We all want to know: “how do I create a smokey eye?” It is the beauty question of the decade. I’ve searched high and low for kits, palettes and individual shadows and concluded Le Metier de Beaute developed the best kit to achieve the smokey eye. The colors are stunning, it is goof-proof and translates from day to evening.
I met with Le Métier de Beauté while I was in New York for Fashion Week for a Fall Trend event. Mikey Castillo, Le Métier de Beauté’s Director of Color and Education, featured the Fall Silk Road Kaleidoscope. It has to be noted that these shadows are quadruple-milled – and this basically translates into incredibly fine, blendable shades. They appear on the eye much less vibrant as they do in the pan. And I think this is a good thing. No need to be intimidated by the bold colors – the look is actually quite neutral.
While these shades definitely can be used on their own, I am sold on the Le Métier de Beauté signature eye shadow application technique, “Couches de Couleur”. “Couches de Couleur” is the layering of color, each hue is selected to evoke one element in a sequence of crescendo: 1. Warm 2. Cool 3. Hot 4. Cold. I use a flat, small eye shadow brush and press in each color from my lash to crease. If I want a more “daytime” look, I skip the final color or only use it right along my lash.
Le Métier de Beauté usually releases these Kaleidoscopes each season, and I have yet to be disappointed. By this Fall’s version is a stunner and by far my favorite. Fall Silk Road Kaleidoscope was inspired by the silk, satin, spice and jewels of the Silk Road in the Far East.
- Tapestry—a shimmering, translucent plum.
- Damask— a polished brass.
- Ikat—a silk-matte pinot noir.
- Brocade—a deep chocolate with sequined copper effervescence.
The spread the love, I am giving away one of these kits (retail value $95) to one of my readers. How can you enter to win this contest?
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The deadline for entries will be Saturday, October 8, at midnight central time. The next day, I will use a random number generator (random.org) to select the winner. I will e-mail the winner on Sunday. The winner will have 48 hours to reply to my message and provide a shipping address. After 48 hours, the prize will be forfeited, and another winner will be selected.
This contest is open to anyone anywhere however, I cannot insure the prize for overseas shipment.
UPDATE: We have a winner! It is Jenny aka @FashionistaJR. Congrats!