Lunasol released a new and limited cheek product this Spring – the Glowing Powder Cheeks. Available in 2 shades, I picked up EX 02 Pure Pink. Each Glowing Powder Cheeks retails at S$60 for 6g of product, made in Japan.
This blush promises to bring out the beauty of the skin itself with a powder that has a moist sensation and pure colouration. Delicate Pink Pearls provide a vibrant health-looking complexion, while gold pearls that blend with the skin achieve an elegant radiance.
When I first saw the promotion pictures circulating online, I thought I would fall for EX 01 Pure Coral but instead, it was the freshness and healthy glow of EX 02 Pure Pink that captured my heart.
All the goodness is housed in a paper box packaging very similar to the older versions of Benefit Box O’ Powder (new Benefit Box O’ Powder now comes with a flip top, magnetic closure). I am not quite sure why Lunasol has adopted this style which I think is relatively “old-school” – I would have preferred their usual compacts.
Packaging aside, the blush itself has “Lunasol” imprinted along the bottom of the pan.
The blush doesn’t bears any particular scent although it would have been really nice to have some mild petal notes infused – to complete the “momoka” inspired theme.
I would describe Lunasol Glowing Powder Cheeks in EX 02 Pure Pink as a fresh, carnation pink with golden micro-shimmers, satin finish.
The texture is ultra-fine and adheres to the skin beautifully – almost cream-like. Despite having the golden shimmers, it doesn’t feel gritty at all – nice and smooth. The golden shimmers also doesn’t create a storm.
Swatches below taken under natural sunlight without flash – on dry skin without primer or base.
This shade also has a very good colour payoff and blends evenly on the skin. It can be layered on for more intensity.
I like to use a big, fluffy brush like realTechniques Multi Task Brush or Urban Decay Blush Brush for a lighter, sheerer and more translucent finish. For the set of pictures below, I have used a smaller and denser brush - Shu Uemura #20 Pony Brush for a more intense and rich coverage.
The Lunasol Glowing Powder Cheeks in EX 02 Pure Pink is a very pretty everyday blush for me which lasts all day. I feel that it brightens up my complexion and adds a hint of colour – I can get away with very minimal makeup. The golden shimmers are merely visible when worn unless under bright sunlight.
And the satin finish perks up my skin with a radiant and dewy glow – without emphasizing my pores (major plus).
As much as I like it, I don’t think it’s a must-have. The colour and texture are not entirely unique – packaging is not the most user-friendly and price point is relatively high as compared to other brands. Perhaps the upcoming release will be more interesting and worthy?
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