September 29, 2015

Lunasol Duo De Chocolat Eyes Review & Swatches

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Lunasol Duo De Chocolat Eyes Eyeshadow Palettes are new, limited edition eyeshadow duo that launched with the Lunasol Fall 2015 Collection in Japan late last August.

I think Lunasol’s Fall 2015 Collection was one of my favorite collections visually and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some of the palettes and lipglosses they launched because they were such warm, sultry shades of orange and brown.

Let’s take a look at the Lunasol Duo De Chocolat Eyes Eyeshadow Palette!

Lunasol Duo De Chocolat Eyes is probably one of my worst purchases from this beloved brand. Lunasol is one Kanebo’s more higher end brands and with that prestigious reputation comes a very high price tag in my humblest opinion. The Lunasol Duo De Chocolat Eyes are 3,500 Yen per each duo or $26 USD ouch! On the upside these are fairly larger eyeshadows weighting in at a total of 0.10 oz total but still $26 for an eyeshadow duo particularly one with subpar quality kinda makes me wince in pain.

Lunasol Duo De Chocolat Eyes

Lunasol Duo De Chocolat Eyes swatches

But I digress because I will contradict myself slightly and say these duos were extremely beautiful and the promotional images that went along with them showing sultry brown eyes totally made me want them. I also felt like $26 wouldn’t be too bad a price to pay if I ended up loving the formula which is typically the norm for Lunasol as they have an incredibly textured eyeshadow and their palettes never fail to disappoint.

The duo comes housed in a small brown box with an elastic ribbon that holds it closed. Inside is a small mirror, the two eyeshadows, and a dual ended sponge applicator for application. Apparently the duos are supposed to smell like chocolate but I don’t smell anything at all. The entire presentation of the duo looks like a little gift box from Godiva! It’s very elegant, sophisticated, and dare I say quite cute! It does deserve to be mentioned that the sponge applicators that Lunasol includes with their palettes are very, very well made and they really are all you need to apply the eyeshadows in this duo as one end is a traditional eyeshadow sponge where as the other end is a pointed liner sponge applicator.

I purchased the Chocolat Orange shade selection which paired up a deep bark brown with a lighter shade of beige orange. I love the contrast of these two shades as it reminds me of Fall foliage! Honestly, the brown shade isn’t so much an eyeshadow but more an eyeliner shade and this is actually how it is meant to be used as you apply the orange all over lids and line with the darker chocolate brown. The darker brown does have the consistency of a liner cake with more of a dense formula with a matte finish where as the orange-y beige has a soft, silky consistency with a hint of golden shimmer.

Unfortunately, both shades lack pigmentation. The orange shade looks very frosty and it sticks to my lids in a patchy finish with a sheerer color pay off where as the dark brown needs to be built or even used wet for the best intensity.

Lunasol Duo De Chocolat fotd

Lunasol Duo De Chocolat Eyes fotd

I really wanted to love this duo! Visually both shades look gorgeous! It’s just that the quality isn’t really there.

Oh well!

If you were considering the Lunasol Duo De Chocolat Eyes, I’d say skip ’em! The quality just isn’t here.

But if you can’t resist these are available for purchase at gooddealer.com.

I purchased this item.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Lily

    Hello Isabella,
    I have just read a post of you talking about where to buy korean and japanes skin care products…so could you help me with my enquiry?!…i used to buy from Yesstyle…after a while i knew that they sell double price…i searched about another website and found (koreadepart) it is cheap but dont know …it is very cheap that i am not sure….do they really sell original products or not?! Do you have any idea?! Are they just selling with the original price?!
    Thank you in advance…

    • Isabella Muse

      I’m not sure Lily, in my post I recommended the places I shop from and I rarely stray from those shops. I’ve never purchased from koreadepart so I don’t know if they sell original products, I’ve never purchased from them. Sorry!

      • Lily

        So…could you just check it out and tell me if their price sounds ok for you….i mean is it normal for korean products to be this cheap price..from your experince ?! I am sorry I talk and ask alot…just could you help me with this one….thank you for replying

        • Isabella Muse

          Hi Lily, different stores price things differently. I can’t confirm if they are selling original products just by looking at the price. Some stores sell products that are old or expired and they sell them cheaper, such as Rose Rose Shop on Ebay. I’m not really sure about this store having never shopped from them. I’m sorry! I wish I had some advice or experience with the store but just by prices alone I can’t say if they are any good.

  • Lily

    Ah…I see Isabella…i didnt mean by looking at the price to tell if they are original…i just meant ..did it happen that you bought in such price….but it is ok….thank you anyway…people usually would not even reply……..

    • Isabella Muse

      Korean cosmetics are generally very very very cheap! Etude House runs from $2 to $15 at most with other brands such as Holika, Holika, Innisfree, etc running along the same price line. Skinfood is around $5 to $25, etc…but those are retail prices from stores located within Korea so most online shops will tack on $2 to $5 more on top of retail as they try to make money off the items. I’m not really sure why the prices are so cheap on koreadepart, they could be an official retailer (which I doubt) for certain brands and that’s why they are so cheap? If you’re concerned about the freshness or originality of items you might wanna shop from reputable stores like etude house’s own website or sasa.com versus online stores or ebay ones. Hope this helps!? 🙂