Le Metier de Beaute Breathless Kaleidoscope review and swatches

Le Metier de Beaute has a real winner on their hands with the newest Lip Kaleidoscope, Breathless ($95).  Breathless is all about old Hollywood glamour – sumptuous reds and gorgeous crimsons that bring a voluptuous, classic look to fall and winter lips.

Breathless

What I find with Le Metier de Beaute Kaleidoscopes is surprising versatility.  Almost every one I see I think, there is NO way those colors would work on me!  And I am surprised every time at how colors that look so unwearable become even more gorgeous with every layer.

Breathless

I looked at this collection and just knew that those bold red and crimson colors would never work for me.  Of course, once again I was wrong.  These colors are stunning alone, and even better when used together.

Breathless

Mikey Castillo and Kim McFadden have taught me the innovative Le Metier “Couches de Couleur” method of layering. Every kaleidoscope is created with 4 tones (from bottom to top): cold, hot, cool, warm.

Breathless

One secret to a luscious lip is to layer those colors from the bottom up.  With each layer you create a brand new shade.

Celluloid

Celluloid is the bottom color in Breathless, it’s the ‘cold’ shade.  Celluloid is described as  a glimmering creamy flushy red.  It applies surprisingly sheer.

Beau

Second from the bottom is Beau, the ‘hot’ color in the set.  Beau is a deep berry crimson with a matte finish.  This one is more opaque than Celluloid.

Existential

Third from the bottom is Existential, the ‘cool’ color.  Existential is a sparkling mauve with rose effervescence.  Layering this color with any of the red shades makes for fantastic depth and a fuller looking lip.

Cinema

The top color in Breathless is Cinema, the ‘warm’ color.  Cinema is a velvety, ultra-rich true red.  This gives gorgeous shine and has a wonderful slip to it.

I love this kit on me, but I asked my daughter to be my  lip model for pictures because she has these gorgeous lush lips.  Here’s how they look through every stage of the “Couches de Couleur” method of layering.

With Celluloid only

Celluloid plus Beau

Celluloid plus Beau plus Existential

Celluloid plus Beau plus Existential plus Cinema

And this is only four combinations – just think of all the shades you can get with these fabulous colors.  $95 is a lot of cash for a lip palette, but this is one super high quality set that I think is worth it.  If you can get your hands on Breathless, take the plunge -  you won’t regret it.  – Lisa

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Comments

  1. That is gorgeous. The kaleidoscopes are so luxurious.

  2. OMG- this is so gorgeous!!!! WANT!!

  3. Sooooo gorgeous!

  4. They look so much more pigmented then what they show up on the lips. Imagine if cinema were just as red as it looks in the pan. I love how it’s a kaleidoscope, you can take them all with you.

  5. WOW! Gorgeous! I’m in red heaven!

  6. Melody, isn’t that something? When I first saw this I about fainted, I just knew it would be waaay too dark for me. But the colors are sheer enough to work for anyone, and pigmented enough to be interesting and complex. Love it!!

  7. Love this post!! I came across this while searching for information about the lip palette, and this is fantastic information and pictures. Thanks for the info, love your blog and am now a happy subscriber. You guys rock.

  8. Those are all gorgeous colours and very wearable.

  9. Thanks Grace. We love getting new subscribers. You’ll love our giveaways.

  10. That is just SO pretty, I might well have to take the plunge with that one :)

  11. It’s stunning and there’s something special with LMdB lip kaleidoscopes. I think they make your lips look more lush.

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