I am in LOVE and her name is Penelope.
From Le Metier de Beaute: “Le Metier de Beaute’s new summer Kaleidoscope Eye Kit, Penelope, captures all of the beauty of the Mediterranean panorama. With four opulent shadow shades, Blonde Amber, Pale Satin Amethyst, Bronze Topaz, and Black Emerald, the Gods would be proud.”
I think I recall reading on somewhere that Pale Satin Amethyst was a matte finish but she is most definitely a gorgeous satin.
I couldn’t quite capture the true beauty of Black Emerald. It is somewhere between the sun and shade color.
**Update: I did my FOTD using Penelope this morning and Black Emerald is FAR SUPERIOR to what these swatches represent. I was disappointed by how dull Black Emerald appeared in my swatches and it seems on the sheer side but when actually put to use with my MAC 239 brush this morning the colour was incredibly pigmented and rich. The green tones were far more vibrant and it is the farthest thing from dull. I will try to get my FOTD posted tonight.**
Here I applied the three top shades in Penelope using the Couches de Couleur technique which Le Metier de Beaute describes as: “The Le Metier de Beaute signature eyeshadow application technique is comprised of four hues that are able to give maximum contrast to the wearer’s eye color. Known as the “Couches de Couleur” (the layering of color), each hue is selected to evoke one of each element in a sequence of crescendo: 1. Warm 2. Cool 3. Hot 4. Cold. Each layer of application then increases the intensity of contrast, but is always flattering because of the initial blanket of warmth, in this case with Blonde Amber. Worn alone or in combination, “Penelope’s” hues have it all.”I did the layering technique with the top 3 shades in order then added Black Emerald to the bottom of the swatch. I wished I’d overlapped this a bit more so you could see the incredible dimension added with this last step. The result of layering the first 3 shades resulted in the most beautiful and complex shade.
When I first saw the pictures of Penelope I thought the colour combination almost odd, albeit beautiful. Well now it all makes sense! I was lucky enough to win this fabulous beauty from a contest on Le Metier de Beaute’s Facebook page. I’m so glad I did because I think there may have been a chance I would have passed her by. A combination of factors left me wondering whether I needed her…was Blonde Amber too warm? Would I use the Lavender shade, did I need another blackened green after the plethora of blackened greens released by Chanel lately? Well I most certainly did need Penelope. Each shade is glorious in it’s own right and together…well it’s the magic I have come to expect from the brand. I cannot wait to put this palette to use when I get up in the morning. I will be sure to post my Penelope Face of the Day.