Monday 9 January 2012

Le Métier de Beauté Antiquité Poupée and Empress Kaleidoscope Kits Review

Hello! Tonight I will be reviewing my newest kaleidoscope obsessions - the newest Le Métier de Beauté Kaleidoscope in Antiquité Poupée created by LMdB MUA Dustin Lujan, and also a beautiful lip kit that was released for the fall called Empress.

Words can not express how much I love these two makeup items. I really can just bring the two palettes on holiday and be happy. Being a makeup junkie, I do have way too much makeup (more than I can wear in this lifetime) and this usually forces me to rotate what I use on a daily basis. Not anymore. Ever since purchasing these kaleidoscopes... they are all I have been wearing for the past two weeks.

Let me show you the beauties.

L-R: Antiquité Poupée, Empress

L-R: 1st Tier (Dusty Rose), 2nd Tier (Burlap Sorrel), 3rd Tier (Tarnished Russet), 4th Tier (Ember Ash)
Le Métier de Beauté  did not provide colour descriptions for the kit but I will try my best (top to bottom):

- Dusty Rose: A pearlized pink champagne
- Burlap Sorrel: A complex silver taupe with hints of khaki and gold and multi-coloured shimmer
- Tarnished Russet: A matte rust
- Ember Ash: A shimmery charcoal with flashes of dark blue (yes i am terrible at this! lol)

L-R : Swatches of Antiquité Poupée top to bottom in order & Couches de Couleur Application
I think this may be my favourite kaleidoscope to date. Even though Tarnished Russet is very sheer (the swatch took many brush swipes), it works very well with the other three outstanding eyeshadows. It provides a hint of warmth and uniqueness to this palette that takes my breath away.

L-R: 4th Tier (Plum Satin), 3rd Tier (Empress), 2nd Tier (Silk Road), 1st Tier (Imperial Silk)
Le Métier de Beauté provides the following descriptions for each colour in the kit (bottom to top):

- Plum Satin: A creamy plum for rich contrast
- Empress: A delicate mauve mixed with soft champagne
- Silk Road: A Shimmering red for sheer highlight
- Imperial Silk: A pale pink for a nude base

L-R: Swatches of Empress bottom to top in order & Couches de Couleur Application
Empress is another amazing palette from Le Métier de Beauté. You can see from my swatch that all the lip products contained within are incredibly creamy and glossy. They are extremely forgiving if you do have dry lips like me. They apply evenly and are extremely hydrating. This kit requires re-application after about 4 hours on me, but they leave a pretty stain on my lips so I don't bother ^.^ ! If you refer to my previous post here, thats what Empress looks like after many many hours of partying haha

If you know me, you'd know that I hate lip products of any kind (even lip balm) but Le Métier de Beauté has completely changed me. I love their lipglosses. I love their lip cremes. I love their lipsticks!!! Bring it on, baby!!!

Its almost midnight here in sunny Perth so I must say goodbye! I hope this review has been helpful and stay tuned for more posts by A Girl's Guide to Makeup. I know Claire has been dying to tell you all about her new love for Kiehl's skincare. I am also planning to kidnap one of my girlfriends so I can do another FOTD post! :)

Last but not least, I'd like to say THANK YOU to Linda and Charlestongirl at Best Things In Beauty who helped acquire Antiquité Poupée kaleidoscopes for me and my friend in Hong Kong.

Good night & till next time!



  1. I love the Empress, lip gloss. The colour looks very natural plus i love glossy lip gloss hehehe Will have to try it out soon :)

  2. It was my pleasure to be able to help you procure them. :-)

    I am particularly fond of Dustin's latest creation. He has such an amazing eye for color and beauty. Hope LMdB becomes available in Australia.

  3. Sin Wei, let me know if you'd like to try or purchase Empress :) I will add it to my next LMdB order!

  4. Linda, you are an angel!! I would hate to have missed both these gorgeous palettes :) Thank you!


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