color.
Texture/formula: So this is definitely more in line with the standard Lip Kaleidoscope, very full on pigmented shades of color. I’m sure there are people that are wondering how it compares to ร‰cumes D’or: ร‰cumes D’or shades were a lot softer in color, and the texture is definitely more jelly like in formula. This kaleidoscope is more like their previous ones such as Red Rapture. I like the formula because you can smack your lips together and it’s not a dry formula that accentuates lip lines or makes your lips dry. The best I can compare this to are NARS lip lacquers, but even then they’re not that similar.
Longevity: They adhere to the lips so well that I managed to get about 5 hours of wear, but uhm…let’s just say it was removed from someone else (hee hee hee), so I couldn’t get to find out if it lasted longer.

This item is definitely my winner from the fall collection ๐Ÿ™‚ โค it’s so delicious. 

ONTO THE PHOTOS !!

The shades mixed together, assuming all equal parts of the 4 shades. ๐Ÿ™‚ The color is a teeeeeny more rosy in real ife. The color is dead on accurate on my lips (of course a touch more rosy).

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Le Metier de Beaute Fall 2011 Nails and Lips +

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East Meets West Nail Lacquer Collection: 
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So to compliment the beautiful Silk Road collection, the colors are a representation of the rich colors of reminiscent of the jewels spices and luxurious fabrics that traveled this ancient path.

Dynasty — a deep shimmering Fuschia
Anatolia — a rich plum illuminated with bronzy, golden shimmer
Silk Road — a metallic bronzed copper
Urban Dweller — a rich chocolate plum with golden effervescence
Empress Kaleidoscope Lip Kit:
 

Imperial Silk: a pale pink for a nude base
Plum Satin: a creamy plum
Empress: a delicate mauve mixed with soft champagne
Silk Road: a shimmering red for a sheer highlight

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Le Metier de Beaute Silk Road Eye Kaleidoscope

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So I got to play with the new Silk Road Eye Kaleidoscope coming out this fall…and needless to say, it’s nice to see rich, warm burgundy, purples, and golds. Not exactly my cup of tea in terms of colors because I hate how I look in purples. But, it’s awesome to see what neat colors that are going to be the trend this upcoming season. I’ll have to play with it some more when I have the time to really sit down and play. If this wins me over, then well…call me smitten ๐Ÿ™‚

*Tapestry is this gorgeous, soft shimmery warm purple. definitely a color that most people will like. 
*Damask is a super warm gold, I totally need to go back to compare it to nutmeg. (will update with this info later).
*Ikat is a rich burgundy. I’m tempted to see how this looks with some magic lustre creme to use it as a lipcolor. I want a lipcolor in this family…so rich and pretty. This one may be a learning curve color for me for my eyes.
*Brocade: is a dark chocolate with burgundy mixed in. This one is so sultry because of the dark sparkles.
ONTO THE SWATCHES !!
Tapestry
Damask
Ikat
Brocade
Left to right are the shades from top to bottom.

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