I may or may not have squeed when I saw this Lunasol eyeshadow palette from Lunasol’s 15th Anniversary Summer Eyes collection. (Spoiler alert: I squeed.) EX02 Warm Coral Collection contains five beautiful shimmery shades. What drew me to this palette were the orange and pink shades. Browns, taupes, and beiges are usually what make up a natural eye makeup look, but interestingly, the trend in Korea calls for light pink and orange instead. After seeing some Korean tutorials and ads using pink and orange eyeshadow, I have to say that I see the light.
The eyeshadows are all shimmery and shiny with microfine multi-colored glitters. The pink has slightly larger glitter. All but the center brown color start off sheer and are buildable to medium opacity; the center brown color goes on with medium pigmentation. You could apply any of the lighter colors in a thin light layer for an easy glitter overcoat. The colors are (A) white with a slight pink sheen, (B) light orange, (C) medium blossom pink, (D) tan beige, and (E) neutral brown. Unfortunately, the swatches look more washed out than they are in real life, but I assure you that the colors contrast with each other and look definitively white/peach/pink/beige/brown in person.
The shadows are on the soft side and apply best with a sponge-tip applicator. The color does tend to fade by the end of the day and it’s easy for the colors to mix into each other. However, they last way longer on the eyes than the baked blushes I tried to improvise with (Milani Luminoso, a shimmery light peach, and MAC Moon River, a shimmery pale cool pink).
Everything about this feels luxurious. The palette has a reflective finish and a nice weight to it, opens with the push of a clasp, and comes with usable applicators (a mix of regular and skinny sponge-tip applicators and a brush head). The lid/mirror opens 180 degrees. <End gushing>