Saturday, April 20, 2013

Le Metier de Beaute Femme Fatale Kaleidoscope

I didn't have to think too long before deciding to buy Le Metier de Beaute's latest kaleidoscope, Femme Fatale.  I thought that I may have some of the colors already, but I am intrigued by blue this season, so I jumped at it.

Oyster is similar to the the two top colors in my favorite kaleidoscope, Le Cirque.  The camera picked up the pink, but doesn't capture the gold and gray shimmer, which make it the perfect base, in my opinion, because it will skew warm or cool, depending upon the other colors you use.   It's one of my favorite Le Metier colors, more complex than the camera can capture and very versatile.  I wish it came in a single.

Sapphire has beautiful copper flecks in it! It is darker than the blue in the Melange set, which looks like the single shadow Midnight Sky.  Sapphire is just dark enough to keep it from looking too '60s, yet light enough to be noticeably blue.  It's the shade I've been looking for.

Autumn Rust is an warmish taupe with a subtle shimmer that when applied next to Oyster, looks very elegant.

Matte Plum is very close to the plum in Le Cirque, just a tad darker.

I have more experimenting to do, but in my favorite look so far I applied Oyster over the entire lid, Sapphire as thick liner to the top and bottom lids, Autumn Rust over the outer two thirds of the top lid,  finishing with Matte Plum in the outer corner.  It's going to be one of my favorite looks.

I'm really pleased with this kaleidoscope.  As I said earlier, Le Cirque is my favorite kaleidoscopes, especially the two top colors.  I've actually hit pan on one of them, so I'm happy to have the semi-dupe in Femme Fatale.  Sapphire is precisely what I've been looking for blue, and I can't have too many purple shadows!  Femme Fatale is limited edition, and only available on Le Metier's new site.


  1. One day I will have a Kaleidoscope!! I love LMdB shadows. Oyster looks a lot like MAC Vex, which probably isn't as soft as Oyster but is a great shadow nonetheless!

    1. I know there's a Kaleidoscope in your future, Latoya!

  2. Hi Ava, thank you for your swatches. I got mine recently and found that the purple one is not as pigmented as the others. It was hard to pick up color. Did you find that way too? It's very unlikely for them so I don't know if it's just mine. Thanks!

    1. Hi Anonymous, the purple shadow in my k-scope is deeply pigmented. It's not as vibrant as the blue, but I think that may be because it's matte, so doesn't have depth. NARS eyeshadow base will darken it. Or perhaps LMdB will exchange it for you. Let me know what you decide!



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