I finally have the beautiful palette in my possession and can I just say that it is worth every penny. The possibilities are endless with this baby.
I have swatched the shadows before (you can see them HERE) and I mentioned my first impressions in that post. Nothing much has changed.
According to Mikey Castillo, Le Metier de Beaute’s Director of Colour,
Whether by primitive pigments or modern kaleidoscopic color, the mysterious ritual of applying eye makeup has been in historical existence for over 6,000 years. Equally as eternal has been the art form of using color to translate emotion or affect ambiance. By this vein of reasoning, the Le Metier de Beaute Spring Eye Shadow Collection, The Melange de Colour, provides only a formidable catalyst, while your imagination decidedly remains the instrument.
The Palette is an inspirational homage to my experience at Spring Fashion Week 2013. I selected the colors to impart the vision of the season, as well as working in some of our favorite hues that I cannot endure without! Over the last several fashion seasons, there have been certain shades that have made indelible impressions during their limited edition introductions. In response, this year’s Spring Collection will briefly welcome back some of those beloved colors in a sleek, elongated compact where every single shade is beautiful and intoxicating. The pigments can be blended, smoked, and layered to breathtaking complexity, or worn simply, to show off their flat-out good looks.
No need to use as directed, the only side-effects will be allure and excitement!
Fresh off the runway, the Melange de Colour Fashion Eye Palette is an edited collection of the most coveted Le Metier de Beaute True Colour Eye Shadows. Curated by Le Metier de Beaute ARtists as the ultimate Fashion Week accessory, this kit is perfectly packaged in a professional palette format. Eighteen colors inspired by exclusive designer collections burst with sophistication, layer beautifully, and are only available in this limited edition set.
Packaging. The palette is boxed in the usual matte material. Very sleek, streamlined and modern. The mirror is the same size as the palette which eliminates the need to pack a mirror when one is traveling. The palette contains two sponge tip applicators which, in my opinion, they should’ve just omitted. Honestly, it is very cheap-looking like the ones that’s included in those 99cent eyeshadows. Anyway, not a deal-breaker for me. And it shouldn’t be for anybody. You can easily ditch it and pretend like it was never there, right? 🙂
Ingredients. Mica, Isoeicosane, Polyisobutene, [+/- (May Contain): Polyethylene, Prfe, Nylon-12, Magnesium Stearate, Zinc Oxide, Synthetic Wax, Lauroyl Lysine, Iron Oxides CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Chromium Hydroxide Green CI 77289, Ultramarines CI 77007, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Bismuth Oxychloride CI 77163, Manganese Violet CI 77742, Carmine CI 75470, Ferric Ferrocyanide CI 77510, Red 6 Lake CI 15850]
Product. There are 18 eyeshadows weighing a total of 0.74oz/21gms which means each shadow is approximately 0.041oz/1.16gms. You have an assortment of colors ranging from dark to light, warm to cool. The texture is the usual best from Le Metier de Beaute. The triple milled powder ensures application, layering and blending is a breeze. Pigmentation does not disappoint either.
Price and Availability. It is $95 and is available at Neiman Marcus. It is limited edition so when it’s gone, it’s gone. You can try calling Scott at NM in Beverly Hills at 310.550.5900 ext 2087, Dita Bautista at Neiman Marcus Walnut Creek 925.279.3000 ext 6023, Renee Fisher at Neiman Marcus Northbrook at 847.564.0300 ext 2174 or Kathy Shoreman at Neiman Marcus Tysons Galleria at 703.761.1600 ext 3282. Please let them know Emilie sent you and I’m sure they will take care of you.
Let’s look at the colors and swatches…
1 – Deepest Noir 7 – Gunmetal 13 – Silver Foil
2 – Dark Chocolate 8 – Tannish Brown 14 – Beige
3 – Cinnamon Gold 9 – Gold 15 – Nylon Stocking
4 – Amethyst 10 – Mauve 16 – Rose
5 – Lilac 11 – Sapphire 17 – Cyan
6 – Black Emerald 12 – Pistachio 18 – Glass
Final Thoughts. That was exhausting! But worth all the effort. If it’s within your budget, at least visit a counter to check out the palette. And for my fellow LMdB lovers, I’m sure you have pre-ordered it already. And if you have any thoughts on the palette I hope you share your thoughts on the comments section.