Lunasol Geminate Eyes 04 Sapphire (SP)
(I personally think it is highly debatable if cosmetic industry is indeed the biggest evil of child labor related to mica mining. Not to discourage many conscious consumers out there, but let me just say that cosmetic industry takes only a fraction of this whole mica business (not to mention there have been many successful endeavors to find substitutes) and women are almost always targeted whenever consumerism is in question.)
On a lighter (and prettier) note, I think Lunasol does shimmer and glitters right (plus I suspect they use synthetic ones although I don't have ingredient lists to confirm that). Lunasol Geminate Eyes 04 is another fine example, and I must apologize in advance this particular color is no longer available.
This is my 4th Lunasol eyeshadow palette. My friend Pauline gave this to me saying that she knew this would be probably the prettiest cool blue quint there was yet she didn't reach for it anymore. I didn't really try to persuade her to keep it as she is a wise person.
As you can't fail to see, Lunasol Geminate Eyes Sapphire is very, very pretty. Except for the darkest and the highlighting shade, the rest three differ from each other only slightly in tone and texture.
I always say if you are going to spend a bit more on eyeshadows, invest in lighter pastels like this. There are tons of affordable browns and neutrals that are compatible to higher ends, but not so many of pastel blues and light greens. Most of them look pretty upon application only to quickly turn into some mirky grey hues. Actually, I've experienced the same with many brand name eyeshadows, too. I am afraid higher quality ingredients are a must for pastels to maintain color integrity. It is rather remarkable that all five colors from Geminate Eyes 04 are subtly different yet the colors stay about the same all day long. For me, this is the pastel blue eyeshadow palette that I must keep in my collection.
For today's look, I used
1 for filling the lid space
2 to blend it out and soften the harsh edges
3 to line my lower lash lines
4 to highlight and brighten inner corners of the eyes.
And here is an overall look.
[Products used for this look]
Revlon Colorstay Foundation for dry skin in Buff
Lunasol Geminate Eyes 04
Etude House Pink Skull Cream Blush PK001
Berrisom My Lip Tint Pack in Bubblegum Pink
I used to wear cool pastels like this all the time but now find myself reaching for safe neutrals way more often. I wouldn't mind wearing Lunasol Geminate Eyes 04 once in a while, though. This is rather nice for an icy winter princess kind of look, and I happen to have a coat which matches the palette perfectly.