Le Metier de Beauté kaleidoscope in Bauhaus

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.

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38 thoughts on “Le Metier de Beauté kaleidoscope in Bauhaus

  1. Bonnie

    This really is a beautiful kaleidoscope :) I think 101% set on getting this!

    Thank you for thinking about us even when it’s so late :)

  2. Giddygirl

    Great pics & swatches!
    I ordered mine from Zuneta 10 days ago but still no sight of it:(
    I tend to feel compelled to own all the LMdB kaleidoscopes. I wasn’t really sure about the shades this one but ordered it anyway which is nothing to be proud of :(
    Anyway, I’m looking forward to it a lot more since I read your post!!
    The layered swatches look right up my alley. Phew! Relief ! Thanks Sonia:)

    • Sweet Make Up Temptations

      Hi Buggsiebee :)
      Mine also took longer than usual but I think it’s because of the holiday season.
      Same for me, once you start collecting them you feel like it would be nice to have all of them but that changed for me when the quality started to get down, I like to get nice items but only if I’ll use them. I read that the quality was good so I wanted to see for myself.
      I have tried another look today, a dark smokey with the burgundy shade on top of the black, really sexy, my eyes were popping and my black top was accentuating the look, very sultry holiday look :P I like that the lasting powder is decent, the pigmentation is also really good, just the grey is slightly too metallic but I use it only very sheerly.
      So far so good ! and when you layer them it gets much better !

      By the way, I will soon be getting some new brushes (not very well-known I think…) look here if you are interested :

      Also some Tanseido :) http://www.tanseidoshop.com/
      I found a different forwarding company much cheaper !!!

      I feel like it is my duty to test that and inform you :P

      • cc618

        My friend wrote me from Japan last week telling that he has randomly picked 10 Tanseido’s top selling brushes for me and will be bringing them back next month! So which ones did you get? Maybe we can compare notes.. :D
        Oh this is fun! :)

        • Sweet Make Up Temptations

          I am not sure that my order has gone through… you know… Japanese orders and language is sometimes a bit tricky for us abroad, if that worked, these are the ones :
          Cheek Brush EQ 28
          Eye shadow brush YWQ 10
          Eye shadow brush YWQ 12
          Eye shadow brush YWH 12
          Cheek Brush YAQ 17
          Highlight brush SS 14

          YEAH ! So lucky you are ! your friend is amazing ! please tell me which ones you receive :)
          I try to select the brushes with the idea of trying new shapes and techniques or to find dupes so we’ll see…
          Actually, I am not very proud… but I have to confess that I also got a few from Piccasso :( some that I really wanted for a while so yesterday I placed my first order with them and they shipped it already during the night !!! I just can’t believe it !
          The Piccasso ones are :

          And that completes my 2012 brush crazyness that will dramatically calm down during 2013 !
          At least I will be able to show you a few different Japanese brands if all goes well and I get them :)

          • cc618

            Yes, my friend is very helpful! :) I didn’t know yet which are the exact ones he got for me. I just wrote him again to check. Shall revert back to you once I have more info. However I am pretty sure he mentioned EQ28 and YAQ17 among others. :)

          • Giddygirl

            Yipp, I was also very impressed by the Picasso customer service.
            Looking forward to seeing all your new brushes:))
            I’m very tempted by the brushes you found on Rakuten. I love the look of the handle on this range:-
            and this brush looks divine too:-
            Thank goodness that it’s sold out:) The entire set is still available though. Oh dear!!

          • Sweet Make Up Temptations

            I am very excited to discover these new brands.
            I had so many brushes in my Rakuten cart, I really had to be serious and even if it’s also for reviewing them I need to be reasonable :)
            Argh, the set looks gorgeous !!!

