The limited edition spring 2010 items from Le Metier de Beaute are not limited to new Kaleidoscope kits. Le Petit Poudrier are 10 palettes the size of credit card: there are 4 sets of cream eye shadows, four lip sets and two that are face kits with shades that can also be used on the lips. The colors are runway-inspired, fashion forward, and are meant to be layered and blended for a customized personal look. This is a regular concept in Le Metier de Beaute's palettes- the Kaleidoscopes are built on the same idea, only in a much larger size (and a hefty price tag).
Le Petit Poudriers are so tiny and thin they fit the smallest evening clutch and are very travel-friendly. The pigments are beautiful but sheer enough to blend easily. In the case of the 02 lip kit you get an intense red base color that you can tone down and make to look warmer or cooler by layering on or more of the other colors.
The red base is like the one from the Red Rapture Kaleidoscope (pictured. I'm on my second one by now), but the other colors are different and generally lighter, so it's a little more versatile. While the Petits are significantly more affordable, you should be aware they contain far less product.
Le Metier de Beaute Le Petit Poudrier Lip Creme Kits ($36) are exclusive to Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman and at this time unavailable outside the US. They are a limited edition items and sell like hot cakes, so some colors are already sold out online (call a local store and see what they can do for you). I bought mine from Neiman.
Later this week: An Eye Creme Kit
All photos are mine.