LUNATICK Cosmetic Labs Unboxing & Review

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I came across the Lunatick brand when seeing some of their products featured several times on a cosmetics Instagram account- it took me awhile to actually go look at Lunatick's page, and when I did, it was instant makeup love.

   Lunatick Cosmetic Labs is an indie alternative makeup brand based in Milwaukee, WI. They have built their company on the principals of vegan, cruelty-free, handmade products in beautiful vibrant colors and eclectic packaging. They're a smaller brand, meaning they're able to be more connected and interactive with customers and fans and really pay attention to feedback. Their Instagram page is full of photos of happy customers wearing their products, whether a simple lipstick and eyeliner combo or a more colorful intricate look.
   I was borderline obsessed. I mean, look at that packaging! Their eye and face palettes come in the cutest, spookiest coffin shape, with a vintage horror theme on the inside, and a bat-shaped mirror. That alone sold me.
   It was hard to pick just a few things to order first, but I finally decided, taking a chance by ordering not one but four of their Apocalipslicks, along with an eyeshadow palette, contour palette, setting powder, shimmer powder, primer, and loose eyeshadow. It was go big or go home.

Prices: Very reasonable. The eyeshadow and contour palettes currently go for $35 for 5 pans, which I find excellent for beautiful packaging and handmade products. The lipslicks are $9, again, amazing, and the loose eyeshadows $10 for a good-sized jar.

Shipping: I placed my order on February 19, even though they were out of town and not processing orders until the 21th (I have zero patience as you can see), so technically I ordered on February 21st when they returned to the office. My package arrived today, on February 26, USPS, in perfect condition. Shipping time on their website is estimated 2-10 days, so it was very quick. Shipping for the USA is a flat rate $6.

   Without further ado, follow me through the unboxing below!



I squealed like a happy bat when I saw this striped box in the mailbox!
Back of the info card
Info card and lovelies!



Relic Eyeshadow Palette 

This is a great neutral-toned collection that I decided to start with. The palettes were packaged very well to keep the shadows from crumbling- first in a packet sleeve, then tightly with plastic wrap to keep it together. Each color has its own acrylic disk to use to press the shadows back together if they do arrive broken or are broken later with rough use or travel. I will definitely put the disks back on and wrap it with Saran wrap if I take it traveling.


The packaging is a thick, very sturdy cardboard similar to UD's Naked palette but I would say even stronger. It's nice and sleek, easy to stack in a drawer or travel with, or even slip into your purse. It has a good magnetic closure, and a very nice quality bat-shaped mirror on the inside flap.


The palettes do not feature the names of the colors, so I've edited them
onto the photo for convenience. 
 Quality:
These shadows are definitely very, very soft. I only needed to lightly touch a brush to them for them to have fallout. I used the pressing disks to press them again when I was done and that solved it. Aside from that, they are highly pigmented, velvety, and blendable to a degree. I will definitely use the lighter colors as transition tones for the darker ones. These colors are beautiful and warm without being orange-toned, and are perfect especially for blue or green eyes. A great basic palette to have for any spooky girl.




 Finish Her HD Finishing Powder 
Lotus Spice Shimmer Highlight


Same sized shift-top containers that came with seals over the sifting holes-
I found that really nice and professional.
I haven't had the chance to use Finish Her on its own, since I already had makeup on when the package arrived, but I pressed some on just to get a feel of it. It's a great, translucent loose powder for setting makeup, which I will use it for next time I do my makeup, instead of my usual baby powder (ghost girl problems.). To me it's scentless, which I really like. The jar, as well as Lotus Spice, is fairly small, less than 2" across, listed as 8.5g on their site, and is screw top. For me it will be easy to keep in my purse for touch-ups.

Lotus Spice is currently listed on their site as "a magical shimmer dust with a bewitchingly lickable scent", which I agree with, and can be used all over the body. It smells like straight, honey-tinged sugar, which I actually find a very yummy smell unlike some sweet products that just smell sickly sweet. I want to sprinkle it on cereal. Anyways, I applied some with a finger to my cheekbones, cupids bow, and above the outer half of my brows, and was surprised by how fine the powder is. It has the perfect amount of shimmer without looking greasy dewy, for a touch of highlight. There is zero pink in it, unlike many highlighters, which was fantastic for me, because I'm very yellow-toned and fair. It's a true neutral shimmer, not champagne. It is 3.5g in the same screw top container as Finish Her. I feel like this will definitely last me a long time- if I don't try to eat it.

Finish Her comes with a bunny tail puff with a skull on top.


