Sunday, 19 September 2010

Lunasol Aurorize Eyes #5 Contrast Variation

When presented with an array of new Lunasol palettes, I'm usually drawn to the purple, blue or green combinations. But for the Aurorize Eyes collection, I decided on #5 Contrast Variation for a change, as the shades looked quite flattering and complemented one another well.

With the exception of the silvery beige shade in the centre of the palette, the other four shades have a smooth silky texture with good colour payoff. The silvery beige shade has a dry glittery texture and is best used on top of the other shades for added sparkle.

Here are the brown-themed Lunasol palettes in my collection. To be honest, these are the least frequently used palettes in my Lunasol stash. Not because I dislike them but simply because of my personal preference for more colourful shades.

Top row (left to right): Scent Form Eyes #5 Chocolate Cosmos, Skin Modelling Eyes EX01 Beige Bronze and Skin Modelling Eyes #2 Beige Orange

Bottom row: Gentle Variation and Geminate Eyes #1 Cat's Eyes

After prepping with Testimo Eye Bright Up Base, I used the brush applicator to sweep the light beige (bottom left) shade over the browbone area. I used the fat sponge applicator to apply the tan beige shade (top right) shade from the inner corner to the middle of the lid and along the lower lashline, and the brown shade (top left) shade from the middle of the lid to the outer corner. Next, I used the thin sponge applicator to liner the upper lashline with the smoky greyish black shade along the upper lashline. Then I used the brush to lightly dust the silvery beige shade over the eye socket area.

I finished by using Clinique High Impact Mascara 01 Black and L'Oreal HIP Color Chrome Eyeliner 910 Black Shock along the upper lashline and the outer corner of the lower lashline. The Color Chrome Eyeliner is indeed quite intense and applies quite smoothly. Some tugging of the eyelid occurs when using this, unlike with my usual liquid eyeliner, but this is to be expected of a pencil liner. It is easier to smudge out for a smoky effect than a liquid eyeliner though but if you want a very fine and precise line, then liquid eyeliner is still the best way to go.

For the rest of the look, I used Dior X4 Control Compact Foundation 012, RMK Super Basic Liquid Concealer EX01, Paul & Joe Face Color 07 and Loose Powder, K-Palette Real Lasting Eyebrow 01 and Za Plumper Lips #1 Ruby Dazzle. Ruby Dazzle is a new lipstick that I just received from the Shiseido office.

The Za Plumper Lips is a new line of 9 lipsticks that will be launched in October. (Do see Mag's post at for swatches of all 9 shades.) Priced very affordably at only S$13.90 and made in Taiwan, these lipsticks are formulated with collagen and plump-up pearls particles to help lips look fuller and moisturised. Most of the lipsticks apply sheer but can be layered for a more intense tint. #1 Ruby Dazzle is the most red-toned shade in the line-up which is otherwise dominated by feminine pinks. It glided on very smoothly and had a lovely shine without any strong taste or scent.


Ivy Low said...

nice brown smoky babe...looks good..did u get the Naked palette as well?

Haru said...

hi Ivy,
Nope, I didn't get Naked as it would just be wasted on me. I rarely wear browns and beiges... why is why I was surprised that I have actually accumulated 5 brown-themed Lunasol palettes. That should be enough for years to come!

Anonymous said...

hi haru,

which is your most favourite brown Lunaol palette? you have so many of them..


Anonymous said...

It's absolutely lovely on you paired with the lovely shade of red lippie!!

Anonymous said...

you look good without your specs! like a sophisticated lady (:

Anonymous said...

overall a elegant nice look, which i always prefer! :)

Unknown said...

i like browns n u think the Naked palette is a good buy?i havent touch my Alice in wonderland palette at all o.O

Haru said...

If you like browns and beiges, then Naked is definitely a good buy as it has so many full size eyeshadows. But no point buying if you are not going to use it.

hi Trisha,
My favourite is probably Cat's Eyes.

Ivy Low said...

well..i read from a comment on a blog that the waitlist is 3 mths for the Naked palette! I think that kinda killed the lemming for now.

Isla said...

Ruby Dazzle looks so nice! The sparkle/glitter particles make me iffy though, is it gritty at all? Or does it become gritty as the lipstick wears off?

Haru said...

You can feel the sparkle particles if you rub your lips together but otherwise, the lipstick wears quite comfortably on my lips even after a couple of hours. The particles are very fine so it doesn't look like you have obvious glitter bits on your lips. But if you don't like the feeling of any particles at all, then this lipstick is probably not for you.

Anonymous said...

you look great with this clean natural look! --stella

leechie said...

i juz bot the naked palette...v.pretty!!! <3
now i'm lemming the lunasol one tt u bot...but think my leechie mum wont b too happy to hear this =.="

Ling said...

Hi Haru,

I noticed Dior x4 compact is a staple in your fotd :) that makes me wonder what happened to your Giogio armani foundation u bought from hawaii? :p is it no good?

i also wanted to try the highly raved makeupforever foundation , the essential in backstage makeup. you tried makeupforever base before?

Haru said...

Hi Ling,
I haven't tried MUFE makeup before. As for the Armani foundation, I tried it once or twice but didn't find it to be that special. Right now, I'm trying to use up the Dior foundation so that I can reduce the size of my foundation stash somewhat! I'll probably give the Armani foundation another run sometime later.

ashura said...

i love the red lipstick! it looks gorgeous on you! so many things to check out from shiseido!