A little late to the party: Le Metier de Beaute's Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Silk Road

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Historically speaking, the Silk Road was pretty important for trade purposes, exploration and travel. With Le Metier de Beaute's Kaleidoscope in Silk Road, it's simply a rich contraption featuring four spicy hues. Despite Silk Road's release in late 2011, I still wanted to purchase it -- the chance to try a Kaleidoscope was what I was mainly after.

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Le Metier de Beaute's Silk Road

Le Metier de Beaute's Silk Road

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Silk Road swatches

Silk Road swatches

Four shades work harmoniously together -- a symphonic experience for the eyes.

Tapestry - shimmery plum

Damask - orange-y gold

Ikat - matte-like mauve

Brocade - chocolate brown with golden metallic flecks

Each colour is soft, but not powdery; colour payoff is almost immediate and the ease of layering and blending is high. Working with this palette was enjoyable and seamless.

Creasing and fading are a non-issue -- these shadows like to stick around.

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Let's play!

Let's play!

In order to create the look seen above, follow these easy steps:

  • Start with an eyeshadow primer, apply all over your eyelid and blend out above your crease.
  • Apply a neutral satin shade from your lash line to your brow bone. I used MAC's Shroom.
  • Damask goes first, starting from your lash line and blended out slightly above the crease.
  • Focus Tapestry on the outer half of your eyelid and sweep a bit into your crease. Make sure to leave a halo of Damask.
  • Ikat should overlap a small amount of Tapesty and stop at the middle of your lid. Sweep and blend a small amount into your crease as well.
  • Line the outer half of your upper lash line with Brocade and flick out to create a subtle cat eye effect.
  • Finally, use a black liner to finish lining the upper lash line; I started at the inner corner of my eye and blended into Brocade. Liner of choice was UD's 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero.
  • Oh shoot, don't forget mascara!

I think this look resembles a sangria at sunset ;) Cheers!

Some might think the price tag is a little hefty, but to help put things into perspective here -- you're pretty much getting four full priced shades in one nifty container. The thought of paying a boatload of money for "one" item can be a crippling thing; however, something tells me you won't regret this purchase :)

The Bagful breakdown:

Total amount for Le Metier de Beaute's Kaleidoscope in Silk Road:

  • $95.00 USD

Value for money spent (performance and quality):

  • 9 out of 10 bags – Took one point off for the expense; but you get crafty packaging and high performing shades.

Would another purchase be on the horizon?:

  • Their blush looks like a fun time!

pssst.. I'm wearing Burberry's Lip Velvet in Pink Amber on my lips.