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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Spring 2011: Lunasol Ocean Scene Eyes 04 Smoky Ocean, Cream Cheeks EX01 Light Pink, Full Glamour Liquid Lips 07 Sugar Pink

Lunasol released a pretty big collection for spring including new eye palettes. Out of the 5 colors one really appealed to me so I ordered the Ocean Scene Eyes in 04 Smoky Ocean. I also got the Cream Cheeks in EX01 Light Pink and one of the new Full Glamour Liquid Lips (in 07 Sugar Pink).

-Ocean Scene Eyes:
To be honest most of the Lunasol palettes I tried so far didn´t work for me. The older generation of eyeshadows didn´t have a nice texture/good pigment and were just very mediocre and in general the color combinations don´t work for me as they tend to be on the warmer/bronze/colorful side. I usually have better luck with Kanebo´s cheaper brands like Lavshuca, Kate and Coffret D´or.
I have a few fantastic palettes though including the ones from the Xmas 2010 and 2009 coffrets!
The palettes come in the usual bronzey case along with high-quality applicators.

The texture of the Ocean Scene Eyes is really good as the shadows feel smooth and silky with a gorgeous glistening but not glittery finish. In fact finally this is a palette without that useless glitter shade!

The shadows have the right level of pigment (sheerer lighter colors, very pigmented dark color) and blendable and last throught all the day for me. 
I have to say I am very impressed with the Ocean Scene Eyes quad!

04 Smoky Ocean is a very elegant combination, the included colors are a smoky deep bluish gray, pale powder blue, light golden beige and an off-white. While the 3 lighter colors appear all similar in the swatch there is still enough difference to them for giving an interesting look.

I actually really loved the EOTD I did with the palette yesterday where I paired the palette with a royal blue gel liner from Kate and the Heroine Make Long & Curl mascara from Kiss Me.

Rating 5/5 

-Cream Cheeks:
I am not a big cream-blush user but I was sure Lunasol would come up with a really nice product in sweet versatile colors.

There are 3 colors, all light and natural as far as I can judge. These come in squeeze-tubes with a thin nozzle so you can dispense as little or much as you want. 
The texture is indeed creamy and easy to spread on top of cream foundation, BB Cream etc. You can´t apply this on top of powder or powder foundation though as it gets really blotchy.

The texture is quite pigmented but sheers out when blending it into the skin. Still you should use really little or you end up with clown cheeks =P
The finish is shimmery, almost dewy. For me it´s actually a little too much so I like to tone it down with a bit of translucent powder on top.

When topped with powder the staying power is really good and the color EX01 is a very pretty fresh coral pink perfectly suitable for spring.

Overall a good-quality cream blush but not a must-buy for me.
First pic shows the blush spread out a little, the 2nd how it looks like when blended in completely.

Rating 4/5

Full Glamour Liquid Lips:
Lunasol´s lipsticks and glosses are always great, period. Kanebo in general is a fantastic lipstick-maker...Kate, Lavshuca, Coffret D´or - all have great lippies in their lineup.

The Full Glamour Liquid Lips is a true liquid lipstick and not just a pigmented gloss. The texture is very creamy and easy to spread and the finish and feel is like a pearly lipstick....also there is no stickiness in the formula, just creamy goodness.

Staying power is good, too, about 3 hours without reapplication. This product wears off without gunking up so overall it´s really a great albeit pricy lipstick.
07 Sugar Pink is a gorgeous light coral pink.

I have my eyes also on 02 and 09 and might eventually pick them up =)

Rating 5/5 

All in all the whole collection is very worth checking out, all items seem perfectly suited for creating elegant and sophisticated looks.

I got all products from Adambeauty
Ocean Scene Eyes 7g - 5150 Yen ~ US$63, US$56.50 on AB)
Cream Cheeks 12g - 2625 Yen ~ US$32, US$31.50 on AB)
Full Glamour Liquid Lips 3.7g - 2940 Yen ~ US$36, US$35 on AB)


Magdalena said...

Those products look beautiful <3333

Fifi said...

Wow they're beautiful! I want the cream blush and the liquid lipstick! So gorgeous!

sita said...

I agree! Kanebo is an excellent lip products maker!

Anonymous said...

everything looks beautiful on you.. im particularly intrigued with the cream blush! thanks for the review !

Anonymous said...

everything looks beautiful on you.. im particularly intrigued with the cream blush! thanks for the review !

Cinnabunnie said...

beautiful! i love the blue liner on you and the lippie and clush is so pretty!

Mallory said...

Wow, the blush went from being visible/pigmented to barely there. But I do like the shimmer it have. And LOVE the lipgloss.

birkinbagbeauty said...

Wow, I'm so glad you gave the Ocean Scene palette a 5/5, because I've the 05 Colourful ocean one...

Thank you for swatching your cheek colour as well. I was really interested how the 01 would look on: I have seen other swatches and it looked quite pink, and on you it looks like a coral pink, which makes it more interesting for me (I was hesitating between 01 and 03, and judging these 01 will be a better match)

Eva said...

I just bought that palette too!! I can't wait till it comes in

Paris B said...

I love the look of the eyeshadow quad! I think I shall get it :) Haven't checked out Lunasol in ages because everything was so glittery and blah before. This looks right up my alley

Violet said...

The cream blush looks really nice....I never bought anything from lunasol before but this looks really interesting

astrorainfall @ beauty box said...

Lovely colours...I've got to get into the Lunasol bandwagon.

Great soundbites in the NYT article, btw!

steph said...

ohhhh i love that eye make-up!!!
du hast so schöne augen ^__^
und der eyeliner passt perfekt zur lunasol palette!

Jess said...

I'm still waiting for my Smoky Ocean to arrive, which should in the next days.

Your swatches are awesome as always, Kathi! And the greyish blue shades look so good on you!

Also, you made me wanna get some Full Glamour Liquid Lips too now! :)

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