Thursday, June 27, 2013

Bauhaus Lip Kaleidoscope by Le Metier de Beaute

The Bauhaus Lip Kaleidoscope was the gift with purchase that came with my Summer Kiss set, and features 4 lip glosses:
  • Linaire— a lustrous gold-infused rose petal
  • Criterion— a gilded amber-peach
  • Esthetique— a shimmering vintage rose
  • Silhouette— a Cimmerian cloak of sheer amethyst
Le Metier de Beaute lip and eye shadow kaleidoscopes contain colors that can be used alone or combined:
"Each distinctive hue blends together effortlessly for a dimensional pout, mirroring the bold Bauhaus notion of combining unique parts for a collective whole."  (Source:  Neimen Marcus)

The glosses provide sheer color with shimmer, and the formula is a thicker, high gloss finish.  I found them to be fairly long wearing at 3-4 hours, and my lips felt hydrated even after the color had faded.  
I personally wouldn't carry this in my purse as it's a bit bulky, but the swivel out design is unique and it feels sturdy enough.
Linaire and Criterion combined
Bauhaus was a holiday kaleidoscope originally created exclusively for Neiman Marcus, and it is still available on their site for $95.  I like these  but have a hard time with the price tag, so I'm glad I got to try them as a GWP!
Wearing Linaire. 
Disclaimer:  This was a gift with purchase.