It is no secret that history plays a big part when it comes to sourcing inspiration. In the case of Le Métier de Beauté fall 2011 collection, the inspiration behind the collection is the Silk Road, a network of trade routes that connected East with West as far back as 206 BC. How does that translate to makeup? The collection fuses opulent colors with interesting textures reminiscent of ancient fabrics. The collection includes: the Silk Road Kaleidoscope Eye Kit, a selection of four eye shadows; the Empress Kaleidoscope Lip Kit, a selection of four lip gloss shades; and the East Meets West Nail Lacquer Collection, a collection of four nail polish shades. The full Silk Road collection will arrive at Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom in September. Each Kaleidoscope Kit will retail for $95; nail polishes retail for $10 each.