|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
The most finely-milled PF I've ever used (better than Studio Fix, Dior Forever and Chanel Vitalumiere Eclat). Doesn't look like powder, just good skin. Med coverage if used over foundation, otherwise quite sheer.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
It's too yellow for me but I'm asian lol
The texture is nice and good for summer so I won't look too yellow. It's good for making a liquid look darker as a powder but not foundation.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
matte finish, if you don't use the sponge correctly you might look like you have a lot of make up on. Coverage is good, feels light on the skin but seems to disappear after a few hours.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
If you live in the US, go 2-3 shades darker. Trust me. Whether it says so or not, all Kanebo powders (Kate, media, lushevel, freshel) have a skin whitener that seems to bleach your skin and you look 2-3 times whiter. The tricky thing with Lunasol is that the whiteness does not appear right away. I was half way through dinner when my friend said, "you have a white sheen on your face!" And that's wearing the darkest shade available, OC-D/4!!! I'm fair skinned asian living in California where it's sunny most of the year. You want to be fair without looking geisha and as much as I love the softness, the non-drying and the pore coverage of this powder, I can't walki around like a geisha girl when it's so sunny outside all year round.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This product oxidizes like heck on me. And I don't know why, but sometimes I look like I have flakes whenever I use this. Some days though, this looks flawless, but yeah, way darker.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I got this after my beloved Kanebo International Total Finish was discontinued. Total Finish has been my HG from when I was 16 to cover up acne and redness...fast forward ten years on and I used it to achieve that poreless, translucent look I wish I had. After using Lunasol's formula for a couple of months now, have to say Skinfusing isn't as great as Total Finish.
For reference I am asian, have combo/oily/acne prone skin. I used to just dab a tiny bit of Total Finish with my fingers on my flaws and it blends beautifully. It would last a good half day or so and never worried about it going cakey. Lunasol doesn't give as great of coverage and sometimes it's too sheer to apply it as lightly. The texture and finish is still great, however; a silky, flawless second skin....for the first few hours that is. It's not exceptional at holding off the oilies, so if you're living in a tropic environment and don't remain in an AC room for the majority of your day, Lunasol isn't going to remain flawless. It doesn't cake but it...dissolves? Maybe that's why they called it skinfusing because after a few hours and a bit of humidity the foundation dissolves around my t-zone. My cheeks, sides and eye area look OK but my t-zone looks like I forgot to put foundation on it. I've noticed this with and without the smoothing makeup base that's supposed to go with the powder foundation.
For now I'll stick with it because Kanebo has never broken me out. The quality of their products has never disappointed me and I love how there is always a shade that matches me perfectly. Maybe I'll try setting it with the translucent powder and see how much better (or worse) that is.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
For reference: dry, sensitive Rosacean skin. Neutral toned NW/NC10. Having very dry skin I prefer cream or liquid foundations but I've always wanted to add a non-drying powder foundation to my collection for its conveniency. I tried quite a lot of foundations, including powder foundations but never found a non-drying powder foundation. This foundation is absolutely the best powder foundation I've ever tried. It's smooth, very finely milled, satin soft, blends like a dream, looks incredibly natural, isn't drying at all, doesn't irritate my sensitive skin (it's also fragrance-free), offers great coverage, leaves a satin finish BUT the lightest shade OC-01 is about two shades too dark for my pale skin and it's too yellow. I prefer slightly yellow toned foundations to even out my ruddy skin but I guess ochre shades in Japanese foundations just run too yellow for my complexion. I'm really sad. This would be my HG powder foundation should it come in a lighter, more neutral toned shade.
The packaging is gorgeous, too. A sleek metallic, sophisticated looking refillable compact. Quite pricey; I paid $60 for both case & compact but definately worth it. If you have normal-dry skin and are able to find a matching shade, give it a try! Highly recommended!
*PPP Foundations List in My Notepad*
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
When I first tried this product, I was in love. It covered my skin perfectly, and the result was a natural, flawless look. But once about a month passed, the product started to really look cakey and way too dark for my skin tone. I don't know if it is that I am a little more pale nowthan when I bought this powder, or if it has oxidized with use, but I am really disappointed with the final result of this powder. It makes me sad because I have had reallu good luck with lunasol sol products in the past.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a really nice product. As a lot of reviewers have commented below, this does not make you look like you have powder on your face; it sticks right onto your skin even better than liquid. It is also one of the best products in coverage I've ever used; it covers up everything from unevenness of the skin and spots to pores and wrinkles. However this is not airy or sheer, as long as applied with the sponge. The high coverage it provides is partly due to its rather thick (yet even) application with the sponge, but I can always use a lighter hand or control the excess on my hand before patting it on. I'm a medium to light colored asian, NC25 in MAC and 20 in CHANEL, and the shade OC-2 matches perfectly.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
So my favorite foundation powder was Besame Cashmere powder (have I reviewed that? I better check!) but they stopped making it, supposedly they are bringing it back, but in the meantime, I needed to find a replacement.
