The holiday season is perfect for experimenting with makeup, and Lunasol brings us a number of fun shimmery options to play with. Even though the collection is named Dramatic Dark, it is done with a light and elegant Japanese touch, albeit with a couple of bolder accents.
As with all Japanese beauty houses, there is always at least 1 or more makeup kits designed for an all-in-1 party look, suitable as gifts. The Holiday Favorite Festive Set is a great value-for-money selection, and comprises 4 items – Eyeshadow Coloration palette EX03 Mysterious Mood, Skinny Color Glow cheek balm in EX01 Juniper Berry, Dress for Lips Gloss in EX01 Moonlit Dust, and a metallic purple pouch.
Here are the swatches of the entire set:
The eyeshadow shades are surprisingly warm-toned in this Eye Coloration EX03 palette, adding a bit of candlelit warmth though the fine micro-shimmers to add some drama. I’m most fond of the Skinny Color Cheek Glow in Juniper Berry as it is an unusual plummy chocolate with some hidden violet shimmers. The color is suitable not just for sculpting the cheeks, but also doubles up as a lip tint. The Dress for Lips gloss is a clear transparent gloss that pulls cool-toned because of the light blue, lilac and silver shimmers within. It works best layered over another lip color, and may also be added to either the cheeks or lids for a touch of highlight.
Putting them all together, here is a full makeup look featuring the Lunasol Holiday Favorites set. I wore Skinny Color Cheek glow on my lips before adding Dress for Lips Gloss to the middle.
Apart from the Holiday Favorites set above, Lunasol has also included 2 special Fusing Color Palettes for experimentation. These include a full-sized luminous cheek color, and trio of complementary shades that may be used on the lids or as highlighter.
The 2 palettes are warm-toned and cool-toned separately. Here are the swatches according to the relative placement in the palette.
Here is a makeup featuring Fusing Color Palette EX01 Aurora Glow on my lids and cheeks.
As for Fusing Color Palette EX02 Mellow Tempo…
And my makeup look…
Lunasol’s Holiday 2019 collection is already out in counters. You can find Lunasol stocked at Kanebo counters in Singapore, Takashimaya Departmental Store and OG Albert Complex. Everything is limited edition, so check them out while you can!
This post featured products that were generously provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.