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


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.

 Le Metier de Beaute's Silk Road

Le Metier de Beaute's Silk Road

 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.

 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.