      • Giddygirl

        Me = old bat with a double life? Not likely ;)
        Giddygirl is just another nickname I have. It’s basically just how I feel when life’s getting too hectic. Like I’ve just stepped off a carousell and need to orientate myself again. You know? Like what has priority & what gets sorted first ? Gosh, I’m soooo looking forward to a few peaceful days:)

  3. Kay

    Sonia, can’t wait to see your new brushes from Rakuten. I recently purchased a broom from there, a hemp palm broom I wanted when I visited Kyoto but was reluctant to hand carry back to the US. Love the broom; it’s handmade, beautiful and works so well…just like Japanese makeup up brushes. There is something so special about functional items that are so artfully crafted!

  4. Malin, Kohlindo

    Hi everyone :)
    I just want to take the chance and wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy new year with your love one :)
    Thank you for letting me have the chance to met all of you beautiful and wonderful women. You are such great women all of you and Im so so happy to have met you all here at Sonia great great blog.
    Buggsiebee: I have asked Chikuhodo about the brush http://qusavi.com/artisan/chikuhodo/ But I have still no answer. I have you in my mind and I will be back as soon as I know. I really want to have a brush of my own.

    Take care :)

    • Stacy

      Merry Christmas Malin!
      Thank you for all of the wonderful information you have shared!
      It is so good to know you are there to help with our brush obsessions!! :)

    • Giddygirl

      Hi Malin!
      I do appreciate your effort. Thank you.
      I have ordered the brush from
      and will be able to collect it from customs tomorrow morning. Just in time for Christmas!
      The time between ordering & shipping was only one day which was impressive.
      They do not have a wide variety of design on the porcelain base, but I will be very happy with the Imaginary Flower design for starters:)
      I would still be interested in the Sea & Cherry blossom design though. It would have been my first choice.
      Wishing you a peaceful Christmas & all the best for 2013!

    • Sweet Make Up Temptations

      Hi Malin !
      thank youuuu ! I wish you the same and I take this opportunity to thank you for the great customer support you are giving us and for allowing us to get these AMAZING Chikuhodo beauties…
      again, thank you so so so much !

  5. Kay

    Sonia, Buggsiebee, Malin, Dena and all the incredible contributors who have been part of this amazing blog — Merry Christmas! May next year be as beautiful as 2012!

  6. Giddygirl

    To Sonia & ALL the great people I have had the pleasure to ‘meet’ on this FANTASTIC Blog over the past months, whether you celebrate Christmas or not, here’s wishing you a peaceful & happy few days surrounded by loved ones!

  7. Bonnie

    Ohh I missed all these messages when I was home for Christmas (with no/little internet :O)!

    Belated Merry Christmas and since it’s the 30th now, all the best for the New Year in 2013! So glad to meet everyone here and I look forward to all the suggestions, advice and general friendliness of everyone on this blog :) In those list of brushes, I can already see a few things that I’m interested in….

    • Bonnie

      I’m a little sad to say that one of the brushes that really caught my eye from Tanseido was one of the men’s shaving brushes with the spiral pattern… once we run of makeup brushes (God forbid!) we should look into men’s brushes and foist them onto our unsuspecting counterparts…

      • Sweet Make Up Temptations

        Well Bonnie, I am sure you could be very creative :D
        actually, you know what ? I was having Christmas dinner with my parents and talking about brushes, he said “do you have a miracle for my hair?” I replied that I could get him a brush to wash his hair (Danseido you are talking about) and he is interested, so if I have the possibility to order again, I will get it for him :) and he will do the testing ! he is very tidy and uses a lot of beauty products :D

        • Bonnie

          Ooh that will be exciting! I’d be interested to see how the men’s brushes turn out.

          Good luck with your posts but you don’t need to rush them! Everyone’s busy with end-of-year festivities and you’re already doing so much for us, what with answering these questions and putting up these posts photos :)

        • cc618

          Oh, what a coincidence! My friend has ordered this Danseido brush for me 2 days ago! At first I thought he was coming back with all my brushes early next month but I had misunderstood – he will only be back early Feb so I had him order this brush for me too! I am curious and I wanna know how it works on the hair. If you are interested I can take some pictures and show you when I receive it. He asked me if there is anything else I need. Oh gosh, I am already owing him 70k Yen!!


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