Lavshuca Summer Gradually Compact in Shiny Sandy Beach

by PJ on Tuesday, May 13, 2008

in -Kanebo, -Lavshuca, 2008 Summer, all about Japanese cosmetics, makeup, makeup - eyeshadow, stash focus

(Lavshuca Summer Gradually Compact in Shiny Sandy Beach)

After teasing you with a photo of Lavshuca‘s Summer Gradually Compact two weeks ago, I have been trying on the colors. Today I am sharing my thoughts with you.

First let’s look more closely at the shades:

From left to right:
A pale yellow gold with pale gold sparkles (sheer; sparkling)
B medium bronze gold (well-pigmented; very shimmery)
C off-white with very pale champagne gold undertone (sheer; shimmery)
D light-to-medium taupe-brown (moderately pigmented; shimmery)
E medium brown (moderately pigmented; subtly shimmery)
F light beige (very sheer; satiny matte)

(All shades, except F, have very fine multi-colored micro-shimmer.)

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You can see the instructions on Lavshuca’s website above, and the same instructions are printed on the back of the outer packaging.

In this palette (as well as the other one, Windy Aqua Beach), C, D, and E are the main shades. C is used as a base, D is the main shading color, and E is the eye-lining shade. The matte F is used to accentuate and add depth to the crease and the inner corner of the brow bone. (A tops up the sparkles, and B adds warmth where you want it.)

Here are some of my thoughts:

– The three main shades work very well for me. I don’t like neutral colors to be too warm, and D and E have a coloration very suitable for me. (I have a light-to-medium skin tone.)

– What I love the most about this palette is the soft watery-shimmer effect, which is great for summer. If the shades were too pigmented, the finish would be overly metallic, which I rarely like. (Only B (bronze gold) is very pigmented, while the others are either moderately pigmented or sheer.)

– The eye-lining shade E is only about a shade darker than the main shading color D. For me, E works well as a subtle daytime eyeliner and it blends seamlessly with D. But some people will probably want to use a separate eyeliner for extra depth.

– Both the colors and the shimmer stay on very well, and there is virtually no powder/shimmer fallout.

– I do have two slight complaints. The bronze gold (B) is a little bit too warm for my liking. Also, the shade-enhancing color (F) is very sheer and doesn’t show up on me very much.

Overall I am very happy with the palette. It is a great summer item for a soft and casual look. The soft shimmer does remind me of a glistening sandy beach under the afternoon sun. It might not be the most versatile palette due to the lack of a very dark shade, but for me it is wonderfully wearable.

Please see this post for swatches and the shades worn on the eyes. (Notice that Kate’s Gel Eye Liner in BR-1 is used in the photos.)

If you are also interested in the other palette, Windy Aqua Beach, please head over to Autumn Masquerade to see photos and a review.

Updated on May 26th, 2008:

If you are interested, please head over to My Women Stuff for another review of Shiny Sandy Beach.

Related Posts:

Coffret D’Or 3D Lighting Eyes in Gold Variation

(The gold in this palette is more wearable for me.)

Golden Dior Luminizing Makeup Jewel
(More gold!)

Lunasol Summer 2008 Collection
(another great-looking summer collection)

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

parisb Wednesday, May 14, 2008

You know I fully concur with your review! I’ve been using it for a couple of days and found the bronze to warm too. I’ll write my review some time next week :)


PJ Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Hi Paris,

It is a pity that the bronze is too warm for you as well. But I hope you are still enjoying this palette.

I look forward to reading your review, and thank you for leaving your comment again! :)


Gloria Thursday, May 15, 2008

I asked my sister to pick this up for me in Taiwan during her vacation, but the store she went to wasn’t getting it until after she comes back to the states. :(


PJ Friday, May 16, 2008

Hi Gloria,

Great to hear from you again.

It is a pity that your sister didn’t manage to get it for you. I think these palettes will be released a little later in Taiwan. Perhaps you might consider getting it on-line. Hope you will enjoy it when you get it. :)

Thank you for leaving your comment again! :)


Anonymous Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Hi, how can I buy lavschuca products as I am residing in NZ?


PJ Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Hi there,

Thank you very much for your question.

You can try the following two websites:

(Both take PayPal payments and ship internationally. I have been very happy with both their services.)

Hope it helps. Do let me know if you have any other question. :)


Glow Chaser Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I couldn’t help it! I bought this and its just arrived today! I know summer is over (did we ever get one in London?) but I like a touch of gold in winter especially during the partaaay season!

Thanks for this!


PJ Thursday, September 18, 2008

Hi Glow Chaser,

You are welcome!

I think this palette will definitely work for the party season as well. Plus, nice neutral shades are always good for fall and winter. I hope you will enjoy using the palette!

Thank you for your comment again! :)


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