Today I had the pleasure of seeing Dustin Lujan at the Le Metier de Beaute counter today and guess who got to see the new Smoldering Embarkment kaleidoscope!!?!?
I apologize for the bad photo, I was in a rush to just take a picture. Either way, Isn’t the silver packaging pretty?
Dustin’s inspiration for this palette were colors aren’t like any of the existing colors, but also keeping in mind colors that complement the permanent line. He wanted this palette to be colors that you can wear on a daily basis, or even using the shades for a subtle smokey eye.
I’ve been asked if any of these shades are duplicates from the permanent line, and the answer is no.
Let’s just say, it was very well thought out, because I very pleased with what he had in mind.
Onto the colors:
Dustin offered me his hand
in marriage for swatching purposes. For reference he’s around a NC20 in MAC foundation:
The colors themselves:
The first shade (First Love) is a nice matte ivory/bone shade. The color is nothing like canvas. If anything, it’s like if Jojo and Sugar had a baby (kind of, but not really), it’s a satin-matte finish, but you get the idea.
The next shade (Love Struck): all of you taupe lovers will fawn over this one just as much as I did. It’s a taupe with a slight green undertone. If Chameleon and Sequoia had a baby, it would look similar to this.
The aubergine shade (In Love). It’s not a true plum, nor is it quite red. I personally hate how I look in purple-burgundy eyeshadow, but I can definitely wear this color, because there’s some warmth to it. This one is the lovechild between Fire Lily and Alexandrite.
The last shade (Lovelorn): It’s a mid tone silver with insane gold, blue, red and other color sparkles in it. It’s not as dark or as cool as Thunder. Dustin describes this one as if Platinum and Thunder had a baby. This color is a dream to apply on. LOVE !!
It’s released this Valentine’s Day and only sold at Bergdorf Goodman. This palette will be mine.
Please feel free to call the counter and pre-order by phone: 212-872-8612
A common question in terms of how to wear the colors together, here’s a video seen here. Courtesy of finding it via google and The Non-Blonde blog providing the link.