Kanebo Lunasol 04 Smoky Ocean Scene Eyes Swatch and FOTD

July 5, 2011

If you are familiar with Asian cosmetics, you will know Kanebo Lunasol eyeshadow palettes are highly raved in Asia. Some of their signature neutral palettes as well as their seasonal limited edition palettes are always sold out. I too am a big fan of Lunasol in general and I have collected quite a few palettes from them. Today’s review is for the beautiful 04 Smoky Ocean eyeshadow palette from Lunasol’s Ocean Scene Eyes Line which is their newest range.


The Ocean Scene Eyes Line adopts a new Soft Powder Formula Technology which delivers a moist and smooth texture. It carries 5 permanent palettes – I chose 04 Smoky Ocean because it seems to be the most cool toned palette out of them all. All eyeshadows in the palette are shimmery as this line is designed to create a translucent and wet looking finish.

Each eyeshadow is very finely milled with lots of fine silver shimmers. They do stand up to their claims – the shadows are cushiony soft and silky smooth. When I ran my fingers over each shadow I couldn’t feel any trace of graininess from the shimmer.


Shades description from left to right for the below swatch:

white silvery shade with a hint of beige (lower left  in the palette)

a light grey with a hint of taupe (upper left  in the palette)

a pale blue with silver undertone (upper right in the palette)

this is such a unique color, a bluish charcoal with a hint of moss. (lower right in the palette)


These are swatched heavily using the sponge applicator. When applied on the eyes using a brush, these shades appear more sparkly and translucent for a wet look finish which is the way I prefer.

How I wore them on my eyes for a subtle smokey eye look:

I only used 3 shades – the light grey all over the eyelid with the bluish charcoal applied along my upper lash and the outer v. The pale blue is applied along my lower lash.



Bottom Line: The texture and the translucent finish of these eyeshadow are to die for. I am most impressed with its long wearability as they stay put for 8 hours. As for the palette, I won’t say it is a must have as it is more for summer only and is limited to smokey eye use.

Other products used:

Cheeks: Nars Multiple Tint in Turks and Caicos

Lips: Shu Uemura Lip duo tint and gloss in Love Apricot from the Takano Collection

Falsies by Kiss Me in style 02: I have to give special credit to these lashes. They are incredibly beautiful and they make such a huge difference to the eyes.



Overall Look:


Lunasol is not sold in Australia. They cost around $60 AUD if they are purchased over the Kanebo counters in Asia. Price varies online.

The Ocean Scene Eyes Range has recently released two LE palettes for their summer 2011 collection. Check out the gorgeous Elaine and PrettySeaEagle for their beautiful swatches!


{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

astrorainfall @ beauty box July 5, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Very pretty colours in your FOTD…..I love Lunasol…that palette you used is sooooo elegant…


Reika July 6, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Thanks. You know..the first makeup counter I head straight to is Kanebo Lunasol every time I am in Asia! I am really impressed with this new range of eyeshadows..thinking to get more..:-P


flyavsted July 5, 2011 at 4:38 pm

I need to try Lunasol soon. I looove your contacts as well. You are just the most gorgeous girl.


Reika July 6, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Hi flyavsted..have I said you are the sweetest girl! I love these contacts too, the tone is a mix of gray, blue and green!


Celina July 5, 2011 at 11:48 pm

Such a gorgeous palette! You’re making me want to invest my money into asian cosmetics 🙂 And I love your bottom lashes~


Reika July 6, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Thanks Celina 🙂 How ironic..I love my bottom lashes more than my upper lashes too haha..:-P
Asian cosmetics are just as good as the western brands, the downside is they are always overpriced on the internet..


Elizabeth July 7, 2011 at 2:11 am

You’re very pretty! That palette is so stunning, I’ve never tried anything by that brand.

I was wondering if the unblended blush look was intentional? I don’t intend that to be rude, I’m just curious!

I’m new to your blog and I’m really enjoying it, your photos are SO helpful!


Reika July 7, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Hi Elizabeth haha don’t worry, I won’t take offense of your kind comments! Thanks for taking notice of the unblended blush look..yes I do it on purpose every time I use this particular blush. I love the pale peachy color but it doesn’t show up on me if I blend it out..that is why I always leave it unblended…:-P


polarbelle July 7, 2011 at 6:10 am

Those colors are gorgeous on you.


Reika July 7, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Thanks polarbelle 🙂


Elaine July 7, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Very pretty!!
Love the smoky eyes and pink blush! 🙂 Looking great always!


Reika July 11, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Thanks Elaine 🙂


Shirley July 8, 2011 at 1:05 pm

You look so pretty. Love the blush, looks like you had brisk walk, very healthy looking. Can I ask what are the lens you are wearing? they look amazing, especially the close up, I love the blend of green and blue but they look so natural from a far.


Reika July 11, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Hi Shirley, thanks for your sweet comment 😉 The contact lens I wore in the pictures was by Neo in the style of 4 tone blue.


littlegirlinbigbeijing July 16, 2011 at 12:32 pm

I’m obsessed with your contacts. I have to admit I’ve looked through every single post on your blog (: Where can I get the contacts you have? Including the light-er brown ones?


Reika July 17, 2011 at 7:18 am

Thank you so much 🙂
The lighter browns ones are by Freshkon and it should be sold at any optometry shop. Other lenses I wore are by NEO, bought them online.
Hope it helps!


freckles speckles August 25, 2011 at 3:46 am

I skipped this collection coz I thought they look so shimmery… this palette caught my eye as well… very unique colors from lunasol…


Christy November 12, 2013 at 3:32 pm


Love your makeup!
What brand & color are you wearing on your lips & cheeks?



Christy November 12, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Oops, never mind. You’ve listed what yo used on cheeks & lips


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