Sunday, October 30, 2011

Lunasol Autumn Collection 2011

Light and Shadow Purification is the theme of Lunasol Autumn 2011 Collection:

♥"A purifying makeup which shows the depth of the world of light and shadow. Creates the look of mature women with a hidden strength and a sense of depth in their hearts" ♥

I have been keeping my eyes on Lunasol Autumn Collection 2011 since my last haul on Lunasol Summer 2011^^

So picked up quite a number of Lunasol stuff in this Autumn Collection:
  • Three-dimensional eyes shadow palette in 02 Soft Beige and 05 Deep Beige
  • Eyelid base in 01 Neutral
  • 2 blushers in EX01(soft pink) and EX02 (soft coral) - Limited Edition♥
  • Makeup remover
  • 4 items of Impress skincare products (under Kanebo house brand)

I will try to post my review on Lunasol makeup remover and Impress skincare in the upcoming post so stay tuned if you're interested :)
Three-dimensional Eyes
Product description:
A four-color eye shadow set that creates well-calculated three-dimensional eyes through colors inspired by skin-colored beige and the gradation of different lusters.

Highlight color and shade color consists of three different levels of luster to manipulate light and shadow more precisely.

5 types of eye shadow are available:
~ 01 Neutral Beige
~ 02 Soft Beige (Jie Jie's pick)
~ 03 Mysterious Beige
~ 04 Cool Beige
~ 05 Deep Beige (Jie Jie's pick)


02 Soft beige
From left to right clockwise:
~ First left - these are highlight colours with sheer pink undertone
~ First right - brow bone highlighter with pink undertone
~ Second left - main shade in soft pink
~ Second right - Focus shade in three shades - mainly brown (the first brown from the left is non-shimmery)

05 - Deep beige for smokey eyes

From left to right in clockwise
~ First left - these are highlight colours with sheer silver undertone
~ First right - brow bone highlighter
~ Second left - main shade in deep brown
~ Second right - Focus shade in three shades - mainly dark shades with silver undertone (the first dark brown from the left is non-shimmery)
Jie Jie view:
As you can see, these are mostly neutral shades.  Needless to mention much about the pigmentation, each eye shadow is pearlized with soft texture.  There is not much fall out when I swatched it on my hand (but few swatches are required to make the colours show up).  You would probably say all these palettes look almost the same except for the shade at the bottom left of each palette.  I thought so too at first glance.  In fact, the focus shade should be on the bottom right.  It is recommended to apply the darker shade (bottom right) first, then blend it with the main shade from the bottom left.  This will create the so-called 3-D effect on eyes.  This palette is absolutely very versatile as each shade can be applied sheer or layered for a more dramatic look as you wish.  I pick 02 - soft beige for a 'soft' everyday look and 05 - deep beige for fun night out look:).

By the way, I agree with A Touch of Blush that this Lunasol eye shadow palette should not be missed, it is a neutral palette which definitely suits someone who prefers wearable everyday look, like myself (Note: if you have been following my blog, I'm always in favour of wearable everyday look, especially for work).
Eyelid Base in 01 Neutral

Product description:
A makeup base for eyelids that removes dullness and enhances the coloration and durability of eye shadow.

A brighter color has been added to the existing basic colors Choose a color depending on the skin tones and the daily makeup. It contains beauty essence ingredients.

01 Neutral - nude shade.  A lighter shade is available in 02.

This shade matches my eye lid tone perfectly:)
Jie Jie view:
This is eye primer in cream .  I'm currently using Paul and Joe and NARS smudge proof eye shadow base which are in liquid form.  If it is not for the beauty essence ingredients, I would not consider getting it. 

I've read some reviews about this eyelid base that it will grease easily, especially if you have oily eye-lid like mine.  It does glide on smoothly on my eye lid and even out my eye lid tone naturally.  Just dab a little bit on the eye-lid to avoid greasing.  As expected, it does keep the eye shadow shade more intense and last through for about 6 hours with little fading (especially after lunch).  However, it greases on my eye-lid like after 4 hours but this is absolutely fine with me :).        

Next will be my most favourite item of all...

Modeling Cheeks in EX01(soft pink) and EX02 (soft coral) - Limited Edition♥

Product description:
A limited-edition cheek color that creates a soft, healthy-looking complexion and three-dimensionality by layering four different colors and glow.  Creates natural gradations with pure coloration, as well as the cuteness of a mature woman.

EX01 - Soft pink

From left to right - the first two shades are blushers and non-shimmery,
the two shades on the right are highlighter which are shimmery.

Blending all the shades together creates sheer and glowy effect.
EX02 - Soft coral

My preference will be EX02 - soft coral, it creates a natural and soft glow on my cheeks:)

Finally got the blush case, it's now in my makeup pouch (handmade by my buddy - Cutie Fishball,
please check out her awesome blog here Cutie fishball - handmade stuff :)

Jie Jie view:
The pigmentation and texture are about the same as the last Summer collection 2011 blusher.  I definitely love the glowy and natural cheeks on me.  If you're like me, crazying about 'limited edition' stuff, this is an absolutely not-to-miss blusher!

You can also read reviews on Lunasol blusher with swatches here from Lunasol Modeling Cheeks review .  She is a beauty blogger from Singapore and has a lot of nice and up-to-date reviews there.  Do check her out :)

Do let me know your view and your favourite item(s) of Lunasol...  Until then.. feel free to comment below:)

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