Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011 ~

Lunasol Layer Bloom Eyes - 02 White Gradation

DISCLAIMER: I wrote this post on April of LAST YEAR, and I'm only NOW getting around to posting it. I know, I'm baaad.

Please forgive any childish language.
Please forgive my eyebrows... what the heck was I doing a year ago?!
Please forgive poor lighting conditions.
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I'm impressed with my first Lunasol palette. Really really glad that I jumped aboard the Lunasol bandwagon, because it's definitely worth it.




 Doesn't look like much in the pan, but it's very pretty swatched, and even more unique on the lids!




You can't tell from the swatch, but the sparkly white shade is actually a fantastic base. It sticks to the lid very well, and is quite pigmented and evens out my lid! No fall-outs.


TEXTURE:  Not as soft as Dior or Guerlain. However, it instantly melts into my skin after application to create a smooth, non-powdering finish that lasts all day. More crease-resistant than Dior, IMO.

SHADES:  I originally thought the seafoam green would be too light for use in the crease, but it actually gives the perfect amount of definition. If you have trouble wearing greens, this one's for you!

The milk-candy, custard pudding yellow is just beauuutiful~  It matches so well with the green! YUMMY~ The dark brown has gold undertones, and it works very well as a liner shade. I don't haven't used this on my lids, but I might do so for evening looks.


These next 3 photos were taken under bathroom lighting. It was a cloudy day in San Francisco, not surprisingly. Forgive the oily nose!


You can up the intensity of the look, by putting the dark brown shade into the crease. I didn't do that in these photos.


As you can see, my lashes are bare. The look would be more complete with a bit of mascara. ;)


OVERALL:  The look this palette makes is SOOO GLOWY~  Like everyone says, it gives a clean and polished feel, without being boring!  If you're looking for an alternative to your everyday neutrals, this palette is the one to go for.  I don't currently have anything like it in my collection.

POSSIBLE DUPE:  Perhaps the Majolica Majorca palette in BR752 is similar to this palette in terms of the yellow and green, but probably different when applied on the lids.

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  1. coffretgorge said... March 3, 2011 at 6:25 PM

    OMG what a nice palette! i totally get what you're saying, it looks glowy and sophisticated. :)

  2. Shop N' Chomp said... March 4, 2011 at 2:43 PM

    Glowy is right! I need me a Lunasol palette too. XD Welcome back, doll!

  3. Stylepint said... March 6, 2011 at 3:13 PM

    The palette looks so pretty and I love the neutral colors. =)

  4. Shop N' Chomp said... March 6, 2011 at 9:27 PM

    Willow tree branches? That's a first! Thanks, I think? ;P

  5. Rainy Days and Lattes said... April 24, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    I agree! Glowy is just the perfect word for it! :)
    Great blog! I'm so glad to have stumbled on it! :) Your reviews are so thorough! Looking forward to your next posts :)

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