Lunasol Three Dimensional Eyes was released in Fall 2011. The whole range of eyeshadow has four pans each, and in the highlight/base and liner pans are each split into three. You get a whooping eight pans that...make absolutely no difference to me, as I always use my palette the same way (as soon as I find an arrangement I like the best).
So why did I end up with one when I don't like multi-pan (they are just too confusing)? I was thinking about getting the lilac-and-taupe Mysterious Beige as a cart filler (you know, to "save" on shipping) but Dalenna told me to get Deep Beige instead, so I did what she said...To think of it, it's a miracle I never got kidnapped growing up.
We all know what a Lunasol compact looks like (well the shadow are in a black slot this times, versus the copper in Sheer Contrast Eyes and Silver in Vivid Clear) so let hop right on to the shadow.
The upper left pan is the highlighter pan (although I like using any light color as base, as long as it's not too sparkly). They are the same golden off-white and the level of bling decreases from left to right. All of the colors are pigmented and tightly packed so it's easy to grab without leaving a bunch of fly-out. To me, they more or less all look softly shimmer once blended. I usually pick up the middle and right shades as a highlight/base, mainly because it doesn't make sense using a detail brush to pick just one (when they more or less look the same).
1. Clear non-gritty golden sparkly top coat.
2. Shimmery-Satin (with smaller shimmer particle)
3. Satin that shows up rather glowing under direct/setting sun.
The upper right shade is a gorgeous golden champagne that's meant for allover the lid, the lower left is a medium gray taupe intended for shading (crease/half way through lid to lash line). Both lid shades have superb pigmentation, complex shimmer (although dulled by Ginbudou in comparison) and are less firmly packed so that they are easier to grab with a brush or sponge tip applicator. There isn't any texture variation between the two but I guess it doesn't matter, as I layer them anyway.
Being a taupe-lover, I found the gray-taupe a little too cool on my lids (it shows up straight up gray when used alone) so I need to make sure to always layer with the champagne to warm it up, and to never use it in large area or over-blend, both turn the look muddy. When I finally the area and dose right, the result is a clear and sharp look.
Lastly, there is the liner pan with three shades of black with greenish golden base. All three are infused with shimmer particles (going from small sparkly to shimmer then to bigger glitter on the right) but on the eye all three colors more or less function like matte.
White beige as base, champagne 3/4 of the lid, taupe 1/2 through lid to lash line (the cardboard instruction said from the crease to lash line but that's too little of an area in my case) and the black (one with least shimmer) to line.
Overall: This is another one of those bright-and-clear that Lunasol does so well, except it also happens to be very pigmented (more pigmented than what I am comfortable with actually). I like the effect (though I should have used a more smoothing base/start putting on eye cream) but I needed to be very careful with the black and taupe, as they turn muddy easily with over-blending(I always over blend). Anyway, this palette should pair well with fall/winter clothes so I will be loved.