Sunday, April 4, 2010

Lunasol Beige Beige Skin Modeling Eyes

One of my very first posts focused on 3 Lunasol Eyeshadow Quads I was lucky enough to get thanks to my wonderful sister while she was in Japan. I've received requests for more reviews on Japanese brands, which I would love to do, but I have a very small stash of items that come directly from Japan. I realized I never swatched these, so thought this might be a good time to give a more in-depth review.

I discovered this brand thanks to one of my favorite bloggers, Haru at Rouge Deluxe. I've been a long-time fan of hers and her blog is one of my daily reads. I highly recommend you check out her blog (the Lunasol tag is linked above) for more pictures, swatches, reviews and lovely EOTDs.

Beige Beige 01 is reported to be the brand's Number 1 seller in Japan and comes in the Skin Modeling Eyes formula. It has 3 variations of beige plus 1 glimmering chocolate color. I'd describe this as a true classic beige eyeshadow palette for light to medium to medium-dark skintones + a natural chocolate liner shade that softly defines the eye.


I love the fact that the Lunasol website has a "How To Use" diagram for each eyeshadow palette by formula which I find incredibly helpful, even though with beige colors, it's hard to go wrong any way you apply the colors. This palette gives you a great fail-proof set of beiges that will give you an enhanced but naturally defined glowing eye look.


Swatches top to bottom are in same order as diagram above, A, B, C, D:


Look I did today with the Lunasol Beige Beige Quad using NARS St. Barts + South Beach Multiples blended on cheeks, NARS Serato dusted on top, MAC Teddy Eyeliner, MAC Spice Lipliner, D&G Sparkling Lipstick, MAC Moth to Flame Dazzleglass.



Are there dupes for this quad? Probably yes, but I haven't found any other brand that can replicate the texture and pigment of these eyeshadows. The palest shade is the most sparkly, border line glittery, but the others have a sophisticated shimmer that is very flattering and natural looking. The pigment for this quad is very high in my opinion, it has the buttery soft texture of colors from MAC's Starflash Eyeshadows but better pigment. The swatches on the skin don't do this quad justice for how the colors look on the eyes! Unfortunately, the pigment did not translate onto my arm.

7 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Sabrina!! And love the look you put together with these products! I have been reading about Lunasol, Maquillage and all these other Japanese brands but is it true that they tend to be sheer in pigment? I am afraid they won't show up on my deep skin tone.. =/ What do you think?

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  2. Oooh, I have never tried anything Lunasol but I do hope to get a chance someday - I'm always hearing raves!

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  3. Hi Catherine, I would love to be able to see the line in person too!

    Lakshmi - You know, Lunasol is the only Japanese brand I've tried outside of what is available in the US. I find shiseido e/s to be on the medium-sheer side, but haven't tried any of the other brands you mentioned so I'm not sure. Lunasol is fairly pigmented.

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  4. Lunasol failed on me big time and i have not gone back since... i was once rather crazy and bought a couple of quads which eventually all given/sway away (can't remember which...) this quad looks again too sheer for me but i can see why many people like it. it's simple and a day to day kind of palette. However, i know all 4 colours will just look like a bright brown mess on me. :(

    to be honest, i am more interested in that NARS Serato in the pic.

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  5. I think the light beige shades are really lovely, yet I'm afraid that tje darkest chocolate shade might look a bit too warm (with orange undertones) on me...

    Yet, I still wanna get my hands on this palette, hehe... Thanks for the swatches! ;)

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  6. Lunasol makeup is definitely on my wishlist, and I think this quad looks gorgeous!

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  7. Beautiful quad! And D&G Sparkling looks absolutely amazing too--so tempted to get that now that I see your pictures!

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