I’m trying to recall when Lunasol launched their Sheery Glossy Eyes Eyeshadow. I believe it was Fall 2012 but feel free to correct me if not. Lunasol Sheer Glossy Eyes launched in four, limited edition shades and I’ve been sitting on one for a while now. Why I haven’t reviewed it earlier is beyond me but just recently I told myself to look through my photo archives for the pictures of it and get to reviewing it.
So here I am…
And here are my thoughts on Sheer Glossy Eyes.
These are 2,500 yen each which is quite costly by Japanese drugstore prices however, Lunasol is one of Kanebo’s more luxury brands. Each is a single color eye shadow in small pot which give lids a sheer wash of glossy color as per the name of the product.
It’s a very interesting product and on some levels different for Lunasol. It a pigmented shadow and although it looks like a whipped mousse or cream consistency it’s actually a powder. It has a soft, creamy texture for a powder that applies VERY easily on lids without tugging or applying patchy, etc….you can apply with your finger if you like or as I did a sponge tipped applicator.
I own the shade EX03 which is a soft brown. They name these well as the shadow provides translucent soft color that’s a very sheer wash of color on lids that gives the illusion of a glossy finish. The effect is rather beautiful especially if you like glossy eye pencils or shadows such as the one CK recently launched.
On the downside even with primer the shadow tends to crease on me within a three hour period. A little patting with my finger freshens things up but I imagine on an oiler lid they might not prove very long wearing.
I got this directly from Japan at 30% Off (many drugstores offer makeup at a 30% off sale price) however, they go for far more online and I question if you really need to indulge as at this price you can get a beautiful Lunasol Eyeshadow Palette for far less!
You can shop them at fairly reasonable prices at Adambeauty.com (not affiliated) with a very good shipping price as well!