LunatiCK is a brand I found through Instagram. I really love their whole aesthetic! I have the two eye palettes and love them (Supernatural review here). In the past few months, they came out with their contour book. Obviously the packaging alone would steal my heart, but the shades inside seemed really nice. The company had a sale when they hit 100k IG followers at the end of December, so I finally bought the Contour Book.
The Contour Book is made of decent cardboard. The outside looks like a monster peaking it’s eye out through a spell book.
Inside, there are twelve pans, all of which are removable and magnetic, and a mirror. There is a nice variety in shades. The first column is cool-toned, the central column contains blush shades, and the rightmost column leans warm-neutral. The top row has the lightest shades, and each row darkens as you go down.
Now for swatches! I used a Morphe brush for swatching, and noticed there was a bit of product kick-up. The blush shades were the most pigmented, and kicked up the most powder.
I’ve used most of the powders in this palette now. I really enjoy the light shades for setting concealer under my eyes (first row: left shade, right shade; second row: left shade). The first row: left shade is almost too light for this task for me, but works.
The central column contains the blushes, and I really enjoy them all. They are very pigmented, so a little goes a long way. I had a few issues with them becoming patchy when trying to blend, but overall, it wasn’t too difficult. The lightest blush shade (first row: center) is possibly a decent shade for darker skin tones to set their undereye, but I have a feeling it may not work out.
I use the lower shades in the right column for a matte bronze/contour. They apply very well and are perfect for my cool skin – none of them looks orange on me.
The lower shades in the left column are serious grey contour shades. I have been looking for a grey contour since I am very cool-toned, and I have found them. These two shades (third row: left; fourth row: left) are very pigmented. I pick up product very lightly with the NARS Ita Brush and make sure I blend, blend, blend. The end result makes me happy – it just looks like shadows.
Summary: I really love this contour book! At $74, it seems quite expensive, but comes out to just $6.17 per pan. So far, I haven’t seen them sell refill pans, but I hope they do at some point. I love having a matte all-in-one cheek palette and I’m so glad I bought it! I’m not sure how friendly this book is to darker or warmer skin tones though.