Hi all !
Guess what I just got? :)
The Lip Kaleidoscope that Dustin made for this summer :)
Colors: The top color (Soft Dew) is a sheer warm pink. On my lips it didn't really show up except for a subtle shimmer. Morning Light is a bright yellow in the pan and I'll be honest, it looked freaking scary when swatched on my arm. On the lips it's a amazing golden sheen (but not a gross sheen, but an awesome warmth to the lips). Then we have Deep Sea, which is a sheer lavender/purple. The bottom layer is Calm Phoenix which is an amazing strawberry pink. I wish Calm Phoenix was a lip creme in of itself. *sigh* I can dream.
Texture and Formula: they're a thin, nonsticky formula. They're slightly creamier than the other Lip Kaleidoscopes that I've tried (Red Rapture). You must a lipbrush with these because a small amount is needed, because it's pure pigment. This particular kaleidoscope lasted about 3 hours of wear with slight fading. When you rub your lips and you feel like the color has faded, actually the formula wears down to a soft stain. In my case it wears off into a soft gold stain.
Size: .49 fL oz.
Nikki (Dustin's partner in crime) applied the colors from bottom (Calm Phoenix first) working up to the top. OMG. the effect of all the colors layered is BEAUTIFUL. it's a soft peach with a rose mixed with a soft bronze undertone with a soft shimmer and sheen. I think it's the soft sheen without being over the top is what makes it stand out, aside from the complexity of the colors combined together.
Onto the photos:
I did receive this kaleidoscope for reviewing purposes from the Le Metier de Beaute PR team. I just wanted to say thank you for giving me the opportunity to see it first hand. :) I really do adore it because it's subtle but it definitely has a soft sheen and it's definitely pigmented, but not over the top. It's a perfect warm, but not TOO warm lip combo for summer.
It will only be sold at Bergdorf Goodman, and it's in time for their Beauty Bag event which I *think* starts Monday. You spend $200 and you'll get a cute black sequin bag filled with samples.
I *think* the Lip Kaleidoscope is supposed to be in this upcoming Monday, so if you're interested, call: 212-872-8612. There will be a Part II since I'm in the middle of errands and I'm supposed to be asleep :( eeeek !
-the black panties