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Le Metier de Beaute Écumes D’or Lip Kaleidoscope (Part II)

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If you missed out…here’s Part I
Moving along, here’s Part II.

Dustin with Écumes D’or
Luckily for me, I had an awesome volunteer who is a bit darker than me in skintone so you can get an idea of how it looks layered. You know, there are questions if you’re darker than NC30+, how will it show up? 

So the lovely lady had her full face on then took off her lipcolor for my review 😀

Her natural lip color. She’s probably around NC35

Dustin working his magic on her. He’s like a NC20 for comparison. 

The bottom color on her lips.

The purple on top of the pink. You can kinda see the cool cast where the flash hits the lips.

the final result on her

Dustin lightly lined her lips on the edge for some definition
kaleidoscope on top of lipstick (bottom swatch for reference) no flash.

with flash

pictures of the Le Metier de Beaute lip brush

you remove the cap from the bottom and that’s how it retracts



Le Metier de Beaute Écumes D’or Lip Kaleidoscope (Part I) +

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Hi all !

Guess what I just got? 🙂

The Lip Kaleidoscope that Dustin made for this summer 🙂

Colors: The top color (Soft Dew) is a sheer warm pink. On my lips it didn’t really show up except for a subtle shimmer. Morning Light is a bright yellow in the pan and I’ll be honest, it looked freaking scary when swatched on my arm. On the lips it’s a amazing golden sheen (but not a gross sheen, but an awesome warmth to the lips). Then we have Deep Sea, which is a sheer lavender/purple. The bottom layer is Calm Phoenix which is an amazing strawberry pink. I wish Calm Phoenix was a lip creme in of itself. *sigh* I can dream.

Texture and Formula: they’re a thin, nonsticky formula. They’re slightly creamier than the other Lip Kaleidoscopes that I’ve tried (Red Rapture).  You must a lipbrush with these because a small amount is needed, because it’s pure pigment. This particular kaleidoscope lasted about 3 hours of wear with slight fading. When you rub your lips and you feel like the color has faded, actually the formula wears down to a soft stain. In my case it wears off into a soft gold stain.

Size: .49 fL oz.

Nikki (Dustin’s partner in crime) applied the colors from bottom (Calm Phoenix first) working up to the top. OMG. the effect of all the colors layered is BEAUTIFUL. it’s a soft peach with a rose mixed with a soft bronze undertone with a soft shimmer and sheen. I think it’s the soft sheen without being over the top is what makes it stand out, aside from the complexity of the colors combined together.

Onto the photos: 

I did receive this kaleidoscope for reviewing purposes from the Le Metier de Beaute PR team. I just wanted to say thank you for giving me the opportunity to see it first hand. 🙂 I really do adore it because it’s subtle but it definitely has a soft sheen and it’s definitely pigmented, but not over the top. It’s a perfect warm, but not TOO warm lip combo for summer. 

It will only be sold at Bergdorf Goodman, and it’s in time for their Beauty Bag event which I *think* starts Monday. You spend $200 and you’ll get a cute  black sequin bag filled with samples.

I *think* the Lip Kaleidoscope is supposed to be in this upcoming Monday, so if you’re interested, call: 212-872-8612. There will be a Part II since I’m in the middle of errands and I’m supposed to be asleep 😦 eeeek !

-the black panties


Hourglass Aura lip stains +

So today I went to Sephora to kill some time. I was on a special mission to test out Hourglass Aura lip stains…and so I did. I haven’t had the best experience with Hourglass cosmetics in general…reason being their lipsticks slide and slightly bleed. A little odd, I know…but I’m saying that’s my personal experience with them. I know there are people who like them, so I say give them a shot if you’d like. I was willing to see what else Hourglass offers since someone asked me about the lip stains.

Packaging: They are in a click type pen form, and the applicator is a sponge. At first I crinkled my nose because it’s similar in design to Ellis Faas blushes. I will say I am impressed with this particular sponge because it’s a bit flexible. It’s not a stiff sponge and applying the lip stain is really easy and there’s a no fuss application.

Formula: I didn’t try these on my lips since they’re Sephora testers, but this stuff doesn’t budge AT ALL. They don’t feel drying on my arm, and the finish is so pretty. I’m quite impressed with these since most lip stains tend to be a gel like texture, whereas this is not. It’s not runny, but it’s not creamy either. Definitely a unique formula to say the least.

Price: $26

From left to right:


Are these worth having? For me the winner out of the three is definitely Flush. It’s a nice pinky red where it’s wearable for a lot of people. I also like petal too in terms of the color, but I don’t feel like it’s the best color on your lips because of the shimmer factor.  Scarlet is nice, if it’s a color that you would see yourself wearing often. I like purples, but I only wear them once in a blue moon.

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Beaute Cosmetics Harlot liqui-gel stain +

Today I get to present to you Harlot liqui-gel stain. Some of you may (or not) know about Beaute Cosmetics, but it’s known for their lipcremes and liqui-gel stains. Here’s some info about the line itself, and I think it really does represent what it’s all about:

We think of make-up and first we think colour: Beauté is using the most forward thinking technologies available to create the most sumptuous shades, textures and finishes ever seen, touched or coveted. Beautiful make-up may be one of life’s great gratifications however so much is in the application. 
I’ve met Mr. Nelson himself and from our brief discussion, he really does spend a lot of time and thought into his products (ingredients, application, ease of use, and how it looks on people). It’s definitely refreshing to see someone who really is this passionate about their products. 
I personally do not like lip stains because they’re so drying. I think of what’s out there in terms of lipstains and I shiver because they’re really not appealing to me at all. They cling to my lips and make them more dry to the point where my lips start to flake. Of course that changed with Beaute’s stains. I purchased Harlot because of the name actually. (I know, I am a bit of a perv). What makes this really great is that it’s not drying at all on your lips. Just keep reading +
Packaging: It comes in a clear tube, black lid and it’s a doe foot applicator.
Smell and formula: It has a very minimal floral like scent that quickly disappears, texture is definitely a liquid-gel. It’s a beautiful texture and formula if you ask me. The pigmentation of these are AWESOME. It’s the only stain that I’ll ever buy going forward, and the lasting power is amazing. I did a test run with this on my cheeks and it was over 10 hours. I’m sure it would have lasted more time, but I had to sleep. What’s even better about this stain is that it’s really easy to apply. One dot on your cheeks and just spread with your fingers. I haven’t experienced any streaky or uneven distribution of color. 😀 
Price: $29, you do get a lot of product, as you’ll see below. The downside is that it’s only sold online. I wish it was sold in a store. *shakes fist*
Color: A gorgeous berry shade. I really need to use this more often.

top to bottom: 

MAC Secret Crush stain
Beaute Harlot

Harlot on the left, you can definitely sheer this out more with your fingers or a brush, but I wanted to show you what a small amount can do. It’s really a vibrant shade. I did a quick rub, as you can see on top/left side I didn’t really sheer it. whoops. :\

MACs Secret Crush on the right. I personally do not like this stain because it’s so drying. I had no idea how sheer it was until doing this comparison.

Is it worth buying?
Yes. It’s phenomenal!!  I like this more than Tarte, Benetint, and MACs. I need to get Flouron and Fever next.

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