I’d been waiting for this particular Lunasol collection for a long long time, primarily because of the eyeshadow palette. The new Lunasol Autumn/Fall 2011 collection features a rather interesting eyeshadow palette which they call “Three Dimensional Eyes”.
Fascinating, don’t you think? I thought you could end up with having something like 8 shadows in one compact which would have been all sorts of wonderful. But it isn’t quite that way really. I learned from Higashimura-san, Lunasol makeup artist how one maximises the use of this new eyeshadow compact and its not hard at all :)
I’ve got a few more pictures below if you are interested, including one of yours truly looking remarkably like an anime, giant limpid eyes and all :P But if you aren’t, there is a Kanebo Lunasol roadshow going on at North Court MidValley Megamall until Sunday 11 September, 2011 so you can go and check out the brand and Autumn/Fall 2011 collection there. If you’re still here, let’s go! ;)
I had a quick eye makeover by Higashimura-san, using the compact you see above 03 Mysterious Beige which is, you know, neither mysterious nor beige ;) First, he applied the soft lilac over the whole lid. Then, he used the beige where your crease may be. The colours are soft with shimmer and give a very soft look. Nothing dramatic, which is representative of most Japanese makeup.
The 2 tri-coloured pans you see have 3 textures in them – matte, satin and shimmer – and come in 2 shades – light and dark. Using a pencil or flat liner brush, take the matte dark grey-brown and use it to line your upper lashes. Take the shimmer dark grey-brown and use it to line your lower lashes. The shimmer helps open up your eyes.
For the light pan, take the shimmer and use it to highlight the inner corner of the eyes and to line the inner portion of the lower lid. Use the matte and satin shade on the brow bone. The overall effect is subtle and when liquid liner and mascara is added, more dramatic. Here’s a picture I took late at night, after I’d gone home just to give you an idea of how it looked.
Products used Clockwise from Top Left: Lunasol face brushes (love!), Eyelid Primer, Lunasol Full Glamour Liquid Lip, Three Dimensional Eyes palettes
The eyes are dramatic and defined, yet colour is subtle. I have noticed that most Japanese makeup is done this way. For some reason, it makes my eyes look HUGE! And like that of a Japanese anime, don’t you think? LOL! :D And I love it of course. Japanese makeup was my first love and I’m slowly going back to it even if many people find it too shimmery :)
There are 5 colours in the new Three Dimensional Eyes range.
(1) Neutral Beige (2) Soft Beige (3) Mysterious Beige (4) Cool Beige (5) Deep Beige
Higashimura-san’s favourite of the lot is 05 Deep Beige as it gives a gorgeous smokey look. I will be picking that one up soon heh heh. Its not that dark, but it does apply a lovely neutral grey-brown with shimmer which may or may not grab your fancy. Its also the same palette as used on the Lunasol model for the Autumn collection.
The one on the right, not on the left. *snigger* ;)
Higashimura-san also waxes lyrical about the Lunasol Eyelid Base which comes in Neutral and Light. It helps even out your eyelid colour and helps shadows stay on longer, and to make colours look brighter. Your regular eyeshadow base :)
My imagination however, was captured by the absolutely gorgeous in a take-my-breath-away manner, of the Lunasol face brushes.
I’d never paid attention to their brushes before (I didn’t know they had them) but they are as soft as a breath of air on the skin. The bristles are squirrel hair and exquisite! Run them over your hand or cheek, and you’d never want to put them down. I was told that the larger powder brush is used to apply finishing powder and the smaller blush brush, is for blush. I am in love, so I am saving up to purchase these. I did some research and found out that they are made by Chikuhodo, a Japanese brush maker that makes brushes for the likes of RMK and Suqqu. I was in love with the RMK powder brush, but then, this one from Lunasol is a tiny bit cheaper (RM180 or so vs RM220) so I would likely pick this one up instead :P
I swear the Japanese make the best makeup brushes in the world. I am proven right once again. Even the eye brushes are exquisite! So, I’m going to have to clear out some of my present brushes to make room for these when the time comes :)
Have you used anything from Lunasol before? I have some of their eyeshadow palettes but their new ones didn’t quite wow me, until the past two collections. Oh I have their blushes too which I do really like a lot. And their new striped blush is very nice too – forgot to take photos of them, but you can view them on the Lunasol website or at Kanebo cosmetics counters. Just leave me one ok? ;)
Lunasol Three Dimensional Eyes eyeshadow palette comes in 5 shades and retails at RM185 each