After alot of reading of reviews and board-searching, I decided to give the Lunasol Skinfusing powder a try. The descriptions sounded closest to what I love about Besame Cashmere.
I've been using this for three days, and so far, it's the best powder foundation I've used except for the Besame. It does beat Besame in that the lightest shade is a little lighter than Besame's Light, and a better match for me. The finish is very good, but not as good as Besame's. It does minimize (or, at least, doesn't accentuate) pores. I should mention that I wear a very substantial layer of Avene Emulsion SPF 50+ sunscreen under my makeup, so I'm starting out with a handicap right from the start. Even though the Avene dries to a fairly matte, non-sticky finish, it's still a good layer on the skin.
So back to the Lunasol. Where Besame Cashmere has this strangely wonderful matte, yet not flat and non-powdery finish that is very natural-looking, the Lunasol has a tiny bit more of a "glow" due to the mica in it, I'm sure. It's not bad at all, and still very natural looking, but just different from the Besame.
The OC-1 is perfect for my very fair skin. It has a light-medium (or medium-light) coverage when applied with a fluffy powder brush or skunk-type brush. I use a smaller brush to apply extra powder to areas of redness, melasma spots, corner and undereyes, etc., and it works very well as a concealer in this way. I love this type of versitility in a powder foundation.
It lasts pretty well, too, if I don't touch my face too much. I do need to touch up problem areas later in the day, but no big deal.
Oh, and you can blot shininess and the powder will look darn near freshly-applied!
I discovered, after ordering this, that L'Oreal Infallible and Maybelline Purestay powder foundations have very similar main ingredients, but in a different order, from this (but minus the mica and plus silica). So I'm giving the Infallible a try tomorrow since it's way cheaper and easier to get. I expect it will not have the "glow" since there's no mica.
So for now, yes I'd repurchase, pending re-launch of Besame Cashmere and/or pending my results with the Infallible powder. Will update!
Update 7/24/09: Tried Infallible, but the lightest color was still a little bit too dark for me.
Also I noticed with the Lunasol, I do get some settling into the pores on my nose area later in the day. I think alot of this is due to the Avene sunscreen that also like to collect in those bigger pores, which the powder then sticks to. It's only noticeable up close, though.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm obssessed with dewy, glowy looks that I've steered clear of powdery products like 2 way cakes, powder foundation.. etc. but this product is an exception! It gives you that non-powdery finish which is a thumbs up in my book! Even though oil-control is not that great (I greased up severely), it does not oxidize on me.. it still looks as fresh as I applied it but a little shinier of course. Having said that, a good primer helps! It's very pricy but a little does go a long way. In comparison to my previous powder foundation from Body Shop, I didn't have to "dig" and pick the powder up using the sponge applicator as hard as I would with Body Shop! This is a keeper!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I recieved a sample of this in a swap and I am in love. Now if I can just find a way to get this in the US.
This product looks like a powder. You apply it with a sponge. It is a foundation. Unbelieveable texture, can't feel it on my skin, FLAWLESS, coverage, better than any cream, liquid, gel, powder, mineral foundation, EVER. A must try and buy.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is my very first time to write a review here in mua. I believe that this product deserves my first review. I *LOVE* this powder foundation SO much! I've been searching for my HG powder foundation and read the reviews for this product. Based on what i read, this is great and worth your money. I know that Japanese brands are really great. I'm a Shu Uemura fan but all of their foundations (in liquid and powder) oxidized on me. With Shiseido, the feeling is too heavy and in a humid country like where i am today, I can't take it.
So, finally, i gave Kanebo Lunasol Skinfusing Powder Foundation a try. The first time i looked into the mirror after the SA applied this to my face, I asked myself, "So, what is so special about this?" In order for me to find out, i walked out of the store and after 20 minutes, i looked at myself again in the mirror. WOW!!! This can't be true.. It was like a liquid foundation that sets into your skin. My pores are covered and all i have is FLAWLESS face. Another description i can say is, this melted on my skin and resulted to radiant, glowy and very healthy looking skin.
Ok, I am not overreacting. Its for you to try out and see the results with your own eyes. I tried Chanel, Guerlain, EL, Mac, Lancome, LM, Shu, Shiseido but Kanebo Lunasol is the perfect powder foundation for me.
The price is steep. Got mine for $58 including the compact. What i hate about Japanese Brands is you have to purchase the compact and the powder separately. I really hate that! But I love that this is refillable. YAY!!!
My shade is OC-02 and I am NC30 in Mac, 30 Cendre or 15 Nuance in Chanel (that is weird, i know! but i can wear 2 shades from chanel and you cant tell the difference).
i realized that OC-02 is too light for me but using a bronzer will solve the problem. on my next purchase, i will get the OC-03 instead.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Other
I am NC27, Dior 30 and bought this in OC-30.
