Ever since swatching this Lunasol Feathery Smoky Eyes in the Shinjuku Isetan LE EX01 Feathery Gold, I've been itching to get to it. Finally, some four months later, which I suppose is still better than years...
All pictures taken in natural light without flash.
I'd skipped the entire line of Feathery Smoky Eyes due to bland color combos, boring finishes, and poor pigmentation. This LE couldn't have been more different--it's everything the regular lineup should and could have been. The colors are gorgeous and wearable. The finishes are interesting, with some semi-metallics even in the medium/crease pan at lower right. The texture is consistent among the four pans, all are softer, smoother, and more buttery. The palette as a whole has excellent pigmentation, what Lunasol was once known for in the exemplary Three-Dimensional Eyes, Nature Color Eyes, Vivid Clear Eyes, and Geminate Eyes. What gives, Lunasol?
- EX01 Feathery Gold: this palette is very reminiscent of late summer/early fall. Think gold, copper, bronze, and brown. It's definitely warm-toned, but it doesn't turn red. Warm eye colors turning reddish is my biggest challenge, because I'm very warm-toned and there's already a lot of yellow in my skin.
Clockwise from top left:
- Sparkling top wash: high shimmer, low intensity. Translucent gold. Like translucent red lipsticks, I'm addicted to eye colors like this. I already have many but I just can't get enough and keep buying more. They're gorgeous and super easy to wear, from lazy days to special date nights. And Lunasol does their sparkles so well that it's never garish or tacky.
- Base/highlighter: shimmer, low intensity. Champagne with golden pearly sheen.
- Medium/crease: semi-metallic, medium intensity.
Right: translucent peachy copper.
Left: bronze. Absolutely love this color and wish there was more of it!
- Deep/liner: shimmer, high intensity.
Right: antique bronze. Love this one and want more of it too!
Center: chocolate with gold shimmers.
Left: bitter chocolate with gold shimmers.