 LunatiCK Primer
KromatiCK Silk Loose Shadow in "Royally Dead"

Their primer is a two-in-one primer and white shadow base. I tested it out on the back of my hand to get a feel for it; at first it felt quite slick, so I was a bit concerned. I then applied one of the Relic shadows over it with an eyeshadow brush and was impressed. The shadow clings to it and the slickness disappears. I'm excited to try it out on my actual eyes next with the Relic palette and maybe some neon pigments with it to test its limits, You get a lot for your money so I think I'll be using this for quite awhile. A ghoul's gotta have a good eyeshadow base, you know.

They have a good selection of loose pigments and I was itching to try one. I have had little experience with loose shadows so that furthered my interest. I decided on Royally Dead, a "high-shine burgundy red with silver reflective sparkles". Saints alive! I'm in love. It is a super-fine formula with equally as fine sparkles. I packed it on my inner corners, because I had no eyeshadow on there, with a small round shadow brush, and it glided on like butter. Well, makeup butter. It's incredibly smooth and easy to work with, a perfect red without looking like I've either been punched or awake for 4 days. It is also very buildable from a soft sheen to a thick, full-pigmented coat.




Cool Contour Palette

Okay, this gorgeous piece of work is the thing that originally drew me to the brand. I've been on an eternal hunt for a truly cool-toned contour palette for my less-than-living flesh. Fellow graveladies, here it is. An honestly cool-toned contour palette, no tricks or hidden oranges. This is actually even more cool-toned than my skin- a wild idea, I know. I will probably mix and layer it with a warm-toned contour to liven it up a bit.

Same packaging as the eye palette
 Allow me a moment of bunny trailing: I lusted intensely after Kat Von D's Contour Palette after the massive hype about it being very cool-toned and suited for fair skin. Then I saw it in person. It is, indeed, not cool toned. Hardly even a bit! I was so glad I hadn't gone ahead and bought it online. How misleading. Therefore, I was as relieved as a released spirit to find this.
   Again, the formula is incredibly smooth and prone to breaking, so I'm going to be very gentle. One of the pans has, after these photos, broken up a bit, but I'll just use the presser and maybe a bit of alcohol to fix it. 

Quality: Again, I had a full face of makeup on already, as well as some contour, so I couldn't really apply it fully. I found it a bit chalky and difficult to blend. However, that was on top of several products and powders. It tested out a lot better on my wrist. I will be trying it on my next face of makeup to really see how it does.


For some reason the top photo is a bit warmer-toned that the actual
product. Refer to the below photo for a more accurate color tone.
Still, these colors have zero warm tones, and photos were
taken under yellow light bulbs.


Apocalipslicks 

Another thing I absolutely needed after seeing on their Instagram- these beautiful, pigmented, unusually colored lipsticks. I originally was only going to order Coven Cream to try out the formula, but I couldn't hold myself back. What witchcraft is this? I'm not even mad, though.
They kindly upgraded my Creature to the larger size, as you can see. These colors come in lipgloss tubes with doe foot applicators, which I actually found very good for application with their formulas. The consistency is very unique; it's a perfect balance between thick and slick, a bit thicker than a lipgloss, and very, very pigmented. They also apply incredibly smoothly. I compare these to OCC Lip Tars, which can be streaky and difficult to apply. These are much easier. I have tested them all, on their own, since I got them earlier today. The colors are incredible. With this brand, there is no tricks, only treats; the colors are honest and true. No weird orange or off tones or chalky looks.

Quality:
Excellent. Really creamy and still easy to apply; I applied them with the applicator without making a slick mess. Go on evenly and pigmented. I used about two dips from the tube; one for each lip, then just a tiny bit more to define the edges.
I only had one issue. which is to be expected: bleeding. And not the good kind of blood. I have now had London Bridge on by itself for a few hours and it has bled outward pretty badly. But this isn't a problem at all, I expected it from any lipstick. I will probably use my clear Urban Decay lipliner as a base to keep it put. Other than that, I've been drinking from a straw and it has stayed really well. With a lipliner, it may be nearly immortal.

Creature, Renegade, Coven Cream, London Bridge
Myself, wearing Coven Cream (with Urban Decay shadows). Possibly
posting a tutorial for this look next...



What a fun box! I feel like a Beetlejuice crypt queen.

   Overall I'm incredibly impressed with this brand and their products and will definitely be ordering more. They've been revamping their products and packaging, so I'm really excited to see what they come out with next. The entire brand is geared towards cool tones in a world of warm tones. I'm sold. Thank you, Lunatick, for the amazing products and quick service!




-C.A.






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  1. I so want to buy the cool contour palette but I'm iffy about the light grey for highlighting! I wish it had a white hightlight like the neutral palette. How does the highlight in this one look once it's on the skin??

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