Michael wanted the shades to be colors women could wear every day.
- Pink Tendre: a matte pink highlighter
- Peache Or: described as a rose champagne - I'd call it peach
- Taupe Satine: a subtly shimmering taupe - gorgeous!
- Prune Veloure: a deep matte aubergine that is very sheer and wearable
I applied each shade heavily with a sponge-tipped applicator. I feel that the store lighting didn't show the colors as well as sunlight does. They lost some of their liveliness.
I wouldn't use the matte Pink Tendre as a highlighter. I prefer a shade with a little glow for highlighting. Pink Tendre is a perfect base shade on my skin. I hope you can see it at the top of my arm.
Peache Or glows in peach. It has a subtle gleam that's extremely flattering on the lids. It also coordinates perfectly with the shades below it in the Kaleidoscope.
Taupe Satine is described by Le Métier de Beauté as a satin-finish taupe. I see it as a subtly shimmering taupe with a touch of antique gold/bronze. It's definitely the jazziest shade in the Kaleidoscope - worth the entire price of admission to any taupe lover. Gorgeous!
Prune Veloure surprised me. It looks like a deep shade in the pan, but on the skin it's sheer, brown-toned mauve-aubergine - a color I can wear. Aubergine shades can be deadly on my skin and eyes, but this one is extremely muted and pretty. When applied properly - not globbed on like I did to get a decent store photo - it's a fabulous seasonal shade.
To celebrate the release of the Capitol Kaleidoscope, Erin Lockard will be working her magic at Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie on Wednesday, December 7. I can't wait! Call Michael or Sherry at (202) 966-9700, extension 2258, to place your pre-order if you want this Kaleidoscope. Do it today! If you are local to the DC area, you should also make an appointment for Wednesday. You are going to adore Erin Lockard.
Photos by Best Things in Beauty