Color match: A little bit light but nothing a little blending at the neck can't resolve.
Flash photography factor: Yes, it will make you look lighter due to the SPF 20 sunscreen ingredients.
Wear: I have dry skin with a slightly oily T-Zone. It is one of the most comfortable powder foundations I have tried because I only notice a slight tight feeling. Alot of foundations, even liquid ones can still drying to me. This wears well on me, with slight fading at the end of the day since I tend to rub my face sometimes (out of frustration at work :P ).
Coverage: Use to have alot of breakouts so also dark post-blemish marks and will have hormonal breakouts. I use the Laura Mercia Secret Camoflage concealor, and the two together works well to minimise my blemishes without looking caked on. I rate this as medium coverage if I use a flocked sponge and dab it on.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
For reference: My skin type is t-zone oily, cheeks normal-dry.
Usage: I'm normally in aircon area with 2-3hrs of outdoor activities. I wear Shu uemura XTR SPF50 PA++ under as a base and sunscreen.
This is one of the best powder fdn I've tried. Previously I was using Kanebo Revue and I must say that this is even better than Revue in terms of texture. It is very fine & smooth with good coverage, giving you a natural finish without looking too powdery or dry on cheeks or dehydrated skin area where it flakes. After wearing it for about 8-10hrs, there's abit of shine at my t-zone area but the pdr fdn is still intact, did not wear off or become cakey. Excellent performance!
I'm using OC02 which is a good match for my skintone NC-20, RMK201. This is an even better match than my old revue OC-B cos this is not so pink and fair.
The only thing I didn't like is the price! Hahaha but its worth every penny you pay.
I'm housing it in my revue casing since all kanebo pdr are the same size cos they come from the same manufacturing factory! So if you don't like the Lunasol casing, you can go for other kanebo pdr fdn casing! =p
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I have the Y002 shade, it was kind of light but my my my! Love the effect!!! Could not ask for more... Japan's packaging was better though =( it came out in shiny bronze.. unfortunately, in Manila Philippines it came out in an edgy matte bronze compact. I did not fall for it... too oldy or conservative. Anyhow, the content is thick enough and worth it for it's price against competitors. I think this is an excellent buy and cheaper compared to Kanebo Revue and Fair White Crea. Go for it sweetie; its a lovely purchase!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I got a sample of this powder foundation, in the OCO2 shade. The only downfall to this product is the price, it's stupid expensive, but I'll make the plunge and shell out the money once my sample runs out.
Amazing coverage, made my skin look like porcelain. I have olive undertones to my skin as well, and this is pretty much the only product that blends beautifully with it. After about five hours I needed to blot around my cheeks, but then again, I do have oily skin.
Excellent product, and dare I say it, worth the price.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I am a powder fdn nut & after reading all the reviews, I have to give this a try.
I got this on e-bay, with case, OC 3 which is just a tad too dark for me NC 30, as of now (winter). It should be good in the coming spring/summer.
Colour: this is Ochre, which is yellow enough for me, unless you are really really yellow, be cautious in choosing the YO (yellow ochre) category which can look jaundice.
Coverage: excellent, this is a heavy duty coverage, if you do not need that much concealing, use a lighter hand. For a lighter application, I would recommend putting a translucent powder first in order to prime the skin for this product.
Texture: good for my dry cheeks, even in the winter months of Feb. & it stays on for 5 hours without shifting. I top it with Laura Geller transparent mat powder in the T-zone.
For shade, texture & coverage, this surpass Mac Studio Fix by a mile, definitely re-purchase. My other equally favourite is CdP pwd fdn in OC 20.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Very fine texture; sponge picks up as finely separated powder. On the face, it can be easily applied. This is the finest powder foundation I've seen so far; the powder becomes separated particles as I pat it on (reminds me of pigmented loose powder). I think its purpose is to achieve a very natural effect on the skin. But somehow my face looks really made up with this. I think it is partly because of the glow it provides. If you are after a sophisticated allover luminescence, this is the one for you. Staying power is okay; i reapply after 5 hours. Its quality is easily evident. Overall, it's a good investment. I use Smoothing Makeup Base before this, but this primer doesn't do much. It can be substituted with your other HG primers (try RMK).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Got two samples of this in Y02 and OC02, both were way too light/white for me. Other than that, this has a great finish - leaves your skin very glowy and radiant somehow. This has the highest coverage in a powder foundation that I've tried so far, but I still had to use a very pigmented concealer to cover marks. I also felt a little too "made-up" when I used this. However, this has absolutely no oil control whatsoever, my skin is an oil slick after an hour - it might be better for normal-dry skins. (I'm very oily). Just purchased YSL Pearly powder foundation, hopefully that works out.