I think it’s so weird that some powder face products, like blush, bronzer and highlighter, seem to look better to me when I wear them with very minimal base products, like maybe just a sheer BB or CC cream, or even just bare skin.
Because the long-term makeup-addicted part of my brain expects them to look better layered on top of a full-coverage foundation or a medium-coverage tinted moisturizer.
First time I wore these Lune + Aster face duos (one is the Moonrise Glow + Contour Bronzing Palette, and the other is the Sunrise Bronze & Blush Duo), I wore them on top of a full face of makeup — primer, medium-coverage foundation, concealer and powder, and I thought the powder grains looked a little heavy. In the case of the highlighter, it looked frosty and obvious.
Then I tried the same products on top of the Lune + Aster CC Cream, and it was a bold nude squirrel! The highlighter looked dainty and delicate, and the blush gave me a natural-looking flush. Even the bronzer, which I was a little iffy about at first. It thought it would be a little too cool-toned and sparkly for me, but it looked downright good on a that light base.
What’s up with that?
Lune + Aster makeup is made for looks that can be done in mere minutes, and apparently the powders are formulated to flatter skin wearing minimal base makeup.
If you’re a base makeup minimalist, or are otherwise into super sheer tinted moisturizers, and you also like vegan makeup, you’re in luck. These duos are pricey, but they go exceptionally well with that type of look. I’m talking glowing, natural, all that good stuff. But, if you try to wear them with anything more than a BB or a CC cream, be careful. They might look heavy.
FYI, these feel soft, blend dreamily and last all day on my combo cheeks. I also like that the shimmer is so fine that it doesn’t actually shimmer. It gives more of a glow.
Might be worth it if you’re a base makeup minimalist and/or looking for a vegan makeup options.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,