I learned about the Come One, Come All Kaleidoscope thanks to the lovely and in-the-know Charleston Girl at Best Things in Beauty. 75 units of this special edition palette were created specifically for the Nordstrom in Montgomery Mall, Bethesda, Maryland. About two weeks ago I purchased it over the phone, sight unseen (admittedly not always the wisest thing to do!), but from the photos I saw on the web it looked like just my kind of palette.
Come One, Come All contains a beautiful selection of shades in a wider range of tones from light to dark than the Silk Road palette from earlier this season. For this reason I think it will be more versatile, although these are both great palettes. As you'll see further below I included a comparison to Silk Road and last year's Splendid Frost. As it turns out, I already own three of the shades in Come One, Come All. (Yep, that's right, three of the shades!) ...But...I love them (and LMdB shadows in general) so although it would have been fun to have something new, in the end I'm happy to welcome Come One, Come All into my small but growing collection of Kaleidoscopes. Oh yeah, and I got the most wonderful and unexpected gift with purchase: a credit-card sized Marchesa palette! Score :)
Don't ya just love Nordstrom's elegant gift boxes?
Ooh and a Bulgari sample, that's nice too...
Marchesa Le Soleil palette by Keren Craig
Let's have a closer look at the four shades that make up this palette, starting from bottom to top:
Clockwise: Come One, Come All; Silk Road; and Splendid Frost
Silk Road palette is on the left and Come One, Come All palette is on the right.
The brown and the red-plum shades in both of these are identical; however, in the Silk Road palette the plum is known as "Ikat" and the brown shade is called "Brocade".
Left to right: Come One, Come All's "Tawni Taupe" and Splendid Frost's "Crystal Ball".
(I sure don't mind having two of these as this is my idea of a holy grail taupe!)
Before publishing this post I called Montgomery Mall to see if any of these palettes were still available but was told they are sold out, which is not surprising given the small number made. But as seasoned LMdB fans know, there is sure to be something new and equally gorgeous to look forward to just on the horizon!
*update 11/21* Also, if you haven't already, stop by Beauty Look Book for excellent photos and review of this palette.
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