Battle of the Purples: Lunasol Ocean Scene Eyeshadow Palette Warm Ocean and Sheer Contrast Eyes Lavender Coral

I have a beauty lust list of some items I really want but are expensive and I can’t justify buying. Then when I achieve something new I got to the hit list to give myself a treat.

This was the case when I bought not 1, but 2 purple/lavender palettes I have wanted for a long, long time. More than I wanted this full set!

These two palettes were Lunasol Sheer Contrast Eyes in Lavender Coral and Ocean Scene Eyes in Warm Ocean.

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Ocean Scene Eyes is Lunasol’s newest collection and Sheer Contrast Eyes is a few years old. I think Sheer Contrast Eyes is probably Lunasol’s best eyeshadow collection to date.

How much do these cost?£40 each – I think that’s quite steep.

The packaging is nice – I learned recently that Lunasol do bigger cases for storing up to 8 eyeshadows unfortunately I can’t find anywhere to buy it :(

The thing with Lunasol if that you can buy the cases separately so you can just buy the colour if you already have something like the Unii palette.

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Sheer Contrast eyes in Lavender Coral has a soft lavender, a pink, a soft purple and a yellow:

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It’s medium pigmented, which is what it’s supposed to be “sheer” – although it is mighty high on the sparkle. Remember this if you buy it, it is SPARKLY.

I really do love this palette though:

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Ocean scene eyes in Warm Ocean has a theme of having 3 light shades and one dark signature colour. In Warm Ocean this is a deep aubergine and that shade makes it. I have no interest in baby pink and baby blue on their own but in the palette it just WORKS:

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This eyeshadow is richer in pigment and softer than Sheer Contrast eyes but I don’t see this as making it ‘better’ – just different. The purple is pretty and I love this new range of shadows from Lunasol:

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I’ve been wearing Warm Ocean a lot – less fall out too (Sheer Contrast does leave you with a bit of a sparkly face!).

I’m glad I bought these, I’ve been lusting after them for so long!

Have you got any eyeshadows on your hit list?

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  1. visenya says

    Sheer Contrast in Lavender Coral is one of my all time favourite lunasol palettes. I think it’s actually my ONLY purple palette. Can’t say I’m a fan of the ocean series though…