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Thanks to my dear friend Cindy from “A Girl’s Guide to Makeup” I was informed that a new kaleidoscope was out… the “Chauvet Pont d’Arc“, in her post, she also informs us of a 10% code here so go check it out ! Cindy is my “precious kaleidoscope provider“, she always manages to get her hands on the rarest kaleidoscopes and she never forgets me !
A few weeks ago, I visited the Caverns of Vallorbe, don’t be surprised if you never heard of them, they are located in a small town in the Swiss Jura. This Chauvet kaleidoscope reminded me of these beautiful Caverns, same rock colors and the water is exactly the same color as the teal on the 4th layer of the kaleidoscope. However, “Chauvet Pont d’Arc” is a prehistoric cave in France and not a cavern… I don’t see any teal in the animal drawings discovered in that cave… but there’s certainly a reason… so let’s go to the point 🙂
Today, I just wanted to post some swatches and tell you about that 10% code that Cindy posted, I will update this post during the weekend as soon as I played with them and tried the application.
I ordered them from Zuneta, the code gave me a 10% on both kaleidoscopes, since I also wanted the blush kit, I have placed my order for both kits on the 12th of June. On the 13th, the parcel was already at my door… I selected “Europe Economy” and usually it takes 5 to 10 days… instead it took 24 hours… is that even possible ????
The Blush Kaleidoscope
I will post new pictures of swatches and comparaisons, in the meantime, I have started to play with the studio lights my boyfriend has just received 🙂
No flash on the camera, just the “natural” studio lights.
I have to say that I don’t know yet how to layer them to get the most out of it but I will play with it during the weekend and give you my thoughts.
The two first layers are mat, the other two are shimmery. Sabrina from The Beauty Look Book has a very nice review with excellent swatches of it in here.
The Chauvet Pont d’Arc
I love the 3 shimmery layers, exactly my type of colors. The matte teal I am not sure about it… When I swatched it, I couldn’t do a very regular swatch, it felt somehow chalky. Again, I will play with it during the weekend and share my thoughts on the quality.
This kaleidoscope feels strangely familiar… to me it’s like they took the 3 best-selling shades from Rouge Bunny Rouge and they tried to duplicate them in one kit 🙂
They are not the same shades but they reminded me of them. The finish of the RBR is more metallic than the Le Metier, the RBR are more intense, more creamy, more long-lasting, more everything, but some of us might prefer Le Metier since they can be more wearable. I thought you might want to see the swatches of both brands side by side.
With my order, Zuneta sent me this present, I have not tried it yet and actually never heard of that brand… we’ll see how it goes…
I will update this post shortly with my thoughts and my weekend experience with these blushes and eyeshadows.
If you are a kaleidoscope collector, you might want to check these ones out anyway 🙂
Update June 18th, 2012
I have been playing with these two kaleidoscopes yesterday, I am uploading a picture wearing the blush, layers 1 and 4 together, it was really stunning in real life, unfortunatelly the picture does not show how beautiful it looked.
On the eyes I am wearing the Chauvet, layer 1 on the lid, layer 3 on the crease and outer V, layer 4 as a liner. Overall the look was nice, a bit too shimmery but I did not want to use shades other than the ones in the kit. I still need to play more with it since I am not sure about layers 2 and 4… Will keep you updated 🙂
Update June 20, 2012
I found a shade a little bit similar than the layer 4, it’s the blue from the Hourglass Neo-Classic palette. Actually, I prefer the blue shade in the Neo-Classic palette much better, it’s much more easy to blend and much more pigmented and long-lasting.