Kanebo Lunasol Water Cream Foundation Review

January 22, 2012

I've too much thoughts about my skin, because its completely not perfect like some people out there. But I took my photos with DSLR which has superb quality to take any flaws on my skin even though mirror in my room disagree -__-" Therefore I always have tendency to find the greatest coverage ever so I look okay on the photo. Sometimes I even have to cheat when I camwhore by PS it [though when I do product reviews especially face products, I don't do so] so I look flawless

Finding the greatest and holy grail foundation is necessary, and sometimes liquid foundation is not enough to support my needs. Therefore I decided to move to cream foundation as it has medium to high coverage. I always believe to use Asian products for my face, especially Japanese brands. Not only because I am a fan of Japanese products, but also I believe they're the best in having the greatest skin! So this time, I give Kanebo Lunasol a try ! :D


With a phenomenal spreadability and airiness that can hardly be expected to believe a cream and could only be achieved with a water composition of approximately 60%, this foundation is created, adopting the Water Keeping Formula that provides and retains moisture.
Translucent Smoothing Polymer* covers visible pores and uneven surface while leaving the skin more translucent and radiant for hours.

The products come in 6 shades, through the staff's help I finally find out that I am most suitable for OC03 the most :D When you purchase from Kanebo, they will analysis your skin through their high technology machine so you will know about your skin type, skin condition, and even skin shade! They also said that my skin is quite good though I really need to cleanse it better #okay and I have dull skin. But other than that, it's fine :D At each Kanebo counter they have the machine so you can ask for the test for free there before purchasing your own :)


 Cream Foundation's Coverage is usually medium to high so it's the best foundation's type to cover your imperfections. The packaging of Kanebo Lunasol Water Cream Foundation is really classy, though it's simple and sleek. The texture is a little thicker than liquid foundation

The product comes in a jar and completed with spatula to take out the product therefore our hand's bacteria won't be mixed into the foundation. They're very considerate to include the spatula as mostly as far as I know, some companies don't provide it. But just make sure that you clean your spatula everytime before you take out the product for hygiene issue




Although it's called cream foundation, the texture is easy to spread and blend, almost like liquid foundation. But this one is a little creamier and thicker though. Not surprising that this is called Water Cream, because it's really hydrating and feels light on skin. You can see that the result gives a healthy and glowy finish

Before & After


Left = use Kanebo Lunasol Smoothing Make Up Base. Right = Add Kanebo Lunasol Water Cream Foundation

My skin currently is not that bad. But I have reddish and some acne scars, Not to mention dull skin. Dark circle always haunts me till I am used to it and not even care of it anymore. But there are no pimples at now because I am in holiday, which means free from polluted Jakarta weather! 8D

Now on the right, is after using the Kanebo Lunasol Water Cream Foundation. You can see almost all the skin problems fixed! O___O Though you can still see that my red acne scar cannot be covered completely. You may layer the foundation to achieve better flawlees skin, but I prefer to leave it as it is to show you the real result. You can also cover it up with concealer for better result

 But so far that the coverage of the foundation is really good!



The skin is not photoshopped at all so it's all thanks to the foundation. What you see here is probably what result you will get if you use the same product


without flash

I feel the foundation is really light and blends perfectly on my skin! I feel as if I am not wearing foundation at all! It matches my skin tone so well and gives dewy finish so I look instantly brighter and fresher! I dont use powder at all because it will make the result difference. I have combination skin, oily on my T-zone and chin. At first it gives amazing result to cover it up, but after 3 hours, my nose begins get oily again so I have to blot it with blotting paper

Though if I use loose powder to set the foundation, it will be a little longer, which is about 4-5 hours. Touch up is necessary though


with flash

I thought since it contains SPF, the foundation would come lighter than the rest of my body. But see! My hand and face are almost in similar shade o_O What kind of sorcery is this? You also can see the glow on my cheek clearer when using the flash. I feel that if I use this foundation, I dont have to use any highlighter because the finish is really natural and glowy already :D

Products that I use =

Kanebo Lunasol Smoothing Make Up Base

Kanebo Lunasol Water Cream Foundation in OC03

Heavy Rotation Eyebrow Powder in Medium Brown

Calvin Klein Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Blonde

Urban Decay Eyeshadow from NAKED Palette [Virgin, Sin, Naked, Smog, Creep]

Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner and Pencil Eyeliner in Black

Canmake Cream Cheek in 03

Candy Doll Lipgloss in Macaroon Pink

Final Opinion =

Pros :

  • Hydrating and moisturizing

  • Gives medium to high coverage to cover your imperfections

  • Comes with spatula for hygiene

  • Classy packaging

  • Gives dewy finish to brighten up your skin

  • Doesn't give any pale ghost looking skin though have SPF

  • Contains SPF 19++

  • Blends nicely and easily on skin

Cons :

  • Expensive

  • Needs touch up after a few hours, especially on oily area


Though it is promised to be suitable for all skin types, I feel that it is much better for normal and dry skin customers. What I love is that the outcome comes out so natural and healthy on my skin, as if I am not wearing anything on my skin. It is also moisturizing and gives enough coverage for me. I am not really a fan of dewy finish but this foundation is an exception! Porcelain doll's skin look is easy to achieve :D :heart:

I think that this is the best foundation for me at the moment! It doesn't look cakey on me although I layer the foundation, which is impressive. It comes with 60% water which is good for our skin so I depend on this a lot! The price is Rp 475.000 , and you get what you pay. It's a worth to try product!

Love love love this product! :D

Also it receives a high rating on Make Up Alley as well! 4.2/5 !! Everyone seems lovin this product!

How about you? Are you interested in trying this foundation as well? :D

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  1. i wanna try that foundation too. geez. it's so good!!! it covered everything like wtf!!

    and oh, stella. can you please tell me what plugin you used in your pop-up facebook like box? thanks so much.

  2. Yes!! It gives really good coverage but i look like not wearin foundation IRL!!!

    Love this foundation so much :D

    Already told via twitter ok

  3. Now you c it .. now you don't... :yes:

  4. The coverage looks good! I can't wait to try this!

    Great review btw. Cheers from Brunei! :D

  5. Yes I'm impressed by the coverage. Compared to liquid foundation, cream foundie is much better !!

    Hello Brunei!! :-D

  6. wow, the coverage looks good, but I think it's too oily ya.. Nice review!^^

  7. yeaa i sort of agreee. yes u didnt put any powder but u kinda look if u went to the gym with foundation.... unnno maybe its because of the lighting

  8. yes it becomes oily after a few hours :(

  9. the FOTD taken 2-3 hours after putting the foundation :( and I really notice that it's become really oily after 3-4 hours. Therefre I said that it's much suitable for normal and dry skin
    Though today I tried set it up with powder foundation and it works nice :)

  10. Km jualan ga s̲̅i̲̅s̲̅ ?yg ini ąΚบ mau..

  11. gak say, beli di counter :D ke counter aja ^^ shadenya lengkap kok disana, bisa dibantu sama sales assistantnya juga milih warna yang cocok untukmu :)

  12. Km jualan ga s̲̅i̲̅s̲̅ ?yg ini ąΚบ mau 1..

  13. Yeap coveragenya oke banget! Sayang agak kurang cocok buat yang oily face T_T

  14. mau konsultasi juga nih Stel, kalau pakai foundation itu bisa ga kita gabung 2 warna? misal aku mau pipi terlihat tirus trus aku kasi foundation yang lebih gelap di bagian itu tapi foundation yang lebih terang di bagian lain.

    BTW aku jadi pengen nyobain kanebo lunasol nih setelah baca review ini. Sip.

  15. Iya bisa dong, itu namanya highlighting contouring ^.^ :yes:
    oke kok foundie ini, tapi aku lebih nyaranin untuk yang kulitnya kering dibandingkan yang berminyak yah :D

  16. ooo... sip sip.... aku kulit kombinasi nih, brarti ga bisa pakai yah? soalnya T-zone nya berminyak dikit dan yang lainnya normal. whew... btw makasih ya ste untuk info-infonya. Suka banget nih ama website kamu. TOP!

  17. Pake primer untuk oily face dan loose powder untuk membantu penyerapan minyak :)
    Iya sama-sama :D