Lunasol Chocolate Cosmos Eyeshadow Palette Review, My everyday look FOTD

by Reika on July 26, 2011

I managed to get up 10 minutes earlier than usual this morning (unbelievable!) so I quickly snapped a few pictures of my makeup before I left home for work.  The eyeshadow palette I used is my beloved Lunasol Chocolate Cosmos by Kanebo. Lunasol is well known for neutral eyeshadow palettes, and this one has been one of their top sellers for years! It can look bland or dupable, but the beauty of this palette is that all of the shades are so wearable and flattering and are designed to enhance the natural beauty of your eyes and complement the rest of your makeup.

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Shades description (clockwise from top left)

a soft shimmery cool sandy brown

a soft shimmery peachy brown

rich chocolate brown with silver glitters

a pearly beige white with an iridescence – the texture of this shadow is different to the rest – it has a spongy creamy texture that can be used as a base as well as being excellent for highlighting the inner corner of the eyes.

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I love how the iridescence of the pearly white shade shows up in this picture.

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Swatches: All of these shadows are smooth and are easy to blend.

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Love the finish of these shadows – they are neither too matte which can look too flat nor too shimmery. They give a satin shimmery effect with a subtle sparkle that bring my morning lifeless eyes back to life.

Some pictures of my FOTD this morning. Just a very soft and fresh makeup look I normally wear to work everyday.

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Jamilla Camel July 26, 2011 at 2:17 pm

I love the sheer, chocolaty colours on your eyes!

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Reika July 28, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Thanks Jamilla! Chocolaty colors can never go wrong on any women!

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Eileen July 26, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Every woman should have some “workhorse” palettes like this one. It’s easy to see whynit is a top seller. Your look is poised and polished; yet effortless and professional.

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Reika July 28, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Thank you so much for your lovely comment Eileen! I am obsessed with collecting “workhorse” palettes as I only wear makeup when I go to work. They are the most practical for me :-)

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Eta July 26, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Brilliant. Eileen sums it up very well! A beauty blogger’s everyday look is a very precious experience to learn from. Thank you for sharing it.

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Reika July 28, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Thank you so much Eta!!

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Amy July 26, 2011 at 9:25 pm

What a gorgeous palette and look! I love your blog and your photos; do you use a lightbox? I’m always curious to know how people take such wonderful pictures!

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Reika July 28, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Hi Amy, for the pictures in this post they were taken in natural day light, facing the window :-)

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Lisa July 27, 2011 at 12:32 am

Just beautiful! Any recommendations on where I could buy this? And any idea on the price? Thanks.

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Reika July 28, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Hi Lisa, you can buy them over any Kanebo Lunasol counters in Asia or via ebay. There are many online cosmetic retailers that sell Lunasol as well. I know that Mihoko shop stocks a great range of Kanebo Lunasol products.
http://www.mihokoshop.com/index.php?route=product/manufacturer&manufacturer_id=48
Price ranges from $60-$70 depending on the popularity of the palette.

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Me, my best and I July 27, 2011 at 6:23 am

Oh its like a chocolate bar I want to rip right own- fabulous. I didn’t even know Kanebo did make-up. I have a Clinique quad that is my go to for everyday make-up. Although my work make-up certainly does not look as glam as yours!!

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Reika July 28, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Kanebo does fabulous makeup, you should certainly check it out if you get a chance :-)

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Elaine July 28, 2011 at 2:07 am

Very pretty :) I think browns suit you well :)

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Reika July 28, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Thanks Elaine! Brown and I go hand in hand :-)

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onlyfr33b33 July 29, 2011 at 1:40 am

Very pretty! I especially like the eye-shadow under your eyes. You have the best eyes for that! I definitely need to check this brand out–I’ve been using Lorac for my every day nude.

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Eileen July 29, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Gorgeous neutral look. Love the way you take your photos ;) It makes your blog such a joy to read.

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Reika July 30, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Thanks Eilleen :-) You are so sweet!

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freckles speckles August 25, 2011 at 3:44 am

stumbled upon your site while googling lunasol palettes. this is one of my faves too :)

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Ciccone September 13, 2011 at 2:46 am

Hi reika, I came across your blog from Canada. Would you have instructions on how to apply the shadows? Thank you!

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Reika September 13, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Hi ciccone, thanks for dropping by :-) I basically applied the light taupe shade all over the eye socket then layered the peachy shade towards the inner corner. The dark brown shade was used to line the upper lash line as well as on the outer v, and the ivory white shade was used to highlight the tear duct area.
Hope it helps!

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Christy November 12, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Hi,

I’m from NYC.

How are the Kanebo Lunasol eyeshadows? These look similar color to Tom Ford’s. I find it Asian eyeshadows are not as pigmented as Burberry, CD, YSL or Tom Ford (my favorite). Do you recommend it? Are they sheer or pigmented?
These are almost same priced as Tom Ford and since I can’t test it out in dept. Stores, I’d like your input. Should or forgo? Thanks a bunch in adavance.

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