Forever pretty: The Lunasol Spring 2016 Collection

Lunasol doesn't create the most exciting makeup. This luxe Japanese brand's packaging rarely changes with every new collection, and the colors remain mostly in the neutral range no matter the season. But that is not necessarily a bad thing. I mean, how many times have we bought something just because it caught our eye and was trendy at the time? How many uses did we really get out of that product? There's nothing wrong with the occasional impulse buy, of course, but we should still try to make sure that we get the most out of it.

What Lunasol does exceptionally well - and the reason that I am in love with the brand - is that it makes products that will stand the test of time. I am on my merry way to finishing up my older Lunasol faves since I pick them up almost every time I do my makeup! The colors and textures will always be beautiful and on point; they just have the right amount of flirtatiousness to them not to look too stuffy. Lunasol is expensive, but I can honestly say that it's one of the very few brands that is always within my reach in my kit.

That being said, come check out a few pieces of the brand's Spring Makeup Collection!

There are two new eyeshadow palettes, the five-color Sparkling Eyes (P2,750), and the duo Sparkling Light Eyes (P2,200). Both palettes have shimmery colors that signal spring in all its fresh glory. Below is the 01 Gold Sparkling Palette, a selection of sumptuous gold shades that are perfect as lid washes. The mid-brown with gold specks is a nice light crease contour color.

The Lunasol Sparkling Light Eyes offers more variety and contrast, as it has five more colorful selections (duos in blue, purple, green, brown, and pink). I have here 05 Pink Sparkling. The left is a fiery bronze with a pinky hue to it, while the right shade is a shimmery petal pink. I wore this palette in an FOTD (which you will see later). I love it! The bronze is fairly unique in my collection because of that pretty pink tint.

The Lunasol Double Coloring Lips (P1,630) is a new formula with seven colors, two of which are limited edition. It's a dual-ended lip color that features a mousse-y base and a sparkly gloss. The mousse is soft and moisturizing and has pretty good opacity, but I recommend using a thin layer of lip liner underneath to get the best results. Setting it with the non-sticky, non-scented gloss seals it in! I have the shade 01 Clear Apricot, which is a lovely innocent-looking color.

The Lunasol Coloring Sheer Cheeks (P1,372 for the refill and P800 for the compact) is blush for those who hate blush. It's intentionally sheer, but has a velvety or satiny texture (depends on the color) that gives cheeks a pretty flush. I have 04 Coral Red, a generally matte healthy pink with super fine gold speckles.

Here's a look I did with my Lunasol Spring makeup. I used the Pink Sparkling eyeshadow palette - the pinky bronze on my lid, blended with the shimmery pink from the crease up to the brow bone. I then dusted a bit of the Coral Red blush on the apples of my cheeks for that hint of glow. Finally, I applied the Clear Apricot Coloring Lips to achieve a pouty everyday lip. Nice right?

I think the eyes and lips in this look match perfectly. The overall face is light but the colors are obviously sophisticated. You can bet that I'll be putting it on all summer - well, all year! It makes me feel so pretty, feminine, and professional at the same time. <3

I'd love to know your thoughts on this new collection! Have you already tried Lunasol? What are your top picks?


Lunasol is available inside Rustan's.