Review – Lunasol Glowing Powder Cheeks & 3 Dimensional Eyes

This is Part 2 of my haul from the recent Metro sale. Lunasol is another brand i’m new to, which i’ve been wanting to try out for the longest time ever. So i took this opportunity to give them a try. The 2 products which i brought home are the Glowing Powder Cheeks in EX 03 Pure Coral Pink and the 3 Dimensional Eyes 02 Soft Beige eyeshadow palette.

From the 2012 Summer Collection, the packaging of the Glowing Powder Cheeks EX 03 Pure Coral Pink is very similar  to the ever-popular face powders from Benefit (of which Sugarbomb is my favorite!). However, when i hold the cover of the Glowing Powder Cheeks by the top, it seems to be rather loose and comes off quite easily. Perhaps that might be the reason as to why there is a brown rubberized band over it – to keep the cover in place. Anyway, there are 2 colors in the Glowing Powder Cheeks blush – a soft baby pink and a pink-based coral (both are shimmery!). The 2 colors mixed together look extremely lovely too.

The texture of this blush is very soft and finely-milled. The color goes on smoothly and the pigmentation is very decent. The brush that comes with it isn’t half bad either. It gives a smooth and even application that isn’t blotchy at all. You can also increase the intensity of the blush by layering it. It’s quite subtle despite the shimmer so don’t be afraid to layer more color. It goes over my base make-up really nicely and manages to stay on for the entire work day. In terms of price, it isn’t exactly the most pocket-friendly blush product around but you know you are paying for above average quality with this blush. And in terms of color, it isn’t really that unique either. Having said that, i’m quite happy with it and have no regrets with this purchase. This product retails for S$60 for 6g of product, made in Japan.

Next up is the 3 Dimensional Eyes 02 Soft Beige eyeshadow palette. This is a warm, neutral palette with very wearable shades that you can use to create classic everyday looks. I know i already have a full palette of warm neutral colors with the Urban Decay Naked palette. But this for me is neutral – on a different level. The shades in this palette are very complimentary, so easy to mix and match. They are also very shimmery. But not over the top shimmery. This level of shimmer is easy to carry off with everyday looks.

The texture is really soft and smooth, or buttery if you will. The shimmer is very fine, and the colors are super easy to pick up. Very minimal fall out (if any) and the powder isn’t chalky or gritty.  With this one palette, you can easily create day or night looks. Application was smooth, and they stay on all day. No creasing, no smudging and the shimmer really lasts! I love love love this palette. It retails for S$77 and is made in Japan. Precisely because of its price, it’s definitely not the kind of palette which i will purchase in different colors. However, it is a palette that i will reach for frequently and will re-purchase (perhaps a different set of colors) when i hit pan.

And here from Lunasol is the recommended placement of colors to optimize the 3 dimensional effect of this eyeshadow palette.

I hope this review was useful to you, thanks for reading!

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