Fall 2007 Makeup Focus: Lavshuca Color Conc Rouge

by PJ on Monday, August 27, 2007

in -Lavshuca, 2007 Fall, all about Japanese cosmetics, makeup - lip color, makeup - lip gloss, stash focus

(Lavshuca Color Conc Rouge PK-1)
Color Conc Rouge (10 shades) is part of the Lavshuca fall 2007 line-up. It is supposed to be a lip color that is between a lipstick and a lip gloss. It promises to have:

— the level of pigmentation of a lipstick
— a highly viscous consistency of a lip gloss
— good staying power

So, a long-lasting syrupy and pigmented lip color. Sounds very special. (I think “conc” stands for “concentration”. But please correct me if I am wrong.)

Does it fulfill the promises? No.

It is a nice gloss nonetheless, with a natural watery shine I love, and PK-1 is a very cute pink shade. But it doesn’t fair very differently from some of the other glosses I have.

I think a better description of this product is that It is a mildly syrupy and lightly pigmented gloss that imparts a watery shine with minimal shimmer, with reasonable staying power. (But some other shades could be more pigmented than PK-1.)

(the cute heart-shape dispenser)

For me, a lip gloss that is actually very close to what Color Conc Rouge promises to be is Nina Ricci‘s Tender Lacquered Lipglaze:

(Nina Ricci Tender Lacquered Lipglaze)
(photo from www.ninaricci.com)

I have #2 Rose Jupon, which is a peachy pink. Exceptionally syrupy and glassy, it is quite pigmented as a lip gloss and can cover a good deal of my natural lip color. Too bad Nina Ricci cosmetics is not available in the UK anymore.

Also, I find that Dior’s DiorKiss has a very syrupy consistency as well and some of the shades are quite pigmented.

A-Mused at Musings of a Muse has a review of Lavshuca Color Conc Rouge as well. I understand what she means by the gloss not gliding well. For me, it does take a couple more seconds to get a perfectly even finish but the application is still relatively easy.
I think it is down to the combination of the applicator and the particular consistency of the gloss, since there is no problem with Lavshuca’s Gloss Stick (with almost the same applicator).

Overall, Color Conc Rouge is still a fairly good gloss, even though it doesn’t particularly stand out from the rest of the field…

Related posts for your lips:

Sony Curvy Lip Silicone
(million-selling sensation)

Lavshuca Gloss Stick
(a cute and lovely Lavshuca gloss which doesn’t make empty promises…)

Lavshuca Jewelry Lips
(Such little gems!)

Also, don’t miss these doses of fall 2007 makeup:

Fall 2007 Makeup Trend Report
Lavshuca Eye Color Select
Dior Diorissime palette

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

A-Mused Tuesday, August 28, 2007

aw thanks for the pimp PJ ;)

Great review! I was thinking maybe I was the only one not liking this so I feel comforted to know that someone else is kinda unsure about it!

It’s damn cute so at least we have that ;)


PJ Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Hi A-Mused,

You are very welcome!

I am sure you can see that I don’t regret buying it at all.

Also, I do like the applicator, in the sense that it is quite hygienic (apart from the cute heart shape).

The packaging looks very adorable indeed! Love it!


A-Mused Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Hey there! I don’t either! I actually do love the packaging and it’s good for a simple gloss day!

But it’s not entirely what I originally had hoped it’d be!

Oh well!
Again thanks :)


♥~Erusa~♥ Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I do like them a lot, but that’s obviously because I’m a kawaii junkie!!
I find BE-2 shade quite pigmented too. Not lots and lots of pigment, but quite visible, as the tiny golden shimmer of RD-1. (n_n)



PJ Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Hello A-Mused,

I guess you sum it up nicely. It is a nice gloss but it doesn’t live up to what it claims to be…

But I still look forward to what Lavshuca brings out next..


PJ Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Hello Erusa,

Thanks for your comment again. It is nice to hear from you about the shades I don’t have.

Obviously, sometimes pigmentation varies even within the same line of lip glosses, so it is always helpful to know what people think about what they have.

Sounds like BE-2 and RD-1 are nice shades as well!

Thanks again! :)


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