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Le Metier de Beaute kaleidoscopes – The Blush and The Chauvet Pont d’Arc

by Sonia G.

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 ????

Blush and Chauvet Pont d’Arc kaleidoscopes

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.

Layer 1

Layer 2

Layer 3

Layer 4

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.

Blush swatches

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.

Layer 1 “Umber”

Layer 2 – Ochre

Layer 3 – Madder

Layer 4 – Crystalline

Swatches of Chauvet Pont d’Arc

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.


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Buggsiebee 14 June, 2012 - 5:14 pm

Thanks for the 10% tip:)
I do love LMdB as you know, but this Kaleidoscope is not calling me at all. I ordered my blush kaleidoscope – which I LOVE – from the US which is a good thing because Zuneta was out of stock within a day. They have great shipping times & FANTASTIC customer service but they have again underestimated the demand for the LMdM kaleidoscopes.
I’m waiting for the new LMdB Face kaleidoscope AND I’m still waiting on those Hakuhodo white brushes!
I also have my beady eye on these brushes:


The Kose Addiction eyeshadows & blushes are great quality so I’m sure the brushes will be perfectly luuuuuverly:))))))

Sweet Make Up Temptations 14 June, 2012 - 9:10 pm

Hi 🙂 oh that’s great to know ! how do you like to use the LMdB blush kit ? I often tend to layer my blushes, different colors and textures so I will be happy to see what this one can deliver !

Oh well… I think I will need to check out this Kose Addiction brand seriously, I heard many raves about it and if you say it’s good, then it sure is… I have just checked out the prices… I am already excited but sooo scared ! 🙂

Buggsiebee 15 June, 2012 - 6:20 am

It’s a sad situation:((
Soooo many lovely brands to try and waaaaaay too little money & storage space!
As to how I use the blush kaleidoscope ….I like all 4 of the shades and textures and I mix & match them according to my mood. Very happy to have bought this!
Wishing you a happy & hopefully sunny weekend:)

Sweet Make Up Temptations 15 June, 2012 - 7:17 pm

It’s your fault if I did it… 🙂 I just ordered a few Kose Addiction items… 😛

Buggsiebee 18 June, 2012 - 9:15 am

Now I’m quizzy…..what did you order?
Where did you order from? The onlline store I ordered all mine from has since closed so the only other one I know of is Ichibankao.com. I’m so hoping that they will get the brushes in too.

Sweet Make Up Temptations 18 June, 2012 - 10:43 am

Yes that’s the one I ordered from (Ichibankao). I ordered 3 e/s Flashback, Sandbar, Truffle), eye laquer Tortoiseshell, eyeliner Rabbit hole, blush Revenge. Of course I also ordered the new Suqqu quad (or now… quint) 🙂 crazy me…
Waiting for the Kose brushes to be available 🙂

Buggsiebee 18 June, 2012 - 11:42 am

Hehe, almost everyone’s first Addiction order is Flashback:)
I’m sure you’ll like their shadows. I have 2 Addiction blushes but also have my eye on Revenge too. I’ll wait on your review.
LOL…of COURSE you ordered the new SUQQU quint!!!
I have the discontinued Kakitsubata so thankfully I don’t feel the need for this new one too.

cindygenit 14 June, 2012 - 11:24 pm

Hi Sonia!

I’m always pleasantly surprised by the delivery times from Eu. Zuneta is my favourite e-tailer ever

cindygenit 15 June, 2012 - 12:42 am

You are very welcome Sonia 🙂 I love Zuneta for its excellent customer service and quick shipping! They always use DHL 😀

Don’t you love the blush kaleidoscope?? So amazing !

Sweet Make Up Temptations 15 June, 2012 - 7:13 pm

Hi Cindy !!! I still have to play with the blush kit ! I will have fun tomorrow 🙂

ModestyBrown 18 June, 2012 - 3:23 pm

I really enjoyed your post and pictures of both kits. Like Buggsiebee, the Chauvet Kaleidoscope really isn’t calling to me. I can see duplications of at least two, possibly three colours from other Kaleidoscopes that I have too.

The blusher kaleidoscope on the other hand is very beautiful. I was really tempted to pull the trigger on that one!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 18 June, 2012 - 7:10 pm

Hi Modesty ! Happy to see you here ! I love your blog !
Do you have in mind a dupe of the layer 4, the teal one ? I would love to try the same color but another texture to compare the two… thanks 🙂
I could not resist the blush kit, but I am weak when it comes to blushes 😀

ModestyBrown 18 June, 2012 - 7:22 pm

Ah, thank you, what a kind welcome. The Teal is the only shade that I don’t have a dupe for of the four colours. Umber looks like a shade from Le Cirque, Ochre looks similar to one from Penelope and Madder is reminiscent of a colour from Silk Road. I don’t know the individual eyeshadows from the main line as well, I wonder if they might have a similar teal in their singles?

Can I just say a big thank you for the RBR comparison swatches, I found these really useful too. 🙂

Sweet Make Up Temptations 19 June, 2012 - 8:28 pm

Hi Modesty,
I found a “dupe” shade for the teal, well not exactly dupe in terms of color but close enough. In my collection I have the Hourglass Neo Classic palette and the blue shade is much much better, silky, extremely long-lasting, extremely pigmented compared to this Le Metier teal shade. I will try to upload swatches tomorrow but you can also see it here : http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/cosmetics/mothers-day-gorgeous-gift-ideas-the-hourglass-vol-6-neo-classic-eye-palette

You are welcome for the RBR swatches, I love this brand 🙂


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