I'm just going to preface this review by saying if you only get one lip item this season, make it the Le Métier de Beauté Aurora Kaleidoscope Lip Kit. It contains all that is good and fun about this spring (or any spring. After all, how often has spring collections strayed from pink?) and inspire such happiness in me. I dare say I like this even more than the eye kaleidoscope (which I've seen but unfortunately was not able to swatch. We'll just have to wait till mid-March for that).
Aurora contains four colors in the splendid Le Métier de Beauté lip crème formula. The names of each shade from top to bottom are:
- Illuminate - a sheer, shimmering hot pink
- Voltaic - a satin nude mauve (SO much love for this shade)
- Dynamos - a glittery tangerine-coral
- Eos - an opaque fuchsia (another knockout hue)
Clockwise (bottom to top): Eos, Dynamos, Voltaic, Illuminate
L-R: Eos, Dynamos, Voltaic, Illuminate
When applying, keep in mind that Le Métier de Beauté lip kaleidoscopes work the other way around compared to the eye kits. You layer the lip colors from bottom to top instead. The pictures below show how the colors change layer upon layer.
The lip kits always come in a range of finishes. The third and fourth shade are usually more pigmented compared to the upper two, presumably because the latter are meant for adding depth.
The bottom three shades (Eos, Dynamos, and Voltaic) layered
All four shades layered
Le Métier de Beauté Aurora Kaleidoscope Lip Kit is priced at the usual $95 and will be available mid-March. From what I hear, several counters have already started taking pre-orders for the entire Northern Lights collection. I have my eye kit and nail polishes all booked up, and I suggest you do the same. As ever, if you don't have a Le Métier de Beauté counter near you, you can always reach the super helpful Dustin Lujan at 212-872-8612. Tell him I sent you and he'll be extra nice, I promise!
This product was provided to me for consideration by the company.