Thursday, March 26, 2009

Lunasol Full Glamour Gloss and a mail package!

Spring is finally almost here - it was a whopping 9 degrees Celcius today, haha :D Any day with a >0 Celcius weather is good for us Canadians :P I have a lot to catch up with blogging and comments! One of the things that I will tackle this weekend :)

Anyway for today I'm going to finally post about Lunasol'd Spring collection lipgloss :D I know its been a while since I bought it, but hey I'm not too late, at least spring is only just starting!

This is the Lunasol Full Glamour gloss in Lucent Purple 05

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What attracted me most to the gloss was the swirly pattern, and the purple tones. I have a thing for collecting lip products in strange shades, such as MAC Spring Bean lipglass which is a nice bright green in the tube. It goes on sheer though so it looks more honey-ish....but I digress :)

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The colour when swatched is quite sheer, and gives only the slightest hint of purple shimmer. In fact once on my rather pigmented lips it looked just like a clear gloss with multicoloured sparkle. It actually looks similar to Chanel's Galactic glossimer, but is slightly less shimmery.

Taken with flash - very subtle shimmer that is hard to capture in pictures.

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Compared with the Chanel Glossimer in Galactic:

Similar effect, but the multicoloured shimmer is much more apparent than Lunasol's
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In terms of Lunasol's Full Glamour formula, I do like how the gloss is only slightly sticky, as I can't stand super sticky glosses! Thats why I've stopped buying MAC lipglasses. I got tired of getting gloss all over my hair :P

The staying power is alright, nothing spectacular but its to be expected of non-sticky glosses. One thing that I'm sad about is that once you start using the gloss it mixes up the colour swirls. After repeated usage it will probably be evenly mixed and turn into a plain lilac colour...

Since the main featured colours from the Lunasol Spring collection were the purple shades, its not surprising that the gloss is now sold out in many locations. Right now the only place to purchase this that I know of, is Bonbon Cosmetics.

Overall I'd say the novelty and LE factor of the gloss is exciting, but the gloss itself is just a nice indulgence which is average in terms of formula. Its not bad, but its not mind-blowingly amazing either. For the price I would recommend Chanel's instead, but both products are LE so they're both hard to find.

Price: 2.5/5, typical HE gloss price
Packaging: 4.5/5, elegant packaging as usual
Performance: 3/5
Would repurchase: No - one is enough for the novelty factor. Not something I'd want backups of.

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I received a lovely surprise in the mail this week, courtesy of Mayaari :D She had offered to send me a sample of her Dr. Jart BB cream, as I found her review of it quite compelling. I did not expect all the other gifts in the package though, it really made my day coming home from work to this:

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Some Sanrio goodies - the Hello Kitty marshmallow pop was the cutest thing I'd ever seen, I almost felt it was too cute to eat at first!

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Face products to try and a cute pink nailpolish! :)

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Lashes - she just knew I'd always been lemming crisscross style lashes, but never 't had the chance to get any yet!

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BB cream samples: She included Skinfood and L'egere as well!

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Am super excited to try everything out this weekend! :D

P.S. Don't forget, the CK One giveaway ends in less than an hour! Thank you for all the lovely comments so far :)

16 comments:

fuzkittie said...

Wow finally you're showing that gloss!! hahahaa, it's beautiful I was really interested in the orange one.

smilecusiluvu said...

oo I love the second lip pictures cause you can actually see specks of purple which is soo pretty!!!

Liz said...

Ahhh, so that was the kitty marshmallow; did you toast it? :P
The Lucent Purple Lunasol gloss is very pretty. The shade reminds me of Lancome's Juicy Tube in Hypnotic Sapphire (I have a mini version), but the design is very similar to MAC's new Sugarsweet (the layers) .
Enjoy your new goodies!

Askmewhats said...

wow on the Lunasol gloss :) and more products to play with for you :) :) :)

Blair said...

The Lunasol gloss is so pretty! What happens to the swirly pattern after using the gloss for a bit?

Jamilla Camel said...

oohlala! I love that gloss! Your lips are fabulously luscious!!

xoannie said...

Diana is the best gift sender ever! She's always so generous!

rasilla said...

ahhh that hello kitty pop looks amazing :)yumm...i want marshmellows now...

heartofpearl ♡ said...

oh wow your lips look beautiful! looks like space or universe in the second lip effect :D so pretty :)x

cheryl said...

yea i saw the lunasol gloss on the official site and thought it was so pretty! i'm so silly: looking at one of your past posts, i realised i also have the Soft Silver Lightning EX04 eyeshadow palette! the colours are so flattering aren't they?

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

the gloss looks really pretty! I still think Lunasol is overpriced tho :P

Ahhhh Diana is so sweet!!!

mayaari said...

the lunasol gloss looks really pretty - reminds me of the MAC glosses out right now, but...so much prettier :)

Grayburn said...

What nice surprise and so cute! Can't wait to see what you think!

xo Grayburn

Abby said...

OH wow, those are some really cute gifts! Especially the Hello Kitty lolly. And the gloss is really shimmery/glimmery. Very nice! It actually looks quite wet so I'm glad to hear that it's more sticky than wet.

astrorainfall said...

What a gorgeous looking lip gloss... I should check out Lunasol.

angie519 said...

Well you have beautifully colored lips then! It's such a perfect heart shape and the gloss looks so neat!

My goodness, Mayaari is so sweet!

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