Price: 5000¥ (approx. $48)
According to my friend in Japan, Lunasol is considered one of the eyeshadow staples of women with brown/black eyes in Asia, much like Urban Decay’s Naked series.
When she offered to send me one as a late-birthday present, I couldn’t resist! (Because, ebay. All Lunasol quads are $60 + there.)
(Prior to reviewing, I apologize for that weird sheen on these photos. The sun was going crazy when I reviewed this)
Lunasol is known for its subtle yet dazzling shimmer, which (despite sounding oxymoronic) is the only way I can describe it. Even the casing here seems to echo that subtle, gorgeous shimmer.
The quad is $50-ish for 4 colors that amount to a total of 6.3g, ranking it med-to-high range in terms of price point.
I was given a choice among these beauties:
And I ended up choosing “Scent Form Eyes – 05 Chocolate Cosmos,” because I’m a sucker for taupey/chocolatey shades.
From what I gleaned from beauty blogs, “Beige Beige” is the cult classic for Lunasol quads, but Chocolate Cosmos also is a fan favorite, both being one of the older, more “classic” quads.
Ingredients are unfortunately written in Japanese.
Hope someone would be able to decipher this, because I can’t read kanji. I was able to make out two words: Ta-ru-ku (Talc) and De-Me-Chi-Kon (Dimethicone).
Gorgeous. Palette is light & sturdy enough to stash in your makeup pouch, and it comes with a huge mirror that’s perfect for touching up.
All four shades contain a light iridescence that doesn’t go overboard. Unlike many other shadows, the glitter stays on your lids and doesn’t scream “Notice me!…before I fall everywhere.”
This, to me, makes this one of my most versatile quads, as it can be worn to any occasion, whether it be school, work, a night-out etc.
From left to right, shades I named arbitrarily because they have no name.
- Nougat: Light ashy taupe
- Toffee Crunch: Light creamy red-brown
- Sugar Sugar: Particles of rock sugar
- Espresso Royale: Deep Brown
Everything has shimmer. This might not work for people who dislike the bling.
- Left corner of the eye: Nougat
- Right corner & eyeline: Espresso Royale
- Fanning away & triangular zone: Toffee Crunch
- Bottom: Sugar Sugar
This goes with most of my lipsticks, especially “Nougat” and “Espresso Royale.” Loving the subtle shimmer.
Having said all that, I wish Lunasol was more accessible in the US.
What’s your favorite eyeshadow quad? Your most versatile quad?