Le Metier de Beaute Bauhaus Eye Kaleidoscope | Holiday 2012

I was at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills over the weekend for InCircle event when Scott (LMdB’s product specialist)  told me that Bauhaus eye and lip kits are available. I was ecstatic because NMBH usually gets its supply late in the ball game. Not this time though…

Before I go on I would like to say that this particular kaleidoscope is as usual impeccable. Packaging is the same as always, in a sleek matte black box. The kaleidoscope itself is wrapped in black wrapping paper encased in bubble wrap. Pans were not loose and they weren’t wiggling. Texture is per usual, finely milled and like butter to touch. Pigmentation is superb as you will see as you scroll down to swatches. I will address the issue of duplicity in a little bit. And this will only be an issue if you practically own all of their products. But if you are fairly new to the brand, this is one kaleidoscope I would truly recommend as I find it universally flattering. Now let’s go on to pictures and swatches.

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LMdB Bauhaus Eye Kaleidoscope ingredient list (click to enlarge)

LMdB Bauhaus Eye Kaleidoscope ingredient list (click to enlarge)

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Regal and rich in jewel and earthy tones, Le Metier de Beaute unveils a ravishing, new limited edition Kaleidoscope Eye Kit: Bauhaus. Drawing inspiration from the Bauhaus movement that influenced famed runways of Caroline Herrera and Cynthia Rowley alike, the latest eye kaleidoscope combines chic metallics with vibrant chocolate and scarlet hues for a bold, wearable lid look. “Modernization is as feverishly popular as ever, and a little touch of Bauhaus never hurt anyone.”

Quote lifted from pdf file sent by a Le Metier de Beaute product specialist. I wish I have a more “official” source and believe me I have requested but I’m not a pro enough blogger worthy of a place on their email list. Anyhoo…

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LMdB Bauhaus Eye Kit | photo taken indoors with natural lighting

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Axiom – sublime bronzed umber

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Graphic – rilver liquid metal

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Crucible – rich pomegranate

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Genre – deep gun metal

And here are the swatches…

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left to right: 1-4, 1-2, 1-3, 4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st (photo taken indoors in natural lighting)

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left to right: 1-4, 1-2, 1-3, 4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st (photo taken under full sun)

Comparison

I am happy to report that despite LMdB having a reputation for repeating shades in their kaleidoscope, this one is pretty unique. At first glance, you’ll think that the shades look familiar but upon closer inspection they are not really. Now, I only compared within my collection and I have to say though that I do not have every single kaleidoscope LMdB has every released. And I have to say this will get a lot of use because the resulting effect is that of a warm taupe brown. And that has me very excited.

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left to right: Bauhaus and Spicy

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left to right: Bauhaus and Spicy

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left to right: Sterling Beauty, Mount Diablo and Bauhaus

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left to right: Sterling Beauty, Mount Diablo and Bauhaus

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top left to right: Silk Road, Modernist Merlot, Bauhaus; bottom left to right: Alexandrite, Bordeaux, Fig

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top left to right: Silk Road, Modernist Merlot, Bauhaus; bottom left to right: Alexandrite, Bordeaux, Fig

The third shade in Bauhaus is the only one that I think looks like Bordeaux in the swatch above. I have to say though that the picture doesn’t show that Bordeaux has a more metallic finish, dimensional in finish compared to Bauhaus. Bauhaus has a silkier finish, not entirely matte sort of silk finish.

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left to right: Eagle’s Envy, Sterling Beauty and Bauhaus

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left to right: Eagle’s Envy, Sterling Beauty and Bauhaus

xo, Emilie

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20 thoughts on “Le Metier de Beaute Bauhaus Eye Kaleidoscope | Holiday 2012

  1. Eee I ordered this from Zuneta and I can’t wait to receive it! It’s my first Kaleidoscope, and it has some shades that I don’t normally reach for, but I’d LOVE to try the Couches de Coleurs technique :) Thanks for the swatches Emilie!

    • Hi Carina! We have to chat! It’s rare to find Pinoys who actually live in the Philippines that buy LMdB. While Northern Lights is a good kscope, it’s not my first choice. I hope you can exchange/return in case you don’t like it. Silk Road, Chauvet Pont D’arc and Bauhaus are good first kscopes to own. Where did you get it? I know they’re available at Joyce Beauty in Hong Kong.

      • It’s actually my first buy! Haha I bought a few LMdB items to try when I got some Black Friday deals from Nordstrom. I ship it through Johnny Air (but it was a bad experience hehe, so I’m looking for a new courier service).

        Darn, I was actually choosing between Chauvet Pont D’arc and Northern Lights! I’m planning to get another one, though, because I’m greedy. :p This looks great! I got myself a gloss, too. Bondi Beach. I like it so far. :)

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