I told myself I wasn’t going to buy another $95 kit so I blame this purchase on The Non-Blonde & Best Things in Beauty. Ok, well not entirely. I sat in my Le Métier de Beauté makeup artist’s chair at my local Neimans and fell in love with what she did with the new Splendid Frost Kaleidoscope Eye Kit. The colors are luxurious, highly pigmented and just breathtaking. Even at a jaw-dropping $95, it’s still worth every penny (if you do the math, it comes out to about $23 per shadow not counting the compact). The texture is smooth and easy to blend. Even the high-frost shades are extremely wearable, so those who can’t pull off high shimmers need not worry. Beautiful for the holidays, going out, and yet appropriate for day-wear if worn with a lighter touch.
The colors, described by me are as follows:
- First tier – a brassy gold high frost shimmer, if you remember Bobbi Brown’s Platinum Metallic from last year, this is a slightly more golden/brassy type of color but similar in concept
- Second tier – soft matte grey but full-pigment, it’s a true neutral grey on me
- Third tier – coral-pink infused with gold shimmer, this one just glows, it’s not too peachy/pinky that you can’t wear it on the eyes, but I would recommend applying with a soft hand
- Fourth tier – my favorite, a deep navy with just the right amount of brightness so it doesn’t appear black, comes with tiny red and gold microglitters that make this one of those colors that make you gasp “wow”
Close ups of each shade:
I’ve heard different things about the packaging this season. Some who purchased from Bergdorf Goodman received their kit in the regular black packaging. I can’t confirm if their packaging is different or not though. The one I bought from my Neimans came in a beautiful frosted white case.
L to R: Regular Packaging, Holiday 2010, Lip Kits
Overall – L O V E!!!! It’s so pretty, I nearly died when I saw it in person. I couldn’t find it anywhere online yet. I recommend calling your local Neimans to see if they stock Le Metier de Beaute. Chances are if they do carry the brand, the holiday kit is in stock since they recently had their InCircle events going on.
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