Le Métier de Beauté's latest is the Bauhaus Kaleidoscope Eye Kit ($95, limited-edition). It's a stunning palette of rich shimmers in both warm and cool shades. Initial thoughts were that this was an odd combination, but knowing the genius of Le Métier de Beauté's creations, I decided to order anyways. I ordered sight unseen from Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills thanks to a tutorial/preview featured online at Zuneta (thanks Café Makeup for sending the link).
The shades are not individually named in the palette, although names are listed online:
- Level 1 is called Axiom: sublime bronzed umber. It's a warm bronzey-golden shimmer.
- Level 2 is called Graphic: silver liquid metal. This is a frosted pale silver metallic.
- Level 3 is called Crucible: rich pomegranate. This shade is a warm metallic wine.
- Level 4 is called Genre: deep gunmetal. This a frosted silvery gunmetal.
Individual close ups of each layer below.
The only shade that really appealed to me was the top golden bronze, however using the Le Métier layering technique gives a truly stunning smokey eye. It's perfect for a sultry night time look. Blending the shades will make it suitable for day as well, but to me, this has more of a night-time feel.
In comparing other shades and kits, I do believe you can achieve a similar effect with existing shades. There are very close similarities between Bauhaus and Bordeaux, Thunder, Silk Road kit, and Antiquite Poupee kit. I wouldn't say there are exact dupes - but shades that are indeed very close.
- Level 1, Axiom has more warmth/red than Spicy (which is more golden)
- Level 2, Graphic, I suspect is similar to other silvers (I don't own any silvers from Le Metier)
- Level 3, Crucible is a mix between Silk Road's Level 3 and Bordeaux
- Level 4, Genre is a more intense/deeper/metallic version of Thunder (more satiny) and Antique Poupee (has more of a blueish/silvery sheen)
Le Métier de Beauté Bauhaus is a stunning palette. I have to say I'm very impressed with the color combinations since they aren't anything I would have imagined to try on my own. Be sure to check out a few other reviews and eye looks:
- Best Things in Beauty
- Mostly Sunny
- Cogitation Project
- Birkin Bag Beauty
- Zuneta - Get The Look Tutorial
Bauhaus is fairly versatile. I used it with a soft pink cheek (Chanel's Rose Intiale) and nude-pink lips (Tom Ford Pink Dusk + Le Metier Sweet Creme Lip Gloss). On another occasion it worked well with a soft bronzey-nude blush (MAC Tenderling over Laguna Multiple) and nude-pink perle lips (Chanel Perle Rouge Coco). Bottom line love.