Lunasol Summer 2011 Haul
Finally managed to check out the Lunasol Summer 2011 Limited Edition Collection yesterday at Takashimaya. Before this I was adamant against getting the neutral palette (EX01 Shelly Ocean) because I have way too many neutrals in my stash (and honestly…. It doesn’t matter if the shades look a teeny weeny bit different, no one I know can tell) 😦
However, after swatching the testers at the counter…. I was sold. Even the SA was telling me that both are worth getting. Right.. There goes my self-imposed ban.
I ended up with these:
EX01 Shelly Ocean:
EX02 Vacation Ocean:
Shade application guide for Ocean Scene Eyes:
These are the best palettes I’ve ever bought from Lunasol. Previous collections tend to have shades that are overly glittery which result in terrible fall-outs. Pigmentation was also not that great in the past (well, because Lunasol prizes their eyeshadows on translucency). The previous Ocean Scene Eyes were also not that impressive to me especially when pigmentation is low and lighter shades look indiscernible from one another when swatched (not to mention when applied on the eyes).
The Summer 2011 collection (LE) however, impressed me with the softest feel of the eyeshadows. They literally melt away under my touch, transforming from a creamy-buttery texture into powder. Pigmentation was fantastic, it took no more than one medium-weight swatch for colour to show up intensely on my arm. Glitters were also tiny and fine, coming off as a subtle sheen rather than full on glitter bomb.
Swatches will be up in a while… After I am able to get over the lovely alphabetic prints on the eyeshadows. How I wish the letters wouldn’t rub off in one swatch 😦 I nicked the letters on the eyeshadows earlier on when the eye shadow sponge rolled against the powder.
I also received an Impress IC skincare GWP with every $150 purchase:
According to Kanebo, Impress IC is a subrange of the high-end Impress range and focuses on high whitening and moisturizing performance.