Not all hope was lost though. The wonderful people at LMdB took more pre-orders as they did not anticipate how many people would be upset at not getting their hands on one. I'm glad they did because I consider the original early release of the palette a huge mistake. When things like this happen it gives me faith in the brand that they really do care about their customers. One thing I hate is when companies tease their clients and then don't provide enough of the products to go around. It's one of the big reasons I don't buy a certain brand very often, I felt like they always had me on a tight leash and teasing me with all the LE collections they put out and then selling out so quickly. I cut that leash because I don't like having to stalk websites to be able to get something I love, especially if I am a loyal customer. Anyway, enough of my rant, let's get to the pictures and actual review of this gorgeous eye kit.
White balanced, indoor shot. Flash was not used.
Outdoor, in sunlight photograph. Flash was not used.
"Effervescent Beige Champagne." Photograph on the left was taken indoors and is white balanced. The one on the right was taken outdoors in sunlight. Flash was not used in any of the photographs.
This photo was taken under an LED light. No flash was used.
"Shimmering Tan Taupe." Photo on left was taken indoors and is white balanced. The photo on the right was taken under an LED light and flash was not used in any of the photographs.
This photo of "Shimmering tan taupe," was taken outdoors in sunlight. Flash was not used.
"Soft satin brown." The photo on the left was taken indoors and is white balanced. The photo on the right was taken outdoors in sunlight. Flash was not used in any of the photographs.
"Soft satin brown," photo taken under an LED light.
"Deep Champagne Cobalt." The photo on the left is a white balanced photograph. The photo on the right was taken under an LED light. Flash was not used in any of the photographs.
This photo of "deep champagne cobalt," was taken outdoors in sunlight.
Both photos above were taken indoors and are white balanced. Flash was not used in any of the pictures.
Outdoor shot in sunlight, No flash was used.
The colors in the eye kit are as follows:
- Effervescent Beige Champagne. The formula of this shade is velvety soft and ethereal looking. I would use this shade as a highlighter as well.
- Shimmering Tan Taupe. The formula is creamy, soft and effortless to apply. It's a frosty looking taupe and has micro shimmer that you can't even feel. It is such a gorgeous shade and my favorite in the eye kit.
- Soft Satin Brown. This color is also velvety soft and is a beautiful shimmery bronzed copper color.
- Deep, Champagne Cobalt. This formula is not as soft and creamy as the others, but it applies easily and effortlessly just like the rest of them. It looks like a beautiful metallic cobalt.
For the eye look above I used the Shimmering Tan Taupe all over the lid and applied the soft satin brown to the crease. Then I took the Effervescent Beige Champagne and applied it to the brow bone and inner corner. Next, I took MUFE Eye Seal and mixed it with the deep, champagne cobalt and applied it to my upper and lower lash line. Next, I used UD Binge 24/7 eyeliner and applied it to my waterline. Finally, I applied two coats of Shiseido Perfect Mascara in Black.
For the rest of my face I started off with Givenchy Photo'Perfexion Fluid foundation in 5 Perfect Praline. Next, I used the highlight, blush and bronzer from the LMdB Flawless Face kit. Then, I filled my brows with Anastasia Brow Whiz in Brunette and finished off with Anastasia Clear brow gel. Finally, I applied LMdB Orange Juiced lip gloss to my lips.
This is hands down my favorite palette in my makeup collection. The colors and formula are exquisite and so effortless to work with. The Taupe in this collection is the prettiest taupe I've ever owned. They are extremely long lasting. I wore mine for 12hrs and it was still as gorgeous as it was when I put it on. If you got your hands on one or pre-ordered one, you will not be disappointed.