It's raining on and off, and the sun hasn't made a steady appearance since yesterday. The photo at left shows the tester. It was taken in the store. I took some swatch photos in between raindrops; the sun made a very brief appearance. I'll do a better job and a full feature on this gorgeous kit as soon as the sun graces us with a full-time appearance. In the meantime, take a look at my photos. I'll bet you will want this masterpiece.
Here are the exquisite shades. I hope I've got these names right (from memory).
- Imperial Silk - pale pink for a nude base (the top pull-out shade)
- Silk Road - shimmering, sheer red
- Empress Delicate - mauve mixed with soft champagne
- Plum Satin - creamy plum for rich contrast (the bottom shade)
I applied each shade to my arm with a lip brush. The shade at the top of my arm is the Plum Satin shade at the bottom of the kit, and I swatched in order, bottom to top in the kit, with Imperial Silk at the bottom of my arm photo.
I haven't had time to do much layering, but I did layer the three lightest shades, starting with the plum at the bottom, adding the mauve, and finishing with the pink glossy color. The result is my kind of lip color, shown just above left. That photo was taken with a cloudy sky.
I may need two of these lip kits. You know how hard it is to find the older Kaleidoscopes!
Photo at top courtesy of Le Métier de Beauté; other photos by Best Things in Beauty