FOTD: Lunasol Star Shower Eyes #01 + Milani Luminous Blush
It is super hot and humid today but it gives great sunlight for lots of photo taking 😛
The Lunasol Start of Night #01 palette was released as part of Star Shower Eyes series in Fall 2009 and features two shades of contrasting shadows, one shimmery highlight and a powdered liner shade. #01 was the only one that appealed to me as I was heavily obsessed with purples/neutrals then. Now I regretted not picking up Star River as well 😦
I have barely used this palette ever since I got it, I might have used it for like… 4 times AT THE MOST. *guilty*
The shadows have a subtle pearlescent sheen to them, very typical of Lunasol palettes. These are super fine, they come off as creamy to the touch but they are actually powder shadows.
This palette however, tends to leave one looking a little bruised if you aren’t careful. Perhaps that is the reason why I am unwilling to use this. This also reminds me of the JS Illuminance Eyes in Layered Gem some entries earlier. Both feature similar shades just that JS is a notch darker and more glittery.
As for blush, I was wearing Milani Smooth Finish Blush in Luminous.
This is touted to be the dupe for NARS Orgasm, but I wouldn’t say it is an EXACT dupe. I used to own NARS Orgasm but it was WAY too glittery and orangey for my skin and I remember I hated it. I have no idea why it was so highly raved on MUA and Specktra when it was such a mess on my cheeks. Therefore, I happened to chance upon Milani Luminous and I was sold because it was NOTHING like what Orgasm was on me.
This blush is super pigmented so a little goes a long way. I had applied it vigorously for it to show up on my camera but I think I had overdone it because it looks damn pink on my cheeks 😛