Today’s post is the Lunar Beauty Greek Goddess Collection Review I should have put up AGES ago! Honestly, I hate reviewing collections in one post because it breaks up the flow of my reviews (you know how I have all that helpful information at the top and then jump into everything). It seriously gives me anxiety. We’re just going to jump into the first product for the Lunar Beauty Greek Goddess Collection Review and go from there. I do want to mention before we jump in that this is a 5-piece collection but I was only able to get my hands on 3-pieces back when I picked them up and the other two pieces never got restocked.
Lunar Beauty Greek Goddess Color Palette
The first product that we’re going to talk about is the Lunar Beauty Greek Goddess Color Palette, which is actually the eyeshadow palette *shrug*. The Color Palette has a black smooth cover with a gold medusa that is raised off the cover. The outer box, which isn’t pictured, is gold with the raised snake as well. The Greek Goddess Color Palette has 0.68 oz. or 19.2 grams of product, retails for $48.00, and is currently available to purchase here on the Lunar Beauty site.
As for the product, the Greek Goddess Color Palette has a very large mirror on the palette, which again is not pictured here, and consists of 15 shadows. There is actually a mix of several formulas in this palette which are matte, pressed glitter, shimmer, and a micro glitter foiled formula. I can’t give you any claims for the formula because Lunar Beauty doesn’t have any on their site. However, I will be talking about my feelings on different shades in the swatch photos below and my overall feelings on the palette in the Final Thoughts section.
The first swatch is Hestia which is a matte off white with pink undertone. The second swatch is Harmonia which is a matte mustard. The next swatch is Selene which is a micro glitter foiled copper. The swatch after that is Aphrodite which is a matte deep maroon. The final swatch in this photo is Hera which is a micro glitter foiled bronze gold. Honestly, I don’t get off white with pink undertone for Hestia. I get more of a peachy-pink / light flesh tone feel from this shade. That being said, it does make a good shade for setting your base or primer. I REALLY liked how Selene and Hera swatched AND looked on the eyes, they really pop and you don’t have to foil them to get them to do that. As for Harmonia and Aphordite, they both work really well as matte transition shades or to deepen the crease. I just wish that Aphrodite had been a more stunning color because she is one of my favorite Goddesses.
The first swatch is Circe which is a pressed glitter that is a deep rose gold. The second swatch is Clio which is a matte taupe with pink undertones. The third swatch is Iris which is a micro glitter foiled rose gold. The swatch after that is Nemesis which is a pressed glitter blue with black undertone. The last swatch in this photo is Rhea which is a matte rust shade. What is with brands making the middle row of a palette the BEST row of the whole dang thing? Is it a conspiracy? Like are most people going to a store and only swatching the middle row so they make the middle row the best? Seriously though, this row is my favorite and is absolutely stunning. I wish the pictures did it more justice. The pressed glitters are easier to work with on the eyes than I thought they were going to be. I did have a little fall out with them but they actually stayed on the lid without a glitter glue which I found impressive, especially since in his reveal video I think Manny said that you might want to use them. To go along with that, I thought I would HATE Nemesis because it was a blue shade and I don’t like blue shades with my blue eyes butttttt that black undertone of it really vamps it up and makes it STUNNING.
The first swatch is Artemis which is a matte medium orange shade. The second swatch is Athena which is a pale shimmer with peach/silver undertones. The next swatch is Persephone which is a matte warm brown. The swatch after that is Calliope which is a matte deep plum brown. The last swatch in this photo is Calypso which is a satin deep brown. When I looked at this row in the palette I thought, oh Yippee a whole row of MEH. When I swatched this row I thought, oh crap it’s a whole row of…well the word is in the sentence. When I used this row…DAMN son. Athena is SPECTACULAR on the eye. It can be used on the inner corner, the inner third, or in the center for a halo eye. It is seriously one of my favorite shades. Then we mosey on down to Calypso and if you pat this on the back two-thirds of the eye and then put Athena on the inner third, GIRL you are playing with FIRE. My favorite look of the palette is to use Hestia to set the base, Clio to define the crease, Rhea to deepen the crease a bit, maybe sometimes some Aphrodite on the outer edge, then Calypso patted on the outer portion and Athena on the inner portion and it looks amazing and makes my eyes pop!
