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.
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.
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.