Lavshuca Light Mix Eyes BR-2

May 5, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Posted in Beauty | 4 Comments
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If you asked me for Japanese brands that I want to see in Singapore, Lavshuca would be somewhere on the top of that list. Since we’ve already got Majolica Majorca and Kate, it wouldn’t be too much to ask for Lavshuca to be brought in would it? *prays readlly hard* While I’m waiting for the powers-that-be to pick up on my desperate pleas, I’ve had to get my fix of Lavshuca from elsewhere. Taiwan is a great place to pick up Lavshuca as they’re easily available in local drugstores such as Watsons and Cosmed. This particular palette was CPed for me from Taiwan.

I love Lavshuca’s creativity in packaging/design of their palettes, the cute packaging that’s typical for Japanese brands. This pin-wheel design is one of my favorite palette designs, along with Lavshuca’s Eye Colour Select series (shaped like a flower). If anyone’s interested in seeing palettes from that series, I can go dig it out..

As with cosmetics that are purchased in Taiwan, the back of the plastic case comes with product info/description and usage guide, all in Chinese. This isn’t a problem for me as I have no trouble reading Chinese, but the diagram is pretty self-explanatory anyways.

The plastic casing is the first indication that Lavshuca is a drugstore brand, as it does feel slightly flimsy and cheap. But hey.. beauty is beyond skin deep..

This is where Lavshuca redeems itself from the tacky plasticky casing. The shades and pigmentation of the palette are the real star factors of the product. The texture is amazingly easy to blend and the finish is any number of various neutral eyes that you can possibly think of with these four shades.

What I’ve found is that Japanese drugstore brands typically release at least two neutral palettes, BR-1 and BR-2, one which is warmer toned and the other more neutral/cooler. This BR-2 is the more neutral one from the release, whereas BR-1 looked much warmer.

The swatches show the subtle shimmers, without chunky glitters, though the rightmost shade is more shimmer than pigment. I usually use that shade (bottom right in the quad) on the middle of my eyelid, to highlight it and add some definition to the whole look (basically what the diagram at the back of the case suggested). I love the taupey shade (second from left) as it is the perfect neutral shade! Overall, this is a wonderful staple palette to have in my stash, considering how much I love neutrals. If you too are fond of neutrals, this would be a great addition to your collection!!

Now who do I petition for some Lavshuca in Singapore?

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  1. I haven’t tried Lavshuca, but I have heard great things about this brand. I love the packaging and the colors! You got a good one… hehe~
    Doing EOTD, can you do this one too?… lol~ I would love to see this one on the eyes. The colors are too gorgeous to resist seeing on the eye… hehe~
    I definitely cannot buy at the moment, jobless, so it’s good for my wallet… hehe~ ;)

  2. choo
    the packaging is pretty!! just like what you said, it is like a flower.

    • Re: choo
      Lavshuca has some of the prettiest packaging for drugstore brands IMO.. Their Eye Colour Select series looks even more like a flower =)

  3. It looks a tad khaki-ish but the swatches sold me! I love love love cool neutral combos :)


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