Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Review: LunatiCK Labs Eyeshadow Palette in Supernatural

This is the second neutral palette by LunatiCK that I received. There is a lot of informational rehash, here, I will admit! But I didn't want to have a massive blog post for two, 5-shade palettes. EEP!

Now let's delve into some Supernatural beauty...

LunatiCK Labs is a US indie company based in Milwaukee. Their aesthetic is an unusual one in the beauty world! It's horror based, catering to the girls who prefer alternative fashion and the unusual in life. Cruelty and talc-free, with extensive options, its a brand for anyone who prefers the stranger beauty! They also cater to SFX with fake blood and blacklight palettes.

They offer both loose eyeshadow singles and palettes. This is where they differ from most indie brands. Their palettes are also offered as loose shadow stackers, for the same price as their palettes. Their palettes are also very different from other palettes: their shadows are loosely packed yet pigmented. Being loosely packed, each palette comes with little acrylic pressers to put over the shadows to press them back into shape after using them. It's a very interesting formula but one that leads to a very nice product!

I can't get over this packaging.
Supernatural comes in their brand new coffin palettes, with a Ouija board on the outside, featuring the palette name and on the back, a little blurb about the company. Ingredients are listed both on the website and on the plastic baggies that the palettes are put in for shipping. Inside the palette is an epic bat-shaped mirror, perfectly sized so you can see your eyes when you apply your makeup. It's also sized nicely to be used for when you want to touch up your lips. There are classic monsters (such as Bram Stoker's Dracula, Dr. Frankenstein's Monster and the Bride of the Monster, the Invisible Man, and many more) surrounding the mirror. On the bottom of the palette where the shades are is green leopard print featuring a cute black cat, a vintage diagram of a palm reading, a crystal ball, a planchette from a Ouija board and a Biohazard symbol.


Supernatural palette features the shades Invocation, Myth, Spook, Reincarnation, and Ghoulight. I quite like the name Ghoulight!
Top: Invocation; Myth; Spook. Bottom: Reincarnation; Ghoulight.
Invocation (Shade 1) is a silky, pigmented pinky-taupe shade. This is a real high-shine shade without any glitter or shimmer to cause fallout. I could see this working beautifully as an inner corner highlight and, if you're feeling daring, as a brow highlight! (My camera picked this up as being very silvery. Trust me--this is so off and I did try to adjust the lighting.

Myth (Shade 2) is lilac-y pink with a reddish duochrome sheen in it. This is a shockingly pigmented shade! Most times, when you come across such a cutesy pink, it tends to lack pigment. Color me majorly impressed by this stunner.

Spook (Shade 3) is a dark burgundy with a purple undertone and reminiscent of dried blood. As gross as that sounds, it's a great kick of color for a neutral look. The purple undertone comes out much more primer. Like Invocation, this shade is more shimmer than satin but it's not metallic. Without any glitter, or any particular shimmer to speak of, there will be less (if any!) fallout. This is silky and so very pigmented.

Reincarnation (Shade 4) is a mauve-taupe but it's an interesting one. It's much more mauve than taupe, but it's a dusty mauve. (Mauve is actually the color of mallow flowers and quite bright!) There's a red duochrome sheen. Silky, pigmented and very subtle yet with interest, it's a great option in this palette! (What is with my camera making things more brown than they actually are?!)

Ghoulight (Shade 5)
is a medium, reddish-brown with a pink duochrome sheen. Although quite red overall, there is a strong brown base and it does stain bare skin a little. The pink duochrome adds interest, since I don't know of many (if there are any) browns that have a pink duochrome. For some reason, I find brown shades to be a bit weak when attempting to transfer them from fingertips to wherever you swatch! This is another shade that doesn't transfer well on bare skin but really wows over primer.

I said Relic was the warmer of the palettes, making Supernatural the cooler of them! If I had to pick my personal favorite, I'd be torn but if I was really forced, I'd have to pick Supernatural. It's amazing looking and I'm very excited to put neutral eyes together with this palette as well as with Relic. I'll definitely be using these palettes together I'm sure. Myth and Reincarnation are my top picks from the palette. These shades will definitely pack more of a punch if you use their Prime Time Primer. LunatiCK Labs 5-shade palettes are $35 each; as an alternative to the palette, you can get the palette shades in a stacker for the same price of $35. The shades are 1.3 grams each in the palette and 1.7 grams in the stackers. You can see Supernatural here and the other LunatiCK Labs palettes here as well.

I do recommend these if you want a cool neutral palette that's pigmented and from an indie company! You can see my review of Relic here and see the palette here.


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