It's a happy week when two new Le Métier de Beauté Kaleidoscopes arrive! This afternoon before the rains came, my limited-edition Oscar de la Renta Kaleidoscope arrived. You may know that it was available only at Bergdorf Goodman and the Oscar de la Renta boutique in New York. Introduced for Fashion's Night Out, it was a huge hit.
Mine came "zooming" in this afternoon, delivered by the FedEx guy I'm getting to know. One day earlier in the week he asked me why I was sitting in my driveway taking photos of makeup. I guess he had never seen me out there.
The Kaleidoscope is very snazzy. Even before I got to the colors, I found that it has its own blue pouch for storage. The velveteen pouch is larger than the Kaleidoscope, so I can even store my Artemis Liquid Eyeliner in it. The box in which the makeup and pouch came is red, white, and black, and it contains a message from Oscar de la Renta that says...
Color has always been an extremely important part of who I am as a designer. It is wonderful to work with cosmetics because they are such an important part of a woman's sense of femininity. The colors in my palette are meant to compliment a woman and enhance her natural beauty. I have chosen shades that are indispensible [sic], like a good red lip and a neutral highlighter for the cheekbones.
Open the fancy box, and you'll find the magnificent palette shown above and below. The Lip Crème is a gorgeous shade of red. I'll get swatches for you as soon as the sun shines again. The champagne Radiance Powder Rouge, a new shade, is perfect - absolutely perfect. The two True Color Eye Shadows will coordinate beautifully to create a beautiful look for any season. This is an incredible palette, made even more so by its association with a designer whose creations are always elegant.
I don't know if Bergdorf Goodman has any of the Kaleidoscopes left. I suspect they don't, but you could always call the Le Métier de Beauté counter at Bergdorf Goodman at (212) 872-8612. I'm sure that if there's a way to find you one, Dustin Lujan will do his best. I have not checked with the Oscar de la Renta boutique in New York to find out if they sold out there. If you know, please leave a comment.
As soon as I can get swatches of this beauty, I will publish them. For now, I'm enjoying just looking at it.
Photos by Best Things in Beauty