This a little late of a review since Lunasol Shining Eyes were released Spring 2010. But I realized I never reviewed them here on Musings and decided to do so today.
I’m a big fan of this type of Japanese cream eyeshadow. Many, many brands have a similar sort of product however, my first try with them were from Visee.
Let’s take a look!
As I mentioned many Japanese brands favor this style of cream eyeshadow. It’s basically a cream shadow housed in a lipgloss style tube with a sponge applicator.
Technically speaking it’s a lot thinner than a potted cream shadow and also contains considerably more shimmer with a lot less pigment. The shades tend to rely on a heap of sparkle to produce a subtle color pay off with a highly shimmery finish. Being the sparkle whore I am, of course, I love them.
EX06, Shining Gold, is a bit disappointing since it really lacks color however, it produces a pretty sparkle of gold on lids that compliments a bolder lip color or blush. A shade you’ll want to use when you’re going heavier on lips and cheeks and don’t want to overdo it with a heavy eye look as well.
The formula has a gel-like feel and applies easily. You can build it up for more intense sparkle or play it down for a softer shimmer. It blends easily with very little effort and a quick dry down that remains just “wet” enough long enough for you to either blend out or build up.
I believe Lunasol has since done away with these however, shops like Imomoko.com still carry the colors.
They range around $20-$35 per a shade. I do think this is a little high considering many cheaper Japanese brands produce similar colors in a similar produce for a lot less. You’re paying into the Lunasol name here as I really don’t feel the formula differs from any other product I’ve tried along the same line.
Love that sparkle!