This lip palette is sure to take a red-lover’s breath away!
Le Metier de Beaute made their mark in makeup by creating revolutionary skincare and classic color palettes in incredibly luxurious formulations. The company made their mark with me earlier this fall when they invited me to sample their to-die-for Chem60 Pro-Peel and GLOW10ai Mask Set (God, that is a magnificent product!)
In addition to a complimentary Pro-Peel treatment, I was also given my first peek of the Kaleidoscope Lip Kit in Breathless ($95). Aptly named for any fan of red since breathless is just how you’ll feel when you spin open the gorgeous chrome-colored stacked cylindrical compact containing four must-have shades of red – there’s even a mirror under the hood!
Included in this gorgeous kit of long-wearing, non-drying and impressively pigmented reds (from the bottom layer up) are:
Celluloid – sheer, light raspberry red with subtle shimmer
Beau – rich warm red with a more matted finish
Existential – a glittering dusty mauve rose with a near-gloss finish
Cinema – a true-blue red with a creamy matte finish and beautiful pigment
As expected the mattes wear longer that the glossier colors but both last for hours. Even when wiped or worn off, the pigment stains the lips for all-day and night tint. The only lip color I’ve used with similar long wear is OCC’s Lip Tar and, while I do love that product, LMdB’s packaging is infinitely more elegant and not nearly as messy.
As I mentioned, I was first introduced to the Kaleidoscope Lip Kit in Breathless after that complimentary Pro-Peel treatment. Scott, my LMdB expert, adorned my lips lightly with Existential, the perfect complement to dewy new skin. The glittery gloss gives lips new dimension, virtually plumping them with the smoke and mirrors of a well-crafted product.
While I knew my mid-morning makeup face that day at Neiman Marcus was well suited to Existential, the red lover in me longed for the Cinema and Beau that Scott flashed before me. He told me then that I had the right tone for any of the colors in this Kaleidoscope and he was dying to try a deep red on me.
But it was eleven a.m. and the thermometer was on its way to triple digits in an early fall Southern California heat wave. It didn’t seem right. We both held back, a decision I regretted until the Kaleidoscope Lip Kit in Breathless showed up in my mailbox.
Well, it’s the holidays so these deep reds are getting quite the workout! While blistering mid-mornings aren’t ideal for a wonderful blood red, the more wintery sweater weather means to me that I can wear the deep, darks all day and still party with them all night. I’ve been fond of topping them all with Existential for sparkle and shine, too.
Celluloid makes frequent appearances on my winter lips as well, great for those days when a more neutral red and a touch of shimmer is more appropriate. There’s a time for everything, and the time for Breathless has come. Scott, you should see me now!
And speaking of the holidays, is there a more perfect gift for the elegant women in your life? This is exactly the kind of product I love to give (and receive) because it is a true luxury, a special splurge many may not indulge in for themselves. Certainly, I’d much, much prefer this Kaleidoscope to a coffee maker.
If you’re reading this, whatever toys you got me this year are fine, but I could always use another Kaleidoscope!
P.S. I did love the coffee maker you sent a couple Christmases ago. Keep up the good work!
Readers – are you wearing deep red lips all holiday season long?
Sherri is co-author of What Would You Do With This Room? My 10 Foolproof Commandments to Great Interior Design, and of course, a wht writer!
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