The Northern Lights Kaleidoscope Eye Kit contains Ionic, a satin/matte neutral sunset, at the top level; Sky, a pale shimmering skyline blue, immediately below; Magnetic, a blazing copper; and Equinox, a satin/matte twilight violet in the bottom swing-out pan. Applied using Le Métier de Beauté’s signature Couche de Couleur layering format, the result will be multidimensional, as you'll see below. Create your own combinations every day, and you will have a new wardrobe of color for spring.
I decided to swatch three combinations. I used a sponge-tipped applicator to apply the swatches for the photos, and I snapped the photos in bright, full sunlight.
At the top of my arm, I applied two complimentary shades side by side: Sky and Magnetic. There's something about the color theory that opposites attract that really works with these two Northern Lights shades.
The blended swatch of all four colors is shown in the middle of my arm. I applied the shades from the bottom of the Kaleidoscope, working up, starting with Equinox, and ending with Ionic. The blended result (please ignore the edges, unless you'd like to consider using Equinox as a liner - a lovely idea) is a complex, subdued (read wearable) blue violet that is perfect for spring.
The bottom swatch on my arm is another favorite combination. I applied Ionic for a base, topped it with Equinox, and then I applied a tiny bit of Ionic again on top for good measure. The result is a pretty peach shade that's warm and perfect for a summer look. I love the result of layering those two shades. The top swatch photo shows the depth of tone better than the lighter photo directly above.
The lesson from this feature is that "the sky's the limit," particularly appropriate for a Northern Lights Collection. As I mentioned earlier today, you can pre-order the Northern Lights Collection at Neiman Marcus.com if you want to skip the "fuss" of shopping. Use code FSMAR for free shipping. The items are expected to ship March 23.
If you want the experience of a Le Métier de Beauté consultation, I'd recommend any of these wonderful Le Métier de Beauté representatives (I know and can personally recommend all of them). You can't go wrong with their help!
- Dustin Lujan at Bergdorf Goodman, (212) 872-8612
- Michael Reinhardt at Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie (202) 966-9700, extension 2258
- Lisa Corsino at Neiman Marcus Tysons Galleria, (703) 761-1600, extension 3286
- Sara Wren at Neiman Marcus King of Prussia, (610) 354-0500, extension 2504