Dupe or Not: Le Metier de Beaute Mount Diablo Eye Kaleidoscope

LMdB-Mount-Diablo-shade-IMG_1267

Le Metier de Beaute’s Mount Diablo Eye Kaleidoscope was released as a limited edition, exclusive to Neiman Marcus Walnut Creek (in California) commemorating said store’s grand opening. I’ve actually written a blog post on it, read HERE. At this moment, Mount Diablo is already sold out. By request, I am doing another dupes kind of post to see if any of the shades in the Mount Diablo is a dupe of any of the shades from previously released kaleidoscopes (or recently released ones). I have expressed my opinion about dupes in a previous post, read HERE.

On to the business at hand, shall we?

First shade, Castle Rock, is a satin pink with subtle shimmer.

Mount-Diablo-Dupe-1-IMG_1324

left to right: Rose Champagne, Oak St. Beach #3, Mount Diablo #1, Northern Lights #1, Golden Gate Girl #1

Mount-Diablo-Dupe-1-IMG_1325

left to right: Rose Champagne, Oak St. Beach #3, Mount Diablo #1, Northern Lights #1, Golden Gate Girl #1

I’ve narrowed it down some more…

Mount-Diablo-Dupe-1-IMG_1326

left to right: Rose Champagne, Mount Diablo #1, Northern Lights #1

Mount-Diablo-Dupe-1-IMG_1327

left to right: Rose Champagne, Mount Diablo #1, Northern Lights #1

The way I do my “research” into finding dupes is I look at the pan and see which are the shades I thought would look like the reference shade once applied to skin. So in the first set you can see that Oak St. Beach and Golden Gate Girl is too warm to be a dupe. But the other three are dupes, Rose Champagne is just more shimmery. It’s safe to say that the first shade in Northern Lights is an exact dupe.

The second shade, East Bay, is a shimmering, steely blue/gray.

Mount-Diablo-Dupe-2-IMG_1328

left to right: Sterling Beauty #3, Mount Diablo #2, Splendid Frost #2, Northern Lights #2

Mount-Diablo-Dupe-2-IMG_1329

left to right: Sterling Beauty #3, Mount Diablo #2, Splendid Frost #2, Northern Lights #2

Based on the color in the pan, I would think that the second shade in Splendid Frost would be an exact dupe but once swatched it falls a little short.

The third shade and my favorite, Mount Diablo, is a rich, matte mauve-tan.

Mount-Diablo-Dupe-3-IMG_1330

left to right: Bordeaux, Silk Road #3, Mount Diablo #3, Modernist Merlot #1

Mount-Diablo-Dupe-3-IMG_1332

left to right: Bordeaux, Silk Road #3, Mount Diablo #3, Modernist Merlot #1

Again, another winner! Woot! Woot! On my part at least this is a winner. Not only is it my favorite. But it looks like a unique color in my collection.

And the last shade, Walnut Creek, is a deep, rich matte chocolate.

Mount-Diablo-Dupe-4-IMG_1333

left to right: Oak St. Beach #2, Shades of Short Hills #3, Cherry Blossom #4, Mount Diablo #4, Chauvet Pont D’Arc #4, Silk Road #4

Mount-Diablo-Dupe-4-IMG_1335

left to right: Oak St. Beach #2, Shades of Short Hills #3, Cherry Blossom #4, Mount Diablo #4, Chauvet Pont D’Arc #4, Silk Road #4

In the last shade, I would have to say that the exact dupe of Walnut Creek would be the last shade in Cherry Blossom. Also worthy of taking note is that the second shade in Oak St. Beach and the third shade in Shades of Short Hills are exact dupe of each other.

Bottom line: Once again, please be reminded that I do not have all of the kaleidoscopes. In this particular kaleidoscope, I would have to say that two of the four shades are unique in my collection. I am glad I made the effort and made space in my budget for this kaleidoscope.

xo, Emilie

Follow nuts4pilinuts on Twitter

Follow Me on Pinterest

Follow me on Hellocotton

7 thoughts on “Dupe or Not: Le Metier de Beaute Mount Diablo Eye Kaleidoscope

  1. Oh my, oh my!!! You are a superb researcher. Since this kit is sold out, your swatches helped me to put together a facsimille of the look, using shades in my existing collection-maybe not exact, but a fairly close approximation. Thank you! I really like how this soft palette turned out and will be trying it out all summer………

  2. wow, thanks soooo much for sharing these amazing swatches—it really helps put everything in perspective. i bought mt. diablo too but haven’t had the time to play with it yet (plus I was contemplating if there was dupes in my ever-so-growing k’scopes). i am glad to see that at least 2 shades are “unique.” LOVE IT!!! keep up the good work! 🙂 i always enjoy all of your LMdB reviews!!! xx

  3. thanks so much for your informative posts! especially on the le metier kaleidoscopes, i find the kits addictive but extremely expensive for my budget so your posts come in real handy!
    could u comment on the new chauvet eye kit? does it contain any dupe? is the 2nd shade of ‘chauvet’ same as the 3rd shade of ‘on the coast’? thank u so much!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s