Le Metier de Beaute Golden Gate Girl Kaleidoscope perfectly encapsulates the alchemy of the brand's "couches de couleur" technique.
Four seemingly disparate shades are transformed through layering into a shimmering, multidimensional color. Cogitation Project has swatches of each shade, and she describes the layered combination as a "pink copper." I had to try this kaleidoscope out on myself, and I was not disappointed.
Each individual shade in Golden Gate Girl is highly pigmented, but the final layered look is soft yet warm: appropriate for a West Coast exclusive. I would use this as an everyday look in the summer. Here's what I did:
1.) Line eye in Le Metier de Beaute Dualistic Eye Pencil in Champagne, and smudge upward onto lower half of eyelid.
2.) Apply first (top) shade all over eyelid and browbone. This shade swatches very pink, but once applied it nearly disappears.
3.) Apply second shade to lid. Follow up with third shade. The purple shade is very bright, but it disappears under the next two shades.
4.) Line eye in fourth shade, then apply to lid.
5.) Coat upper lashes in Dior Diorshow Mascara in Mitzah.
The third shade is a matte rust, while the final shade is a wonderful cinnamon shimmer. I ended up with a gradient of pink, copper, rust, and purple on my eyes. While I had my eyes open, only a flash of gold sparkle was visible, surrounded by a very faint nimbus of wine. This is eye makeup that effortlessly enhances without announcing itself.
Because the eyes are so soft, I kept the rest of my face subtle. I added a slight flush to my cheeks with Rouge Bunny Rouge Cheeks in Bloom Blush Wand in Vermeer. I love the formula, which is creamy and blends easily, and the color is the prettiest and most natural pink ever. For my lips, I used Rouge Bunny Rouge Succulence of Dew Sheer Lipstick in Fluttering Sighs, a "shiny tea rose warmed with a gold shimmer." The formula is insanely emollient, and the color occupies that perfect spot between pink, peach, and coral.
The theme of this face is a light veil of warm pink. Le Metier de Beaute with Rouge Bunny Rouge: so luxurious!