It starts with the decadent outside of the box: one of the reasons I really like buying something from Lunasol. There is so much detail in the layout, and I almost always want to keep the box with the palette, even though it often takes up lots of precious space.
I ventured on a totally different colour spectrum I usually go for. I am the neutrals girl and I have heaps of varieties of all kind of neutral shades. I really wanted something else, something sweeter and lighter. Possible something pastel.
Gladly Lunasol included my wishes in a palette with a, for Japanese standards, a more unusual colour scheme. Yeh, you do see a lighter blue and yellow in palettes often, but not in this combination.
Further on, I loved loved loved the name Colourful Ocean more than all the others. I believe that the colours in the palette sum up the qualities of the perfect ocean:
♥ a pink for Coral
♥ soft, ocean blue
♥ baby yellow for that perfect sand
♥ brown: for the trees...
I really love Lunasol's interpretation of an Ocean Scene.
|Lunasol Ocean Scene 05 Colourful Ocean|
|Lunasol Ocean Scene 05 swatches|
The colour is quite dense and packed. Especially for Lunasol and for pastel based colours.
The glitter topcoat wears of after a couple of uses. That is a major plus for me, although the glitters in this formula almost are densely packed, and almost flattering on my eyes.
The darkest colour, the brown, is always handy as a neutral or to give that bit of depth that looks flattering, especially when wearing lots of lighter colours.
I think this palette matches the mood of fashion, because trends are going in the direction of brights, florals and sportswear (think: 1970s tennis girl). This makes a pastel based palette like this wonderful for matching the face according the clothes.
I have to conclude that I am really happy with this purchase. I really wanted to have a lighter colour spectrum, because I have found out that darker colours do not flatter me that much anymore. I love the spectrum of light that these colours give me, and each of them bring out a different dimension in my eyes.
I bought my palette on Adambeauty for $56.50, which is not cheap, but I excused myself that the Euro-dollar currency rate is quite favourable right now. He he, a girl needs some excuses, right?