The Summer 2011 release of the Penelope Kaleidoscope Eye Kit ($95) seems to have captured many peoples hearts. As Le Metier left the UK this March, its fair to say that with every beautiful picture and accompanied glowing review I saw, the more I started contemplating paying ridiculous shipping costs and potential custom charges to get my hands on this. I was very fortunate that my lovely friend Jeanie from makeupmerriment.com was kind enough to pick this up for me.
The Kaleidoscope’s always consist of an interesting and often unexpected range of shades, mixing cools with warms.
The shadows are top to base:
Blonde Amber – sandy gold with shimmery glow
Pale Satin Amethyst – blue based lilac with satin finish
Bronze Topaz - a metallic bronzy taupe.
Black Emerald - rich emerald green with subtle shimmer.
The shadows are amazingly smooth and silky and have good pigmentation. They are extremely easy to work with as they apply and blend so effortlessly.
The colours are stunning, and have a beautiful glow about them. They layer so well, giving many possible combinations.
This is a really luxurious item in wear and result and is truly a delight to use.
Jeanie bought this from Bergdorf Goodman