This was the item of make up I decided to purchase as my treat before the spending ban. Yes, I know that I started the ban ages ago now but better late than never! I absolutely love the colours in this palette. The "odd one out" is the burgundy but it does work extremely well with the other colours. The powder is very finely milled this prevents them becoming muddy when you layer the eyeshadows. These are designed to be worn layered over one another, the technique is called Couches de Couleurs. I mentioned in my makeover post that you can either use the palette top to bottom or bottom to top. In the look I will show you, I applied the colours top to bottom.
The eyeshadows are beautifully soft. The finish is very flattering too, shimmery without being too much. They're not densely pigmented but you're not sat packing them on for hours either. I don't think the layering technique would work with super pigmented shadows. They also work well as individuals colours. The swatch on the far left of the pictures below is Champagne eye pencil which I mentioned in the makeover post. For some amazing pictures of the palette can I recommend you take a look at this post on Café Makeup.
For this eye look, I applied the lightest champagne colour all over the mobile lid to just above the crease. I applied the taupe on top except for the inner most corner. I buffed the burgundy and then the purple on to the crease and outer corner of the lid (using a MAC 217). I took a little of the taupe underneath the eye too. I like how this attempt turned out, it's very soft, everyday look.
MAC Painterly paint pot
Le Cirque Kaleidoscope
Le Métier de Beauté Precision Liner in Black*
Hourglass Film Noir mascara
|Spot the little baby hand sneaking into the frame!|
MAC Studio Finish concealer in NC20
RMK Super Basic Liquid concealer
Shu Uemura H9 Seal Brown brow pencil
Illamasqua Unrequired blusher
Guerlain Kiss Kiss lipstick in Beige Nude
The Le Cirque Kaleidoscope costs £65 and is available from Selfridges, though sadly not online. I'm not going to attempt to justify the price to you. I appreciate this kind of price bracket isn't for everyone, it is very expensive but I bought this as a treat to myself. I really like Le Metier makeup, I think the colours and textures are very well thought out and it's a very flattering, feminine yet sophisticated line. Definitely splurge worthy material in my opinion.
I hope you're all having a lovely weekend xx
*The Precision Liner was one of a few samples I received after my makeover. Just in case you thought I was trying to sneak another purchase past you! As if I would.