Lunar Beauty Greek Goddess Highlight Palette
The second product that we’re going to talk about is the Lunar Beauty Greek Goddess Highlight Palette. The Highlight Palette has a white smooth cover with a gold medusa that is raised off the cover. The outer box, which isn’t pictured, is gold with the raised snake as well with the difference between this box and the eyeshadow box is that the text is white on this box and the text on the eyeshadow is black. The Greek Goddess Highlighter Palette has 1.09 oz. or 3.09 grams of product, retails for $40.00, and is currently out of stock. I don’t know if they’re going to restock but just encase they do you can purchase it here on the Lunar Beauty site.
As with the Greek Goddess Color Palette, the Greek Goddess Highlight palette has a very large mirror and then six large pans of product. Also same as with the Color Palette, there are no claims that Lunar Beauty makes about the formula or product. However, I can tell you that one of the shades is listed as a blush topper and the others are not.
The first swatch is Harpy which is a duo-chrome pink with a peach shift. The second swatch is Muse which is a light peach gold. The third swatch is Siren which is a deep rose gold. The next swatch is Phoenix which is the blush topper that is pink with gold accent. The swatch after that is Medusa which is a pale bright peach with silver undertone. Finally, the last swatch is Sphinx which is a deep gold with warm undertone. Overall, I really liked ALL of the shades in the Highlight palette but Medusa, Harpy, and Phoenix were my favorite to use on my face. That being said, I found these all to look spectacular on the eyes and didn’t need to be foiled at all in my opinion.
Lunar Beauty Greek Goddess Aphrodite Liquid Lipstick
The last product that I have to talk about is the Lunar Beauty Greek Goddess Aphrodite Liquid Lipstick. This is one of three lip products that are in the collection, the other two being another liquid lipstick and a lip gloss. All three come packaged in a typical liquid lip product packaging, however, these have a little gem component that you can see inside the top of the product. When you twist the package in your hands it looks like the gem is moving which is a nice little touch. Also, you can see the product at the bottom of the product so you can see what the color is. The Aphrodite Liquid Lipstick has 0.12 oz. or 3.5 grams of product, retails for $18.00, and can be purchased here at the Lunar Beauty site.
For the first time I can actually give you claims about the product! According to Lunar Beauty the Aphrodite Liquid Lipstick is a comfort matte which means it’s a hybrid of a matte and satin lipstick. This means that they claim that it will be long lasting like a matte liquid lipstick but will dry down comfortably like a satin lipstick. The downside to this is that there will be transfer, which Lunar Beauty acknowledges.
As you can see the Aphrodite Liquid Lipstick is a true bright red that is super pigmented. I can agree with all the claims that Lunar Beauty lays down. The Aphrodite Liquid Lipstick applies evenly and goes on well. It dries down fairly quickly and rests comfortably on the lips once it does so. It doesn’t transfer over everything BUT I wouldn’t go for a make out session if your SO won’t have time to take a makeup wipe to the face afterwards. That being said, I did find that this wore for about six or seven hours before I needed to retouch and when I did it layered well. I think my favorite thing about the Aphrodite lipstick might be that wand pictured above. Seriously, it’s a game changer. I do want to mention that this does have a fragrance to it (the fragrance is 15 ingredients down on the ingredient list if my counting was correct) but it’s one that is typical of liquid lipsticks or lipsticks in general these days, baked goods.
Final Thoughts on Lunar Beauty Greek Goddess Collection
Let’s get the elephant out of the room about these. Lunar Beauty is the brand that was created by YouTuber MannyMUA. MannyMUA can be a bit polarizing for people so if you’re not a fan of his then you’re probably not going to want to purchase the brand. Honestly, I’m not a big fan of his but I wanted to pick these up to review them to let you know if I thought they were worth getting. Out of the three products I tried I would say the one item that I think is a can’t miss is the Aphrodite Liquid Lipstick. It looks gorgeous on (I got soooo many compliments every time I wore this while reviewing it), it wears for a long time, and that wand is the best thing going today (he better trademark that thing!). As for the two palettes, they both have great formulas that wear great on the eyes and look great as well. However, when it comes to the highlighter palette there’s nothing revolutionary about it so if you already have a few in your collection you wouldn’t be missing anything by skipping this one. Same with the eyeshadow palette.
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