Earlier this year, Examiner readers were introduced to Lunatick Cosmetic Labs with a review and roundup of their Supernatural Palette (see the feature here). The amazing throwback Ouija board aesthetic of this palette caught attention and feedback was unanimous: Lunatick packaging is to die for, and the quality of product inside is just icing on the cake.
Recently, the brand introduced its Contour Palette. It’s a thin and portable palette with, as you’d expect from Lunatick, eye-catching packaging (the photo will speak for itself – let’s instead talk functionality). It boasts not your typical 6 but instead 12 shades (yes, you read that right – 12) generously sized for bronzing, contouring, and blushing. Each row has a theme – cool, rose, and nude tones – notice “nude”, which in this case means truly nude – not overly orange like so many other contour palettes on the market. The powders are extremely smooth, even when applied over uneven skin texture. The palette breaks the boundary of traditional shaping products with the inclusion of actual grey powders to mimic real shadows on the face. Makeup artists need to make note – in fact, it’s pretty safe to say that this extraordinary palette alone could satisfy blush, highlight, contour, and bronzer needs for an artist on a multitude of skin tones. Plus, just look at it – it’s such a conversation piece.
Now we move on to the best of packaging exhibit B: Lunatick Lipstick! These creamy beauties are housed in bullets – we’re not talking a lipstick bullet in the sense that you know it, but an actual bullet shape! Calabaza, a warm brown-based terracotta, makes a magnificent Fall statement. It leaves a shiny finish that is super flattering and comfortable.
Lastly, High Definition Microfinish Pressed Powder is like airbrushing magic in the form of a Ouija planchette. Similar to Make Up For Ever HD Loose Powder but in pressed form, Lunatick’s version blurs pores and lines while absorbing excess oil. It can be used on its own or over foundation for a “set” look. Either way, you’ll want it in your handbag for those times that you just “need” to touch up in front of all your friends. Powder and package envy, here you come.
There’s no contest. Lunatick Cosmetic Labs knocks it out of the park with packaging. They make each piece of makeup feel like a collector’s item, and for that, deserves Best in Beauty: Packaging this year.
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