I have just received this Bauhaus kaleidoscope a few minutes ago and it’s really very late now so I will just briefly show you some swatches today.
Tomorrow I will wear it and then I will have a better opinion. During this weekend I will also try my new camera lens and take a picture while wearing it
Here are the pans :
I am actually very happy with the quality of this kaleidoscope, the quality has improved and is finally really worth it.
The eyeshadows are creamy, pigmented, they swatch evenly.
On the left I have swatched the lightest shadows together, the burgundy first, then the light grey on top, then the brown on top the the two. At the right of the picture the 4 shades swatched separately.
Amongst the other kaleidoscopes I own, there is a slightly similar shade in Chauvet Pont d’Arc (a more bronzey-brown), then the Silk Road has a similar burgundy. In both cases the Bauhaus is of better quality.
The Antiquité Poupée has a very similar dark gunmetal grey (I have written black in the swatches but it’s more gunmetal grey), in my opinion it’s exactly the same shade in both kaleidoscopes. I have to check that in daylight tomorrow but it looks pretty much the same to me.
Grey and bordeaux vs grey and brown :
I did not find a dupe for the light grey shadow in any other kaleidoscopes I own but CogitationProject has some great comparisons of the similar shades.
I was looking for a similar light grey shade so I am glad there is one here, I love this kind of burgundy shade and the pigmentation is stronger than the shade in Silk Road which applies more sheerly.
Tomorrow, since it’s my last day of work before the holidays and the office will probably be a bit more casual and festive I will try to wear a more dramatic look, actually I will be wearing the light and the dark grey together, a smokey eye look with maybe a tiny hint of brown near the crease just to warm it up a little… will keep you updated this weekend on my final thoughts and experience with this beautiful kaleidoscope.