We’re kicking off all the vegan and cruelty-free product reviews coming your way this month with a close look at the Lune + Aster Supermoon Bronzer & Glow Palette. If you’re not familiar with October’s content theme yet make sure you read Wednesday’s intro post to get caught up; every Friday this month I’m bringing you a new review on a vegan and/or cruelty-free product!
Lune + Aster is a vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free line founded by the CEO of Blue Mercury, the luxury beauty retailer. Their vibe is all about multi-functional, easy-to-use, but good-for-you beauty items. In terms of price they are definitely more on the luxury side of the scale.
This Supermoon Bronzer & Glow Palette is my first foray into the brand, which I was drawn to for a few reasons. Firstly, I’m gaga over all cream cosmetics (I’m sure you know that by now!). Secondly, I’ve never owned a face palette with cream textures before. Lastly, I’ve been eager to try out something from this brand for a while now.
So without more delay, let’s get into the review!
This radiance-enhancing palette features a trio of shimmer shades in warm bronzer, golden illuminator and champagne highlighter that instantly create a dewy, sun-kissed glow. The bouncy-soft jelly formula effortlessly blends into skin for flawless application at home or on the go – no brush required.
- Creates a dewy, sun-kissed glow.
- Features a warm bronzer, golden illuminator and champagne highlighter.
- Radiance-enhancing illuminators bronze and highlight.
- Innovative, bouncy-soft jelly technology.
- Blendable and buildable formula.
- Easy, effortless finger application.
- Gluten-free & vegan.
- For all skin types.
- Dermatologist & allergy tested.
- Paraben & phthalate free.
- No animal testing.
MY THOUGHTS ON PACKAGING
This has a very lightweight plastic compact that houses not only the three creams but also a large mirror, which is always a nice touch. It’s not overly bulky by any means, but I definitely wouldn’t say it’s a throw-in-your-purse kinda size either. It’s somewhere in the middle. Personally I have no problem with the packaging since I rarely apply my makeup-on-the-go. But let your preferences guide you.
RATING: 5 / 5 ⭐️
MY THOUGHTS ON TEXTURE
I’d definitely say these have a cream-to-powder texture. They’re very similar to the ColourPop Super Shock formula with that whole bouncy, almost whipped feel. They’re very creamy and thin, yet they don’t leave the skin tacky at all after application. This formula strikes the perfect balance between being creamy and dry in my opinion, so I can see this working for a number of skin types. On my dry skin, for example, they sit perfectly.
RATING: 5 / 5 ⭐️
MY THOUGHTS ON APPLICATION
It seems like this palette was made for finger-application which is so up my alley! I really can’t speak to brush or sponge application in this review since I’ve only used my fingers with this product.
Long story short: I’ve had no problem with this palette in regards to application. The creams blend on the skin very easily, and I haven’t noticed much skipping or patchiness even with fingers. The bronzer in particular builds intensity on the skin very nicely, making the depth of color very customizable. I love that.
RATING: 5 / 5 ⭐️
MY THOUGHTS ON WEAR
I’ve been very impressed with the wear particularly on the bronzer from this palette. Both the pigment and the shimmer last very well on my dry skin for upwards of 9+ hours; I can still see both definition and color on my cheeks at the end of the day. However, the wear on both the illuminator and the highlighter are kinda negligible since they are so incredibly light and subtle (more on that next).
RATING: 3 / 5 ⭐️
MY THOUGHTS ON FUNCTIONALITY
I honestly think this product should be redesigned from a trio down to a single. Just cut the price in half and give us the bronzer by itself! It’s clearly the stand-out product of the bunch. It’s got a lovely warm-to-neutral tone with plenty of shimmer to give a glowy finish to the skin.
I don’t really understand what the golden illuminator in the middle is supposed to do, unless it’s meant to be a highlighter for darker skin tones. That I can understand, but the brand doesn’t call that out in its claims. But as is both the illuminator and the highlighter are a little too subtle in my opinion. And I like subtle highlighters so that’s saying a lot for me! I tried using them as cream shadows a few times but they faded super fast.
RATING: 2 / 5 ⭐️
MY THOUGHTS ON PRICE
This palette retails for $46.00 for three products. Although I love the textures and the easy blendability of the creams, I think that’s way too expensive especially when only one out of your three products is note-worthy. I stand by my proposal for Lune + Aster to make bronzer singles with this formula! So if anyone from the brand ever reads this, thank me later and let me know what my commission is!
RATING: 1 / 5 ⭐️
I think this is a product for a very specific person. Someone who likes cream textures, who doesn’t mind using their fingers for application, who likes very natural-looking makeup, and who doesn’t mind spending a bit of money for vegan products. If you’re not that person, I doubt you’d like or get much use from this palette.
Have you tried the Lune + Aster Supermoon Bronzer & Glow Palette yet? Do you have any good vegan and cruelty-free face palette recs? Pop them in the comments below!