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
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 :)
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.
Compared with the Chanel Glossimer in Galactic:
Similar effect, but the multicoloured shimmer is much more apparent than Lunasol's
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
Would repurchase: No - one is enough for the novelty factor. Not something I'd want backups of.
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:
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!
Face products to try and a cute pink nailpolish! :)
Lashes - she just knew I'd always been lemming crisscross style lashes, but never 't had the chance to get any yet!
BB cream samples: She included Skinfood and L'egere as well!
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 :)