Fall 2007 Makeup Focus: Lavshuca Eye Color Select PU-2

by PJ on Sunday, August 19, 2007

in -Lavshuca, 2007 Fall, all about Japanese cosmetics, makeup - eyeshadow, stash focus

(Lavshuca Eye Color Select PU-2)

Part of the Lavshuca Fall 2007 collection, this is the only new Eye Color Select palette for this season. In a way, it replaces the discontinued PU-1. (Also, a new line of eyeshadow palettes, Grade Color Select, has been released this fall.)

(top-left: pale lilac, with shimmer
top-right: lilac taupe, with shimmer and fine glitters
bottom-left: warm lilac, with shimmer
bottom-right: dark plum purple, with minimal shimmer)

This palette creates a sensually elegant look. For me, the bottom-left warm lilac shade is the star of this palette and the key to its elegance. A medium plum lilac, it has a warm neutral edge and is particularly wearable for me, as warmer purples suit me slightly better than cold blue-ish ones. It is a very beautiful soft and natural color.

All the shades are a great match and blend seamlessly together. Overall, I love this palette!

The instruction for all the Eye Color Select palettes indicates that the top-right shade, the one with fine glitters, can be worn as a base or on top of the finished look to add sparkles. But for this palette, I find that the top-right lilac taupe is slightly too dark to be used as a base shade. It goes on much darker than it looks in the palette and is almost darker than the bottom-left shade.

I actually think it works very well as a replacement of the bottom-left shade for a very sophisticated look. The fine glitters are not really a problem here. They bring a touch of vibrancy to this neutral color and don’t look over-powering.

In comparison, another purple palette, T’Estimo Frame Impact Eyes 03 (read my earlier post for a full review) is able to create a slightly edgier look. It has a wider range of purples and includes a dark purple cream eyeliner.

(Kanebo T’Estimo Frame Impact Eyes 03)

Released this spring with relatively colder lilac shades, this T’Estimo one is fresh and upbeat, while the Lavshuca one is soft and sensual. I do love both!

Next week, I will review another item of the Lavshuca Fall 2007 collection, Color Conc Rouge.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

emma Monday, August 20, 2007

How much do the Lavshuca eye palettes cost? I’m going on holiday to Japan soon and I want to purchase one!


PJ Monday, August 20, 2007

Hello Emma,

Thank you for stopping by my blog! (I had a browse at yours!)

Both kinds of Lavshuca palettes (Eye Color Select and Grade Color Select) are 1680 Yen each, which is about 7.5 pounds.

They are available in drugstores, which usually offer discounts on many brands, including Lavshuca. Different drugstores offer different discounts, even different branches of the same drugstore. But it should be in the region of 15%-20% off the retail price.

So they are quite affordable! It is definitely worth trying out a couple of these palettes.

Have a nice trip to Japan!! Let me know about what you buy later!


Emma Monday, August 20, 2007

Thanks for replying and thanks for all the tips. I’ll be sure to take pictures of all the makeup I buy :D


PJ Monday, August 20, 2007

Hello Emma again,

You are very welcome!

Hope to read about your experience and new discoveries in Japan!


Julia Sunday, February 14, 2010

Hi! :)

I know this post is old, but I bought the Lavshuca eye shadow you reviewed just last week, and to me, the top shades look golden, plus the top left one is really, really sheer.
Do you think they changed the colours?



PJ Friday, February 19, 2010

Hi Julia,

I don't think Lavshuca changed the colors. The top-left shade is indeed the sheerest of the four and is used as a base. Both the top two shades do have a gold undertone.

Thank you for your question again! :)


Julia Monday, February 22, 2010

Thanks for your answer!
After using them for some weeks, I indeed discovered a purple tone to the top shades. I really like this shade!

I enjoy reading your blog! :)


PJ Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hi Julia,

You are very welcome!

The top two shades certainly have a hint of purple, and I am glad you like the palette! :)


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