Here's a quick one on the Le Métier de Beauté Cherry Blossom Kaleidoscope. It was created by Michael Reinhardt of Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie to coincide with cherry blossom season in DC.
The kaleidoscope consists of colors that make up a cherry blossom tree: a light shimmering peach, a gold green that mimics the leaves, an almost matte pink that is the exact shade of the flowers, and a matte brown for the twigs.
The green features a duochrome sheen and reflects gold at certain angles. I hope you'll be able to see it in the second swatch. The pink is an almost matte shade (I say almost because I detect a faint bit of sheen) so it was a little harder to pick up. The swatch above was made quite heavily.
first three layers on lid, lined with Precision Liquid Liner in Noir and topped with the fourth color
How it swatched and how it ended up looking on my eye was a complete surprise. I didn't expect it to be so light, and in retrospect I wish I put the brown on the lid as well instead of just the lash line. So far it looks like it's a My Lids But Better shade, which is not in itself a bad thing, but part of how a kaleidoscope justifies its price for me is its color transforming shenanigans, and without it I can't help but feel a little let down.
It's pretty, but if you were vacillating between the Cherry Blossom and Northern Lights Kaleidoscope, I would say go for the Auroras, if only because it shows up better.
Le Métier de Beauté Cherry Blossom Kaleidoscope retails for $95 and is exclusively available to Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie in DC. For more information on how to order it (I hope it's still available!), visit this post on Best Things in Beauty.
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